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  • Another year is about to come to an end, and so we look back at the things that got us hooked and made noise in the last 12 months. These 10 top our list:  

    10. Cro-nuts


    In 2012, we had a cupcake frenzy; this year, we went crazy over the cro-nut.  Every resto-slash-bakery seems to have their own version of this croissant and doughnut hybrid, which came in all kinds of different flavors, from the classic chocolate and strawberry to the more adventurous bacon and glaze.  Baking classes that specialized on creating these goodies even popped up, allowing moms to make their own homemade versions.  While some simply pass this as an overrated, hyped-up piece of bread, the cro-nut definitely made noise among foodies this year.

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    9. Cookie Butter

    Cookie Butter


    Its fame spread (pun intended) like a juicy rumor among different circles of moms in the beginning, and in just a few weeks, cookie butter mania was all over social media sites, with everyone posting how this spread tastes good with anything and everything.  Very much like peanut butter in consistency, color and texture, the cookie butter spread is unique because of its distinct cookie taste. It now has different variations – you can have it smooth, crunchy, swirled with chocolate, etc.  Speculoos and Lotus Biscoff are the more popular ones in the market, but local establishments were quick to concoct their own versions of it as well. Others that are also beginning to rise in popularity are Fluff (marshmallow spread), Cadbury (chocolate spread) and Ovomaltine (from the energy drink).

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    8. The New Mompreneurs


    Being a stay-at-home mom is no longer an excuse to be inactive and unproductive.  Many of them have turned to blogging, be it as an outlet for rants and raves or a space in the cyberworld to share their knowledge on parenting and homemaking. Taking it further, some mommy bloggers have reached their own level of celebrity status that they have branched out into writing their own books about parenting, cooking, or fashion, turning the blog into a profitable venture. With the latest beauty finds, organic baby products, travel recommendations and fashion trends, 2013 was definitely a busy year for the Filipino mompreneur.

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