Boracay’s Calamansi Muffins. Local celebs have tweeted about and even instagrammed them to the point that these baked goodies have landed in just about anyone’s must-try list.
During our family’s most recent trip to Boracay, however, we discovered that the “real” challenge was where to find these famous sweet ‘n’ sour creations.
We walked from Stations 1 to 2 and back again, asked some locals along the way sometimes with no success, before we finally connected the dots and tracked these muffins down. Tito U and N arrived at the infamous place first, only to find out that there weren’t enough of these popular baked goodies left.
It turned out that Real Coffee & Tea Cafe, the place who makes these bestsellers, was about to close when our family arrived. Thankfully, Tito U and N have managed to save one last muffin for me and Bala.
So what did our family think about these famous goodies?
Before indulging in them, thoughts like, “these muffins better be good” resonated among all of us. As far as taste was concerned, the baked creations did receive polarizing views. Some thought that the muffins weren’t worth all the effort and they tasted like Cerelac, which was less-than-complimentary. I, on the other hand, thought that it was nice since I like anything citrusy; but it lacked the yum factor that I seriously expected.
Any which way, Real Coffee & Tea Cafe deserves a do over if ever we find ourselves back in Boracay. Who knows we might even come to appreciate the calamansi muffins more if we pair them with a hot cuppa java?
Thinking of getting some of these famous baked goodies for yourself?
Make sure that you place your order at least 24 hours before claiming them because the muffins are really in high-demand.
Calamansi Muffins: Php 320 per box of 6