These days, frozen yogurt, or ‘fro-yo,’ continues to be all the rage, what with the unrelenting heat of our country’s tropical weather and the consequent craving for something refreshing to cool you down. So it’s no surprise that yogurt shops have been mushrooming at the malls and other lifestyle destinations to peddle the popular treat.
The influx, though, has not diminished consumers’ preference for the first and original purveyor of frozen yogurt in the country—Red Mango. With over 150 stores worldwide, including the USA, Dubai, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines, the South Korea-based yogurt brand has proven to be the Filipino favorite.
“Being the pioneer of all-natural, non-fat frozen yogurt, Red Mango has become very familiar with its market,” owner Sherika Tanmantiong explains. “We know what Filipinos are looking for, and we’ve maintained high quality standards to ensure that we can offer the right products and provide the exceptional service they’ve come to expect from us.”
But while Filipinos love to indulge in sweet treats, the growing health trend has also made them more conscious about what they consume and how these affect their overall wellbeing. “We’ve made it a point to offer nutritious and healthy products so that customers can continue to give in to their cravings sans the guilt,” Tanmantiong shares. “Our frozen yogurt does not contain unhealthy additives like high- fructose corn syrup and artificial ingredients.”
And Red Mango’s line-up isn’t limited to just fro-yo. The trusted brand has equally delectable options that are as nourishing and satisfying as its main product. A dessert place, café and lifestyle hub all rolled into one, Red Mango features crowd-pleasers Banana Almond and Blueberries n’ Cream waffles, and a selection of beverages including coffees, teas, blenders and fruit-based smoothies on its menu. “It’s great to know that our coffee products are made only from organic beans; they’re free of harmful artificial pesticides and synthetic fertilizers,” Tanmantiong says. “Our tea choices are organic as well.”
To top it all off, Red Mango doesn’t just thrill customers with its remarkable range of desserts or in-betweens; the brand also goes to great lengths to create the kind of environment its regulars would appreciate. “Our shops are designed to encourage customers to stay and enjoy not just the products, but the overall experience via well-laid out dining areas, bright lighting, and a stylish shop set-up,” Tanmantiong points out. “We’d love for our customers to hang out, have fun and be seen at our cool yet inviting stores.”
“Having successfully introduced frozen yogurt to the country, and having set up several shops around the metro, we’re now at a point of rolling out expansion plans to reach out to more Filipinos, so they too can enjoy Red Mango’s irresistible offerings and the signature experience it offers,” she enthuses.
Red Mango will be opening new stores at Katipunan on October 5 and Robinsons Place Manila on October 18, followed by store openings at G-Mall in Davao, Molito Alabang, Lucky Chinatown, and Forbeswood Parklane at The Fort. All opening-day customers will get free gift certificates with a minimum purchase of Php 150 on a single receipt.