Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Magnolia Frozen Delights

I have decided to create a separate post to publish my simple reviews on Magnolia's (affordable) new frozen delights that was introduced to us during Magnolia's Summer Bloggers' Party last April 1, 2011.  

Magnolia Spinner (Flavors: Vanilla, Chocolate) is Magnolia's newest frozen delight selection that was introduced during the party. Similar to Selecta's Cornetto, it's an ice cream cone with chocolate ripple and topped with nuts. 

I was able to taste it, but it was during the ice cream eating contest during the blogger's party so I wasn't able to totally savor the flavor.  I plan to taste one at home from the frozen delights giveaways that Magnolia gave us and take pictures of it, but my brother ate the Spinners while I was sleeping!! Grrr...*sigh* Well, i guess it just shows how good they taste :D 

Magnolia Fun Bar (Flavors: Cotton Candy, Cool Bubblegum, Choco Loco).  Ice Cream on Stick (ICOS) dipped in chocolate dip that comes in different colors. 

My son loves this one. I made him choose which ice cream he would like to eat and he chose this. I think it's the cute colors that attracted him to it. 

We tried the cotton candy and as we opened it, we can already smell the cotton candy scent from it and,  surprisingly, it did taste like cotton candy! Flavor is very rich and texture is quite thick.  I really recommend this one for the kids especially for kiddie parties.

Sweetie Bites (Flavors: Cookies & Cream and Cheesy Bliss) . Ice Cream on Stick (ICOS) with inclusions like cookies and cheese. 

I was able to try the Cookies & Cream flavor and it did not disappoint since it's simply just Magnolia's cookies & cream ice cream on a stick. Their ice creams taste good by themselves, but I would still recommend the Fun Bars because of their unique flavors and cool colors.

Popsies (Flavors: Choco Cool, Orange Chill). Ice lollies! I remember when I was a kid, when I'm thirsty and there's no water around, my mom would buy me twin popsies to somehow quench my thirst. And they do indeed. 

I was a bit skeptical before trying it because I know ice lollies usually taste bland or watery, but after tasting  Orange Chill, it was like licking an orange-flavored "palamig." It's really "refreshingly good." I personally prefer the orange flavor than the choco.  In addition, their size is quite huge or long. When my son was eating Choco Cool, he would request for a plate to put the ice lolly because his arm was tired carrying one ice lolly on one hand. He said, "Mommy, bigat." I chuckled and assisted him. 

Pinipig Crunch!!! ( Flavors: Vanila Crisp, Sweet Corn) This has been a family favorite from then until now. Too bad they don't have the chocolate flavor anymore, though. What's surprising is their new flavor of Pinipig Crunch, the Sweet Corn. This is my new favorite frozen delight. It's really a cool and delicious treat! The flavor is just bursting with rich corn goodness!!! It really caught the sweet corn flavor. My mom loves it, too.

"We are after the quality, not the price."  This is what Mr. Mayo Alcon, General Manager of Magnolia Ice Cream, said during the Magnolia Summer Blogger's Party. I was nodding after he said this because as a mom and a food fanatic, I'm also after the quality of what me and my child eats so, somehow,  I understand his statement quite well.   Mr. Alcon made a simple speech from Magnolia's history to the Magnolia-Nestle merge up to Magnolia being independent again up to Magnolia having a newly opened plant in Laguna where every Magnolia ice cream products are made with tender loving care.  :) 

Mr. Alcon was also kind enough to answer questions after his speech. A blogger asked if Magnolia will release "Flavor of the Month" ice creams once again like before, but Mr. Alcon basically said that they haven't reached to the point where they can release "Flavor of the Month" ice creams yet so we won't be seeing any of that any time soon.   Magnolia is currently ranked number 3 in the market, Mr. Alcon further explains, because of the fact that the masses are after cheaper ice creams like Selecta and Nestle and I can't blame them. P10 or P20 peso difference is a big deal already for the budget-conscious consumers. 

As for me, I personally love the product because I grew up loving it and I still love it because their ice creams never fail to satisfy me and my family's dessert cravings. Let me add that I have tasted Selecta's latest thick ice creams and they tasted weird. The flavor doesn't linger in my mouth long enough so I would have to get another bite again and again until I'd finished my cup not being satisfied with what I ate. I was quite disappointed.

Well, I'm not going to end this post by convincing you to buy Magnolia ice creams because the purpose of this post is to inform, not to sell; so it's still up to you.  But I do suggest that you try them and taste the difference. 
This photo was taken in Alabang Supermarket :)

I personally recommend the following flavors: chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, apple strudel (limited edition), double dutch, buttery corn, coffee vienna. I haven't tasted the rest of the flavors yet, but I will soon. *sigh*...so many to choose from...

For more info about Magnolia, you can visit their site at http://www.magnoliaicecream.com.ph.

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