We have switched to Dan Eric’s Ice cream ever since a single and secluded outlet existed near the town plaza. It is the one and only outlet in our area. No other outlet came to existence. Anyone who want to buy need a half kilometer walk and shed sweats, ride a tricycle and pay an extra 20 pesos or burn extra car fuel.
The store sells nothing but Dan Eric’s Ice Cream. Pays no rent because the store is just in front of his own home. No competitors of its own kind. The store owner told me, the manufacturer only allows only one outlet in a specific area. Any succeeding retailer wannabe should coordinate with the first.
Birthdays, birthdays and birthdays. Our relatives always request ice cream during these occasions. The first thing in our mind was either Selecta or Nestle. They have vast number of delicious flavors and mix. However, they are also pretty expensive.
1) It is less sweet. It is significantly less sweet based from our observation. I prefer less sweet products and dishes from the start so I prefer it too. Other flavors are more pronounced when it is less sweet. My family and relatives never liked it at first but they got used to it eventually.
2) Way cheaper. Recently, I bought a gallon of mango fiesta for 359 pesos. The Nestle and Selecta I bought several years ago cost more than 450 pesos. Not sure about the average current price since I am not interested.
3) Reusable container. The gallon, half-gallon and one liter ice cream are pack in thick durable and reusable plastic. Nestle packaging is a thin brittle plastic while Selecta’s is a lacquered metal that is prone to rusting after short to long term reuse.
What I don’t like with Dan Eric’s Ice Cream? Limited flavor selections and few outlets.