The story goes that Mrs. Lolita O. Hizon neighbor, a meat vendor, had some unsold pork at the end of a market day and, not wanting to let these spoil, asked Mrs. Hizon’s help in cooking them. Mrs. Hizon came up with a formula to cure the meat; she revised the traditional Capampangan pindang (fermented pork), causing the pork to acquire the unique salty – sweet taste that we have all come to love. She called it “Tocino”, derived from a Spanish delicacy that is sweet. Eventually, she refined the formula and the processing procedures that caused the birth of Pampanga’s Best Tocino – The Original version of what has now become a national favorite. So, what started out as just a neighborly gesture to help a friend has turned out to be the cornerstone of a business and a staple item in the Filipino breakfast table.
When Mrs. Lolita O. Hizon, is asked what she thinks is the secret behind her success she says, It’s love and compassion; and I believe it is more of a divine plan. All these years, I see a visible hand guiding us always for a purpose. I would say it is Divine Providence – that is the secret.
Today, Pampanga’s Best, Inc. is a multi-million meat processing corporation, operated and owned by the couple, Mr. Angelo D. Hizon Jr. and Mrs. Lolita O. Hizon, and their twelve children. It manufactures eleven core products – Tocino, Hotdogs, Longaniza, Ham, Bacon, Tapa, Burger Patties, Corned Beef, Embotido, Barbecue, and Nuggets.
True to it’s motto – Always the best from Pampanga’s BEST – the company puts prominence on the importance of high quality throughout it’s more than 40 years in the business, creating customer value, satisfaction, and loyalty. Also, it acquired the AAA Category, the highest level for a manufacturing plant, from the National Meat Inspection Service.
Consumers’ taste for something new is endless, which leads to the development of new products based on the consumers’ preference and his environment. With the expertise and creativity of its Research and Development Team, the company is able to cater to the different needs and demand of the consumers.
Competition is growing so fast – entrants of new and small enterprises and some companies are imitating our products, but with the company’s mission to adopt new technologies for the innovation of its products and service and its creatively and uniquely designed and well – executed systems, Pampanga’s Best is surely a brand to match; because the value it gives to it’s customers is irreplaceable.