As I have started blogging about food and receiving invitations to more and more food events, my knowledge on food has increased tenfold. I went places I never went before. I came to know about more dishes I never knew existed. I came to taste some of the best food in the city—that may not necessarily be categorized as “healthy.” 😛 With my current lifestyle, it’s very important to strictly maintain my body weight and fitness and at the same time get proper nutrition.
I’ve read many articles and books on the eye-opening truth about this so-called “proper nutrition.” The secrets on how to improve health through diet have been long unveiled. However, some still choose not to care or are struggling to find the right combination of food to get them to their weight goals.
Oscar of Oscar’s Deli PH shares that whether your goal is to lose, gain or maintain weight, dieting is supposed to be easy. In fact, it’s so simple that chances are, you already know the fundamental rules: “Eat fewer calories than what your body needs and you lose weight. In the same vein, eat more than what it needs and you gain. Eat just what your body needs and you maintain.” Aside from those, he reminds that we need to keep track of one other thing: protein.
I’ve exchanged emails with Oscar and felt interested about his dream of a future where everyone is intelligently informed of the simplicity of nutrition. In essence, what he’s saying is that we don’t need to restrict ourselves to an obscenely limited selection of food. His mission is to contribute to a nutrition revolution by acting as a portal to nutrition research. By delivering food, Oscar’s Deli will be able to demonstrate the ease of nutrition by providing its customers with the value of information.
It's time for a nutrition revolution!
Out of the four products now available in Oscar’s Deli (see above photo), the Proton Bites and the 5-Star Chicken Patties were delivered to my address for me to try.
Review of Oscar’s Deli PH (Proton Bites and 5-Star Chicken Patties)
Proton Bites – 5 pieces (PhP 155)
Chewing on Proton Bites was almost like chewing a Cloud 9 chocolate bar by Jack ‘n Jill. The pieces were chewy and chocolatey. The outside portion is coated with Hershey’s chocolate (loved it), while the center explodes with a richer chocolate flavor that me left wanting for some plain water to wash it down. The packaging is simple but I do suggest to have compartments in between each piece probably like how Chips Ahoy does it, because they tend to be so sticky that it’s hard to get one out without ruining the others.
5-Star Chicken Patties – 3 quarter pound patties (PhP 165)
For the busy home cooks, ordering the 5-star chicken patties will get you covered for a hassle-free meal. All you need to do is fry-pan the filleted chicken breast and not worry about the nutrition it contains. I actually had one patty with rice for breakfast for three consecutive days, and I’m happy to report that I didn’t grow tired of the taste. 😉
Oscar’s Deli’s chicken patties are very unlike other frozen chicken patties or those served in fastfood restaurants. This version was not dry, even though we cooked it without oil (as indicated in the instruction label). Sure, it won’t win any award for being the juiciest chicken patty ever, but it does the trick just fine. I also thought the thickness was enough and the fillet was well seasoned.
There’s an increasing awareness and demand for health food products (diet meals, in particular) delivered to homes nowadays. Oscar’s Deli PH is not exactly that type that brings packed meals for the entire week. It has its own unique initiative and vision that is to make us appreciate good-tasting food with the right level of essentials such as protein, fiber, carbs and fats. These are for everyone and not just the health-conscious. I just find that the prices of items are a bit high as compared to similar items being sold in local supermarkets. For what they are worth, you might as well try! 😛