Sweet Nostalgia – Why King’s Potong Ice Cream is still a hot favourite amongst Malaysians today?

Sweet Nostalgia – Why King’s Potong Ice Cream is still a hot favourite amongst Malaysians today?

According to Science, one of the secret ingredients to happiness is ice cream (this may sounds hard to believe – but we have to agree that desserts are essential for daily sanity!).  So what better way can we treat ourselves to – than getting a sweet fix while indulging in nostalgic treats with King’s Potong Ice Cream, all year round?

The Original Potong
The Original Potong

King’s Potong ice cream, or fondly dubbed as The Original Potong, continues to remain at the top of the popularity list for go-to treats with locals and tourists alike. There is a lot more to this block of sweet delight than just being super delicious. While the modern artisanal ice cream fad grows strong with creamery parlours sporadically popping up all over Klang Valley – at the same time, the trend became symptomatic of a revival of interest in traditional, home-made ice cream. Locals have begun vocally advocating pride for their own home grown flavours and are growing more conscious about their history and its contents. They opt for traditional family favourites, which usually has less artificial flavourings and more nutritious. As a prime leader in Asian confectionery world and staying true to it’s name, The Original Potong uses organic and ethically sourced ingredients, which makes it a delicious way to eat better. It is about supporting from local farms to the table, and supporting local agriculture. Malaysia represent!

The Original Potong
The Original Potong

Traditionally, Potong ice creams were made from leftover red bean or pulut hitam (black glutinous rice) soups, and then preserved into ice lollies which made it an instant hit for warm climates. These Potongs were fashioned smaller than regular westernised ice cream sticks as it was easier to hold and eat. Later on, this frozen treats started making waves, and made their way into people’s homes. Ice cream peddlers would then stack them up meticulously in their ice cream boxes, cycle all around town with the bells ringing and selling them door to door – making it such a nostalgic and iconic treat today. For 40 years, King’s is proud to honour this tradition of authenticity, and still continue to produce quality Potong sticks that is true to its heritage for all to remember.

Fast forward to today – inspired by the diverse and rich cultural fabric that makes Malaysian food flavours so special – King’s Potong Ice Cream offers a wide array of old familiar favourites such as Red Bean, Black Glutinous Rice (Pulut Hitam), Durian, Cempedak and Yam – giving an ultimate and authentic Original Potong experience. There is also a growing fan base towards the newer innovative flavours such as the Potong Gold Musang King ice cream, which is made from 100% premium Musang King puree and its decadent taste and sweet aroma will leave you craving for more; the frothy Teh Tarik Potong ice cream, a staple Malaysian drink that’s sure to delight tea fans everywhere; as well as the Coconut Potong ice cream made from fresh coconuts sourced from Thailand that are refreshing to the senses no matter the weather. With every bite, King’s Potong is a sure trip down memory lane with these tantalising coolers!

The Original Potong
The Original Potong

Despite the nostalgia that surrounds it, each King’s Potong ice cream flavours are carefully crafted to follow suit of local palate, and providing only rich, decadent and naturally perfect flavours. It’s texture, taste, and aroma is reminiscent to familiar settings that truly define what harmony and diversity in Malaysia really meant. However, The Original Potongs are proving that it is growing to become a tourist favourite. Besides enjoying them in their local culinary adventures here, they seek out these sticks as holiday souvenirs so they can share with family and friends a quintessential taste of Malaysia flavours. As local fruits such as durian and cempedak are seasonal and hard to source, these beautifully wrapped Potong ice creams serves as a great alternative as it is easy to source, affordable, convenient to package and hassle-free.

Now, for the adventurers – who ever said that going old school meant that you can’t be creative? With The Original Potong ice cream, these yummy goodies can amazingly be enjoyed in various ways, on different occasions, large or small. In fact, there are a lot of recipes and fun ways shared through generations of ice cream lovers, families, and current social influencers on how they enjoy their Potong ice cream.

Some favourites include the legendary Potong sandwich – where you can wedge in your King’s Potong in between a slice (or two) of bread; or have it as a hot pocket with the cold ice cream is delicately nestled in a crispy pastry and fried, giving a fantastic gastronomic experience. Another favourite at house parties are the Potong tartlets, where guest can sample different flavours of their liking – paired together with a refreshing drink making it great for conversation with new friends.

The Original Potong
The Original Potong

There are also many other creative and fun culinary fusions with King’s Potong ice cream can be enjoyed indefinitely at any time of the day. Try having it for breakfast with pancakes and adding generous dollop of Gula Melaka with that Durian Potong, or simply dunk it with pine nuts topping for that additional crunch to that refreshing Coconut cooler. Can’t make up your mind? Well you can always go for the traditional banana split but shake things up a local flair instead with your favourite flavours such as cempedak, and yam – and add some chocolate syrup, nuts or some coconut garnish!

So whether if its treating yourself a stick, to sharing in multipacks with the family tubs during picnics or parties, or creative culinary experiments or even simply with your favourite topping – The Original Potong experience rooms all fans, families and friends together and helps them connect no matter the age. With these tantalising delights looks this good and tastes better, you’re going to want more than one bite!

King’s Potong ice creams are now available at all leading supermarkets, hypermarkets and selected convenience stores. (Subject to availability)

 

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