How to get there?
Gardenia's plant is located in Laguna International Industrial Park (LIIP), Mamplasan, Binan, Laguna. The plant tour is free and can be book by visiting Gardenia's website at www.gardenia.com.ph. Just download and answer the booking form. You may also call them at (02) 845 0971 and (049) 539 1136 to 40. Tour hours are from 7:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday and Sunday. Gardenia's plant in Cebu also allows tours. You may reach them thru this hotline: (032) 341 2895.
|Let the tour begin!|
|Getting our IDs :)|
|Can you name all these Gardenia products?|
Mr. Umali even share some pointers on how they maintain or how we can prolong the freshness of our breads:
- Air dries out the bread. So, after we get our needed slice/s, it is recommended to re-seal again the pack.
- If possible, save the top slice of the loaf and use it as a cover of the remaining loaf.
- Keep the bread out of hot areas because it may cause the bread to moisten which may lead to premature molding. Store your bread in a cool and dry place.
- He even recommends to put it inside the refrigerator. Then if you are planning to eat it, just reheat in toaster the slices you needed.
- Keep it away from items that emit odors because breads absorb odors.
- Make sure that your hands are clean. Bacteria can also cause premature molding.
- Lastly, he advised that if possible, consume your bread immediately :]
Not only that, Gardenia also support charities here and there where they donate thousands of breads on these organizations. I'm not sure if they give newly bake ones or the pulled out breads. But hey, its just a 2-day old breads and considered edible so it's not a big deal if they feed it also to people. They even encouraged us that if we are looking for sponsorship for charity work and alike, we may contact them for collaboration. Nice!
|Mr. Umali giving his talk|
1) Giant Silo. It is where the production starts. These towering silos are used to store raw materials used in baking. These are stainless steels and being manage by computerized systems.
2) Hi-Tech Automation. This part of the plant features their fully automated and computer-controlled system for bread making production. Some of these are used for handling the mixing, proofing, baking, and slicing. All of the said actions are again handled by machines. There are few people in the area but they're only needed once the machine fail. If not, then they can just roam around the area and check other things out. Like what I said above: Gardenia is baking breads untouched by human hands.
|Start of the tour in the production area|
|Machine that ensures Gardenia breads are equal in weight|
|All dough are set!|
|Bread's aroma starts here|
|Amazing part of the tour|
|That tower holds 3,000 Gardenia Classic Breads!!!|
- Tan – Monday
- Orange – Tuesday
- Yellow – Wednesday
- Blue – Thursday
- Green – Friday
- Red – Saturday
- White – Sunday
|We're almost done with the tour|
|Bagging and sealing of bread|
|People only touches the bread to put it on their storage area.|
|The storage area. Soon be delivered to our houses!|
|That's a 3D wallpaper/standee|
|This is how it looks like from a far...|
|Yes, these are all made using gardenia bread|
|Click here to learn how to do these|
|Desserts still using Gardenia products|
|Thank you Gardenia PH for the very informative and wonderful tour|
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