Mother’s Day is about honoring my Mommas.
I don’t just mean my mother who birthed me.
I mean Nino’s Mom, my sisters, my friends, my cousins, my second mother, and my special mothers…They all have shaped and helped me in my motherhood. I may have learned lessons from each of these women in my life…sometimes they were hard lessons…but lessons none the less, that have either made me a better mom or a better person…
I was chatting with my friend Mannix awhile back about how Shorts came about. We were chatting about his yummy Shorts and how he came up with the idea. I actually confessed that when I have a box of Shorts in the house, I hide it. I keep it for myself because the kids can blow through a whole box in one sitting. I mean, I don’t really hide it all that well…I just put it on the top shelf in the pantry where no one can see it. hahahahahaha….
Mannix shared that his life before was about branding, advertising, and the corporate rat race. We found common ground in the fact that he spent much of his life in The States and came home to the Philippines only a while ago wanting to reestablish his roots here in Manila. While we have both made many adjustments from what is familiar to us, we both agreed that we are happier here, and that we would like to make a life filled with fine things in Manila.
Afterall…Life is Shorts.
Shortbread is widely known as a biscuit that originated from Scotland. Usually served on special occasions and holidays it was reserved for guests who could appreciate the rich combination of butter, sugar, and flour.
Shorts, while still maintaining the rich and regal feel of the biscuits from times long ago (the first shortbread recipe originated in 1736) appeal to cookie lovers of all ages. (I have to hide them from Diego, because he can finish a whole box in one sitting.)
These treats are meticulously handmade with only the best of ingredients and are perfect with a cup of tea or a glass of milk. Gia and I enjoy baking shortbread. (However, we enjoy eating it more than that.) When we do bake it, we like to dip it in dark chocolate.
This leads me to the reasons why I LOVE Shorts Gourmet.
What do I love about Shorts?
- Shorts brings together Shortbread and Belgian Chocolate. (Did someone say chocolate?)
- Shorts are individually wrapped. ( I can bring them anywhere, and I’m not worried that when I open a box, that they might go stale.)
- Shorts come in three flavors. (Dark Divine, Mocha Latte, and Choco Mist)
- Shorts has more than clever packaging and are perfect for gifts.
I can imagine giving Shorts as hostess gifts when I go to someone’s house for a meal, when I haven’t seen a friend in a while and I would like to give them something special.
I think the SHORBS are an elegant treat for a family gift during Christmas time. Nothing says “You are special to me,” more than a beautifully decorated SUGAR ORB (SHORB) filled with individually wrapped sweet treats.
This gorgeous work of art is a Shorb. A Shorb is a “Short Orb” which is a sugar orb that is filled with bite sized handmade shortbread cookies with Belgian chocolate centers. Shorts. Perfect for tea. Perfect to share. Now, I have to break this Shorb open to get to the yummy Shorts but it’s so beautiful I don’t know how I will do it! Thank you Mannix and @shortsgourmet for the warm holiday wishes and for this lovely treat that is almost too beautiful to eat! #shortsgourmet #gourmet #shortbread A photo posted by Michelle Aventajado (@mommanmanila) on
Isn’t this Shorb gorgeous?
Or how about this one that was perfect for Easter?
Mannix is generously offering a special gift to me, for more MOMMAS!
Together, we are raffling off:
- 2 Mother’s Day Shorbs
- 2 Celebrations Boxes
- 2 Individual Boxes of Choco Mist Shorts
- 2 Individual Boxes of Dark Divine Shorts
THAT IS 8 CHANCES TO WIN!
And all you have to do?
- Like Shorts Gourmet on Facebook
- Like Shorts Gourmet on Instagram
- Leave a blog post comment on who you would like to gift your Shorts to, and why.
It’s that easy!
For orders and inquiries:
Shorts Gourmet is also available at select Rustan’s Supermarkets. (Rockwell, San Antonio, Century Mall, Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Alabang, P. Guevara, and Katipunan.