WRAPSODY-ic Experience at The Heart of Bicolandia
When In Manila and you are craving for that different, one-of-a-kind, never-tasted-before pastry experience, Bicolandia is the place to be.
Oh yes, I am speaking of… *drum roll please*…Wrapsody! The name itself already gives you that certain beat to it, right? If you’re not feelin’ it yet, then let’s start groovin’ and know the first thing about Wrapsody: it is a kind of pastry made of none other than Bicol’s main produce when it comes to sweets – pilinuts.
Wrapsody is a pilinut-filled pastry concocted with a perfect blend of pilinut, flour, milk, sugar, butter and caramel syrup. Its caramelized topping makes that sweet, sugary burst in your every crunch. Now how heavenly can that go? Yum!
The crisped edges? It is just soooo delectable when combined with the chewy pilinut and caramelized sugar filling inside indeed making you crave for more. Any hunch where is it good for? I guess you guessed that right! It is just the perfect partner for you coffee lovers out there.
And don’t just try some out for yourself. It can also be a great ‘pasalubong’ for your friends, thanks to its meticulously and yet creatively packages. Each pastry is tightfully wrapped with a plastic foil to seal its freshness and crispiness. Each Wrapsody box contains 12 pieces of pilinut pastries and it only costs 150 pesos. Whoa! Overly delicious pastries at such a low price are indeed good buys. I am pretty sure your friends will really feel the beat of the Wrapsody-ic experience and crave for more!
Oh, and did I mention that it is not too sweet, but sweet enough for any sweet-hungry, sweet-craving pastry aficionado or even not, out there? I say, don’t miss out on this sweet experience! I already had mine. Go have yours, too!
Wrapsody can be found at the heart of Bicolandia in Daraga, Albay, which is also home to the world renowned wonder of Philippine tourism – the majestic Mt. Mayon volcano. Known for its perfect cone and for being one of the most active volcanoes, it never fails to amaze me with each and every visit.
The old church tower of Cagsawa or better known as the Cagsawa ruins is what is left of the town during the volcano’s most destructive 1814 eruption.
And YES, you will never get enough of ‘pasalubong’ when you are there. (Like how I never get enough of mentioning it in this article. *teehee*) Why? Located at the foot of the volcano and the entrance to the Mayon Volcano Natural Park are several shops that sell native handicrafts and delicacies that will tempt any tourist to buy them.
So, if you plan on visiting Bicolandia to get a taste of Wrapsody, pilinuts and Mt. Mayon; don’t forget to bring some extra cash with you. *wink*
Now, if it ain’t any sweeter than your Wrapsody-ic experience and Mt. Mayon escapade, wait until you’ve tried the “hotter” experience in the unexplored “hot” spots and “hot” finds in the City of Chilli. That’s next When in Manila!