The Lost Bread Launches New Pinoy Ice Cream Flavors With Hapag and Auro Chocolate

Banana Cue, Champorado, and Espasol are the new ice cream flavors The Lost Bread introduced in September 2020. This line is in collaboration with Hapag and Auro Chocolate. Hapag is a Filipino restaurant that sources their ingredients from local farms while Auro Chocolate is an award-winning chocolate company that works directly with local cacao farmers.


The Lost Bread started as a food stall in StrEat Maginhawa Food Park in March 2015. They serve milkshakes, French toasts, soft-serve ice cream, and cake shakes. They’ve introduced fun and playful flavors that are also very Filipino, such as their Simbang Gabi Milkshakes – puto bumbong with muscovado and bibingka with salted egg and cheese.

This local dessert store has definitely come a long way. From a food park stall, they now have mall locations and they’re open for franchise. It’s also great to learn that despite the pandemic, The Lost Bread hasn’t lost their enthusiasm to keep elevating Filipino flavors. You can purchase the following ice cream and more through The Lost Bread’s website or Hapag’s Instagram.

Banana Cue


The humble yet Filipino favorite street food, banana cue, can now be eaten as premium ice cream. Try the creamy grilled banana with cashew streusel and Auro Dark Cacao Nibs. Fans of banana cue may even want to pair the ice cream with the real thing for a full-on snack experience.


Comfort during rainy days is the usual memory evoked by champorado. It’s almost always served warm but this Philippine porridge has taken an exciting ice cream version. The cold champorado is made with 100% Auro Chocolate Cacao Tablea, black rice, and palad brittle.



A Filipino rice cake that is popular in Laguna is also elevated into an ice cream flavor. Espasol ice cream is made with toasted rice flour. It has espasol bits and 32% Auro Roasted White Chocolate with cashew. All three flavors can be bought in pint size for Php450 each. If you want to buy all three, you can get the Tatluhan Gift Pack for Php1,350. The set comes with a handcrafted bayong bag as packaging.

More Ice Cream Flavors

Another local flavor from The Lost Bread, in partnership with Arce Dairy, is Choc Nut. It’s available in 1.5L for Php750. Choc Nut is a sweet snack manufactured in the Philippines. Its ingredients include coconut milk, crushed peanuts, and cocoa powder. They also have Haw Haw Milk Ice Cream, which has the flavor of locally made candy Haw Haw Milk Candy.

Other Lost Bread ice cream flavors you might also want to try are Mango Graham, Choco Banana Smoothie, Milk & Cookies, Brown Sugar Milk Tea, 90’s Kids Mix, Fun Fair Popcorn, Blue Vanilla, Avocado Graham, Campfire Smore’s, and Butter Ball Caramel. You can check their website to see what size is available for which flavor.

Comfort Food and Beverage

The Lost Bread also has dishes you can order for pick-up or delivery. Their signature dishes are Angus Beef Tapa, Angus Bistek Tagalog, Sriracha Glazed Chicken, and Truffle Pork Sisig. They offer pasta dishes as well, which are Vegan Tomato Pasta, Truffle Sisig Carbonara, Spicy Corned Beef Pasta, and Spicy Bolognese. An order is good for 3 to 4 people. There are also combos you might want to check out.

If you order any of these comfort dishes from The Lost Bread, you can include some of their cold beverages. They have interesting choices of drink too, such as Haw Haw Milk Cold Brew Latte, Chocnut Cold Brew Mocha, Butter Ball Caramel Latte, and Sweet Ginger Cold Brew Tea. To see The Lost Bread’s other ice cream flavors, offerings, as well as pick-up locations, visit their website.

Auro Gelato

Auro Chocolate has launched a line of gelato too. Their GelaTRIO are Hazelnut Stracciatella, Cappuccino, and Salted Caramel with Nibs. A 473 ml costs Php350. You can get them all three for Php1,000. And there are vegan options as well, in strawberry and chocolate flavors. A 473 ml Vegan Chocolate Gelato is Php384 while the strawberry flavor is Php416. You can buy the GelaTwo bundle for Php760.

Purchase the gelato and other Auro Chocolate Quarantreats such as the Dark Chocolate Covered Freeze Dried Mango, Natural Unsweetened Cacao Powder, 100% Cacao Unsweetened Chocolate Tablea, and The Vegan Baker’s Kit through the company’s website. They’re only delivering within Metro Manila for now.

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There are many reasons why dining at Hapag is an awesome experience that every Filipino food-loving person will love to have. First, Hapag supports local farmers and businesses. Second, their vision is to promote Filipino cuisine and make it part of the global hapag, or dining table. Another reason is they use local produce.

If you want to dine at Hapag, you’ll need to reserve a seat. They’re open from Tuesday to Sunday at 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Their seats run out fast, but you can try calling them if your preferred date is blocked. They also offer private dining catering for a consumable amount of at least Php35,000 or a maximum number of 20 people.

In addition, you can buy a gift card for your loved ones or yourself, which you can redeem when Hapag reopens. A gift card can be used within 12 months from the date of purchase. To learn more about the terms and conditions of the gift card, as well as other promos during holidays like Christmas or New Year, visit Hapag’s website.

Support Local

The Lost Bread, Hapag, and Auro Chocolate are some of the local food businesses we Filipinos can truly be proud of. Let’s support them in any way we can so they’ll continue their vision of offering more exciting products that elevate our cuisine and serve many more Filipinos as they collaborate with local producers and manufacturers.

Furthermore, you can support important causes. For instance, Auro Chocolate donates 20% of the proceeds from every kit purchased to the Philippine General Hospital, Philippine Red Cross, and Makati Medical Center in the form of chocolate.


Written by ayaranoco

Aya Ranoco loves to read, travel, and document.

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