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Location: 275 Escolta Street, Binondo, Manila, Binondo
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Mon.-Sun. 08:00-21:00
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Mint Chocolate
Smile 2013-11-21
PRODUCT: Big Scoop Ice Cream Mint Chocolate Chip

SHOP: A small ice cream shop that caters Big Scoop ice cream brand along Escolta.

PRICE: 25 pesos per cup.

EXPERIENCE: I like Big Scoop ice cream because they have so many flavors that are not available in the market or to other ice cream brands. It is delicious. It is not that sweet and not the very creamy.

I have always liked Mint Chocolate Chip flavors because I enjoy the minty taste combined with chocolate bits. They say it tasted like toothpaste but I still like it. tongue

   Mint Chocolate Chip

Recommended Dish(es):
Mint Chocolate Chip,Chocolate Chip,Pistachio

Date of Visit:
2013-10-03

Spending:
Approximately
Php50(Other)

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Hello Big Scoop
Smile 2013-10-06
I'm not sure if I'll be happy or sad that only few establishments like Escolta Ice Cream & Snacks serve Big Scoop.

Happy because the less production, the greater the quality. Sad because if I crave for it, this place isn't that accessible. Sometimes I wish Big Scoop ice cream can be available in supermarkets even just a few flavors like Pistachio.

   Pistachio

Their Pistachio is delicious because every scoop has tidbits of crushed pistachio nuts plus it's not that sweet. Big Scoop ice cream may not be as creamy from other leading brands but I love it especially their Avocado, Orange, Mint Chocolate, and Midnight Chocolate Chip.

Recommended Dish(es):
Avocado,Orange,Mint Chocolate,Midnight Chocolate Chip

Date of Visit:
2013-10-03

Spending:
Approximately
Php50(Other)

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My Favorite Ice Cream
Smile 2013-03-27
I'm really glad that my friends and I discovered Escolta Ice Cream & Snacks (also known as Big Scoop) because we have discovered a very affordable ice cream parlor near our office.

I have tried a lot of their products from banana split and other stylish ice-cream based desserts to ice cream in a cone and in a cup.

They have very simple flavors but it's delicious. What makes their flavors delicious is the flavor is very evident and a little less creamy like their avocado and orange flavors.

   Choco Chip Ice Cream

I like their Chocolate Chocolate Chip. It's another simple flavor but it's flavorful. The chocolate flavor tasted in between milk chocolate and dark chocolate. I like it and it doesn't cost that much. smile

Recommended Dish(es):
Avocado,Cheese,Pistachio,Orange,Banana Split,Chocolate Banana Blast,Choco Mint,Chocolate Chocolate Chip

Date of Visit:
2013-01-23

Spending:
Approximately
Php50(Other)

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Gimme a Big Scoop
Smile 2012-10-25
Escolta Ice Cream & Snacks has become our ultimate dessert place especially if we want to unwind from work even if the weather is getting cold.

   Chocolate Banana Blast

They serve Big Scoop ice cream and they have so many flavors available. Their Choco Banana Blast is really good because it's similar to Banana Slip but was presented in a different way. Plus it has lots of whipped cream that I like with my dessert. smile

Recommended Dish(es):
Avocado,Cheese,Pistachio,Orange,Banana Split,Chocolate Banana Blast,Choco Mint

Date of Visit:
2012-10-12

Spending:
Approximately
Php100(Other)

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Big Scoop
Smile 2012-07-09

 Escolta Ice Cream & Snacks

An ice cream parlor located in Binondo Manila that serves Big Scoop ice cream exclusively.

   Chocolate Banana Blast

Price: P90

Description: ice cream with banana and chocolate drizzle topped with whipped cream, nuts, and cherry.

Personal Review: The place is small but decent. Their best-selling products are ice cream desserts by Big Scoop.

The Chocolate Banana Blast was delicious. I like Big Scoop's ice cream because the flavor is prominent, less milky, and not that sweet. Their flavors may not be fancy but they have very simple flavors but are good like bubblegum, orange, cheese, and my favorite...Avocado.

I wish they have more ice cream parlors that sells Big Scoop ice cream in the future because Manila is quite far from my place.

Personal Rating: lollollollol

Date of Visit:
2012-05-25

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Big Scoop
Smile 2012-03-19

 Menu

The only Ice Cream place that serves Big Scoop ice cream brand that is located in Manila.

   Peach Melba

Price: P125

Description: It has three scoops of classic ice cream flavors with slices of peaches on the side served with chocolate syrup, chopped nuts, whipped cream and cherry on top.

