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Photo Diary: Julie’s Biscuits in Malaysia + A Giveaway!

Let me settle any speculations or rumours you might have heard… Julie’s Biscuits is a Malaysian brand not to be confused to be one and the same with a local brand aptly named the same. Don’t worry, you weren’t the only one who thought that.

A few weeks ago I, alongside many other lifestyle and food bloggers were invited by Julie’s to visit their factory in Malaysia. I’ve been to Malaysia before, but this time, I wasn’t only getting to tour, I was going to visit Julie’s factory and see for myself how their biscuits are made. I love knowing how things are made, and you best believe that if “How it’s Made” is on TV, I’ll be watching it or will be searching episodes on YouTube to watch.

Let me take you through the three days with Julie’s through my photo diary.

Julie’s Factory Visit

DSCF8638Our very first day was dedicated to visiting the Julie’s Biscuits factory. We were greeted with an adorable dance number by their employees while they held mini Philippine flags (they were printed the wrong way, but still cute nonetheless) We instantly felt so welcomed and loved.

DSCF8645Julie and I holding our respective flags.

If you’re wondering who Julie is, we asked Martin,the CEO of Julie’s Biscuits, and apparently she’s not really anyone. She’s just a character the owners came up with.

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Getting to know the brand meant eating biscuits while being officially introduced to Julie’s and what they’re all about. Here’s what I learned: they’re not just a biscuit company, they’re a company with heart. What I love about Julie’s is their initiative to be socially responsible. They hold campaigns that not only help the less fortunate but also put smiles in the faces of the people who help build and keep Malaysia. They’ve also helped international communities rebuild their lives when disasters strike through generous donations. I mean, how can you not love a brand like that?

DSCF8663A quick photo-op with fellow bloggers and our wonderful hosts. How I wish the big Julie’s Hershey’s box I’m holding were real. Haha

DSCF8689On to my favourite activity with Julie’s: our dessert making class!

DSCF8698Ms. Mint and Kat guiding us through the process of making our own desserts. How cute is Kat with her cat ears?!

DSCF8707We made Julie’s Fruity Layer Cake. Basically it’s Julie’s Butter Crackers dipped in milk, and then layered with Julie’s Hershey’s chocolate in between and then topped with fruits. IT’S HONESTLY REALLY GOOD. I was surprised what 3 main ingredients + a mix of fruits can do. I mean, it’s so good that Lauren is seen in the photo above eating the leftovers after we’d finished making our desserts.

DSCF8704My tablemates, the ever so adorable Helga Weber and the beautiful Lauren Young

DSCF8703My finished dessert!

DSCF8739Everyone’s desserts were placed on a table, I had no idea this would end up to be a contest but…

DSCF8742I won!!!  Martin, Julie’s CEO, liked my dessert decorating skills best. I won a Julie’s Powerbank + a Targus backpack. It was a pretty cool moment.

How Julie’s Biscuits are Made

We weren’t allowed to take photos during the actual factory visit, but Julie’s was kind enough to send us some official photos to show you guys!

IMG_8039First the dough is mixed, flattened and then it goes through a machine that makes the round biscuit shape cutouts. The extra dough is sent back to be flattened again, to ensure no dough is wasted in the process.

IMG_8041IMG_8044Then the biscuits travel through a long oven to bake.

IMG_8051The biscuits are lightly sprayed with some cooking oil, which helps give it that beautiful golden color.

IMG_8053The biscuits are then lightly sprinkled with some salt, to help bring out more flavor.

IMG_8105And then they are ready to be filled with some cream flavour like peanut butter or cheese, going through quality control and packaged.

IMG_8066Every hour, they take biscuits and line them up to make sure the biscuit production stay consistent throughout.

Exploring Melaka

DSCF8862DSCF8852Our tour of Melaka starts with a short river cruise around the city at night

DSCF8868And then we walked through the lively night market in Jonker Street. They sold many kinds of things, from toys, to local themed goods, street food, art. It was a little crazy, mostly because it was so packed with locals and tourists.

