Elait, Ugong

There is a popular statement that goes like this. Stressed, when spelled backward, is actually a good thing, Dessert. This is something that I’ve known since I started food blogging, and in this latest invite, it gave me a feeling of sweet elation.

On the 7th of October, Elait had the grand opening of their second branch at the 30th Ayala Mall. They opened last October 2, but owner Francis Carl Reyes decided to have the actual store blessing on a weekend.

Before I set my hands on their luscious-looking ‘fried’ ice cream once again, I was able to learn a couple of things about the history of Elait from the marketing manager of the Caravan Food Group, Aaron Corpuz.

Elait’s products are all made using local dairy products that were cultured in Hacienda Macalauan in Laguna. They’ve also hired staff that you don’t usually see in your average stores: deaf people. The current ratio of their staff is 3 deaf is to 2 non-deaf.

I find it really interesting that they’ve given deaf people the chance to work in a normal setting without being left out. They do have a magic board to communicate with you.

After chatting with Aaron, I finally heard my name being called which simply means that my ice cream is ready! I had a create your own masterpiece, I must say. It has mango and dragonfruit mixed in with milk, topping it are brownies, bacon bits, and peanut butter. It was an out of the box sweet and savory combination, something that you can design as well.

Elait will be opening a third branch sometime this year over at MOA. For now, you could either visit this branch or go a bit south in Makati at the Century Mall. Their staff will be waiting to serve you, whether it’s creating your own or one of their suggested mix.

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