Indulging new flavors from Carmen’s Best

Irene Tria | FoodFindsAsia

Yes! I’m a big fan of Carmen’s Best! So I will try to be objective on this part (insert wide grin). There are two things that I do in life, first is to find the bestest five-cheese pizza in the metro and second, is to find the most indulging, mouth-watering, and sinfully addicting pistachio ice cream. So when I heard about Carmen’s Best, my eagerness to find the nearest Carmen’s Best store is my priority. But since they only have limited locations where to get those ice creams, I get so frustrated.

But thanks to FoodFindsAsia for bringing me closer to Carmen’s Best! Having a sit down interview with Mr. Paco Magsaysay during my first coverage was overwhelming. The very accommodating ice cream lover like me did not only inspire us to work hard to achieve our dreams but in becoming successful, you have to embrace sacrifices and learn to love what you chose to have or become.

Paco Magsaysay and daughter Carmen
Paco Magsaysay and daughter Carmen

What’s the best part of the interview? Ice cream tasting!

Last July, Carmen’s Best Ice Cream introduced two new flavors and feature their three other flavors that have been gaining a lot of attention.  The new flavors are: Vietnamese Coffee and Milk Tea and the three flavors they would like to highlight are: Secret Breakfast, Turkish Baklava, and He’s Not Worth It, held at Chef Jessie Rockwell Club.

Vietnamese Coffee is one of the two new flavors to come out. It’s made with Vietnamese coffee beans and a touch of condensed milk, just how Vietnamese coffee is served. Their staffs were trained by a Vietnamese national on how to properly steep the coffee before mixing it into the ice cream.

Milk Tea is the other new flavor. Since a few years ago, the market for milk tea has exploded. Makers of Carmen’s Best would like people to try its version of milk tea, made in ice cream form. If you love milk tea, this is a must flavor for you to try!

Turkish Baklava is not a question… It’s a flavor they had for over two years. But since not many people know what Baklava is, it’s best to explain what it is. Baklava is a rich dessert that originates in the Middle East. It’s a sweet pastry made of layers of filo with chopped nuts and sweetened and held together with honey. If that makes your mouth water, you HAVE to try the Turkish Baklava Ice Cream!

Secret Breakfast is the top selling flavor of Humphry Slocombe ice cream parlor in San Francisco. It’s made with bourbon and corn flake bits… thus the name Secret Breakfast. No need to fly to San Francisco to try out this flavor. Check out Carmen’s Best version of Secret Breakfast!

He’s Not Worth It is a flavor that is fast gaining popularity since this flavor was introduced over a year ago, it has slowly gotten in to top selling flavors. This dark chocolate, heavy with nuts and fudge, is the perfect companion for those that need an instant “pick-up”! Also known as the ice cream for the broken hearts, check it out and find out why so many people are buying this flavor.

(L-R ) Vietnamese Coffee, He's Not Worth It, Secret Breakfast, Milk Tea, and Turkish Baclava
(L-R ) Vietnamese Coffee, Milk Tea, He’s Not Worth It, Secret Breakfast, and Turkish Baclava