Know Your J.CO Donuts (Manila, Philippines)

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Know Your J.CO Donuts (Manila, Philippines)
J.CO Chocolate Caviar Donut

J.CO Chocolate Caviar Donut

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.

J.CO SM Megamall Branch

J.CO SM Megamall Branch

J.CO Donuts

J.CO Hazle Dazzle

J.CO Hazle Dazzle

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:

Strawbeery Caviar Choco and Oreology (L-R)

Strawbeery Caviar Choco and Oreology (L-R)

Hazel Dazzle
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

Oreology
One of the worl’d favorite chcoolate treat with white chocolate topping fully covered with ground bits of dark Oreo

JCO Jacky Chunk (leftmost)

JCO Jacky Chunk (leftmost); Meisisipi (middle)

J.CO Avocado Dicaprio (rightmost)

J.CO Avocado Dicaprio (rightmost)

Jacky Chunk
Dark-Chocolate and Peanut combo kick on glazed donut

Meisisipi
Donut laid with rich choco toppingand crunchy choco sprinkles

Avocado Dicaprio
An avocado delight with creany fruit flavors and a teasing chocolate granish on the sides

Tiramisu & Blue Berrymore

Tiramisu & Blue Berrymore

Tiramisu
An espresso dessert-inspired creation with Tiramisu-flavoured filling topped with sprinkled cocoa powder.

Blue Berrymore
Filled with cream cheese and blueberry sauce, the white chocolate topping puts the exclamation mark. making it Charlie’s favorite angel.

J.CO 'Glazzy' Glazed Donut

J.CO 'Glazzy' Glazed Donut (right); Heaven Berry (left)

Glazzy
J.CO‘s classic honey-glazed soft-bite donut

Heaven Berry
Strawberry cream donut topped with swirly white chocolate garnish

JCO Forest Glam (right)

JCO Forest Glam (right)

Forest Glam
Black Forest topping composed of cherries, dark chocolate, and confectioner’s sugar

Crunchy Crunchy
Chocoltae covered donut with crunchy chocolate rice crispies on top.

3 NomNom Favorites

Alcapone
J.CO’s signature donut with Belgian White Chocolate sprinkled with roasted almond slices.

JCO Alcapone and Green Tease

JCO Alcapone(left) and Green Tease (right)

J. Club Cheesy Rich

J. Club Cheesy Rich with a bite

Green Tease
Green tea cream on top!

J. Club Cheesy Rich (top photo)
This cheesy donut is rich with cheddar and cream cheese, among others.

Price

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. :)

J.CO Donuts

J.CO Donuts

J.CO Chocolate Caviar  (Crunchy Crunchy in the background)

J.CO Chocolate Caviar (Crunchy Crunchy in the background)

All the J.CO donuts also has a mini-doughnuts counterpart called J.Pops. It’s a good way of being able to taste-test a variety of donuts before actually making your choice of with the big ones!

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17 Responses to “Know Your J.CO Donuts (Manila, Philippines)”

  1. ceemee says:

    They look so good! I wanna try them all!

  2. will try them soon. Masarap ba talaga?

  3. cavid says:

    Why is that some of their front liners need to be trained at Cavite for 1 month, then will work at SM Megamall? If there something bad happens to their employee, will they pay for it? Even life?

  4. Honey Laine Khen Bayang says:

    hope to see a branch in Davao soon….it’s perfect.. enough sweetness, and it’s truly delicious…

  5. nino nachor says:

    i just have it now.. it was so yummy…i tried tiramisu and blu berrymore.. it was so good..price is not that hight..very affodable.

  6. U8mypinkcookies says:

    Loving choconutzzy, alcapone and don mochino :)

  7. Chin says:

    The taste is delicious but the staff should improve their system in getting orders.

  8. Jay says:

    II went to your newly-opened outlet in Promenade Greenhills. I made it a point to be there at 10am, the usual opening time, however, i was asked to come back at 12 nn. The male supervisor also didnt want to get reservations. Talk about consideration and good customer service to our community! Store hours should have been pasted on the door!!! Being uon soft opening is certainly not an excuse! FRUSTRATING!!!

  9. john says:

    Kailan kaya mag kakaroon ng outlet sa Ormoc?

  10. Ed says:

    Takes too long to ordered a dozen donuts.Employees soo slow taking orders.Actually not too many people buying donuts they just collecting customers inside the store..Donuts? their ok nothing special.


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