Found: Lotte ice cream sandwich takes me back to the ’70s

Merienda is underrated.
I seldom get to enjoy merienda because nobody’s home at merienda time—kids are in school and hubby is at work.
When we were kids, merienda was a big deal, especially during summers at my lolo’s house in Quezon City.
The kids would swim while the adults played mahjongg.
In the middle of the afternoon, a bell would ring, heralding the arrival of the Magnolia ice cream cart.
The kids get out of the pool, bug the parents for money, and run to the Magnolia cart.
These were the choices:

Magnolia frozen delights

1) Magnolia drumstick
2) I’m not sure
3) Pinipig crunch
4) Twin popsies
5) What’s this called?
6) Ice cream cup
7) Ice cream sandwich

Chocolate twin popsies were my favorite, and I have memories of having my tongue stuck in them.
Ice cream cup was also a fave, particularly Super Mocha.
If I’m not mistaken, ice cream sandwich was the most expensive and no longer exists.
Imagine my excitement when I saw this in the freezer of Konbini Store in Greenhills: Lotte’s vanilla monaka or ice cream sandwich

vanilla ice cream sandwich

Inside is a nicely portioned wafer so you can share or break parts of it for more convenience

vanilla ice cream sandwich

It’s the closest thing to Magnolia’s ice cream sandwich—imagine light vanilla ice cream (not too sweet) in a chewy thin wafer. The taste just brings me back to the ’70s.

vanilla ice cream sandwich

It costs Php 150 each at Konbini Store and the best part is, I can call them and reserve whatever I want in advance (Tel. 722-4263).
Konbini Store is at 57 Connecticut Street, Northeast Greenhills, San Juan.

Now if only someone would bring this back in a glass bottle, that would be fab.

Magnolia chocolait

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  • Arvie Calaguas-Milag

    try zest-o’s dairy barn bottled choco drink, around 15 to 18 pesos po ang price.. m not sure f meron s mga groceries.. umoorder lang po kmi sa mga softdrinks distributor dito sa area namin

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  • ging nicodemus

    Try Dairy Barn. Chocolate in a small glass bottle :)

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    CVS Reply:

    where?

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  • Christopher Sevilla

    triple na presyo pag dating sa Pinas hehehe air freight and tax

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  • misel

    old skool ng de boteng magnolia chocolait haha… nung bata pa ‘ko, yung ref namin puro garapon ng magnolia chocolait, pero tubig ang laman =))

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    CVS Reply:

    hahaha! yes they were recycled

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  • http://forkyeahmanila.tumblr.com masterforker

    You could buy Korean Ice Cream sandwiches in Korean groceries. There is a korean grocery at the Fort Strip and Market! Market!. Dami din along Makati Avenue/Jupiter Street area. They just cost around P40. Shaped pa like a fish :)

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  • Jude Lopez Mancuyas

    I used to drink this when I was a kid. Before Ovaltine and Milo. It’s called Pancho Pantera.

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  • Lori S

    the robinson’s grocery in cagayan de oro has one freezer each of melona and lotte ice creams

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  • Max

    I think the ice cream cup was called Non-Stop then Funwich for the ice cream sandwich :)

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  • http://www.currystrumpet.com/ Deepa

    Super Mocha was my favorite too!

    Hindi ko na naabutan yung ice cream sandwich na wafer, but I LOOOVED the Eskimo Pie from Coney Island in Greenhills—ice cream in between two soft chocolate chip cookies. Yum!

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  • Jude Lopez Mancuyas

    I love the Korean ice cream sandwich bars! These are my favorites.

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    Marianna Reply:

    Pleeeease tell me where I can buy these!

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    Jude Lopez Mancuyas Reply:

    I first found them at a Korean grocery in Malate in front of Guernica’s. But now you can find them at your nearest Korean grocery.

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  • Guest

    I love the Korean Ice Cream sandwich bars!

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  • http://www.elymentarykid.com/ Ely Concord III

    wow! the 70’s looks cool. :) i love the chocolait bottles!

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  • popazrael

    hahaha inabutan ko pa yan magnolia chocolait in glass bottle. baon ko yan sa school nung grade school

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  • Tricia Hosaka

    #5 Up and Down , i hope i’m right.

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  • Manel Francisco-Acha

    i super love drumstick and pinipig crunch….and yeah magnolia chocolait in a bottle, my favorite pasalubong from my father.

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  • johbeeze

    Woooow that takes me back to my childhood eating those treats while watching uncle bob’s lucky seven club hoping to own a mighty kid shoes ;) kinda reminds me my cousin was in a commercial with nonoy zuniga for safeguard!

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  • u8mypinkcookies

    Oh yummy! I love Samanco. You can find it in korean groceries :)

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  • joey campillo

    no.5 was called Flavor Twins, available in up’n down (as pictured) and wrap around (yellow outside, orange inside)

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  • http://other-worldly.org Justine

    Have you tried..

    http://melona.com.ar/images/324.jpg

    It’s my absolute favorite! And costs only P50 I think :) although I see the white one (cookies&cream) more than this though, which is also good. But this is def better.

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    CVS Reply:

    haven’t seen that one yet :)

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    Ren Reply:

    There’s a Bingrae freezer in SM MAKATI and Landmark Makati/Trinoma. :D Although, I prefer the classic Japanese Monaka Icecream. They used to sell it in LIttle Tokyo. :(

    Btw, I love the Magnolia milk in Bottles. How I wish they’d bring it back. As for other Ice Cream Nostalgia, I miss PResto Icecreams and Coney Island.

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    Marielle Ong Reply:

    The Bingrae fish-shaped ice cream sandwich is also very good. The only drawback for me is the pangingilo whenever I bite down, since the cake/biscuit layer is never as frozen solid as the ice cream center.

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    Ai Chusyu Reply:

    I love the Bingrae! This is always my first choice when buying korean ice cream. I love the red bean flavor

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