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Supreme Brazo Bars by Ces Lopez Reigns Supreme!

Imagine the traditional Brazo de Mercedes in the form of a sandwich - a thick layer of custard in between meringue buns. It's such playful twist to an old favorite! Ces Lopez came up with this quirky idea when she got involved in her son's high school project, which eventually developed into a business. The brazo bars were custom-made and were actually not meant to be sold commercially. It turned out to be a huge hit! As they say, "the best things happen by accident."

The name Supreme Brazo Bars is undoubtedly an appropriate label to give the bars as they are nowhere close to being ordinary in terms of taste, quality and packaging. Among so many dessert choices out there, I asked Ces what stimulated her desire to "revamp" and sell the classic Filipino dessert, "Brazo de Mercedes was my late mom's favorite dessert and it's my homage and tribute to her, and I had fond memories of eating Brazo with her when I was young. Also, I wanted to promote Brazo because it's a traditional Filipino dessert, so that the younger generation would get to know brazo, in a modern and easy way of eating them." True enough, eating this custard dessert in the shape of a bar is presented in a more current and up-to-date fashion. Of course, its hallmark ridge pattern remains and so much flavor is packed into a single bar!

Brazo Bars lined-up and ready to be eaten! 
We're all so used to eating the plain brazo de mercedes, but Supreme Brazo also offers flavors such as Strawberry Sunrise, Toasted Coconut Kiss, Walnut Wander, Almond Shindig, Pecan Beach Party, Macapuno Summer Breeze, Hula Macadamia!, Pistachio Festival. Pretty funky names, wouldn't you say so? Growing up, Ces was surrounded by hot ovens and her parents were just as passionate about  baking as Ces is. Venturing into the food business was an all too familiar feeling. Supreme Brazo took off in 2009 and even landed a spot in's 10 Foods To Give and Top 10 Holiday Food Gifts list. 

Classic Brazo de Mercedes (P40/piece)

These would make perfect gifts for the upcoming holiday season!

The original brazo bar literally melts in your mouth, I kid you not. You have a light and fluffy meringue to support a hefty amount of custard in the middle and what do you get? The best sweetened "sandwich" your taste buds will ever come across. You hardly feel like you're eating a sugar-laden treat because it isn't compellingly sweet. In fact, it has just the right amount of sugar. You might catch yourself eating more than a single bar in one sitting. I think that right there is a fair enough warning.

What separates Supreme Brazo from other home-based baking businesses? According to Ces, "Maybe the level of passion and hard work, the determination to have commercial success and bringing our premium products to mass market and not just to a few, without sacrificing quality." When you choose to sell something as precious to Filipinos as Brazo de Mercedes, it's important to remember to retain the taste and consistency that it is known for. Even though it is not sold in its usual log-shape, Ces took a risk, made this dessert even more memorable, reintroduced a timeless sweet treat in a modernized way and allowed us to reminisce old times with its characteristic taste.

Walnut Wander (P50/piece)
The nut variation is the classic brazo generously stuffed with either almonds, walnuts, pistachios, macadamias and cashews. There's something for everyone so bring out the nutty person in you and sample any of the deliciously coupled textures of crunchy and soft.

Supreme Brazo Bars in a box of 7
Apart from a bakery cafe in the works, take out counters/kiosks will be set-up in malls and other premium products will be added to the already well received line-up of Supreme Brazo. That is definitely something to look forward to!

Other sweet treats such as shortcake bars, caramel cake bars, Japanese cheesecake bars and chocolate chip cookies (which I will be featuring soon!). Customized desserts for tea parties and dessert buffets for private parties are also part of the services offered by Ces. You may order through any of the contact details posted below and have your goodies delivered straight to your homes. Brazo bars come in boxes of 3's, half dozen and one dozen.

Supreme Brazo Bars by Ces Lopez
Unit 54 Galleria Townhomes
14th Street, New Manila,
Quezon City
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One Response to “Supreme Brazo Bars by Ces Lopez Reigns Supreme! ”

  1. You got me with "Imagine" girl! One box please and I want a slice of everything! ;P~