Fruit candy maker eyes mall expansion

HOMEGROWN fruit candy producer Apo ni Lola Durian Delicacies is planning to set up a Durian house in a mall where it would feature its different products.

Imee Anabesa, operations supervisor of the company, said they are planning to establish the house “two years from now” to showcase its products like fruit candies, durian coffee, pastries and other Pasalubong items.

“It would be a coffee shop that would feature our wide array of products,” Anabesa said, as its main building could only serve as take-out counter for their coffee and smoothies, the newest products of the company that were launched on Aug. 25.

Apo ni Lola Durian Delicacies is now also serving pastries such as tiramisu, eclair and cheesecake, which all have durian flavor. Its drinks ranged from P100 to P210, with espresso as the cheapest, while its smoothies like durian spice and durian matcha pegged at P165.

It would soon serve mangosteen smoothie.

The company is recently among the regional winners during the Productivity Olympics of Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) XI. It was cited for best in employment practices as certified by the department’s Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board.

Apo ni Lola Durian Delicacies is also supported and endorsed by the City Tourism Operations Office, Department of Tourism and Department of Trade and Industry. Apart from its main building in Matina, it has kiosks in Abreeza Mall, Apo View Hotel, Waterfront Insular Hotel, Royal Mandaya Hotel and Pinnacle Hotel.

“We are having these selling points to become accessible for the tourists,” Anabesa said.

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