You know that one really hokey Elvis Costello song called She? There’s a verse in it that goes
[She may be] The trace of pleasure or regret
May be my treasure or the price I have to pay
That, ladies and gentlemen, sums up the entirety of my relationship with chocolate. You know what I mean: you walk past the ice cream stall and like Pavlov’s dog, immediately start salivating at the sight of frozen creamy goodness behind the glass panel. The mint looks tempting, the cookies and cream sounds really good right now, but you always go back for that one flavor that: chocolate.
According to Chinese belief for over 500 years, swallow bird’s nest is known for its beneficial nutrient that helps maintain skin youth. That belief has been proved scientifically. According to data from Hongkong Polytechnic University, swallow bird’s nest contains glycoprotein, a protein composition that has 17 amino acids in various quantities. They could facilitate several human body systems like repairing and creating immunity, such essential processes for anti-ageing. Swallow bird’s nest also has high content of calcium and sodium, low level of magnesium, zinc, manganese and iron. Therefore it supports growth too. Now, all those compositions can be obtained in a bottle of BRAND’S Bird Nest produced by PT Cerebos Indonesia that is ready to drink.
Indra Laban, General Manager of PT Cerebos Indonesia, said “as a food and food supplement producer that tries to help its customers maintaining their health, we want to answer what Indonesian women need to maximize their skin beauty with one of our best products, BRAND’S Bird Nest.”
Only the natural and genuine swallow bird’s nest that is processed for BRAND’S Bird Nest. To be more specific, the nest is limited to the ones found inside Indonesian caves. Swallow bird’s nest ound in caves has more minerals, have better and more stable texture to be processed. That’s no wonder since the swallows have to create stronger nest to be put in caves, compared to the nest they put in man-made buildings. We can not see any difference between genuine swallow bird’s nest and the imitation, the textures are also similar. The only way to distinguish them is by using a high-technology machine to see the nest compositions; a kind of machine that PT Cerebos owns to produce BRAND’S Bird’s Nest.
Now we understand why BRAND’S Bird’s Nest is categorized as premium product. Indra Laban also admitted that BRAND’S Bird Nest price is quite expensive. BRAND’S Bird Nest isn’t sold for an individual bottle. For a box of BRAND’S Bird’s Nest that consists 6 bottles of 42gram size is priced Rp. 220,000. While a box that of 6 x 70-gram bottles is priced Rp. 330,000.
Anyway, I’ve tried to drink a bottle of this BRAND’S Bird’s Nest and it tastes good since it is sweetened with rock sugar. The texture is light without being too sweet. When I opened the bottle, there as “pop” sound. It is explained that the sound marks that the vacuum seal has been opened. With the vacuum seal, BRAND’S Bird’s Nest can last for 2 year before it is opened, without any preservative added.