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Cool as Ice… Cream!!!

Posted by on 23. March 2012

The summer heat has come and so does all the craving for ice cream and here comes Magnum with its rich rich chocolatey taste that comes in Classic, Almond and Chocolate Truffles flavor.  While it’s newly launched in the Philippines, it isn’t new to me as I’ve tried it already in some of my foreign trips.  If you love chocolates then Magnum is for you.  I’m more into the fruity flavors so there are several ice creams I prefer than Magnum.

Melona, the popular ice cream from Korea, is available in several fruity flavors that ranges from melon, strawberry, banana, mango and lime.  It’s a soft ice cream on a stick which has a fruity taste and just the right amount of sweets. It’s not a new brand but it has now a broader distribution base compared to limited Korean supermarkets before.  I was able to buy one in S&R, Rustans and Rockwell and the mini stop in Dela Costa.

Whenever I shop at S&R, I look forward to their pizza and their ice cream, Blue Bunny.  My partiality to blue bunny brand is it does have some unique flavors, I once tried a bubble gum flavor that had an actual gum within the ice cream.  Then there’s the pistachio, choco mint and strawberry flavors that is such a delight to my sweet tooth.

Simply Amici(ng).  Cara Mia is now the brand carried by the Amici Ice Cream which probably among the first to introduce Gelato or italian ice cream in the market or at least in my own consciousness.  Gelato have less fatty content which is healthier than the regular ice cream.  People actually flocked to Don Bosco before just for their ice cream and now with Caramia, they have become more available and expanded their product line to other dessert based ice cream.  I just love the rich taste of their different flavors.

Golden spoon capitalizes on having non fat and low fat Yogurt.  It’s guilt-free as we somehow associate ice creams with something that can make us fat but Yogurt is an healthier alternative.  I do love that they also have some different flavors like espresso which is practically a combination of your dessert and your much needed afternoon shot of caffeine and some fruity variant like banana and strawberry.

One of my favorites is the ice cream you get to buy in the streets of Singapore that cost S$1.  They have unique flavors like ripple, peppermint, honeydew and others and is packaged with a slice of multicolored bread or wafer.  Now, that’s an ice cream sandwich.  I somehow end up eating several flavors every time I  pass by Orchard or Raffles Place in Singapore.

Of course, the list could go on but I’d leave it at that as I’d rather be cooling down with ice cream rather than writing about it.  By the way, my favorite ice cream ever since I was a kid was the Orange flavor twin popsies. =>

40 Responses to Cool as Ice… Cream!!!

  1. the food techie

    Tasted Magnum when I was in Manila for vacation. It’s over priced and not that really tasty – well maybe comparing to ice creams here in Saudi Arabia. But I enjoy eating Magnum at times when my daughter asks me to visit the nearest 711…

  2. Ness

    I’ve tried that ice cream in the streets of Singapore too. And I must agree, it tastes really really good!! Its something everyone should try if they’re in SG.

  3. pinoychocophile

    yes Ice cream so many brands and varieties… I like yoghurt Ice Cream the way they do it in Korea with lots of fruits topping… great!

  4. loutessess

    ICE CREAMMMM!! that is what we need here in the US, it is summer time and it is really hot. I ran out of popsickle(ice candy) but good thing we have ice cream. Magnum is the only brand familiar to me. I am curious with the Melona.it looks yummy .

  5. joyfelizardo

    Haha, tried them all except the ones from SG, I’ve never been there, if there would be a chance those 1S ice cream would sure be first on my list to try there.

  6. cai

    Franc, have you tried Sebastian’s yet? Try their Butter Pecan…OMG!!! Sebastian’s is my favorite local brand and Ben and Jerry’s naman for the imported. ;p

  7. markpogi

    For me, all year-round, I still root for ice cream. ^_^

  8. Jinkee Umali of www.foodsonthespot.com

    I craved more of ice cream with fruity flavor like mango and ube.

  9. Chel Inumerable

    Magnum is overrated lol I prefer fruity flavored ice creams too. I need to pay S&R a visit to try those yummy ice creams. Although, Golden Spoon is probably my favorite amongst all the frozen yogurts available here.

  10. Hefty Foodie

    Ice cream’s one of my favorite kind of comfort food. I’m not a fan of magnum tho, really don’t get the hype that came with it.

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