And the winner is still… Happy Cream Puff! At least for us….
First time for me to eat Beard Papa and I was surprised by its size which is a little bigger and its price at P50 just for one vanilla cream puff. The Beard Papa eclairs goes for P55 and what is nice is that they have other cream puff versions with different toppings of chocolate (White choco chips, Black choco chips, Choco fudge and Choco glazed). This reminds me of the doughnuts flavors we have. The Happy Cream Puff sells for P20 and P25 for the eclair. So technically, you can get two for each beard papa.
The cream filling taste almost the same and the difference would be: the Happy Cream Puff has a more egg milky taste versus Beard Papa that has a Vanilla after taste. I was not able to taste the vanilla bean from Happy Cream Puff.
As for the puff, the Beard Papa has a crispy/ fried base and it feels like eating croissant with cream inside. The Happy Cream Puff has a soft pillow type consistency throughout which feels like it was expertly baked. Although, I liked the crispy base of Beard Papa which gives a more crunchier texture into the cream puff experience. My wife did not prefer her cream puff to be crispy.
The chocolate layer on Beard Papa has more interesting taste but it is gone after the first bite while the Happy Cream Puff lingers more in your mouth. It would be interesting to see if there are different chocolate topping variations for Happy Cream Puff in the future and of course, the value for money when you buy more.
Overall, we still personally love our Happy Cream Puff Eclairs! Interestingly, we discovered that it can be served cold and the eclair continues to be soft but firmer and not chewy. I ate a lot of cream puff this Christmas that I should stay away from these goodies for the rest of the year …
Beard Papa Vanilla Cream Puff (P50) vs. Happy Cream Puff (P20)
Beard Papa Choco Fudge Eclair (P55) vs. Happy Cream’s Eclair (P25)
For Beard Papa’s fans, they offer discounts when you buy at least 6 pcs of their cream puffs or eclair. Save at least P25 for the vanilla flavor while P35 for the eclairs ones. The more you buy, the more discounts you get as much as P95. While Happy cream puffs are fixed at P20 and P25. You can also get cream puff variants in one box.
Happy Cream Puff! We love the Eclairs!
8 thoughts on “Beard Papa vs. Happy Cream Puff”
I was a big fan of Beard Papa when it first came out. Like you, I was at first put off by the P50-P55 price tag. But when I tasted it, I always had a hankering for it. In short, it was worth it, for me. Sadly though, the quality has declined through time. Before, one short bite and you would have real vanilla custard oozing out. Now, you need to take several bites before you could even taste the vanilla. There was also one time I bought beard papa from Megamall. When I reached UP, just a couple of hours later, the vanilla custard tasted “thin” and sour. I have been looking for another cream puff indulgence ever since so I will definitely try Happy Cream Puff. I apologise for the long post. It just bugs me to think that the owners of Beard Papa may be cost cutting at the expense of their customers.
Ha! So Beard Papa now offers discounts if you buy 6 pcs of their product? About time! I used to think it odd – in the days when I bought Beard Papa – that the customer didn’t get ANY discount when buying 6 pieces, which would have been a nice incentive to bulk purchase from them. Good to hear they have this offer now…though I don’t know, my tastebuds have moved on to other sweet treats.
i was in the vicinity of metropolis alabang, when i remembered happy cream puffs, which i’ve read in your blog. Sorry, but i disagree. For me, beard papa is better, di ko nga lang alam ngayon kung nag-iba na quality ng b.papa. Happy cream puff is kinda “maanggo”, but the vanilla cream is similar to beard papa. And the chocolate used in the eclair is not good either.
Grbe! Pls open Happy Cream Puff in Makati. The price is good and the puffs are the best i ever tasted.
help !!! need cream puffs in indiana !!!??? mail order…??? anyone know what to do ???? my sis in need of stat cream puffs after hearing of beard’s !!!!!!!!!! help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! l and p
I discovered Beard Papa when i saw a long line in Takashimaya Food Court in Singapore. I thought .. wow.. a new craze for the “kia-sus” e? Let me get in line nga din hehehe.. When i first tried it .. wow..!!! sarap nga!
after a year ….
I saw it in Manila! Was so excited and went to buy 1 … when i took a bite .. *crash* … feeling ko from cloud nine … i droppped all the way and had a hard fall… it tasted so so and ordinary…
sayang.. beard papa is Singapore is still the best … now … whats this major hoola about Happy Cream Puffs? Let me get in line nga and see …
i love happy cream puff! how come their website is down? is their store at sm southmall still open?
i wish they would open here in manila….kahit bazaar lang para we can have some.
there is two blanches on makati of Happy cleam puff!
roadside-shop of both.
Happy Cream Puff レガスピ・ビレッジ店
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Legaspi Village, Makati City