Bacolod's Best Delicacy: Napoleones - Pendy’s vs Merci

Updated on March 9, 2017
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Renz is local foodie in the Philippines. He's very much passionate into food which is why he created A Not-So-Popular Kid Food Blog.

The fine Napoleones of Bacolod, Philippines!
The fine Napoleones of Bacolod, Philippines!

Bacolod is very well-known for its sugar industry. This is also why it is famous for its sweet delicacies, especially Napoleones, which is an all-time favorite of tourists. So, to help you out in choosing where to buy your Napoleones, we will compare Pendy's and Merci's versions.

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Merci: the convenient food souvenir shop inside Bacolod AirportThe Napoleones sold by MerciPendy's: the Home of the Famous NapoleonesThe Napoleones of Pendy's
Merci: the convenient food souvenir shop inside Bacolod Airport
Merci: the convenient food souvenir shop inside Bacolod Airport
The Napoleones sold by Merci
The Napoleones sold by Merci
Pendy's: the Home of the Famous Napoleones
Pendy's: the Home of the Famous Napoleones
The Napoleones of Pendy's
The Napoleones of Pendy's

Napoleones and Souvenir Needs

What are Napoleones?

In case you have no idea, Napoleones is a famous Bacolod delicacy that is a tasty pastry with a delicious, custard-like filling topped with sugar glazing. If you have a sweet tooth, you will surely enjoy this one and may actually become one of your all-time favorites!

Souvenir Needs

Just in case you forgot to buy your souvenirs or that the souvenirs you earlier bought weren’t enough, fret not because you’ll be able to find most of what you need in Merci. This store is located inside the Bacolod Airport itself for your convenience! Best of all, they also sell Napoleones there!

But if you have a lot of spare time, you could explore Bacolod and search for other shops selling Napoleones. We were able to visit one in 25th St. - Pendy's! And they really have a wide selection of food souvenirs! Plus, some of them were freshly made there in the shop itself. Check out the photos on the upper right to see the Napoleones from Merci and Pendy's.

Anyway, in this article, I just want to give you some comparison that will help you out when choosing between Merci or Pendy’s.

Napoleones: Pendy's or Merci?

Pendy's vs Merci: Who offers the better-tasting Napoleones?
Pendy's vs Merci: Who offers the better-tasting Napoleones?

Table of Comparison

10 pieces @ P140
12 pieces @ P145
Sugar Glazing
Thinner and has a melt-in-your-mouth texture
Thicker but has less apparent melt-in-your-mouth texture
Just right
Smooth and velvety
Dry and lacks smoothness in texture
Softer, fresher and tastier
Lacks freshness and texture isn’t so great
Simple yet elegant
Commercialized design
Other remarks
More memorable

Let's Hear About You!

Which of the two offers the finer Napoleones?

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The Better Napoleones

In my opinion, Pendy's offers better Napoleones than Merci. Plus, when I shared this with my family, they also chose Pendy's over Merci. And I guess, if you will consider the quality, it will seem like Pendy's offers cheaper Napoleones.

Now, let me know what you think by participating in the poll on the right.

Where to Find Napoleones?

Pendy's Store:
25th Street, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

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Merci in Bacolod Airport:
Bacolod-Silay International Airport (BCD), Silay City 6116, Philippines

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Questions & Answers

  • Is Pendy's Napoleones available in Manila?

    As far as I know, there are no retailers of Pendy's Napoleones here in Manila. It's perhaps due to preservation of the pastry's freshness.



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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 

      10 months ago from Manila

      @Kim, definitely Pendy's! Hands down. For piayaya of course it's Bongbong's.

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      10 months ago

      Pendy's or bongbong's?

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 

      12 months ago from Manila

      Well, it's always better safe than risking it. However, they say that you have 1 month from the time of expiry, and I guess you can judge it by the appearance, texture and taste. Since it was in a freezer as well, it might have preserved it somehow.

      Just be careful! :)

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      12 months ago

      my sister forgot that she has a Napoleones at the freezer, when I visited her place she gave it to me but the expiry date was Oct 9 2017, gustong gusto kung kainin, pwede pa po ba?

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      18 months ago

      Hi ! I want to ask if where can I buy Napoleones here in Manila? Thank you :)

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      2 years ago

      Do you have any branches in Metro Manila? Roli's bakeshop is nowhere to be found and the contact number posted on the website is not answering any of my messages and phone calls. Thanks!

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 

      4 years ago from Manila

      You're welcome! Enjoy Bacolod and the Napoleones! :D

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      4 years ago

      Thanks Renz! Pendy's Napoleones it is.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 

      5 years ago from Manila

      You're welcome! I'm glad you appreciated it

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      5 years ago

      thnks for the review


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