Tuesday, October 16, 2012

TAG: Top 19 Korean Ice Cream Types in the Metro

There's nothing more exciting than choosing a bar, a cone or maybe a cup of Korean Ice Cream on a beautiful sunny day.


Korean Ice Cream Galore

But who am I kidding? The truth is, the weather is immaterial when it comes to our fascination with Korean Ice Cream. Aside from my son Tutapel, my nephews and nieces normally hang out with me to explore the newest types available at a nearby Nice Mart branch. 

Moi with Tutapel and my nephews/nieces at Nice Mart Korean Grocery

If you want to try Korean ice cream out of sheer curiosity or maybe just to please a loved one or friend who's deeply into Korean culture, or perhaps you're simply looking for the newest ice cream types available-then you're in for a treat!

I've compiled a list of 19 Korean Ice Cream types, just 1 shy of twenty, that we've already tried, together with some of our thoughts on these products plus our corresponding rating on each kind.

Let's begin.

1.  Cled'or Berrymix (Php 65)
This is Korea's answer to Magnum ice cream and I have to say that Cled'or Berrymix delivered more dimension to the palate through the infusion of berries. Tangy and sweet at the same time, and enveloped with that lovable chocolatey taste, the ice cream bar had a rich taste that nudged me to crave for more.

In the vernacular, hindi nakakasuya ang lasa.  Despite the fact that Cled'or is more expensive than Magnum by around Php 10, the extra charge was sooo worth it.


MY RATING:
♪♪♪ Fantastic! It's on my list of favorites.

2.  Cled'or Almond Cone (Php 65)
The product's visual appeal came primarily from the generous almond toppings, caramelized for that extra flavor. It also didn't melt that fast compared to some of our local drumsticks around. Truly a must-try!



MY RATING:
♪♪♪ Fantastic! It's on my list of favorites.

3.  Melona Melon (Php 23)
I first tasted Melona Melon in 2010 when I found out that this was bebe Rain's favorite ice cream.  When I finally got to taste it, I think I understood why he loved it so. It was super creamy, tangy, sweet to a certain degree and filled my mouth with a burst of freshness!


MY RATING:
♪♪♪ Fantastic! It's on my list of favorites.

4.  Melona Strawberry (Php 25)
Sweeter than Melona Melon but still boasted of that welcome creaminess, Melona Strawberry enlivened the palate with a taste of fresh strawberries in every bite.


MY RATING:
♪♪♪ Fantastic! It's on my list of favorites.

5.  Melona Mango (Php 25)
From the three Melona flavors, I have to say that Mango is my most favorite. Its sweet 'n' tangy taste was similar to that of Melona Melon's sans the exotic aftertaste which brought out Melona's creamy nature even more.

MY RATING:
♪♪♪ Fantastic! It's on my list of favorites.

6.  Kamacoon Black Crunch Bar (Php 35)
This is my go-to bar! No matter the weather, its crunchy, chocolatey taste comforts me beyond reason. And the fact that it is not as sweet as our local pinipig bar always prompts me for a second helping without fail.


MY RATING:
♪♪♪ Fantastic! It's on my list of favorites.

7.  Chapsalttuk (Php 55)
Since I'm a huge fan of  mochi ice cream, I didn't pass up the chance to try Lotte's well-loved product.  What's not to love about this unique ice cream ball wrapped in thin glutinous rice film with a hint of green tea? Never mind that it was messy whenever I took a bite.Tasting Chapsalttuk was so worth my sticky hands and the ice cream stains on my clothes as well as on the floor.  




MY RATING:
♪♪♪ Fantastic! It's on my list of favorites.

8.  Encho (Php 25)
Binggrae's Enriched Chocolate Bar or Encho for short is my nephews and nieces' undisputed favorite. What's not to love? The rich chocolate found at the center makes every bite both fun and incredibly satisfying. It would be a sin to ignore Encho's luscious taste.




MY RATING:
♪♪♪ Fantastic! It's on my list of favorites.

9.  Yomomte Kiwi (Php 25)
Fresh kiwi taste in every bite? No kidding! Its delightful tangy taste dotted by kiwis blended well with the bar's creamy nature to a tee.


