Is Magnolia Ice Cream in the USA Owned by Magnolia Philippines?

No, it is not.

Magnolia Ice Cream USA is owned by Ramar Foods, the Northern California company that pirated the Magnolia ice-cream brand’s logo from the Philippines.

History:

The Philippine company San Miguel created and developed the Magnolia ice-cream brand in the 1920s.

In the early 1970s, a completely unaffiliated family in California started marking their own ice-cream with the Magnolia mark in order to hoodwink Filipino Americans into thinking they were somehow related or the same.

Lawsuits Against Phil-Am Food

PhilAm Food / Phil-Am Merchandising Inc. / Philam Merchandising
Address: 683 Newark Avenue, Jersey City

There are at least THREE (3) known lawsuits filed against PhilAm Food of New Jersey.

Note that this is the Jersey City grocery store, which has been accused in a federal lawsuit of encroaching on the legal rights of the Phil-Am wholesaler, a completely separate company that wants to have nothing to do with Philam Food and its business practices.


MARIAN OSDON v. ERWIN SANTOS (2015)

Lawsuit filed against PhilAm Food owner Erwin Santos and Phil-Am Merchandising

This is ongoing as of October 2016.

Docket information: http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/


LAGASPI v. PHIL-AM MERCHANDISING et al

Defendant: FLORENTINA SANTOS, PHIL-AM MERCHANDISING and OLIVER SANTOS
Plaintiff: JAMIE DELEON LAGASPI
Case Number: 2:2013cv01168
Filed: February 26, 2013
Court: New Jersey District Court
Office: Newark Office
County: Hudson
Referring Judge: Mark Falk
Presiding Judge: William J. Martini
Cause of Action: Fair Labor Standards Act

Details can be found here:
filamericans.com/places/united-states/new-jersey/jersey-city/food/phil-am-food/


PHIL-AM TRADING, INC. v. PHIL-AM MERCHANDISING, INC.

Plaintiff: PHIL-AM TRADING, INC.
Defendant: PHIL-AM MERCHANDISING, INC.
Case Number: 2:2015cv07132
Filed: September 28, 2015
Court: New Jersey District Court
Office: Newark Office
County: Hudson
Referring Judge: Leda D. Wettre
Presiding Judge: Susan D. Wigenton
Cause of Action: 15:1125
Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff

Read the details: Phil-Am Trading wholesaler vs Phil-Am Food grocery store

Where to Buy Calamansi?

Twenty people in the United States asked this question: Where to Buy Calamansi? Farmers markets and… Amazon! MANSI premium calamansi juice — not from concentrate. https://www.amazon.com/MANSI-Premium-Calamansi-Juice-11-2/dp/B01EMLS4R8/ Amazon also has plants that produce calamansi-looking fruits. http://www.amazon.com/Everbearing-Persian-Lime-Tree-Bearing/dp/B007LOHG3M/ Unfortunately, in the United States,

San Miguel Gold Label Best of The Philippines

San Miguel Gold Label Best of The Philippines

Please note that the “Magnolia Ice Cream with the iconic oval logo” you see being sold in the United States and Canada is NOT in any way related to San Miguel Philippines.

To repeat: Magnolia Ice Cream USA (even with the familiar logo that Filipinos grew up with in the Philippines) is NOT a Product of the Philippines. It is made by a morally depraved USA company called Ramar Foods, which pirated the brand and logo from San Miguel Philippines.