Red Mango Green Tea Frozen Yogurt (6 oz) (P120) with Kiwi and Strawberry Toppings (P30) 

Happy 4th Birthday, Aidan!

OAP is as old as Aidan. 🙂 If some people like to create scrapbooks or a family photo album, we created the OAP Blog to document Aidan and Joshua’s childhood adventures. 

Aidan was born on January 19, 2005. Time really goes by so fast, and my thanks go out to the OAP readers who have watched Aidan grow throughout these years.

To make his birthday special, we visited a number of places, including Manila’s latest destination for frozen yogurt: Red Mango.

We organized Aidan’s 4th birthday celebration in school with his classmates. We celebrated his 1st birthday @ Je Suis Gourmand with the family, his 2nd birthday @ Balducci with the family, and 3rd birthday @ SM Discovery Center with family and friends. For his 3rd birthday, I was not able to do a detailed post on SM Discovery Center (I’m hoping to still complete it soon…).

My awesome wife prepared everything (food, drinks, gifts, cake and loot bags) for our children’s party. Ninang Pam gave these cute little cupcakes with animal head designs. The icing was too sweet, but the cupcakes were a hit with the kids.

After school, we went to Trinoma to welcome the opening of Red Mango in Manila. Before eating, Aidan and Joshua had a kiddie karaoke session in Toys”R”Us, singing “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”.

Welcome to Red Mango! Finally, one of the big players in the Frozen Yogurt Wars is now in Manila! (see: Red Mango Story in Forbes Asia)

You’ve never actually tried real frozen yogurt until you’ve tasted Red Mango or Pinkberry, which started this Frozen Yogurt craze in the US. I was determined to see for myself the day Red Mango opened in Manila.

I blogged about my first Red Mango experience in the US last Feb 2008, and now we finally have the first Red Mango outlet in Trinoma. We are just waiting for Starbucks to open Pinkberry here in Manila. It’s about time. 🙂

One thing that’s unique about Red Mango is that it offers green tea frozen yogurt. It goes well with kiwi, strawberry and mochi. The toppings include fresh fruits, cereals, chocolate chips and mochi. 

The Small Size (4 oz.) already sells for P80, Medium (6 oz.) at P115, Large (8 oz.) at P150 for the original flavor. For green tea, you need to add P5. You can order the frozen yogurt as a twist with the green tea and yogurt twirled together. One topping costs P20, two for P30, and three for P40.

Red Mango frozen yogurts are smooth and creamy, with just the right amount of sweetness and tanginess. It is superior compared to most of the frozen yogurts here in Manila, but it is also a bit on the high-end price.

Related OAP Posts on Frozen Yogurt:
Cold Spoon Frozen Yogurt – The Next Dessert Craze in the Philippines!
Sorry Ice Cream, I’m On My Way to Pinkberry!
Red Mango-licious
I Love Berries Frozen Yogurt — The Best Froyo so far in Manila…
Ice Cream Bar (Flavors by FIC)
The White Hat – Let the Fro-Yo Wars Begin in Manila!

The Buzz About Froyo’s
California Berry Frozen Yogurt
After Lego Island, Enjoy Yoh-Gurt Froz!

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Blueberries n’ Cream Waffles (P85) with Yogurt on the side (P40)

My wife Rache was raving about their waffles. They are light, crunchy, healthy, and best of all, yummy. Better eat them while they’re hot. Next time, we will request them to put the cream cheese and blueberry on the side.

In South Korea, the frozen yogurt craze is now fading and Ice Cream Waffles are now in full swing. I can understand why these waffles are such a hit. 🙂

Thanks to  Sherika Tan-Man-Tiong for getting the mother franchise from Korea and bringing it to Manila. 🙂  The first Red Mango is located on the third floor of Trinoma Mall in front of Toys”R”Us and Fitness First. They are soon opening another branch in Megamall A (beside Breadtalk) and another one in Eastwood Mall. (Please open in Makati…)

So will Rustan Coffee Corp., franchise owner of Starbucks, finally open PinkBerry in Manila?

Let’s wait and see. 🙂

Live an Awesome Life in God’s Love,  

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