The farm supplies Holly’s Milk to hotels, restaurants, exclusive schools, and government institutions.
From fresh milk, the dairy farm started playing with flavored milk, cheese, pastillas, and all kinds of milkbased products. Its inventory lists whole fresh milk, low-fat milk, and chocolate milk packaged in HDPE food grade bottles with a shelf life of seven to nine days; butter and kesong
puti packaged in high-density polyethylene ( HDPE) food grade packs and tubs with a shelf life of nine to 12 days and 14 days, respectively; yoghurt and sour cream; other cheeses too, such as cottage cheese, cream cheese, and Gouda-style cheese.
HOKEY POKEY AND VANILLA
In 2010, Mr. Magsaysay realized the potential of creating the product he truly loved. “Growing up, there’s one thing that I always had to try: ice cream,” he said. “My travels inspired a lot of the flavors that we offer, such as Hokey Pokey which I tried in New Zealand; and the Spanish Turon in Spain, which is an almond ice cream. Every flavor has a story. And as I travel throughout all the parts of the world, I get to eat more ice cream and try different flavors. I think I’m able to successfully put that in the menu of Carmen’s Best.”
The first three flavors Carmen’s Best offered were fairly common: Chocolate, Strawberry, and Vanilla. They later experimented with the more “complicated” ones: Salted Caramel, Brazilian Coffee, Butter Pecan, and Malted Milk, which are the brand’s best-sellers. Each one is made from the bottom up, starting with milk from the Holstein- Sahiwal cattle of Real Fresh Dairy Farm. Some flavors have more eggs than others, some have more sugar, more nuts.
And so, the Madagascar Vanilla flavor has real vanilla bean pods; Malted Milk has Horlicks and Maltesers; Turkish Baklava has caramelized sugar mixed with butter, almonds, honey, a maple ice cream base, and salty crunchy almonds; Brown Butter Almond Brittle has homemade almond brittle; Nuts About You has almonds, walnuts, and pecans; Butter Pecan has yummy butter and whole pecans; Pistachio is 100% pure pistachio with pistachio bits; and Secret Breakfast is spiked with whiskey. The Pinoy flavor Ube has chunks of ube (purple yam). And, well, runaway favorite He’s Not Worth It (a balm for the brokenhearted) has fudge, nuts, and cookies. A cup costs at least P110; a pint, P385.
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