Did you know that the Trillanas of Go Nuts Donuts fame are also the original owners of Coney Island Ice Cream (before it was sold to Purefoods)? They are finally reincarnating the Coney Island Ice Cream, but this time, rebranded as Go Nuts Ice Cream!

Coney Island is a very nostalgic ice cream brand, 100% Pinoy, and introduced more than 35 years ago (tama ba?) No, this is not the same as Coney Island in the US. Apparently, the Trillanas are known for “reinventing” popular American brands into their Filipino versions. From Coney Island in the US to Coney Island here in Manila, from Hostess Twinkies to Whammos, and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to Go Nuts Donuts.

In the meantime, I’m craving for the Eskimo Roll! We want the Eskimo Roll back!

Once you get a free taste of all the flavors, you’ll be instantly hooked because it is so creamy. It is made from Fresh Cow’s Milk and Cream. It is as yummy as the Extra Creamy Premium line of Selecta Gold Series made by the Celebrity Chefs. Best of all, it is affordable, and very nostalgic too — especially the Bubblegum flavor!

I would recommend ordering Pistachio. The nuts taste like they’re freshly opened and just sprinkled on top of the ice cream.

Go Nuts Ice Cream Premium Flavors (Single Scoop – P80, Double Scoop – P135, Tub – P215)

Strawberry – Immerse in full strawberry goodness with fresh fruit slices

Choco Hazelnut – The most delightful dark chocolate flavor, drizzled with oh-so-heavenly hazelnut syrup – a must-try for choco addicts

Pistachio – Authentic nutty pistachio essence chilled to perfection

Ito’s Macadamia – Go macadamia all the way! Macadamia ice cream with a dash of real,  nutty macadamia bits

Ozark Black Walnut – Walnut bits in extra rich vanilla ice cream – imagine crunchy and creamy all at the same time!

New York! New York! – Delicious buttery taste with that premium pecan flavor

I tried the Bubblegum flavor, which certainly invokes the “ratatouille” effect — memories of childhood days flashed through my mind while I was tasting it. I don’t remember Pastillas De Leche from before, I guess this is a new flavor?

Go Nuts Ice Cream Favorites (Single Scoop – P60, Double Scoop – P100, Tub – P185)

Belgian Chocolate – Cool scrumptiousness of rich dark chocolate intensified with gobs of chocolate shavings

French Vanilla – Richest Vanilla flavor from real vanilla beans and fresh eggs

Cafe Mocha – Perk up your taste buds with our frozen delight with a hint of chocolate

Pastillas De Leche – A swirl of milky sweetness of the much-loved Pinoy delicacy

Bubblegum – Savor some Tutti Frutti sweetness infused with real juicy bubblegum bits

Rocky Road – A luscious swirl of milk chocolate with surprising sprinkles of nuts and marshmallows

For a price of P100 for two scoops, you can choose two flavors for the maximum “Coney Island experience”. Each scoop should exactly weigh 90g. I wonder if you can choose more flavors as long as the total weighs 180g?

Go Nuts Ice Cream is only available at Go Nuts Donuts SM Makati, West Gate Filinvest (Alabang) and SM Mall of Asia. I can’t wait for them to expand to Go Nuts Donuts Global City!

What’s your favorite Coney Island Ice Cream flavor?

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P.S. We already know that Filipinos are good at “reverse engineering” but I believe that Filipinos are also good at launching world-class brands directly to the global market. Just look at what Korea did in Electronics, where they were initially reverse engineering Japanese products. But now, they are leading in this industry. I believe the Filipino Era has arrived and the “Pacquiao” effect will inspire more Filipinos to dominate the world. 🙂