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Is Jollibee’s Peach Mango Pie Better as a Sundae?

November 8, 2015

Everybody loves Jollibee’s Peach Mango Pie. Oozing with golden, syrupy mushed up yet indistinguishable mangoes and peaches, it is a pocket of comfort that comes stuffed inside a warm, deep-fried pillow. Heck, we like it a lot, we hacked it alongside some other glorious fast food pies a year ago! Another quick hack we like to do is order our fast food pies with a side of fast food soft serve. The result? A satisfying pie à la mode for less than 60 bucks. Unbeatable comfort at its finest.

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But suppose you take the filling out of the pies and use it as a topping for the ice cream instead? Such is the case with Jollibee’s newest offering—The Peach Mango Sundae. For PHP 31, you get a decent swirl of vanilla soft serve, topped with the extra bright orange-yellow peach mango goop. Every spoonful electrifies with a shock of sugar—which isn’t really a bad thing. Taste-wise, though, we feel that it’s better off left as a pie. Or rather, as an à la mode option instead (just like what McDonald’s did with its apple pie and soft serve).

As much as we love the tangy-sweet mess, the peach mango sauce is just too sweet, sticky, and cloying to be paired with an already sweet counterpart. Imagine mixing mango juice and vanilla ice cream—sure, it would taste well blended. But separately? It might not be the best combination. Why we think that it works better stuffed inside a pie is because of the buttery soft (sometimes deliciously undercooked) interior and the crunchy texture of the crust that lends a hand in balancing out this all-too-sweet action going on. While we see the attempt to add a more tropical variant to the Jollibee ice cream lineup, maybe the peach mango wasn’t the best solution. In any case, we believe that they should just save it for the pies.

Have you tried Jollibee’s newest Peach Mango Sundae? How did you like it? Do you think McDonald’s will release an Apple Pie Sundae soon? Sound off in the comments section below!

Mikka Wee Mikka Wee

Mikka Wee’s goal is to travel the world with a backpack stuffed with her books and not much of an itinerary. With an appetite thrice the size of her 5-foot frame, waffles are the one thing that makes her weak in the knees. She also likes to torture herself with sci-fi movie marathons until her brain turns into goop. Her list of not-so-secret culinary crushes includes David Chang, Ivan Orkin, Rene Redzepi, and Anthony Bourdain. Alexander Supertramp is her hero.

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2 responses to “Is Jollibee’s Peach Mango Pie Better as a Sundae?”

  1. Volts Sanchez says:

    /shiver

    Reading this in the morning wasn’t the best thing to do. Now I’ll be craving this until lunch.

  2. Jason Ronquillo says:

    Peach Mango Pie + Peach Mango Sundae = match made in sugary heaven.

    Dunk the pie on the sundae and voila!

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