DSCF8878A watercolor artist commissioning art on the sidewalk of Jonker Street.

DSCF8907Our visit to Malaysia coincided with their national holiday. This was rehearsals for their celebrations a day before.

DSCF8961We walked up a hill to visit St. Paul’s Church, which is now a beautiful ruin.

DSCF8941The outside facade of St. Paul’s Church

DSCF8966DSCF8985Another favourite from my visit was visiting The Baba & Nyonya House Museum. Unfortunately they had very strict rules of no photo/video footage. I guess it’s to entice more people to visit the place itself rather than just see it through photos online. But if you’re into historic homes and learning about how people used to live back in the day, this is a must visit if you’re ever near the area. I absolutely loved it and seeing the architecture and design of the house was absolutely astonishing to me.

IMG_1029Our last dinner in Malaysia included a cultural show that showcased dances that represented each of the different cultures of Malaysia. It always amazes me how different cultures and even religions can co-exist peacefully and even influence each other. That’s how it should be.

IMG_1040IMG_1056IMG_1092And of course, before we ended the night, a visit to the famous Petronas Towers.

DSCF9008Before we left to go back home, we had one last lunch with Martin and the rest of the Julie’s Malaysia team. It was such an eventful 3 days that going home left a lot of us in a sad mood. The Julie’s Malaysia team was just so hospitable and kind, we felt a lot of them had become our friends… we were even proposing for them to visit us in the Philippines ASAP!

DSCF9021Our final lunch was good but the highlight of it was definitely the dessert. I’ll be honest, the main dishes of our meal were okay. Nothing noteworthy. But the dessert was absolutely amaaaaazing. Perfectly flavored, not too sweet or sour. The flavors blended so well together. Ask every single blogger present and they’ll tell you the same thing. Pictured above is Julie’s Cheesecake made with Julie’s Oat 25 Biscuits. It was so good I wanted to cry.

DSCF9026Our second dessert was Julie’s Hershey’s Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies ice cream… Also so good I wanted to cry a second time.

The awesome part about these dessert ideas is you just need to take Julie’s Biscuits and crush them to make your own cheesecake crust or crush them to mix with ice cream. I came home with a lot of Julie’s products and they’re definitely going to be made into dessert. ;-)

I hope you enjoyed my Julie’s Photo Diary and even learned a thing or two about Julie’s Biscuits. If you’ve got any questions, please feel free to ask. For more information on Julie’s and their products you visit them on Facebook or visit their website.


Before I forget, Julie’s wants to do a GIVEAWAY for 3 lucky winners!

Mechanics are simple, just leave any comment in this post with your NAME, EMAIL & TWITTER HANDLE.

I’ll be choosing winners randomly. Good luck! :-)

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Julie’s Biscuits, with travel and experiences as the only form of compensation for this post. As usual, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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18 Comments

  • Reply Natasshja Villanueva 20 October 2016 at 8:07 am

    Hi! I have a sweet tooth and I would love to try their dessert and biscuits. Do they sell desserts like the one you posted here in Philippines? I’m going to Singapore next week actually and do you happen to know if they have a store in Singapore too? Thank you Camie! xoxo

    Natasshja
    natasshjav@vrsdesign.com
    @nasshjvill

  • Reply Da Dominguez 20 October 2016 at 8:29 am

    I’ve seen this brand at the Food Expo a few months ago. I was able to try their Hershey’s cookies and it was really good so my mom hoarded a few boxes! Thank you for clearing it up as I was kinda confused myself if it’s the same with the local brand! Haha. I think they’re available in supermarkets, right? Oooh, and those desserts really look yummy! Will try my luck, just in case. :-)
    dahrrenspd@gmail.com
    @dahrrenspd

  • Reply ishieemouie 20 October 2016 at 10:02 am

    Cookies! I really want to try this one!

