Sunday, April 11, 2010

FIC: Ice Cream Happiness!

It was a very hot Saturday afternoon as I drove to Ayala Center Cebu for the opening of FIC or Fruits in Ice Cream. An invitation sent by Ms. Cybil Gayatin a few weeks back was hard to resist for I sooo love FIC!

FIC Ayala Center Cebu Scooping Station is located at 2nd level(3rd floor) of Ayala Mall fronting Chowking and Pizza Hut. FIC serves almost 40 flavors of Ice Cream in four different lines: gourmet, premium, FIC lite and Pinoy Sorbetes. FIC also have frozen cupcakes, ice cream pies, ice cream cakes, ice cream cookie sandwiches and other a la mode desserts.

FIC Gourmet Excellece Line comes in 3 flavors - Strawberry, Pistachio and Raspberry which are made with the best imported ingredients, like fresh raspberries from Oregon, USA. Other flavors from FIC Gourmet Line are black sesame, butterscotch, caramelo, choco mint, cranberry, durian, double Dutch, and macapuno. FIC Gourmet Selection are made extra special with creamier base and more combinations of real fruits, nuts, cookies and confectionary products.

FIC Premium Ice Creams are delightfully rich and creamy, and are loaded with natural ingredients that give each flavor its own distinct character: cappuccino is made with real coffee extract, green tea with real Japanese green tea leaves, and mango ice cream with our own Philippine Carabao mangoes. Other flavors in the premium line include cookies n’ cream, nangkasuy, and rocky road.

FIC lite is for those who conciously are watching over their weights. FIC lite is a line of frozen dairy desserts, which contains no added sugar and only 50% of the fat content in regular ice cream products. FIC lite is not only much lower in calories, but it is also loaded with a generous dose of healthy dietary fiber. The best part is that it still has the same creaminess, sweetness and rich mouth feel of premium ice cream. FIC lite comes in mangoes n’ cream, mixed berries, apple cinnamon, French vanilla, choco marble and cafĂ© latte flavors.

FIC Pinoy Sorbetes creatively introduces familiar flavor interpretations of popular Filipino desserts like banana Q and mangga’t suman while adhering to international quality standards. FIC Pinoy Sorbetes flavors are made from a mellorine base – a blend of dairy solids and vegetable oil, mainly coconut oil, which is known to enhance your health. FIC Pinoy Sorbetes Regular offers tsokonut, kape’t gatas, melon, munggo and ube Pinoy flavors while FIC Pinoy Sorbetes Espesyal offers avocado, queso, guinumis, tsoko pinipig, mangga’t suman, banana Q, halo-halo flavors. It also comes in fat-free flavors like buko sorbetto, calamansi, mango sorbetto and guyabano.

I was given the privileged to eat all the FIC ice cream I want during the opening! I had FIC light flavors Caffe Latte and Mixed Berries. Caffe Latte was a light blend of coffee and milk which was good. Mixed berries was fruitfully sweet! After that I had to taste the soon to be launch Ice Cream Shake Line wherein you get to choose an ice cream flavor and have it blended with a little bit of milk, topped with whip and swirled with choco or strawberry syrup. FIC Shake Line is scheduled to be out in May! I had the Raspberry Rapture Milk Shake! I recommend the Raspberry Rapture, a must try!

I also got to try their Durian Flavor from the Gourmet Line and its amazingly Delicious! It's totally a durian experience starting from the moment u open the ice cream lid. Thanks to the Half Gallon Gift Certificate given by the FIC People!

FIC People! wootwoot!

There are now 3 branches in Cebu where you can get a load of your FIC cravings! FIC SM Branch, FIC Ayala Branch and FIC Country Club. But let me tell you a secret! You can actually get FIC at discounted prices at FIC Cebu Depot at 13 Buahinia Drive Banilad. You can call them at 232 8146! shhhh! :)


Shake said...

weeeee! so glad FIC is in ayala nah!! yay!!!

Andrew "Doyzkie" Buenaviaje said...

Yeeeey! Pint sharing is the bomb! wootwoot!

Mikey Sanchez said...

the day of the media launch was sooo hot. perfect ang fic.

Prilosec Generic said...

I have never tried to eat the durian flavored ice cream and want to have some. Perhaps, I’ll try to have some next week and treat my friends my friends as well. I’m sure they would love it.

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