Did you know that the Trillanas of Go Nuts Donuts fame are also the original owners of Coney Island Ice Cream (before it was sold to Purefoods)? They are finally reincarnating the Coney Island Ice Cream, but this time, rebranded as Go Nuts Ice Cream!
Coney Island is a very nostalgic ice cream brand, 100% Pinoy, and introduced more than 35 years ago (tama ba?) No, this is not the same as Coney Island in the US. Apparently, the Trillanas are known for “reinventing” popular American brands into their Filipino versions. From Coney Island in the US to Coney Island here in Manila, from Hostess Twinkies to Whammos, and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to Go Nuts Donuts.
In the meantime, I’m craving for the Eskimo Roll! We want the Eskimo Roll back!
Once you get a free taste of all the flavors, you’ll be instantly hooked because it is so creamy. It is made from Fresh Cow’s Milk and Cream. It is as yummy as the Extra Creamy Premium line of Selecta Gold Series made by the Celebrity Chefs. Best of all, it is affordable, and very nostalgic too — especially the Bubblegum flavor!
I would recommend ordering Pistachio. The nuts taste like they’re freshly opened and just sprinkled on top of the ice cream.
Go Nuts Ice Cream Premium Flavors (Single Scoop – P80, Double Scoop – P135, Tub – P215)
Strawberry – Immerse in full strawberry goodness with fresh fruit slices
Choco Hazelnut – The most delightful dark chocolate flavor, drizzled with oh-so-heavenly hazelnut syrup – a must-try for choco addicts
Pistachio – Authentic nutty pistachio essence chilled to perfection
Ito’s Macadamia – Go macadamia all the way! Macadamia ice cream with a dash of real, nutty macadamia bits
Ozark Black Walnut – Walnut bits in extra rich vanilla ice cream – imagine crunchy and creamy all at the same time!
New York! New York! – Delicious buttery taste with that premium pecan flavor
I tried the Bubblegum flavor, which certainly invokes the “ratatouille” effect — memories of childhood days flashed through my mind while I was tasting it. I don’t remember Pastillas De Leche from before, I guess this is a new flavor?
Go Nuts Ice Cream Favorites (Single Scoop – P60, Double Scoop – P100, Tub – P185)
Belgian Chocolate – Cool scrumptiousness of rich dark chocolate intensified with gobs of chocolate shavings
French Vanilla – Richest Vanilla flavor from real vanilla beans and fresh eggs
Cafe Mocha – Perk up your taste buds with our frozen delight with a hint of chocolate
Pastillas De Leche – A swirl of milky sweetness of the much-loved Pinoy delicacy
Bubblegum – Savor some Tutti Frutti sweetness infused with real juicy bubblegum bits
Rocky Road – A luscious swirl of milk chocolate with surprising sprinkles of nuts and marshmallows
For a price of P100 for two scoops, you can choose two flavors for the maximum “Coney Island experience”. Each scoop should exactly weigh 90g. I wonder if you can choose more flavors as long as the total weighs 180g?
Go Nuts Ice Cream is only available at Go Nuts Donuts SM Makati, West Gate Filinvest (Alabang) and SM Mall of Asia. I can’t wait for them to expand to Go Nuts Donuts Global City!
What’s your favorite Coney Island Ice Cream flavor?
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P.S. We already know that Filipinos are good at “reverse engineering” but I believe that Filipinos are also good at launching world-class brands directly to the global market. Just look at what Korea did in Electronics, where they were initially reverse engineering Japanese products. But now, they are leading in this industry. I believe the Filipino Era has arrived and the “Pacquiao” effect will inspire more Filipinos to dominate the world. 🙂
P.P.S. WE WANT THE ESKIMO ROLL!
59 thoughts on “Who Wants Coney Island Ice Cream?”
bubble gum! I miss their Cream Bar. I used to eat 2 every recess in grade school 🙂
I grew up on Coney Island because it was a landmark in Session Road, Baguio. My fave flavors were mint, pistachio and bubblegum. I also remember the cotton candy that they used to make – in raspberry, blueberry… And oh, yeah, the Eskimo Roll… Ay, Ratatouille effect nga! 🙂
wow… this I must really try with Arvic. 😀 Excited already! 😀
Please bring back the Eskimo Roll!!!!! 🙂
Nakakamiss no? A lot of people remember the Coney Island in Baguio… I do hope they open there too 🙂
Haha, naalala mo pa since grade school… nakakamiss no? thank for the comment!
