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Beat the Heat, the Del Monte Way

The country’s heat index has hit an all-time high and it’s insanely unbearable on most days. People are becoming more and more creative in their ways to beat the summer heat. Some of us go to cool places. Some of us make an ice plant out of our homes through open aircon and closed windows. Some of us can’t afford an expensive electric bill and turn to cool treats like ice cream, gelato, halo halo, iced candy, fruit salad, and many others.

But what do we do on those days where an ice cream shop is not within easy reach? We turn to those things that we can easily stock in our fridge.

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Since I am in the lookout for new heat busters that I can easily keep on the refrigerator, I was really happy and excited when Del Monte delivered a summer treat for Helena: a love note with some of my favorite fruit juice products including two new interesting flavors– Pineapple Pomelo and Pineapple Lychee. I rarely write about brands on this blog. But when I do, I make sure that it’s about brands that I genuinely like and trust.

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They have just given me an aircon-free way to beat the summer heat. I indulged. And I am presenting a review to tell you guys why you should, too.

Among their old flavors, my favorites were the Sweetened Pineapple and Pineapple Orange. Del Monte has always been excellent in delivering healthier drinking options for Filipinos. And they did not rest on their laurels with their signature juice flavors. They ventured out and gave new mixtures a shot which produced this summer season’s hottest new flavors.

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Like many consumers, I am a creature of habit. As such, I am usually inclined to just keep buying the same things that I like in the grocery. But it’s hard to resist an interesting new flavor such as pomelo and lychee. I took a chance and shared it with my family for lunch. And I am glad that I did.

The Pineapple Pomelo was an instant hit for me because I personally liked the fruit. It blended really well with the taste of pineapple. I can see myself scouring the grocery juice aisle for this new product soon. I am not really a lychee fan in real life but the Pineapple Lychee juice turned out to be really good despite my lychee-averse nature. My family also quickly mixed the juice with ice in their respective glasses and the two new flavors were easily consumed within minutes.

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My mother recently blacked out during work hours and was sent to the ER by ambulance due to a case of heat stroke. Beating this alarming level of heat is not just a whim or fancy these days; it’s an absolute health necessity. Fortunately, Del Monte and other brands make it fun for us to beat the awful downsides of the summer heat in a literally refreshing way.