#SupportLocal and Drink Locally

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Exploring two cities in the Visayan island (for the first time!) last year made me realize how diverse our Filipino culture is. Even if the language barrier exists, the hospitality, immersive culture, and the rich local food selection serves as the ultimate common denominator that connected me to them. 


Much like our fascination with discovering the Philippines comes Locally, a homegrown beverage brand that's serving unique, all-Pinoy flavors in juice.

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(L-R) Locally's flavors, Buco, Dalandan, Calamansi, Mangosteen, Tamarind, Guyabano, Pomelo, and Sineguelas
Just to get you onboard, I am VERY picky when it comes to fruits and vegetables. I love exploring places but not when it comes flavors and tastes. Imagine my shock when I saw these underrated fruits juiced and packed in a bottle?! I'm just glad I forced myself to join the taste testing of the different flavors during the event because for this one, my first impression didn't lasted.

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The Merci Buco (100% Coconut Water) and the Guyabano-body But You! flavors were such revelations! If this is a real fruit lying on our dining table, I wouldn't give these fruits a try. But after trying them out, I've realized how these fruits are tasty sans the sweeteners. I'm now willing to give the real fruits a try because I've already broke in my palate with these flavors! HAHA

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I also instantly fell in love with this brand because of how naturally punny they are! Just check out these 10 indigenous flavors named in a fun way: Mangosteen (Mangosteenie Miney Mo), Sineguelas (Save the Best for Sineguelast), Dalandan (You've Dalandan It Again), Tamarind (Tamarind My Bell), Guyabano (Guyabano-body But You), Calamansi (Calamansi-z the Day), Pomelo (Pomelong and Lasting Love), and Buco (Merci Buco 100% Coconut Water, Lychee, Buko, and Pandan).

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Lexie Puzon of 365 Stories to Tell approves of Locally! 
Aside from promoting great-tasting indigenous fruit flavors, Locally also promotes responsible goodness in the communities. My friend even saw Locally being sold near the tourist destinations in the northern part of Cebu! :)

Each of the flavors are created from natural, homegrown fruits sourced from different parts of the country. We aim to raise awareness and appreciation of our local produce, and in turn, support Filipino farmers and the farming community. - Gretchen King, Locally's Group Product Manager

Also, I was mindblown to find out that even our goody bags from the event were also 100% homegrown just like Locally. They gave away pastel-themed KAYA eco-friendly bags that were handwoven by OWD and women from Payatas, Quezon City. #SupportLocal up to the smallest details! 😍

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Whether you like your juice fresh or in a concoction, enjoy Locally in bottled juices for Php 30.95, cans for Php 24.50! As for the Merci Buco line, the tetra packs are available for Php 34.45 for 330 mL and Php 91.95 for 1L in leading supermarkets and convenience stores nationwide.

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