MY RATING:
♪♪♪ Fantastic! It's on my list of favorites.

10.  Lotte Crispy Crunch & Sweet Strawberry (Php 25)
I decided to try this ice cream bar due to its rather appealing resemblance to my favorite Kamacoon Black Crunch Bar. But that's where their similarity ended. I found the Lotte Crispy Crunch & Sweet Strawberry way sweeter than Kamacoon which I didn't appreciate at all. The luscious chocolate coating competed in a way with its rich strawberry filling which made this fusion quite over the top, if you ask me.



MY RATING:
♪♪ Good. It's worth a try.

11.  Boong Samanko ( Php 45)
Most of my friends love this particular ice cream. Sadly, I'm not one of them. Although I have to admit that its red bean filling was delish and its shape was quite fun to look at, I wasn't really won over by its flat, one dimensional taste. I guess, I expected more from this product, that's all.



MY RATING:
♪♪ Good. It's worth a try.

12.  Alchoco Bar (Php 30)
Although its chocolate taste wasn't really rich to begin with, the presence of nips-like treats hidden inside the bar handle made the experience fun and quite exciting.



MY RATING:
♪♪ Good. It's worth a try.

13.  Coffee Flavored Iced Bar (Php 25)
I love its nutty, semi-sweet shell, oozing with an enriched coffee taste.  Perfect for those looking for a mild caffeine punch.

MY RATING:
♪♪ Good. It's worth a try.

14.  Cookies & Cream (Php 25)
With its signature creaminess and crunch, this bar is most definitely worth a try! 

MY RATING:
♪♪ Good. It's worth a try.

15.  Pangtoa Choco (Php 45)
I thought that I should have brought my appetite with me when I bought this for it was sooo filling. I honestly thought that I couldn't finish it all. This was truly carbs incarnate with the rich ice cream sandwiched by two chiffon breads and all.


MY RATING:
♪♪ Good. It's worth a try.

16.  Pangtoa Cookies & Cream (Php 45)
Just like in the case when I tried Pangtoa Choco, I also didn't think I could finish this ice cream sandwich. I found this variant more delish than the Pangtoa Choco because of its subtle taste na hindi nakakasuya.


MY RATING:
♪♪ Good. It's worth a try.

17.  Wild Body (Php 30)
What a name! Well, I guess what made it wild was the fusion of chocolates and coffee which explained for the mild caffeine punch I got when I tasted it. 


MY RATING:
♪♪ Good. It's worth a try.

18.  Wako Wako (Php 55) 
My niece Kathlynish loved this one; but not me. For starters, the taste was not worth raving about and the fact that the cone crumbled in every bite and created a mess around me were good enough reasons not to try it again.


MY RATING:
 I think I need to pass on this one.

19.  Ppang Parae Vanilla (Php 50)
Once again, my niece Kathlynish loved this particular ice cream because of the surprise flavor hidden at the bottom. Unfortunately, I never got to that point because I ditched it half-way for lack of taste.


MY RATING:
 I think I need to pass on this one.

Where To Have Your Fill Of Korean Ice Cream?

Shine Korea Supermarket along Timog Avenue, Quezon City


Flavors of Asia, SM Baguio


Hypermart, SM North The Block

SM Supermarket in Makati

Robinson's Galleria Supermarket Branches

Nice Mart Korean Branches




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7 comments:

  1. Thank you sooo much for sharing this! Melona girl lang aq dati.... Umpisahan nang isa-isahin toh!!! ^_____^

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  2. Wow! I'd love to try everything! :)

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  3. everything look so yummy, i only tried the melona.


    hope you can follow my blog too http://impeccablelad.blogspot.com/ THANKS :D

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  4. @michymichymoo: which one stood out from the rest? are you a chocoholic too?

    @elaine: i would love to follow your blog! :)

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  5. yumm! parang ang sarap nung cruch bars. subukan namin ni mama next month. :) thanks for this post, kaye!

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  6. @rolandito: mukhang magugustuhan nga ni mama yon.:)

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  7. Where can i buy this online.... because i live in CA....and i'm not close to any korean market

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