Bacolod's Best Delicacy: Napoleones - Pendy’s vs Merci
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.
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!
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?
Table of Comparison
10 pieces @ P140
12 pieces @ P145
Thinner and has a melt-in-your-mouth texture
Thicker but has less apparent melt-in-your-mouth texture
Smooth and velvety
Dry and lacks smoothness in texture
Softer, fresher and tastier
Lacks freshness and texture isn’t so great
Simple yet elegant
Let's Hear About You!
Which of the two offers the finer Napoleones?
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?
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.