You might have heard the foodie news – J.CO coffee and donuts have landed in the Philippines! Their first stop was SM Megamall in Manila which just opened last March 15, 2012 while I was in South Korea. This will be followed soon with branches in Greenbelt 3, Trinoma, and SM Mall of Asia.
By the end of the year, the Philippine’s master franchiser is opening up 10 branches, with a target of 20 by the end of 2013 and 30 by 2014.
J.CO is a popular lifestyle café chain in Indonesia and some parts of Southeast Asia. It first opened in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2005 with the thrust to fuse the popular donuts of the West with the exotic touches of the East. Other countries in the Asian region soon got into the J.CO craze, including Malaysia, Singapore and, more recently, Shanghai in China.
It is just right then to follow through this news with an inspection of what this Indonesian-grown donut and coffee brand has to offer.
On focus in this write-up is their main product – the J.CO donuts.
They use a wide array of ingredients sourced from around the world like Belgian chocolates, Californian almonds, American honey, New Zealand cheese, and Japanese Matcha green tea.
Let us look at some of them and their best-sellers.
Moreover, the makers of J.CO donuts seem to have a penchant for Hollywood celebrity names as well…from Jacky Chan’s to Leonardo Di Caprio’s. Check these out:
Donut topped with rich milk chocolate sprinkled with chopped peanuts and filled with a hazelnut surprise
Strawbeery Caviar Choco
Light and fruity donut with strawberry choco topping with crisp chocolate bits
One of the worl’d favorite chcoolate treat with white chocolate topping fully covered with ground bits of dark Oreo
Dark-Chocolate and Peanut combo kick on glazed donut
Donut laid with rich choco toppingand crunchy choco sprinkles
An avocado delight with creany fruit flavors and a teasing chocolate granish on the sides
An espresso dessert-inspired creation with Tiramisu-flavoured filling topped with sprinkled cocoa powder.
Filled with cream cheese and blueberry sauce, the white chocolate topping puts the exclamation mark. making it Charlie’s favorite angel.
J.CO‘s classic honey-glazed soft-bite donut
Strawberry cream donut topped with swirly white chocolate garnish
Black Forest topping composed of cherries, dark chocolate, and confectioner’s sugar
Chocoltae covered donut with crunchy chocolate rice crispies on top.
3 NomNom Favorites
J.CO’s signature donut with Belgian White Chocolate sprinkled with roasted almond slices.
Green tea cream on top!
J. Club Cheesy Rich (top photo)
This cheesy donut is rich with cheddar and cream cheese, among others.
All the J.Co donuts are at a uniform price of P42 (except J.Club Cheesy Rich which is P45) to enable the customers to try all of them without being too concious of the price. A not-so-common pricing strategy if you ask me.