People on Twitter are questioning what this dessert is really called and now we’re confused

December 07th, 2017

You’ve probably seen this served in a Filipino party or chilled in your own refrigerator right after your mom made one for the holidays. And yes, up until now, what we also know is that this graham dessert topped with mangoes is called “Mango Float.”

But Twitter user Dave Agbayani made people ask themselves what this common dessert is really called after he shared that some people in Luzon are calling it differently.

one time i asked my roommates if they made mango float during Christmas and they looked confused and asked if i was talking about something like coke float but with mangoes instead of coke

apparently them Luzon peeps call it graham cake ……….

— Dave Agbayani (@disisdadave) December 4, 2017


Dave shared that he asked his roommates if they ever made Mango Float during Christmas and they just looked at him like he’s mixing up things. He and his roommates both got confused because apparently, his friends call it “Graham Cake”.

of course i showed them this and proved i’m normal

but yeah u go call it graham cake whatever floats ur boat

aND UR MANGOES HAHAHA pic.twitter.com/ziKFK5aYrO

— Dave Agbayani (@disisdadave) December 4, 2017


Everyone is confused and some even got defensive at the thought that it’s called something else other than Mango Float.



— Dionill Jamil (@ellejamil) December 4, 2017

I thought everyone called it mango float 0_0

— Miggy Cruzmas (@MggyCrz) December 4, 2017

Who calls it Graham cake???

— Lance Garcia (@dothelancedance) December 5, 2017

I’m from Luzon and I’ve always known it as mango float???? It makes more sense than graham cake because the star of the dessert is the mango not the graham 😱😱😱

— Sarah G (@lakwatsarah) December 5, 2017

pag mahirap graham, pag sosyal mango float haha

— Ry (@RyanTorreses) December 6, 2017

Mango float kasi yun yung sinasabi sa commercials :(( hahahaha

— Zai 🖤 (@zaaaicruz) December 5, 2017


Others who have known it as Graham Cake also came to defend what they thought the dessert is called.

It's graham cake kaya kuya dave!!! Since childhood haha! College ko lang nalaman yang pa mango mango float nyo aarte hahahahaha

— Chiars ♡ (@Chiarabells) December 4, 2017

Graham cake kasi sometimes we put mangoes somtimes we put peaches so the one that "floats" can be customized hahahaha

— Justine Care (@justinederella) December 5, 2017

Actually it really is graham cake. Fruit cocktail or, mangoes ang linalagay. Tapos to differentiate yung fruit cocktail and mangoes na graham cake they named the ones with mangoes as mango float.

— Athena Rabara (@rabaraathena) December 6, 2017


One of Dave’s officemates even said yes when he jokingly asked if they call it a “Mango Tiramisu”.

HAHA i asked my officemates tapos as a joke asked “sa inyo ba mango tiramisu HAHAHA”



— Dave Agbayani (@disisdadave) December 4, 2017


Some suggested other names to unite this divided nation.

I call it Ref cake

— Miguel Carlos 🥙 (@migz93) December 4, 2017

Kuya pakidagdag nga sa categories to. Mango Flute daw eh. Ano ho ba talaga? 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/SnDIHV366X

— _lala.girl (@angiela_salazar) December 5, 2017

Yung iba nga "ice box cake" yung tawag eh, be grateful for what we have HAHAHA

— jose mari kun (@SiPattitay) December 5, 2017

Aktwali, MANGO TIRAMISU FLOAT talaga yan. hahaha

— DongBargz (@DBargz) December 4, 2017

i call it mango graham i unite people

— taeyeon & exo's winter album (@jielvillacrusis) December 4, 2017

mango and graham are both good. Kaya let's call it "graham mango float cake" nalang 😂

— Forsythia. (@nnclrz) December 6, 2017


But honestly, whatever we call it, we know we’ll still eat it (and probably crave for it right now). Whatever this dessert is called, “Basta masarap sya,” we can all agree on that.

Dun tayo sa hindi kelangan ng label. PAGKAIN YAN EH!!😂😂

— Julia (@msjdbunny) December 4, 2017

Friends, i didn’t intend for this to be divisive. We are one nation. We are one people. Whatever we call it, KAKAININ PA RIN NAMAN NATIN YAN HAHAHAHA THANK YOU

— Dave Agbayani (@disisdadave) December 4, 2017

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