The Mushroom Lab is the brainchild of four high school best friends, Aira Palomar, Jessa Marie Dizon, Candy Cruz, and Ellyce Leil Amador. Eating crispy mushrooms on their casual snack time, it has been a running joke between them to start up a business out of it, and when the pandemic hit, they used the amount of time they have to finally turn it into reality.
“We thought of innovative ways to make it more appealing to non-mushroom eaters by improving the taste and texture; also with the purpose of making an impact to our community by giving back a percentage of our profit to our jeepney partners.” Aira Palomar explained.
With the concept of changing the landscape of pork chicharon by offering a healthier version, the Mushroom Lab cultivated the idea using oyster mushrooms as the base of their product. According to them, they chose oyster mushrooms for its multiple health benefits, including improved cholesterol levels and metabolism; amino acids that protect our cells from oxidative stress and rids it of radical damage; as well as beta-glucans that may protect the body from cancer cells.
Right now, they sell their fresh and crispy mushrooms in six variants: Original flavor, Hot and Spicy, Garlic Parmesan, Sour Cream, Salted Egg, and Barbecue. Mushroom Lab also offers fresh oyster mushrooms for those who want to use it in their own cooking.
Check out some photos of their products below:
Original Crispy Mushrooms (100g) – P110
Flavored Crispy Mushrooms (100g) – P120
Fresh Mushrooms (100g) – P60
Fresh Mushrooms bulk order (100 packs & above) – P55 each
How to Order
You can send in your orders through their social media accounts, @mushroomlabph on Facebook and Instagram. They can also be reached through the number 0917 323 2472 or via email at email@example.com.
Delivery is available via Lalamove, Grab, and Mr. Speedy. They also do meet-ups and pickups at the following areas: University Belt, Manila; UST area; Santa Cruz Manila area; Salitran, Dasmarinas Cavite; and Bustos Bulacan.
Mushroom Lab is also open for resellers nationwide.