I wanted to do a Frances Finds series for the longest time because I get so many products. Thanks, everyone, for your generosity! A lot of them find their way on my Instagram, and I thought that was enough. But some of the brands that I'm friendly with said Instagram is not Google-able. So even though IG and Snapchat are hotter than blogs these days, the content featured there can't be Googled so... may silbi pa pala ang blogs hahaha.
So let's do Frances Finds every month. Maybe even twice or thrice a month since I really get a lot of goodies. For this month, I'll tell you all about our breakfasts.
If you follow me on Instagram or if you've reading this blog for a while, you'd know I like instant coffee a lot. I like brewed coffee a lot, too, but gone are the days when mornings were meditative moments of freshly ground coffee beans percolating in the coffee maker. With three little kids up starting at the crack of dawn, I need my coffee instant! Hence, Kopiko Kopiccino.
Our favorite is the Instant Oatmeal with Milk. Yes, instant again! Until you've walked a mile in my... er, with my barefoot feet, don't judge. I love instant everything! I do slow cooking every day anyway (fast food on weekends, though) so for the other aspects of homemaking that's been made more efficient by technology, I welcome them with loving and grateful arms. Quaker Oats Instant Oatmeal with Milk, we love you!
Quaker Oats sent us their other instant variants—oatmeal with fruit and nuts, with chocolate, and the old-fashioned, you-have-to-cook-it whole grain rolled oats.
I grew up on Tang. I love Tang orange juice so much that when I finally became rich enough to buy real freshly-squeezed orange juice, grabe, hindi pala masarap ang freshly-squeezed OJ! Ang asim! At may konti pang pakla na aftertaste. Yack. But now, kaya ko na siyang inumin. In the words of the mayayaman kong friends, my taste has become sophisticated. Hindi ko lang maamin na mas gusto ko pa rin ang instant orange juice! Tang forever!
I especially love it that Tang has lots of new flavors now. There's mango, pineapple, calamansi, grape, strawberry, lemon and melon. Our family favorite is mango. Super good! We also like dalandan. Para siyang orange juice but mas malumanay ang flavor. Very good. My own favorite is the melon flavor. Kulang na lang grated melon and it tastes just like real melon juice served on a hot summer day in a plastic bag! I love all the flavors actually because they all taste like the real thing... but better.
I also like the commercial of Tang, the one that advocates for no judging of parents.
Judgmental people is one of the reasons mommy blogging lost its appeal to me. I got so much hate because I posted a photo of my kids getting NIDO milk or eating chocolate or enjoying McDo. At first, I didn't mind. Hindi naman kayo ang nagpapakain ng mga anak ko so wag niyo pakialaman ang kinakain nila. But after a while, it gets to you. I know I'm a good mom. I'll never win Mom of the Year, but no mother in all the world can love my boys as much as I do, and that makes me the best mommy in the world to them. That's good enough for me!
And that's my first Frances Finds! Breakfast food! How about you? What grocery goodies do you love for breakfast? Please share para ma-try namin ng kids ko. Thanks!