Brown Butter Polvoron and Tahooo-ney: These Fancy New Gelato Flavors Will Unlock Your Core Memories

Manila Creamery x Solenn Heussaff gelato
Manila creamery launches five new gelato flavors in collaboration with Solenn Heussaff.
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( Living in a tropical country where it feels like summer all year round—especially during summer when it feels like ninth-circle-of-hell hot—it's mandatory to get your daily dose of ice-cold desserts. Which leads us to a great thing about living in a tropical country: your options for icy desserts come a dime a dozen and they rarely disappoint. Local brand Manila Creamy is a stellar example. Latest on their slate is a can't-be-missed gelato series that pays ode to childhood flavors. 

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Survive summer with Manila Creamery x Solenn Heussaff's new and cool gelato flavors:

These new Manila Creamery flavors were created in collaboration with celebrity Solenn HeussaffChoose your childhood fave among Manila Creamery's five new flavors—Tahoney, Lemon Yakult Crunch, Sweet Corn Crumble, Brown Butter Polvoron, and Blood Orange Negroni—all at P390 a pint.

Manila Creamery Solenn Heussaff gelato
We can't not swoon over the picturesque packaging. 
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Does anyone else have a core memory of scrambling for coins whenever they would hear "tahooOOO!" in the morning? The Tahoney, a portmanteau of the words "taho" and "honey," is the kind you can enjoy for dessert, or breakfast, too; we're not stopping you. This gelato flavor is inspired by—you guessed it!—taho that uses coconut milk- and soy-based sorbet, tapioca pearls (yes that's sago), and chunks of honeycomb in lieu of the usual arnibal.

If Yakult and corn snacks were part of your childhood and have carried over to adulthood, then the Lemon Yakult Crunch and Sweet Corn Crumble should be a no-brainer choice. The former, a cultured milk-inspired dessert, uses a Yakult-based sherbet base that's made tangier with lemon curd. It's also got a hint of crunch thanks to cornflakes and oats. Meanwhile, the latter is a corn snack-inspired dessert uthat ses a sweet and buttery corn gelato for its base and has vibrant raspberry swirls mixed in. It even has bits of Tomi chips thrown in as a playful touch!

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Manila Creamery Solenn Heussaff gelato
Choose your scoop. 
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There's also the Brown Butter Polvoron that can take you back to simpler days when a pack of Goldilocks or Red Ribbon polvoron made you feel like the happiest kid on earth. Manila Creamery's gelato version is simple, sweet, and straightforward: its base uses sweet polvoron and brown butter that gives it caramel notes.


Now for something outside of the nostalgia factor, give the Blood Orange Negroni a try. Seemingly out of place in this collection (unless you somehow got a taste of Negroni as a kid), the inclusion of this one is thanks to the fact that Solenn and Manila Creamery owner Jason Go both love this cocktail, so much so that an orange and Negroni-infused sorbet was an absolute must.

Manila Creamery Solenn Heussaff gelato
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Can't decide which flavor to go with? Here's a pro-decision-making tip: You can get a free taste of these flavors at Manila Creamery's physical stores to help you decide which one brings out the easiest "Yes!".

See a list of Manila Creamery branches. For orders, visit the Manila Creamery website or Solenn Heussaff's website, or order through GrabFood. For more information, check out Manila Creamery's Facebook page.

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