Mangoes are sweet in flavor and very juicy. Some people that have tasted mangoes characterize the fruit as a cross between pineapples and oranges (though not as acidic), with a smoothness of peach. They’re delicious as-is for a snack, but they also add excitement to so many different kinds of menu items.
Mango Mania introduces its mango madness with different kinds of fresh mango desserts on their menu with no added artificial flavorings and colorings.
It all started with Ms. Janice Ratunil, proprietor and a native of Naawan, Misamis Oriental.
Janice at a young age was already fond of eating healthy foods, most especially fruits. At age 25, she used to travel around Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand and still does for business purposes. In her travels, she noticed that mango and other fruit-based desserts were the native favorites. Ironically many of the fruits especially the mangoes are imported from the Philippines. An idea thus popped in her head: Why not open a specialty health restaurant in Cagayan de Oro that serves only healthy fresh fruit-based foods?
Another irony is that although there is a growing health consciousness among Filipinos, there are virtually no restaurants that specialize in fruit-based health foods. In 2013,
Ms. Ratunil gathered a small team of trusted people and began experimenting with mangoes and other fruits without the use of artificial ingredients. This was the main feasibility study aside from the business end since Ms. Ratunil wanted to serve only the finest tasting fruit-based foods in her store, with its basic rule for Mango Mania that only fresh fruits are used; no preservatives, no artificial fruit powders or artificial flavoring, and no food coloring are added.
Finally, on April 10, 2014, Mango Mania was established in Cagayan de Oro and a mango dessert shop was also recently opened in Iligan City at Robinson’s Place Iligan.
Mango Mania in Iligan serves delicious mango snacks, desserts, and smoothies.
Mango Mania Iligan Best Sellers;
Mango Ice Choco Banana. It’s a bowl of their signature mango ice, served in between halves of a fresh banana, sprinkled with cashews and chocolate chips, decorated by cubes of fresh and ripe mangoes, crowned with a scoop of mango ice cream, and finished off with a generous drizzle of chocolate syrup. This menu received the Dessert of the Year Award from the Urban Life Awards by Gold Star Daily last March 2015. Mango Mania claims it to be the first of its kind in the Philippines.
Puto Maya Sikwate. A famous Visayan breakfast dish is a combination of cooked malagkit (glutinous) rice served with fresh sweet mango and Sikwate (hot choco) that is usually served at the “painitan” (café stall) section of a Market. Mango Mania serves the best hot choco which is made of pure and fresh cocoa, unlike the commercial ones that are sold in supermarkets.
Green Mango Bagoong. “Bagoong” (salted shrimp paste) paired with green mango is a most salivating food tandem enjoyed by both the young and old and is a favorite snack for most Filipinos.
Yes, just the mere thought of green mangoes makes me crave for it. And of course, it wouldn’t be complete without the favorite shrimp paste that is processed and bottled by Mango Mania.
So, folks, it’s madness in your mouth when tasting the refreshing sweetness of fresh mango desserts and snacks at Mango Mania, It’s super healthy too! Pick your menu and have fun with your friends or family. Order a mango and join the madness!! I certainly did!!# nowpinay