Who wouldn't know Colette's when you are talking about buko pies/coconut pies here in the Philippines? Colette’s Buko Pie and Pasalubong is a business that produces a variety of pies, rice cakes and pastries, with buko pie as its carrier product. So when we (boyfriend and I) went to Laguna last V-day, it is a 'must' to drop by Colette's.
It's actually out of the way going home but since I requested Jaycee that we need to get 2 boxes at least, he oblige. Well, he need to! LOL ^o^
I forgot when was the last time I ate this buko pie and I really loved it eversince that's why I kept on
requesting pestering Jaycee that we buy one. We ended up with two boxes. One for my family at home and one for his.♥
My knowledge on Colette's was that it's branches were scattered in Laguna and Tagaytay. Little did I know that it also has branches out of the said cities. I did a little research on Colette's as to how it started.
The Beginnings of Colette's
It was in 1989 when couple Atty. Regina Bulatao-dela Cruz and Plaridel dela Cruz seriously considered going into another business, as a previously-managed family business proved to be unsuccessful for the latter. Their daughter, Colette, was still then attending secondary school at UP Los Banos. Their constant trips to Los Banos introduced Atty. Dela Cruz to the delectable taste of buko pie. Realizing the potentials of a buko pie business in San Pablo where buko pies where non-existent at the time, Atty. Dela Cruz prodded her husband to put up a buko pie business. The couple decided to search for somebody from Los Banos who had know-how in buko pie making. They found an experienced buko pie baker who was willing to teach the process of buko pie-making for a fee.
Initially, Mr. Dela Cruz opted to produce pan de sal alongside the pies. However, it was the pies which apparently captured the market. From the moment they began baking their first pies which sold for PhP19.00, they were already a hit with the customers. From an initial production of 20 pies a day during the first few days of opening, production shot up to at least 50 pies daily in the succeeding days.
Oh look at those buko chunks!!! Obviously, I even forgot to take a shot of the untouched buko pie because when I reached home, my sister immediately opened the box while I was changing clothes and she loved it as so much! As of this writing, I am AGAIN craving for another box!
Each box costs P160.00. If only I can bring 3-5 boxes back to Pampanga I would but obviously I cannot since we just commuted going there. Also my boo gave me some chocolates. He's spoiling me since it's V-day. Haha
Another food getaway it is. I want to try different restos here in our place soon. So watch out for that. I am now declaring that this is a beauty and food blog. LOL. I just love food! (~.o)
Cheers! Xoxo ♥