Information about Lola Abon's Durian Candy Factory
Lola Abon's Durian Candy Factory
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Lola Abon's Durian Candy Factory is situated in Barangay Talomo, Davao City and is one of the most well-known establishments in Davao thanks to its delicious candies. The factory first started out in the humble kitchen of Abundia del Puerto Vda or "Lola Abon'' back in the 1950s. At the time, she only made pastillas de leche, a local delicacy made from condensed milk and sugar. A few years later, she eventually began mixing durian into her candies at the suggestion of a friend.
Her most popular product quickly became her durian yema, which was made from durian, egg yolks, milk, and sugar. Soon after her death, her daughter Melor continued her mother's legacy and created even more candies and sweets such as tarts, ice cream, and macaroons using the durian fruit. Since then the business has earned various awards and has been recognized by different institutions. Among them are the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. which hailed the durian candy factory as the Most Outstanding Small and Medium Enterprise in 2005.
Best time to visit
The factory sells its famous durian candies all year round so feel free to visit any time of the year.