|McDonald's Philippines Banana Cream Pie Sundae|
Location - McDonald's SM Megamall, Pasig, Manila, Philippines
Price - 39PHP in USD
Calories - ~270kcal
Long time readers will know that sundae reviews don't appear on this blog all that often. That's usually because any promotional sundae flavour usually has the same flavour served a McFlurry. I find the McFlurry quintessentially "McDonald's" so I usually go for that over the sundae. Not unexpectedly, the sundae wasn't topped with actual pieces of pie (and that's not as far fetched as it sounds), but rather only with 2 ingredients, Banana Cream Syrup, and Graham Cracker dust. The syrup was sticky and very sweet which in my opinion is usually a turnoff, but just as sweet as it was, it also had a deep banana flavour as well. It was also nice to find that it wasn't that bright artificial yellow colour many banana syrups are.
Graham Crackers might sound completely disinteresting to western readers, but they are pretty much unheard of in most of Asia. Not sure if they are popular in the Philippines at all, but it was a very nice find for me. As expected they tasted just like graham crackers should, and the way they were ground up into a fine dust allowed them to be spread around the entire sundae. Combined together with the ice cream and banana syrup, it did in fact taste like a frozen Banana Cream Pie.
I ordered the sundae expecting I would only eat a few bites, but this was one of the few ice cream dishes that I scraped my way to the bottom of the cup, and actually wanted more. An easy perfect score.
Rating - 5/5
A few other interesting Banana flavoured items I've reviewed, but I didn't link throughout the review:
Blueberry Banana Nut Oatmeal from the USA
Banana Shake - Japan
Chocolate Banana McFlurry - Singapore