A large amount of illegally-imported Chinese ice cream have been seized in some northern mountainous localities. On June 17, authorities of Lao Cai authorities found popsicles made in China. The product is put into 200 carton boxes. The batch owner Dang Duc Tuong from Bac Cuong Ward, Lao Cai Province, failed to show procedures to prove the good origin. The Chinese ice cream confiscated in Vietnam The provincial market management board has fined Tuong VND10 million (USD434.78) for the violation and confiscated the ice cream worth a total VND28 million (USD1,217). Earlier, on May 21, the market watch force of Lang Son Province also seized 3,750 Chinese popsicles contained in 15 spongy boxes on a car driven by Vi Van Nhuong in Loc Binh District. The ice cream is valued VND20 million in total. Recently, sales of Chinese ice cream have massively increased online in Vietnam due to their cheap prices. The product is often sold at around VND115,000 for a box of 40 popsicles. Traders … [Read more...] about Illegally-imported Chinese ice cream seized
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According to the latest financial report of the ice cream brand's owner Ocean Hospitality and Service JSC (stock code: OCH), its revenue from food in 2018 registered at VND633.7 billion($27.1 million), up 14 percent over the previous year. The company currently operates in three main areas: food, hotels, and real estate. In the food setor, OCH owns Givral, a confectionary business, and Trang Tien ice cream, a familiar name for generations of Hanoians. Despite rising revenue last year, OCH claims that the biggest threats to its future food revenue are foreign brands of confectionery, ice-cream, and milk tea. "Milk tea is attracting young people in big cities across the country and affecting the consumption of OCH’s consumer products, including cakes," the report says. OCH also sees tougher competition from confectionary sellers. Although it predicts its total revenues from the Vietnam confectionary market will rise by 8 percent in 2019, OCH says it will be affected by the rise of … [Read more...] about Iconic Hanoi ice cream feels the heat from milk tea
Feeling a little hot under the collar as summer arrives? Don't worry, here's the tastiest way to cool down! Have you tried an ice cream at one of Hà Nội's oldest ice cream parlours? … [Read more...] about I scream for ice cream!
It was April Fool’s Day, so it could well have been a prank. However, one more April Fool’s Day has passed since, and the next one is just a week away. And an ice cream parlor in Saigon is still selling a fish sauce flavored gelato that it first introduced on April 1, 2017. "People were first skeptical, then surprised, then they bought it," says Ehresmann Ralf, who created this totally counter-intuitive ice cream. The taste perception is fish sauce, salted caramel and cheese, he said. Saigon is already a place where unusual ice cream flavors are not unusual. In a place that never really gets cold, but can get very hot, ice cream is a perennial favorite. And the ice cream flavors here reflect the abundance of tropical fruits available in the country. So it happens that you can get a scoop of durian, tamarind, jackfruit, custard apple, soursop and other flavors you can’t find elsewhere, quite easily. A popular brand has been even selling ginger ice cream for many years … [Read more...] about Stinks to high heaven: German sells fish sauce ice cream
Ice-cream came to Vietnam many years ago and has become a favourite, especially in scorching summer days. Let’s join us for a tour to Trang Tien Street, Hanoi, a place renowned for serving top ice cream among both locals and visitors. First introduced in the 1950s, Trang Tien ice cream restaurant on the street of the same name has been an indispensable part of a Hanoian childhood. Given various choices in the market today, Trang Tien ice cream restaurant is still an intimate venue for people from all ages, classes and origins to spend time together and enjoy such a “Hanoian flavour”.-VNA … [Read more...] about Hanoi’s signature ice creams impress diners