A sweet Aloha and a necklace of flower-like bouquet of dollars always greeted us whenever they arrive at the airport. The grandparents migrated to Hawaii a year before I was born. They always travel back here in the Philippines every five years or so and they always make kwento on how it was in the pineapple farm.
Did you know? Hawaii’s biggest island is Honolulu.
The soft breeze of air in the farm smells like pineapple whenever its harvesting time and they harvest pineapple by cutting the plant with a sharp bolo in the bottom where the fruit joins the stalk and then simply leave it to ripen up on room temperature. It was always a hard but fruitfully sweet work because it takes almost three years for a single pineapple to reach maturity and cutting a pineapple is a feat. What’s more? Hawaiians called drizzles on a sunny day a “Pineapple Juice”.
Did you know? Hawaii produces about 1/3 of all pineapples in the world.
The pineapple is one of my favorite fruits. It’s sour but sweet taste always add zing to the dishes like Pininyahang Adobo, Pineapple Bistek and even Chicken Estofado in Pineapple juice. We also have Pineapple Hopia and Cassava with Pineapple. One can never go wrong in adding the pineapple punch and Jollibee knew it.
Did you know? Jollibee’s Aloha Yumburger is a Millennial.
Launched in 1996, Jollibee’s truly Amazing Aloha Yumburger is making a comeback this year. This Pinoy burger was re-introduced in 2013 as the Amazing Aloha Yumburger and in 2014 as the Amazing Aloha Champ. Best known for featuring a sweet, juicy pineapple ring among its main ingredients, this uniquely flavorful burger has delighted the taste buds of Jollibee’s loyal customers.
“The Amazing Aloha Yumburger is Jollibee’s most successful limited-time-offer,” shared Luis Berba, Jollibee Brand Manager for Yumburger. “There was nothing like it in the market since we first included it in the Jollibee menu. Back then, burgers were fundamentally similar. Jollibee wanted to introduce something different to the Filipino market, something thar brings together the sweet-savory flavor combination that many Pinoy diners love.”
The result of this desire to bring something different to the table was the explosive combination of ingredients, textures and flavors on a truly flavorful sweet-savory burger.
Did you know? Pineapple are carnivores.
Sound weird, but scientifically true. One crazy fun fact about pineapple is that it fights back. Pineapples bites back, that’s the reason why your lips and tongue stings whenever you are eating pineapples. It is because the fruit contains a bromelain enzyme that breaks down meat proteins. Of course, that won’t stop the pineapple maniac like yours truly in drizzling a pinch of salt into the concoction.
The Jollibee Amazing Aloha Yumburger owes its legendary status to the flavor explosion that comes with every bite. The heart of every Aloha Yumburger is the 100% langhap-sarap pure beef patty, which has cemented the place of Jollibee Yumburger in the hearts of customers. Flavor-packed on its own, the langhap-sarap patty reaches another level of deliciousness when combined with sweet and juicy pineapple ring, crisp bacon strip, a specially blended honey mustard dressing, and fresh lettuce.
It’s no wonder why the Amazing Aloha Yumburger has remained to be one of Jollibee’s most memorable offerings-this combination of ingredients and flavors alone is more than enough to entice even the pickiest burger eaters! So legendary is the Amazing Aloha Yumburger that it even impressed one of the world’s most renowned food experts, Anthony Bourdain.
The famous chef, TV host, anchor, and culinary adventurer discovered the Amazing Aloha Yumburger during a trip to a Jollibee branch in Los Angeles, California for his CNN show Parts Unknown.
Anthony Bourdain to Amazing Aloha Yumburger: “that’s a very tasty burger!”
Jollibee truly knows the Filipino taste buds and that it’s ready to take a bite to juicy sweet and savory pineapple burger! The Amazing Aloha Yumburger is back in all Jollibee stores nationwide, starting October 2017. Customers can take a bite of this legendary burger for only Php85.00 for Amazing Aloha Yumburger Solo.*
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