I am a loyal Rustan’s supermarket shopper but I will definitely go to Shopwise just to buy the new items i discovered:
Shopwise Belly bacon!! unhealthy but everything I look for in bacon – fat, fat and more fat. It is 250 grms. for P 84.00. The best bacon for me in the Philippines is Hormel at P 110.25 for 220 grams. I did a taste test and I would not mind substituting the belly bacon. But Oscar Mayer for me is still the best bacon in the world and it is sometimes available in Rustan’s though I know that sometimes someone makes pakyaw the stocks even if it costs 3 to 4 times local brands.So i only buy it when we go to the States ……besides bacon is bad for your health!
Another discovery is the red lady papaya by Betagro. I am not biased because I know my friend, Mayet Asis Batungbacal, supplies it. I asked the sales staff there to give me the sweetest papaya they had and this is what she gave me. When i got home I saw the brand and recognized it. It is really so good and different from the others we have tasted. James actually reminds me to buy some more and specifically refers to this one. I am glad even fruits are BRANDED.