Personal Review: Their Peach Melba was good even if the peaches weren't that sweet. The ice cream flavors were strawberry, vanilla, and mocha. Big Scoop's ice creams were extra creamy and the flavor stands out. The whipped cream that they use tastes a little sweet compared to ordinary all-purpose cream that we get from grocery stores. I think the price was just right. Actually, it is cheaper compared to other Dessert places that also serve Peach Melba or Banana Split.

Personal Rating: lollollollol

Date of Visit:
2012-03-11

Spending:
Approximately
Php100

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A Wholesome Shower
Just OK 2012-03-05
My office mates and I planned a very simple bridal shower to one of our colleagues who is getting married on the second week of March.

Unfortunately, all of us lives in different places so we all agreed to have the bridal shower near where we work.

 Menu

There were very limited choices here so we ended up having it in a very wholesome place...Escolta Ice Cream & Snacks.

Luckily, the bride-to-be was actually craving for Big Scoop ice cream that time therefore the place was perfect.

We were all hungry even before the surprise began. She (bride to be) thought that it was just a simple dinner on a Friday night.

I ordered Cheese burger and fries before picking my dessert courtesy of Big Scoop ice cream.

 Cheeseburger

Cheeseburger (P70) was okay but it was quite expensive for its taste. The burger patty wasn't cooked well. And the hamburger bun was so thick that makes the burger patty even smaller. I give three spoons for their burger.

 French Fries

French Fries (P38) is also expensive for its serving. The taste is the same with other french fries that you buy in kiosks or stalls but the portion was really little. I give three spoons also for this side dish.

   Mint Chocolate Chip Flavor

I ordered a big scoop of Mint Chocolate Chip (P42) placed in a cup. It was so good. It was definitely minty but it wasn't that strong. I love it. Five spoons for you.

It was too late when I found out that they serve Junior Scoop for only P15. I should have bough that instead of a big scoop of ice cream because I could have tried two to three different flavors for the same price.

Overall, I must say that this place is really popular with ice cream but not really with their meals. Our friend was surprised and was delighted even if the place was simple. smile

Recommended Dish(es):
Mint Chocolate Chip

Date of Visit:
2012-03-02

Spending:
Approximately
Php100

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Big Scoop
Smile 2011-12-22
My friend told me about the ice cream brand Big Scoop for quite some time now. She told me the she and her office mates loved Big Scoop's Avocado and Orange Flavors. Personally, I am more into the classic flavors like Vanilla, Chocolate, and the likes.

I was able to try Big Scoop's Cookies and Cream during our Christmas Party. It was delicious. The taste is similar to other Cookies and Cream that I have tasted but they say that this is cheaper if you buy the big size.

Too bad that Big Scoop ice creams are not yet available to leading supermarkets because I am very much curious with their other flavors.

   Ice cream in a Bowl

   Cookies and Cream

 Big Scoop

Recommended Dish(es):
Cookies and Cream

Date of Visit:
2011-12-21

Spending:
Approximately
Php300

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Ice Cream Party
Smile 2011-12-14
It was almost exactly last year when my office mates and I went to Escolta Ice Cream & Snacks, where they serve Big Scoop Ice Cream, for our Pre-Christmas Celebration. It wasn't grand but we ordered two types of ice cream for sharing. smile

   Peach Melba

We ordered Peach Melba and Banana Split. Both of the ice creams composed of the same flavors --- Vanilla, Chocolate, and Strawberry. Both of them also have whipped cream, chopped nuts, and strawberry syrup. The only obvious difference between the two is the fruit. Melba has sliced peaches while Split has banana. tongue

   Banana Split

Personally, I enjoyed the Banana Split better than the Peach Melba. I liked both of the fruits but I think banana best paired with ice cream.

   Rootbeer Float

Our Ice Cream Party didn't stop there. We even ordered Root beer Float which was also yummy. We all enjoyed this small get together. I give five spoons for our Ice Cream Party.

Recommended Dish(es):
Banana Split

Date of Visit:
2010-12-23

Spending:
Approximately
Php100

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You gotta love this
Smile 2011-11-09
Two years have already passed and I could say that I was able to try some of the famous or I could say talked about restaurants here in Manila and that includes Escolta Ice Cream and Snacks.

Much as we want to dine-in there because apart from ice cream, they also serve pasta and sandwiches. We just needed to buy an ice cream for a surprise birthday lunch for our office mate. lol

   Big Scoop Ice Cream

I personally picked Avocado flavor as a prank because the celebrator was already of the charts (wala na sa calendar smile). I assumed that this is what the not-so-young people would choose rather than chocolate based ice cream flavors, or those with nuts, or kiddie flavors like bubblegum and the likes. tongue

When we arrived, she was of course surprised with the gesture and when she looked at the flavor, her reaction was neither disappointed or delighted. Although she smiled. tongue

   Big Scoop's Avocado Ice Cream

When it was time to eat the ice cream, Oh My God! It was wonderful. I could say may "naughty" plan has backfired in a positive way because I loved it...not that I am old or something.

