Is Jollibee’s Peach Mango Pie Better as a Sundae?November 8, 2015
- Mikka WeeWords
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.
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.