I was introduced to frozen yogurt 2008 when White Hat first opened at the Mall of Asia. I got curious because it’s supposed to be yogurt. I love a good ice cream/gelato. And I like yogurt and yogurt made into ice cream intrigued me. I’ve tried BTIC before and that was supposed to be yogurt, too, only they made it to taste like standard ice cream so that was disappointing.
I watched as the soft-serve yogurt rippled out of the machine into my cup in a perfect swirl. Out of their many toppings I chose muesli and cheesecake. It looked scrumptious. The shop girls took a photo of me before I got to taste it (which they said was for their website), which just added to the suspense. One heaping spoonful later and it was instant love! I loved the sweet, creamy tangy sort of sourness of it. It completely tastes like yogurt but more wonderful!
So that’s how I got started. Since then a squillion fozen yogurt stands have popped up and I make it a point to try their yogurt everytime I pass by a new one. I don’t even mind that the yogurt stand names get crazier and crazier. I mean how many times can they shorten, abbreviate and re-spell Yogurt? They’ve added dashes, umlauts and every other punctuation in existence. Or it’s some fruit’s name with completely no relevance to the product. It’s confusing sometimes, specially the ones that have identical colours, but the yogurt they serve thankfully, stays yummily the same (more or less).
My favourite all-time toppings: crushed graham with mochi. Not available at all yogurt stands. I also like heart sprinkles because it’s so cute.
I was so happy when White Hat opened in ATC, as it’s the closest to me- we’re way south. But when one night we were having dinner at one of our favourite Chinese places, I saw a yogurt place right beside it- I got super excited. At last a yogurt place in our area. It’s 5 minutes away from home.
So the latest yogurt I have tried: Purple Grapes. Yum!
Yum. I just had walnuts and it’s divine together. My sister had white and dark chocolate swirl chips on hers. I think their formula is more ‘watery.’ I don’t mean it’s melted. It’s completely frozen and holds the shape. It just seems to have more ice crystals- not as creamy as the other frozen yogurts. I hope I’m making sense. Anyway. I like it a lot. The only niggly little bit is…. the serving is so scanty! As you can see in the photo (or in this case, as you can hardly see) the yogurt barely peeks over the cup- specially my sister’s ! So that was gone very quick.
Can’t have it all, as they say. But definitely, I think there will be more yogurt places opening up here down south. I can live with Purple Grapes for the meantime!