Good Shepherd’s products are the most-requested pasalubong from Baguio (Photo from Good Shepherd website)
US magazine Gentlemen’s Quarterly or GQ reported on its website in June 2016 that several ube-based desserts are talk of the town. Popular ones include the Golden Crystal Donut with ube mousse and gold flakes and the Ube Bae donut which has more ube slather of the Manila Social Club, the Ube Oddpocket ice cream sandwich of Oddfellows Ice Cream Co., and Ube cheesecake at Jeepney, New York City.
Ube jam is a popular take-home gift from Baguio, with the ones made from Good Shepherd as the most requested kind. A 12-oz bottle of ube jam is PhP200 while 24 oz is PhP320.
Good Shepherd is a religious organization that created a social enterprise called Mountain Maid Training Center so they can have a reliable source of income to support the orphans and troubled youth in their care. Other popular products that they produce include strawberry jam, peanut brittle, lengua de gato and alfajor cookies. Good Shepherd is located at Mines View Barangay and just walking distance from Mines View Park.