Holiday Ham for the Holidays

21 Nov

Its that season once again of good cheer and being nice instead of naughty, uhhh, right. Its also the time for Noche Buena and forgetting that you are on a diet. 😀 I grew up with a mom who ensures that we always have ham during Christmas. Yes, Christmas is never complete without it.

Time and again, ham is the poster boy for all Christmas festivities. Christmas won’t be complete if there is no ham served during Christmas Eve. Here in the Philippines, families do not usually serve the entire ham to the family, rather they keep most of the ham in the freezer and enjoy it little by little. I did not know that this “custom/habit” only happens in Filipino families! Its probably due to the fact that Christmas ham is quite expensive and we only get to taste it during this festive season.

That’s why if you are looking for the perfect gift, why don’t you give your friends, family, relatives the gift of ham (pun intended). If you are looking for something new, CDO introduces their finest ham to date:  Holiday Ham: The Premium-Cut Ham. The bloggers were invited to the launching of their new product last Saturday and we were able to have a look and taste this new product that CDO offers.

Here are three things which make this ham the best among the rest.

First is that the Holiday Ham is made from one whole boneless meat from the hind leg which is the best cut of pork for hams. Hind leg ham is tastier and meatier compared to the more common shaped hams. Shaped hams are already processed and although brands would use meat from the other parts of the pork, nothing can beat the goodness found only on the hind leg of pork.

Second, the Holiday Ham is a high-quality smoked ham. The net marks attests to that. Only whole-meat hams can be smoked in ham nets because if it isn’t, pieces would fall off.

Lastly, Holiday Ham has no extenders. The appearance, taste and texture tell the truth. The ham is meat, juicy, and flavorful, and consumers really get the best value for their money.

Chef Rob Pengson presented some sleek ideas different ways on how to prepare the Holiday ham. He also answered some questions on what is the best way to preserve the ham once its opened (as we all know, Filipinos love to “freeze” food) little did I know that we can only leave the ham in the freezer for 1 week once its opened. I got to tell Mama that!

Apple iPad up for grabs

To make the holidays a cut above the rest, Holiday Ham will be giving out an Apple iPad tablet computer. Interested parties need only to register with their name, Facebook page URL, mobile phone number, and email address. It’s that easy!

The registration is on the Holiday Ham website http://holidayham.com.ph/subpages/promo.aspx and is open until December 20, 2010.

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