#7,079: Pinipig (Immature rice) Popsicle and Ice Drop!

Haagen Dazs, Ben & Jerry’s, and Magnum?

So for the past few weeks, I have been seeing a lot of posts on facebook of my friends in the Philippines sharing photos of them with a “Magnum” Ice cream! When Selecta (International brand name: Wall’s ; When Philippines’ RFM Corp., partnered with FMCG World Giant Unilever) introduced this Ice cream Popsicle to the Philippine Market, it suddenly became a hit, seems like everybody’s into it. Believe me, my news feed on facebook has been showing up photos and statuses about Magnum.

It’s like a requirement for every Filipino to taste one, and ensure that, yeah it’s documented on facebook or any other social media tool. Which somehow puts a smile on my face, I can say that Filipino race gets to enjoy and appreciate life even with the simple things, the simple pleasures, like getting to taste this Magnum may complete a day already, and probably give that person a sense of accomplishment for finally having to taste it. And it does really taste good. I tried it here in SG months before the hype in the Philippines. But then, with all these statuses and photos about Magnum, I was suddenly reminded by this self-effacing local ice cream which I used to buy back when I was younger. Oh well, sort of a bonding moment as well while on the street, be it together with my playmates or cousins or my family.

The Simple Joys of Pinipig and Ice drop…

This ice cream at doesn’t hurt much one’s wallet.

Pinipig and Pinoy Drop are brought to you by a dear hardworking peddler. One who randomly appears on the street, just in time when kids want to have something to eat after some hours of playing around.

Size isn’t as big as Magnum or other commercialized ice cream popsicles, which somehow makes you crave for another one, or at least for you to be able to taste all the flavors without being so full.

It comes in different flavors too: Plain Chocolate, Mungo (Red bean), Chocolate with Pinipig, Ube (Purple Yam), Mango and Buko (Coconut).

You don’t have to worry that it might be out of stock in 7-11, trust that when you just look around, you’ll find a hardworking peddler or probably  Sari-Sari (Variety) Stores around you that sell Pinipig and Ice drop =)

Doesn’t need a great advertisement but Pinipig and Ice drop have been around even before I was born, or you were born. Timeless so to speak. Probably because of it’s humbling way of selling it around to loyal random filipino customers who find it really delicious.

#7,079: Pinipig Popsicle and Ice Drop – one simple joy of being a Filipino.

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