FUNNY how memes can influence our lives on different levels. For friends Ypryl Gonzales and Kissel Ortego, one particular meme they saw online did not just entertain them but inspired them to open their own online business when everyone is on quarantine.
"It never really occurred to us to start a Taho business until the viral meme about 'Bakit required mag-panic pag dumaan si Manong Taho?' That actually became the inspiration. We thought why not bring the classi favorite right at people's doorstep anytime they want and made especially for them?" shared Ypryl.
After thorough research, the two came up with their own version of the Make Your Own Taho set. They were also able to come up with their own recipes for their flavored cups Ube Taro and Strawberry aside from the Classic Arnibal (Langka flavor). Their flavored taho cups come in 500ml and 700ml.
Ypryl also shared they make it a point to use locally-sourced ingredients for their milk and fruits.
They called their business Taho Factory which they just launched on August 22. With the quarantine and the movement restrictions, many crave for street food that used to be available anytime pre-pandemic. So when Ypryl and Kissel launched Taho Factory, it became an instant hit online showing how much Dabawenyos miss taho.
"As of now, we only do deliveries on weekends on a pre-order basis and with limited slots but we have already sold more than 50 Make Your Own Taho sets in our first month," she said.
The Taho set comes with a 1.5 liter tub of taho, 350mL of classic arnibal syrup as well as some sago and boba pearls. One set can make around five to six generous servings of taho -- very much perfect for family consumption. "There's really no recommended way of assembling the taho, anyone can have fun assembling it in any way they'd like, that is what's actually good about it," shared Ypryl.
To allow their customers to enjoy the flavor of classic taho, their innovation is more focused on the syrup flavor and the other extras that came with the taho. "The taho itself, the silken tofu, we retained it as it is. It's what gives character to the taho that we have all known to love," she said.
To place an order, message Taho Factory on Facebook.