Monday, December 13, 2010

I heart Magnolia Ice Cream this Christmas!

I almost forgot that there was Magnolia Ice Cream.

When I was a gradeschooler, my sisters and I would wake up early to see a bottle of Magnolia Chocolait waiting for us at our door. That was my earliest rendezvous with Magnolia, the brand. Later, the rendezvous became an affair when I realized that I also love their ice cream. For years, I didn't taste any other ice cream brand.

I came to love Magnolia more when I was able to drop by at its plant in Aurora Boulevard in Quezon City when I was in high school. Located inside the plant was the Magnolia Ice Cream Parlor. I remember I got a bit excited because I got to choose many flavors! During that time when malls and other hang-out places were still scarce, going to that ice cream parlor was already something a teenager like me could brag about! And since we lived in San Juan (a municipality then), we would pass by that Magnolia Ice Cream plant whenever we went somewhere north. I clearly remember seeing happy faces of Magnolia employees. Could their happiness be one of the reasons for its delicious flavors then? :)

With the merging of Magnolia with Nestle a few years after, I began welcoming other ice cream brands. Slowly, I forgot about Magnolia.

Until this December. When NomNomClub invited me to a Magnolia Ice Cream Bloggers' Event, I immediately said yes! I again felt the same excitement I had on my first visit to Magnolia Ice Cream Parlor years ago. And this time, meeting an ex-love was delicious! Magnolia, with the Nestle brand no longer tagged with it, now offers Nuts, Cakes and Fruits: The Magnolia Ice Cream Christmas Limited Edition 2010. I got to sample the three flavors and I fell in love with all of them!

Vanilla Praline contains cashew praline with
streaks of caramel ripple in a vanilla ice cream base. Yummy!

Caramel Cheesecake contains cheesecake bits with
streaks of caramel ripple in a caramel ice cream base. Nomnom!

Apple Strudel contains apple cinnamon bits with crushed chocolate pretzels swirled with a combination of green and red apple ripple. Triple Yummy!

My kids were able to taste the three new flavors, too and they love all of them! Sunday likes Apple Strudel and Gabby wants the Caramel Cheesecake. I like Apple Strudel. I don't like apple but this flavor made me want it. It is so yummy!

These Magnolia Ice Cream Christmas Limited Edition flavors in 1.5L tub will only be in supermarket and Monterey shops until February 2011. So hurry and grab them all! Believe me, you will fall in love with them, too! :)

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Raft3r said...

yeah, brings back memories talaga
bukas pa rin yata yun ice parlor nila
tama ba?

Tita Beng said...

Naabutan mo pa pala yung Magnolia Ice Cream Parlor sa Aurora Blvd?
Alam mo special sa kin yung ice cream parlor na yun nung bata pa ako. We use to frequent that place every weekend nung '70's. Tagal na 'no? Like you, I love their ice cream too!..

anney said...

Natikman ko rin yang 3 new flavors kasi umattend din si sis sa event at nakapag uwi sa bahay. Apple strudel ang pinaka nagustuhan ko.

Beth said...

@Rafter: No, sarado na un. Tatayuan na ng condo dun e. :(

@Ate Beng: Hehehe, sayang nga Ate Beng, wala na un Ice Cream Parlor nila. I grew up passing by that Magnolia plant.

@Anney: dun sa bloggers' event, like ko un Caramel Cheesecake, pero nun tumagal parang nasarapan na ko sa Apple Strudel e. :)

Keith said...

read yer blog, and discovered regional offices in California. Wonder if they sell Magnolia ice cream here. Because their chief market is Pinoy, I winder if frlavors like avocado, and ube would likewise be here... I like your blog

Jac said...

miss ko na ang ice cream sa Philippines and it brings back the memories talaga I remember Magnolia ang ice cream na favorite namin nung bata pa kami =) thank you Beth now ko lang nabasa yung message mo mejo busy d2 sa bahay. Advance Merry Christmas =)

Mayet said...

I adore Magnolia ice cream,tagal ko ng di nakakatikim nyan.

chubskulit said...

Sarap naman nito, I miss some of the flavors of ice cream dyan sa tin..