What made it so good because the avocado flavor was rich and it seemed that they put less milk therefore it feels that you were actually eating the avocado fruit that is frozen. Also, it wasn't too sweet like any regular ice cream. I gotta say...FIVE SPOONS!

I have tried avocado ice cream before but it will never be as good as Big Scoop's. tongue

Recommended Dish(es):
Avocado

Date of Visit:
2011-10-28

Spending:
Approximately
Php100

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Give EIC&S A Try
Smile 2011-09-07

My buddy and I went to Escolta one day. I cannot place why are we there for but I know it must have been something special. For everytime we went to someplace near Binondo is such a delightful experience and a remarkable one.
In one pf our visits there we happen to drop by a restaurant selling one of the world's most popular food --ice cream. It bears the name Escoltaa Ice Cream & Snacks. As usual aside from being an ice cream parlor it is not just selling specialty ice creams but some meals that are as satisfying as deliciously-concocted ice cream. smile

 

 

Upon entry I noticed that they are selling or rather using the brand Big Scoop. The brand ring a bell to me because in my hometown in San Juan we have an ice cream parlor there named Big Scoop. I knew it was not something coincidental so I asked one f the attendant there if they are related with the one I know. They declined and just said Big Scoop ice cream is their supplier. That suffice me smile
Thus, they are selling most of the choices as the ones I regularly see in the chest freezers and upright freezer of Big Scoop. Whoa! shocked At least Escoltaa Ice Cream & Snacks share the goodness of ice cream in this part of Manila.

Dining area is spacious. You would never expect it when you are just outside unless you muster to go inside and see the dining space in a longitudinal fashion. Seats are like couches and tables are made of plastic material.

Rice-based meals, Value Meals, Pasta Dishes, Sandwiches to partner their ice cream are very well merchandised with all the given translite, menu board and tarpaulin for customer's knowledge and ease in choosing one smile
They almost have the same set of menu items from the ice cram parlor I knew since I was still small. They are just using the raw mats as same as Big Scoop perhaps in order to serve great tasting unique products too! smile

So what did we buy??? Simple........

 

Avocado Ice Cream Scoop on a Sugarcone
yummmmmmmm..fruity in taste and thick in flavor. We chose this one to experience tasting it as it is one flavor of ice cream that most of us would not dare to buy. It is unique and very avocado in taste just minus the bitter taste we get from real avocadeo skin tongue for just Php20 one can experience this avocado ice cream delight! smile

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Approximately
Php20

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Cooling Easter Sunday Heat
Smile 2011-04-25
After dinner from UNO, we hopped to the ice cream parlor across Escolta street, called Escolta Ice Cream & Snacks, the Manila branch and distributor of the popular Big Scoop brand.

Their main store in San Juan (along N. Domingo street) is always filled-up with people everytime I pass the area on my way to visit my mom in Quezon City.

 Store front of Manila branch



The quality of their ice cream is a half-way between Nestle and Amici, perhaps, even closer to Amici. And for that, their pricing is very reasonable. Single scoop sell for 28 pesos, big scoop for the bestseller at 42 pesos, and the double decker for 57 pesos. You may buy in bulk that comes in standard sizes: gallon, half-gallon, pint and cups. Prices vary according to flavors that number around 32 selections.

   Wide selection of flavors

They also sell sugar-free ice cream.

As their store name suggests, they also serve snacks (18-70 pesos) and value meals ranging from 120-150 pesos (e.g. calamares, roast pork loin, adobo etc. served with rice, iced tea and, of course, a scoop of ice-cream!

 The pastries and cakes

I also noticed some pastries and cakes but did not pay too much attention to it because we were there for ... yes, the ICE CREAM!!!

 Ice cream!!!



Highly recommended: try their dark chocolait ice-cream - it's a winner!

They deliver with a minimum purchase of P300. Tel. 244-7763/243-1221. Service hours M-F 0830-2030; Sat-Sun: 1100-1900. The main branch in San Juan work longer hours, I believe, up to 10 PM.

Anyway, it all seemed that dunking several scoops did not settle the heat this Easter Sunday, so my kids cajoled me into taking home a half gallon more of dark chocolait (P220) ... and a pint more of the pistachio. A styrofoam box to accomodate take-outs of their ice cream is sold for P45.

Date of Visit:
2011-04-24

Celebration: Anniversary

Spending:
Approximately
Php30(Other)

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