My daughter-in-law, Cathy, bought me a small chocolate cake on Father’s Day. She showed it to me early in the day and later in the day, I ate a piece of it. I had cut it into quarters and that piece was a quarter.
No one touched the cake again until a day or two later (I really don’t remember). Cathy bought rocky road ice cream, but not because of Father’s Day. Cathy, my wife (Josie) and I ate the three remaining pieces along with a little ice cream. I call it chocolate overload, especially when I can’t expend all the energy it creates.
While there are dozens of bakeries in Olongapo and the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, there are two I consider the best.
The Goldilocks bakery has been around since 1966. While they make good cakes, there’s another bakery I like better. It’s the Red Ribbon bakery, which hasn’t been around as long. I don’t think Red Ribbon showed up in Olongapo until after the Jollibee Food Corporation acquired it in 2005.
I could be wrong (I don’t think I am) but I think Cathy buys her cakes at the Harbor Point mall at the freeport zone. There’s a Red Ribbon stall on the ground floor.
There are better brands (imported) that can only be found in places like the Royal Subic stores and the Puregold stores, all at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone. I can probably find them in certain places in downtown Olongapo if I look hard enough, but I don’t eat ice cream often enough to care.
You know how sweets that include sugar can cause hyperactivity in children? It’s like that with me and chocolate. I avoid it most of the time.
When I ate that cake and ice cream, I couldn’t sleep well until a day later. It could have been the sugar or it could have been the caffeine in the chocolate, but I really don’t know. It didn’t really make me hyperactive but it kept me awake.
By: RT Cunningham
June 25, 2017
Food and Drink
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