Jollibee, the unquestionable apple of Filipino fast-foodies’ eye, announced today that it will start selling its own version of the beloved dessert buko pie in Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon.
The announcement, made via the fast food chain’s Facebook account, said that each pie will sell for PHP30 (US$0.58), although prices may vary in from branch to branch. The pie will become available in Visayas and Mindanao starting Oct. 28.
Buko pie is a Filipino dessert that combines coconut (“buko” in Filipino) meat with sweetened condensed milk. It’s a favorite pasalubong (or gift brought home by travelers after a trip) among those holidaying in Laguna, a province famed for its its hot springs.
Jollibee, of course, needs no introductions, with its famed Chicken Joy — not to mention its uniquely sweet Jollibee Spaghetti, topped with hot dog slices — a bona fide staple anywhere Filipinos are found.
Prior to the buko pie rollout, the chain already offered peach mango pie — filled with a blend of the the two fruits, made sweeter with syrup — which will be pretty hard for the buko to beat in terms of tastiness. (Jollibee’s other pie, tuna, is… fine.) What’s more, the old-school buko pies from Laguna have set a pretty high bar for Jollibee to clear.
Even so, Jollibee fans today were going bonkers for buko, with netizen Nherz Almo saying, “Finally! What took you so long?!”
Have you tried the pie? Tell us what you think by leaving a comment below or tweeting to @CoconutsManila.
Jollibee is at Chinabank carpark, Valero cor. Villar St., Salcedo Village, Makati City (and other locations)
Open Monday – Sunday, 7am to 10pm
Phone: +63 894-4502
FB: @JollibeePhilippines | IG: @Jollibee
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