Saturday, February 4, 2012

Soyami Blogging Contest: Snacking without the Guilt

I’ve been with Soyami Chips from the time it was launched in Active Fun SM North Edsa, even before it became available in the market. I’ve been blogging about its health benefits as compared to munching on regular potato chips for as long as I can remember. I’ll never grow tired writing about Soyami because of three things: 1. I sincerely believe in the product, 2. It has health benefits and 3. I like Ms. Apples Morales, owner and President of AM Soyami. She’s got a really good heart and a ready smile for everyone.

So when I received an invite for another Soyami event, given the fact that I did not join their blogging contest (I knew it was some sort of an awarding night), I immediately confirmed my attendance, never mind if the venue was at Tourne Restaurant in The Fort Strip (far from where I live in Quezon City). I knew it would be a wonderful night with all my blogger friends there.

As usual, my fellow blogger friend Milette Sison of and I came earlier than expected. We were the ones who arrived early, with the staff still setting-up. It was my first time at the Tourne Restaurant and I’d have to say it had given me a good impression. It had WiFi access to all its guests; they practice slow food (not the usual fast food), which for me is synonymous to Zen style of eating anyway. It was cozy and perfect for family and friends. 

Anyway, going back to Soyami night, I even tweeted on my Android mobile phone about healthy night with Soyami on Twitter because Tourne owner and Chef Sandralyn told us that she’d be serving healthy dishes with Soyami as ingredient for dinner that night. It was exciting to eat healthy foods as I’ve been seriously trying to lose a couple of pounds by totally giving up on rice (I’ve been on this diet mode since Christmas 2011), and so far I’ve successfully eliminated rice on my meals. 

Marc Nelson hosted the Soyami night, giving the chance for a photo opportunity with both male and female bloggers, my Mom included. But I did not bother to have a photo with him as I’m not really into celebrities. There were talks about physical fitness and healthy eating by guest speakers. A few products were introduced such as Treehugger (pencil and ballpen made from recycled materials such as old newspapers), Qlife’s Face One (acne, whitening and anti-aging products made from Swiss Apple Stem Cell) and Haribon Foundation

Seeing my own Mom getting giddy like a teenager in front of Marc Nelson was something.

 But the real highlight of the night was the awarding of the Soyami Blogging Contest where Alleluia a.k.a. Paige San Juan, who came all the way from Pampanga, emerged as the Grand winner, taking home P10, 000 and 3 months supply of Soyami products. Fellow bloggers  Melanie Cortez-Abuel and Richard Mamuyac won the 2nd and 3rd place respectively, both receiving cash prizes and a month’s supply of Soyami products as well.

The Grand Winner Paige San Juan with Ms. Apples Morales and Marc Nelson.

Going back to Soyami, I am glad that they have new products aside from the chips and sticks. For one, they have baked soya oatmeal cookies and soya puto seko. These are good for the kids’ baon in school although I’d still go for Soyami’s White Cheddar chips and Basil Sticks at the drop of the hat anytime.

Soyami Chips (original, pizza and white cheddar), sticks (garlic, spicy and basil) and Soyami Oatmeal cookies and puto seko are now available in leading supermarkets.

Congratulations to all the Soyami Blogging Contest winners and more power to Soyami!!!

Purple Plum Fairy thanks AM Soyami, Ms. Apple Morales and Mr. Mc Richard Paglicawan for the invite.


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