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Cold gulaman, halo-halo, ice scramble, fruit shakes--these are some of the famous refreshments during summer in the Philippines.
Of course, who can forget ‘Pinoy sorbetes,' or ice-cream that every Filipino kid grew up with?
Produced by small neighborhood businesses, Pinoy sorbetes is usually sold by a vendor ringing a bell while pushing a cart, painted in yellow with the name of the manufacturer in bright red lettering.
But things have changed.
Pinoy sorbetes has gotten a bad rap after being considered "dirty ice cream," owing to its native flavors and less sophisticated production processes.
Mang Alex, an ice cream vendor for two decades, cannot help but feel sad whenever people call it ‘dirty ice cream’.
“Ako nagtitimpla niyan kaya alam ko na malinis yan, sinasabi lang na dirty ice cream yan,” Mang Alex said.
Despite the ice-cream's negative appellation, some people still look forward to buying and eating the native concoction because it is cheaper.
But then again, doctors caution people to be extra careful in buying street food because these are more exposed to germs. Aliana Gimena, InterAksyon.com