Monday, 6 February 2017

ICE DROP : ANCIENT SNACKS FROM BLITAR

Remembering the past is fun. Even if this craze in the past, such as snacks when we were kids. Well, in Blitar, East Java, there is a special food that has been known since the Dutch. Blitar and surrounding residents are very familiar with this one product, Ice Drop (ice drop, ice lolly) Parrot Bird Cap.

Ice Drop Cap Bird Parrot has become something of an icon for the city culinary Blitar. There are 6 flavors presented, namely green beans, chocolate, durian, vanilla (also called pudding), frambozen, and pineapple. This is a home business that made from natural and contains no preservatives. So you can bet when we enjoy dropwise delicacy, it is a purely non-fermented ingredients harmful to the body.

Businesses drop the ice began to stand in 1937. When it is located in the Chinatown area. Starting from the cigarette business of the same name, but due to lack of demand, the owners immediately changed course to the business of ice drop. When I started trading, they moved to Jl. No. orchids. 51 to now. Residential homes as well as serving as a factory. Today, the business is continued by the second and third generation. As the law of the founder of Sprott Puspawati Ice Drop Cap Bird Parrot, with her son Anton and Maria Sutanto Kristin (wife of Anton), work together to continue the pace of business.




Recipes that there is a legacy passed down from the first generation to the latest generation. Uniquely, the recipes are not listed in the media such as books or the other, but rather embedded in the brain alone.

Seasonal changes also affect the sale. During the wet season, sales are down. Especially when the workers have started a lot and when they buy an average home refrigerator, it also affects the sale.

The deliveryman was ready since morning. They mostly come from a village called village Balong. Average of nearly all its inhabitants into ice deliveryman drop since time immemorial and hereditary. The regulary that they came in the morning to take a flask, then came back later in the afternoon to pay a deposit. Depends on the number of flasks each. The average of four flasks were taken, the amount of ice is not the same. Sometimes people carry 30 38 seeds. They ride bicycles or motorcycles, followed by a ride public transportation to the area of marketing that they want.

The area includes the marketing and surrounding Blitar, Kediri, Tulungagung, Malang. In Surabaya also there, even sold at the restaurant. For those who directly come to the factory, can buy directly and not limited to the amount of the purchase. Buy one will do. Available styrofoam boxes if we want to buy in large quantities. Ice drop can last up to 12 hours.

The name of business, of course there are ups and downs. Similarly, the business of ice drop. Outsmart management by making ice cheaper. But in reality even unsold and eventually re-create the usual. Those dark days lasted about the late 80s, along with sales getting lonely and lack of interest.




The buyers more mature group, who have tasted the delights of ice drop during their childhood. As for the generation of children even less about their product. Perhaps because of its simple and less interest. If the regular antiquity also for weddings, is no more and just as souvenirs only.

The lack of desire to move and also stretched more due to business expansion avaibility raw materials are easily available. The manufacture of ice drop is then taken coconut milk coconut. In addition, the ease of the need for clear water is also vital. Cleanliness is evident from the well water test results to the local health department.

Tips to perpetuate the above efforts is to preserve and maintain a sense of kinship seistem. Thus, a trip Ice Drop Cap Bird Parrot crushed timeless era. Pinned great hopes on the next generation to stay afloat.


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Thanks for your positive comment..