I was a bubblegum fan, and loved their Eskimo Roll! Back in college, I used to treat myself to that small stand across Ateneo whenever I had extra allowance to spare teehee. Thanks for the good news! Sana meron din sa Fort!
You’re welcome! It was really a nice move to bring back this kind of Ice Cream in the Manila scene…
Eskimo Roll nga panalo, favorite ko yan!
Ahhh… Coney Island. I still remember their branch in San Juan St in Bacolod. My parents use to bring me there whenever I get an honor in school. Bugglegum flavor. Yum. Will try this out later. 😀
Oh, WOW! Thanks, Anton.
This I have to go to. I grew up with Coney Island ice cream, Ling Nam, Automat and the rest of ’em nostalgic places gone (but sometimes being resurrected again). Okay, so I gave out my age (hehe). When that thing came out, boy, I mean who would have heard of 20-something or 40-something flavors in one ice cream parlor? It was a hit! I think the first branch of Coney Island was at the building besides QUAD theater (now the extended wing of SM Makati), where the Makati Post Office was before and the very first fast food center in the Philippines was also located at the basement. I think…
Nonetheless, thanks again.
You’re welcome Raffy! Yeah, how I wish may mga old photos pa ng Coney Island Ice Cream Parlors… if anybody has one, please email it to me please…
Our eldest sister used to work with the sison family . As I can remember they used to own coney island. She used to give us coupon so we can have free ice cream . That was the good old days.
Make mine Bubblegum and New York! New York! which have always been worth the frequent trips to their Cubao store of yore. But I agree that they played only second fiddle to the Chocolate Eskimo Roll which I considered back then as the penultimate ice cream treat.
OMG namiss ko na ito! Childhood memories returning… ibalik ang Coney Island Ice Cream Sandwich or Eskimo Sandwich ba ang tawag dun? 🙂
are they the same coney island in Cebu many years ago? oh my, i’m excited! that’s a childhood thing 😀
I was wondering what ever happened to Coney Island Ice Cream. I remembered that I used to go to Greenhills to get two scoops of Rocky Road Coney Island Ice Cream on a cone…
From go Coney Island to go nuts, a big transformation and re-branding I guess. I never thought Coney Island was 100% Pinoy. Now I know. I wonder why they have to change the name though. I think Coney Island is way much better….hehe
I guess they sold the rights to the name to Purefoods a long time ago. This is the same question I wanted to ask the owners if I get a chance to meet them.
Also, we would like to petition to bring the Eskimo Roll and Lemon flavor back 🙂
gusto ko ‘to! the last time i saw coney island was when they had this parlor at the back of unimart in greenhills, way back in the 1980s (along with the choo-choo junction spaghetti train resto, bumpcars and skateboard competitions in virra mall, and the mom & pop convenience store that sold ‘giselle’ melon-flavored milk and ‘angelo’ fresh strawberries. mga fellow oldies diyan, mag aminan na rin kayo). i can’t wait to try the new, improved, revamped ice cream flavors. just a thought though… wished the owners named the ice cream something else instead of ‘go nuts’ since it would be easily associated with the donuts… and the latter is not exactly enjoying brisk sales as it used to, having been overshadowed by arch rival krispy kreme. the old name coney island would have been just fine, and it would have had an automatic captured market in people who grew up with the brand (like me).
I’m curious nga why not use Coney Island… maybe it is a licensing issue…
YES , I want the Eskimo Roll!!! Bubble Gum, New York-New York, and Mint Chip are my favorites back then! Hope they can open a branch in Ortigas/Greenhills area…
oh my gosh!! coney island bubble gum ice cream!! my family and i used to buy it all the time along session road in baguio every summer!!
oh my gosh!! i loved the bubblegum ice cream as a kid!! my family and i would always visit the one along session road in baguio every summer!! this is great!
i miss coney island ice cream!!! i love their strawberry and bubble gum! hope they bring back the eskimo roll too.
OMG, finally!!! I’ve been wishing for them to bring these back!!! I miss the cream bars [in bubblegum & pistachio], though. Oh and I agree… BRING BACK THE ESKIMO ROLL!!!
OMG, finally!!! I’ve been wishing for them to bring these back. I miss the cream bars [in bubblegum and/or pistachio], though. Oh and I agree… BRING BACK THE ESKIMO ROLL!!!
yes i remember this. i think there was even a time they had something like an ice cream stick. im looking forward to trying this and be nostalgic. ihihihi!
