Ask anyone to define comfort food, and you're bound to hear a lot of different answers. When it comes down to it though, food that makes people happy and fulfilled is ultimately what makes comfort food so appealing.
For Ms. Edylyn Gamboa Liu, the proprietor of Fog City Creamery, an artisanal ice cream, comfort food instantly equals hearty San Francisco ice cream that she grew to love during her stay there. "I lived in San Francisco and it was the Mecca for eating healthy and it's known for having the best ice cream in the world. So when I finally went home, I've brought home the passion with me. I wanted to give Manila a taste of San Francisco. In fact, I had started concocting flavors even before I went home," recalls Edylyn.
When asked about her inspiration on putting up Fog City Creamery, Edylyn says, "I guess what inspired me was the fact that I couldn't get the same kind of ice cream that were served in San Francisco." It didn't took long before Edylyn's Fog City Creamery got its share of cravings from its consumers. Soon it had become a by-word to the point that it had reached the people behind Emperador Distillers, Inc.
As we all know, Emperador Distillers, Inc. is the company that brings in world-class liquor products to the Philippine market. Here's a classic case of taking two great things and combining them to make something truly special. Emperador Distillers, Inc. recently partnered with Edylyn's Fog City Creamery to create an honest-to-goodness luxurious ice cream called Fruit and Nuts Deluxe. It's where Emperador Deluxe meets Fog City Artisanal Ice Cream. Think something strange yet oddly compelling. We're in a whole new category of goodness.
Fog City's Fruit and Nuts Deluxe Ice Cream has the signature touch of Emperador Deluxe's distinct rich flavors which includes Palomino grapes, toffee, almonds and honey. It perfectly complements the taste of different fruits and nuts and the creamy goodness of ice cream. No doubt, Emperador Deluxe and Fog City Creamery raises the limbo bar of innovation when it comes to ice cream desserts. It will keep you reaching for more. After the first scoop, I would strongly suggest cancelling all apointments, and treating yourself to this luxurious ice cream. It seemed like an ordinary ice cream at first sight. But upon the first scoop, you'll know exactly why it's called as such-- a "luxurious ice cream". The moment it touches your palate, it bursts of different flavors to that will leave you totally speechless. So good it was that some of the bloggers who were allergic to things that has alcohol content had totally forgotten about it! They couldn't stop from trying it out themselves.
"Emperador Deluxe is a luxurious blend from Spain that allows people to savor everyday luxury," says Mr. Edward Gador, Brand Manager for Emperador Deluxe said. "We are very happy to have Fog City Creamery as a partner in achieving this innovative ice cream flavor," adds Mr. Carlos Vergara, Managing Director for International Spirits.
The best part about this luxurious Fruits and Nuts ice cream from Fog City Creamery? Since they are homemade, Edylyn assures they do not have any stabilizer, no chemicals or artificial flavors. "We do not scrimp on the ingredients because we want to give our customers what they truly deserve," says Edylyn.
It was made as to how ice creams are supposed to be made. They use California nuts, fresh milk, cream, free-range chicken eggs with their partner farm, chocolates from San Francisco, California and other high-end ingredients.
"We use the finest and purest ingredients, and meticulously mixed them all together to come up with a fresh new flavor that has depth in taste. With Emperador Deluxe as its main ingredient, we knew this luxurious ice cream would soon be recognized for its uniqueness in taste." They used gelato machine in order to create this unique ice cream. The only downside is that since it does not have any stabilizer, it melts faster. "Brandy does not freeze. So we really went through trial and error with out kitchen testing and I made a lot of research to get the Science behind it beforeI was able to come up with Fruits and Nuts Deluxe flavor," shares Edylyn.
A scoop of Fruits and Nuts Deluxe will definitely change the way you eat ice cream. It gives one a different experience of eating ice cream. It is decadent with dried apricots, pistachios, almonds and of course, its main ingredient--Emperador Deluxe. But when I've tasted them, it seemed to have notes of honey and some citrus too.
Fog City Ice Cream's Fruits and Nuts Deluxe spells holiday to me anytime of the day. I love how Fog city's less than moderately sweet so you don't get sick of the sugar blast all too quickly, but then again, you find yourself having another scoop too quickly without even knowing. Just make sure you order this artisanal ice cream in advance because people shell out like crazy for them.
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It may be a bit pricey but I can assure you, you'll get exactly what you're paying for. It's all worth the price--so yes, go ahead and indulge!
To experience this luxurious ice cream and place an order, call (+632) 729-9403 or. Mobile (0917) 883-3344.
For more information on Emperador Deluxe, visit http://www.emperadorbrandy.com
or follow them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/EmperadorDeluxe
Disclaimer: I am not compensated for this post. Opinions and impressions expressed are my own.