LOCALLY, a homegrown beverage brand featuring uniquely Pinoy fruits, just officially launched today and I am happy to be invited to the event.
I first encountered Locally at the Premier Lounge of the Novotel Manila Araneta Center, where it was available for guests, and ever since then, I have never forgotten the funny/punny brand. I liked the Tamarind and the Kamias juices. It was the first time that I have seen these fruits turned into juice commercially, and just because of that, I was a fan.
It’s been such a long time since I have even seen kamias. We used to have a kamias tree in our old house but it’s a difficult fruit to find since we moved. Most markets here in Manila don’t carry it. So any effort I see to bring back these indigenous fruits that we are in danger of losing is worthy of support.
LOCALLY PH JUICES
Here are the different juices: there are 10 flavors. They started out with just 3, but now have expanded their range to include more flavors and even buko juice (7 fruit juices and 3 buko juice variants).
Aren’t the names too punny? 😀
The names are: Mangosteen (Mangosteenie Miney Mo), Sineguelas (Save The Best for Sineguelast), Dalandan (You’ve Dalandan It Again), Tamarind (Tamarind My Bell), Guyabano (Guyabano-body But You), Calamansi (Calamansi’z The Day), Pomelo (Pomelong and Lasting Love), and Buco (Merci Buco 100% Coconut Water, Lychee, Buko Pandan).
The juices are all made with natural, homegrown, organic fruit and are GMO-free. Locally works with farmers from all over the Philippines to get the fruits to use for their juices. Some of the fruits are seasonal, so keep that in mind, that could be why some flavors may not be available. Not only are the products great-tasting and good for you (lots of vitamins, etc…), they also support our local farming communities. Let’s also appreciate our local fruits! 🙂
Locally also tries to be as eco-friendly as possible, so they only use glass bottles, and recyclable cans and tetra paks for their packaging.
The packaging looks really nice, you won’t be embarrassed to serve it to guests during casual parties where they can grab whatever they want from a cooler or ice bucket, especially now nearing Christmas, when we might have a lot of balikbayans and foreigner guests. In fact, I am actually so happy with this quirky brand and its unique flavors that I might end up pushing guests to try one. How many people right now have actually not yet tried siniguelas in their life? Or ever had tamarind juice? And with mangosteen being so expensive sometimes, this juice will do 🙂
As for the pricing, it’s P30.95 for a bottle. That’s less expensive than most of the other bottled beverages I like. It’s affordable, it’s unique, it’s delicious, and you’re supporting local farmers, too.
I’m looking forward to more flavors made with local fruit. How about dayap or macopa? Or duhat? I’ve even thought of a name, like Yakap my Dayap! Hahaha. 🙂
Locally juices are available in all leading convenience stores and supermarkets (7/11, Puregold, Robinsons, SM Supermarkets, South Supermarket, Rustans, Shopwise and Waltermart).
bottled juices (350 ml) – P30.95
cans (300 ml) – P24.50
Merci Buco – P34.45 (330 ml) & P91.95 (1L)
For more information, you may visit @LocallyPH on Instagram and Facebook.
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