Jollibee Favorites You Probably Didn’t Know Existed
by Anne Marielle Eugenio, February 06, 2019 10:27am
Art by Dani Elevazo
For Pinoy kids and kids-at-heart, the mere mention of Jollibee can instantly paint a smile on one’s face. Jollibee has always been the Pinoys' go-to fast-food restaurant, and we’d like to believe it’s because Jollibee’s food items are not only yummy but it also reminds them of their happy childhood.
The classics such as Jolly Spaghetti, Yum Burger, Burger Steak, Palabok, pies and Chicken Joy are the top-of-mind favorite meals of kids and adults alike. But apart from these meals, Jollibee offered many other interesting food items which are now no longer available, some we may already have forgotten or some we didn’t know existed at all. Let’s take a trip down the Jollibee memory lane with these limited time offers:
Hash brown burger
The famous langhap-sarap yum burger patty was also once sandwiched between two baked hash browns. (Yes, Jollibee once had hash brown too.) It was two favorites rolled into one to make a burger which leads us to the question: why did they pull this out from the menu? Or better yet, how did they pull this one off?
Jollibee gave potato lovers a crispy twist with their Crisscut Fries. The fast-food restaurant offered this French fry variation in two flavors: Savory BBQ and Zesty Cheese, but for a limited time only. The last time this was on the menu was in 2012 and it was a big hit among the French-fry lovers.
Who could have forgotten about the Jollibee Ice Craze, an icy dessert with different flavors on top?—it’s like halo-halo with specific toppings. You can choose from Coffee Jelly, Macapuno de Leche, Ube Keso, and Mais con Yelo. Just add 10 PHP for a sundae on top to have an Ice Craze Special!—they also released a limited edition Fruit Salad flavor for the Christmas season.
Back in 2010, you can choose between fried and grilled chicken in Jollibee. Jollibee’s Chicken Barbecue was a hot twist on the usual Chicken Joy. This provides an option for chicken lovers who prefer their chicken to be tender rather than crispy. You can also pick between original or spicy chicken barbecue. Plus, it comes in solo meals or bucket!
Jollibee’ Swirly Bitzly dessert made us sad when didn’t see it on the menu anymore. Imagine a Jollibee Sundae made even better with cookie bits or chocolate pieces swirled within—hence the name. Swirly bitz evolved into Mix-ins in different flavors: Milo, Kitkat, and even Hershey’s chocolate. With all the possible options, we should definitely petition for its return.
Jollibee’s all-time favorite, Chicken Joy was not only paired with a spaghetti meal or (extra) rice. Once upon a time, its crispylicious goodness was sandwiched between two buns with lettuce and dressing on top. Yes, Jollibee had a chicken sandwich called, a Chicken Torpedo.
Even though we do not have chicken torpedo anymore *cries*, there’s still a sandwich that will make merienda time even more fun. Jollibee’s Cheesy Classic Jolly Hotdog is here to save your Jollibee nostalgia. Enjoy the beefy sausage in a soft bun topped with special dressing, grated cheese, and tomato ketchup. You can also pair it with fries!
Jolly Hotdog is perfect for barkada bondings. Joshua Garcia, Jolly Hotdog’s latest endorser, enjoyed the todo sarap hotdog sandwich with his friends as seen in the latest Jollibee ad. Todo sarap, todo enjoy kasama ang buong barkada!
Bite into the todo toppings, todosarap goodness of the cheesy classic jolly hotdog today! Prices start at 50php (solo) and available in all Jollibee stores nationwide for dine-in, take-out, delivery, and drive-thru transactions.
Prices may vary across different locations.