I think I remember eating my first Coney Island ice cream flavor! 🙂 I love their cookies and cream. When I couldn’t find Coney Island anymore, I tried the cookies and cream versions of other brands but I still look for Coney Island’s! 🙂 Woooo!
Pero parang wala na ata sa list 🙁
omg! it’s back.. i only remember the one in greenhills.. and of course i always order bubble gum.. thanks for sharing this anton =)
my fave was bubblegum!
oh how I wish someone could resurrect the A&W ice cream bar too!!!
bubblegum flavor! i miss that! i remember the coney island in greenbelt one. the one near national bookstore. that’s where we always buy coney island ice cream.
I used to have Coney Island ice cream on their plastic baseball cap cup! Does anyone remember those? I remember bubble gum flavor too!!
Yeah, i remember eating lots of Coney island ice cream when i was in college….jeepney stop was quite near the CI outlet 😀
having said this, i wish the owners had brought back the CONEY ISLAND brand name, rather than naming in Go Nuts…..Coney Island has instant recall and nostalgia, whereas when you say Go Nuts, you think of donuts, not ice cream….
Unfortunately, due to rights limitation, they cannot use Coney Island
anymore. Purefoods have the rights to that name.
Yeah, Bubble Gum is popular when we were kids… pero ngayon parang
most people outgrew the taste of the Bubble gum already.
The Eskimo Roll is coming soon na daw 🙂
I miss the old and original Coney Island ice cream. Especially their Bubble Gum flavor.
I remember being amazed as a child by their chocolate dip which immediately hardens into a chocolate coating over your ice cream (which we can now buy in supermarkets as Hershey’s or Smucker’s “chocolate shells”) ..I also always have to buy a scoop of their bubblegum flavor every Saturday right after my electone organ lessons in Yamaha Greenhills, those were the days…
cherry bonbon, grape and orange county… do they have the hard chocolate shell topping and sprinkles? sure hope it’s still the same coney island taste as before.=)
Wala pa ata yung hard chocolate shell topping…
hehehe di naman siguro 35 years ago to …parang ang tanda na natin e hahaha
pwede ba gumawa ng petition to bring back the old goodies
1) Coney island – eskimo roll
2) Jack n Jill – muchees, barbecue curls,beef curry curls,prawn curls
3) hay ano pa ba ?
I'm sure they are reading this thread! Just petition the items that
you want them to bring back 🙂
no orange county flavour?
that’s all i used to buy when they had an outlet in malate near the church.
Anton they have a promo right now in Facebook and they are giving away free ice cream tubs and double scoop ice cream. I have posted some details on my blog. btw, thanks for the details above. 🙂
i want the zigzag bar (tama ba?) yung banana split!!!
i had bubblegum kanina lang! they have a stall in greenhills (food court in theater mall) and they only sell the ones in tubs! pero ok na ren. even if i have a bad cough ngayon, nag ice cream pa din ako! woohoo!
Go Nuts ice cream are sold at the food court of Greenhills Theater Mall, a kiosk just right in front of Mann Hann. Go get some!
I seriously missed Coney Island! I remember the violet rectangular tubs from before. There was an outline of a carousel of some sort on the side, if I’m correct. My favorite was the bubblegum flavor!! Can’t wait to try the new flavors 🙂
Btw, was it coney island who made those yummy bubblegum ice cream in plastic cones with real gum balls in the bottom? I miss those, too!
so cool! i love this! nostalgic!
i remember they had mandarin orange, which was one of my favorites as a kid. i used to get it with the chocolate shell dip! mmmm.
thanks for this post. i will definitely try their ice cream. im a big coney island fan. my family and i use to eat at the branch near malate church. love love the bublegum ice cream!
where is this? some mall around the metro?
lemon chiffon, lemon chiffon, lemon chiffon was my fave coney island flavor!! pls have it back.. it was divine…memories of a very beautiful past gome rushing back…
mork ‘n minty my favorite flavor back when i was in grade school…
is this available in sm megamall as well??
Hi sir anton can you write a blog about best korean ice pop/ice cream bought in korean groceries here in the philippines….i really really like their melona ice pop. I’d also like to try other ice pop from korea with your recommendation! Kamsamnida 😀 thank u!!!
OK I'll check the Melona Ice pops…
chocomint chips, bubble gum and new york new york are my favorites.