Ramar Foods Celebrates 40 Years of Magnolia® Ice Cream with Pledge to Stay Mellorine Free, Expanded US and Canadian Distribution, and a Big Thanks to Customers!

May 29, 2013, 05:18 ET from Ramar Foods International

PITTSBURG, Calif., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ramar Foods is celebrating 40-years of success with their Magnolia® Ice Cream. Magnolia® has been at the forefront of tropical ice cream flavor innovation in the American and Canadian markets since 1972.  The California made brand is the top selling tropical ice cream in the U.S.  Parent company, Ramar Foods (www.RamarFoods.com) remains committed to quality, and Magnolia® ice cream is committed to wholesome ingredients, such as California pasture raised dairy and whole fruit purees. Ramar's award-winning flavors come from it's dedication to keep mellorine out of all of it's products. Mellorine is an often hydrogenated-vegetable oil alternative to dairy designed to "mimic" real cream. With quality and customers in mind, Ramar launches the "Magnolia Pledge," to encourage everyone keep ice cream real. Ramar keeps its Magnolia ice cream mellorine-free by using real, wholesome cream and natural fruit puree. The long-standing result is the best tasting and highest quality tropical ice cream available.

After 40-years, Magnolia® continues to stand out on ice cream aisles. Magnolia's® classic ice cream is available at Asian and ethnic grocery stores across the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, as well as throughout Canada in Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, and the Greater Toronto Area. Tropical flavors include: Avocado, Azuki Red Bean, Buko, Buko Pandan, Buko Salad, Cashew-Langka, Green Tea, Halo Halo, Langka, Macapuno, Macapuno Ube, Mango, Mais Queso, Taro, Thai Tea, Turon, Lychee, Ube, and Ube & Beans.

Ramar Foods also produces a delicious range of all-natural single serve novelty milkbars which flavors feature: Azuki Red Bean, Halo Halo, Purple Yam & Red Bean, Coconut, and Mango.

For Ramar & Magnolia's anniversary celebrations and in response to consumer demand, the ice cream company has introduced their most popular ice cream flavors into new mainstream channels and fun new packaging. The tropical branding is inspired by island sunsets, bodacious waves, and travel. Distribution to mainstream retailers is growing exponentially with ice cream sales and all natural food interest at all-time highs.

About Ramar Foods International 
Ramar is the leading producer of Filipino foods in the United States with eight gourmet brands and over 100 products offering a comprehensive experience of The Flavor of the Philippines. Ramar began in 1969, when Maria and Ramon Quesada created a small family business known as Orientex, and began selling Filipino handicrafts at the San Jose flea market in California. Within a few short years, Orientex developed into a storefront location in Mountain View, California selling tropical ice cream under their now famed Magnolia® brand. Today, Ramar manufactures in California and Hawaii including the brands: Orientex, Magnolia®, Frescano, Pampagna's Best, Manila Gold, Bestaste, Turo-Turo Gourmet and Kusina. Ramar is recognized as an industry leader using the highest quality ingredients and time-tested family recipes; as well as for pioneering the Filipino Food Movement. With distribution nationwide, Ramar's family business continues to serve as a destination to The Flavor of the Philippines in home kitchens across America daily. For more information about Ramar, visit www.ramarfoods.com

SOURCE Ramar Foods International