Two-time KATHA food awardee, Island Gems set to launch online store.

Updated: May 17, 2020

Effective June 01, 2020, the much raved about Ube de Pastillas of the Philippine German company, Island Gems will be available for purchase on the UWH eCommerce site.

Members can order bottles of the Spicy Laing or the sweet classics Mango and Strawberry Jams.

Island Gems is the winner of the 2015 and 2017 KATHA FOOD AWARDS in the category: Best Product for Preserved Fruits and Vegetables. The Katha Food Awards (formerly known as Trendy Awards) confered biennially at IFEX, the Philippine's largest international expo, pays homage to newly developed Philippine food products and food applications that satisfy three major criteria: Packaging Design and Innovation; Product Innovation, and Market Demand and Readiness. 

The 2015 award was judged by chef and restaurateur Margarita Forés, food editor Angelo Comsti, journalist Cheryl Tiu, Enderun Colleges dean Edgardo Rodriguez, PhD, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) division chief Daisy Tañafranca, and Blue Macay president and part of the board of directors of the Philippine Association of Food Technologists (PAFT) Ayet Austria. The 2017 award was judged by SM Supermarket Senior Vice President for Marketing Millie Dizon, ZOMATO Philippines Country Manager Anton Ojeda, Philippines Airlines Manager for Food Planning and Standards Division Maria Criselda Abantao Rayos, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) division chief Daisy Tañafranca, and Food Packaging and Labeling Expert Abner Villahermosa.

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