    Nickole Jean Codico | nickolecodico@gmail.com | @ishiemouie

  • Reply Mika 20 October 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Nakakatakam ang post na ‘to! Is Julie’s already available here in the Philippines? :)

    -Mika Chiong, mikhaelageorgette@gmail.com, @wandermika

  • Reply About Bae 20 October 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Hello, of course, I’m joining this giveaway. I’ve tasted Julie’s Biscuits before and they’re awesome!

    Bae Milanes / bpc_milanes@yahoo.com / @thebaepatricia

  • Reply Gen 20 October 2016 at 9:56 pm

    When it comes to biscuits and cookies, I’m not one to pass it up. Would love to try it! <3
    Your pictures are adorable, especially the pic with you on the middle of Petronas Towers. Have a great day always, Camie. :)
    – Gen Bufete, ghenbufete@gmail.com, @dyinhelin

  • Reply Riadel Marie Suing 21 October 2016 at 10:20 am

    OMG Camie!!!!! I’m sooo craving for cookies right now!! huhu I want the cheesecake and the Julie’s Hershey’s Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies ice cream – no scratch that I wanted everything huhu!!!

    Ria Suing
    ria.suing@gmail.com
    @rdlmls

  • Reply Pearly Jane 21 October 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Camie!!! Congrats on your dessert decor!! Even with food, you’re an artist~ Hihihi all throughout this post, my mouth was watering. Hahaha anyways, I’m curious how Julie’s biscuits taste :)
    – Pearly Cabudoy, pjncaboodle@yahoo.com, @kwonpearlee

  • Reply ianjfajardo 22 October 2016 at 1:22 am

    Love this blogpost! I wasn’t surprised that you won the dessert decor thing, you’re artsy in everything! Haha. This made me crave for biscuits! It’s just too perfect to pair with everything gahhh biscuits > junkfood. :)

    Ian Jerome Fajardo, ianjfajardo@gmail.com, @ianfajardo

  • Reply maitepearlyap 22 October 2016 at 8:53 am

    I want to taste their products! :)
    Maite Pearl Yap, maitepearldyap@gmail.com, @temaaaai

  • Reply Dianne Kathreen 22 October 2016 at 8:57 am

    Sweets lover here! I want to try their products. They look so good! :-)
    Dianne Kathreen, diannekathreenx@gmail.com, @diannekathreenx

  • Reply Roanne Manio 22 October 2016 at 9:50 am

    So THAT’S how they make biscuits! Loved the photos. Want to try their products too. :-)
    Roanne Manio, roannemanio@gmail.com, @omgroanne

  • Reply Renee Alexis 23 October 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Your dessert was incredible! Out of all the displays, yours was the most eye-catching because the fruits were decorated prettily, no wonder you won! :D I’ve never heard of Julie’s until today, hehe. Their products must be so good! And it’s great to see how they make their biscuits. I sure do want to try them! Stay awesome, Camie <3

    Renee Alexis | randombibliophile@gmail.com | @renalexis01

  • Reply Jomil Adrielle 25 October 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Congratulations on winning! All of the desserts looks amazing! Nakakagutom! ♥ Love your photo at the Petronas Towers too hihi

    @jomiladrielle

  • Reply Jeda Gonzales 26 October 2016 at 1:29 am

    I enjoyed looking at those Melaka photos because just by looking at them I get to know the different cultures of Malaysia. Ang saya!
    Trying my luck also for the giveaway.

    Jeda Gonzales
    iamjedagon@gmail.com
    @iamjeday

  • Reply John Carlo Carpio 28 October 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Lagi kong inaantabayanan ang post mo, especially mga new Vlog mo sa youtube.
    John Carlo Carpio
    jcarlocarpio@gmail.com
    @YOJOHNCARLO

  • Reply Chel 3 November 2016 at 11:26 am

    When I saw your Snapchat I was so confused why Julie’s (thinking of the Filipino brand) has its factory in Malaysia! Haha. Blonde moments :))

    Chel
    info@heyitschel.com
    @chelinumerable

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