One of the wonderful things about Hawai‘i is the diverse makeup of its residents. In addition to Native Hawaiians, Hawai‘i has become home to immigrants from a wealth of nations including China, Japan, Korea, Puerto Rico, Samoa, Micronesia, and countless other regions. Their foods and traditions all contribute to what we consider local culture.
Filipinos make up a large segment of the local population, and they get their own month to shine in October, which is Filipinx American History Month (FAHM). The Filipino Community Center and Filipino-American Historical Society of Hawaii will have events celebrating all the beautiful aspects of FilAm culture with art exhibits, dinner galas, and other activities.
Magnolia Ice Cream & Treats join in on the FAHM celebrations with the launch of several new additions to their already yummy menu. Many of the treats at Magnolia have their roots in Asia and Filipino culture, including one of their specialities, halo halo, which consists of crushed ice, evaporated milk, and additional ingredients like fruit or gelatin. In honor of FAHM, Magnolia will soon unveil new flavor additions to their already impressive halo halo line-up.
(The new flavors are top secret for now, but buzz has it that mango and green tea are possible contenders!)
To be among the first to learn what these new flavors are, you can attend one of two events taking place at Magnolia’s Hawai‘i locations during the first weekend of October:
Saturday, October 5, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Magnolia Ice Cream & Treats at Seafood City
94-050 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu
Sunday, October 6, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Magnolia Ice Cream & Treats at International Marketplace
2330 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu
Not only will Magnolia be sharing popular Filipino desserts on those days, but they’ll also have entertainment provided by Tekniqlingz, providing a modern twist on Tinikling, a popular cultural dance, and the national dance of the Philippines. While you’re there, be sure to try some of Magnolia’s other specially crafted treats like Macapuno Ube, Mais Queso and Langka.
So ono! Don’t miss out!