To most Filipinos, mangoes are very popular. Besides, it leads the Top 10 fruits in the Philippines, maybe because of its being sumptuous, pulpy and it packs a host of health benefits. Perhaps, that’s enough to convince local and international markets alike to try this delectable soft-served ice cream dessert called MaxiMango.
It recently held its contract signing with its fresh and young female endorser—Kathryn Bernardo. The momentous occasion was attended by the husband-and-wife entrepreneurs—Ivan and Miki Velasquez on Tuesday night, January 29 at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria in Quezon City.
Here are Five Reasons why fellow Pinoys go-crazy over a classic Mango Float but with a Twist of sorts:
It’s Nutritious and Delicious.
Though this tropical fruit is originally a native to India, were it was first cultivated in the Northeast India, Bangladesh and Myanmar about 25-30 million years ago. Known to be the King of Fruits and has enjoyed a prized place in the history of India and its relationship with the world. It is one of the very few fruits that gained a coveted place in Hindu religious scriptures.
The fruit is nutritious and unique in its flavor, fragrance, taste, and heath promoting qualities, making it a number one among new functional foods, often labeled as ‘super fruits’.
Affordable for Everyone.
No wonder why Filipinos don’t mind standing in long queues just to get their fill for a really affordable cold treat especially summer is fast-approaching in the country.
The popular Maxi Mango, which is ideal for non-sweet tooth customers and served in mango base with fresh slices of mangoes are available starting at Php59 (the small size); while the Mango Juice Float is priced at Php59 as well.
Only the large-size of a Mango Float is a little over Php100.
The good news is—the brand was developed by young Filipino couple from Davao.
An alumnae of Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition in 2006, Miki Arceo-Velasquez (Kim Chiu’s batch mate) is the owner of MaxiMango together with her husband Ivan.
What’s notable about the efforts of the couple—they to “create something that appeals to the A and B markets in taste and aesthetic, but can also be afforded by the C and D markets”.
Who wouldn’t support a business such as this?
Miki shared that right after high school, her former beau now her husband Ivan left for the UK. He trained and worked as a chef at a Japanese restaurant in Manchester. Four years later after Miki finished her college, she followed.
She worked in London as a caregiver while he left his job and moved to London and they ended up working for the same institution. Armed with enough savings, they returned to the country, and opened a business.
Their success story wasn’t a walk in the park, there came a time when the business they started began to crash, so she had to resort to working for a contact center and used her salary to make their business going and stay afloat.
Backed-up by Kathryn Bernardo.
The young star Bernardo of the KathNiel fame is a strong advocate for supporting Pinoy products.
Thus, when she endorses a particular brand, she makes sure that it’s Filipino-owned and promotes the ingenuity of the Filipino talent[s].
In fact, according to Kath, as soon she met with the young owners of MaxiMango—they immediately agreed to working together in making the brand a real success.
MaxiMango is under VQZ Maxi Mango and was established in December 2017. Its office address is located at Unit 6-I Three Manhattan Parkview Araneta Center in Cubao, Quezon City.
For more information about the MaxiMango, log on to its official website via maximango.com.