Froyo dessert giants, llaollao, ceased all operations this morning and made way for another European froyo brand called Yole (It’s pronounced yo-lay).
My heart can’t take this stress. First it was Gong Cha, now llaollao. It seems like just yesterday when I was walking past a llaollao outlet at Plaza Singapura and resisted the urge to get myself a small cup of goodness (wait, it really was just yesterday!). Alas, I won’t be able to have a mental battle with their brand anymore.
The question that begs to be answered is this: “Can Yole live up to the tremendous pressure and expectations?” We had to check them out to be sure.
Prices range from $4.90 (for a small cup of froyo with one topping) to $6.90 (for a large cup with three toppings). Sounds vaguely familiar no? Oh, and that blue spoon is very reminiscent of its predecessor even if I do say so myself. They ran out of the original flavored froyo so I was left with the Strawberry froyo.
For a small cup, you get to choose one topping and I opted for pumpkin seeds to give the froyo a little added texture. I must say the Straberry Froyo is a little on the sweeter spectrum but nevertheless I felt the seeds gave it a well-needed bitterness. I can’t imagine pairing it with even sweeter toppings…. which brings us to the next thing I ordered.
I have the feeling it’s called Ibiza to link their parfaits to paradise. You have two options to choose from. A mini, $5.50 or a large, $6.95. I ordered the large.
The toppings I chose were Kiwi, Strawberry (I have no idea why i chose strawberry for a strawberry froyo), granola chips and an extremely generous amount of mango sauce. There’s one word that could truthfully describe how it tasted, diabetic. It was so sweet. OMG! I couldn’t even finish it and maybe my hands were really warm or something but within less than 7 minutes, the froyo lost all its structural integrity to become this (refer to image below)
To be fair, I have yet to try their Original Froyo and I’m not one who possesses a sweet tooth. If you are, Yole is the place for you my friend. I recommend starting with the Tubs and progress to the Ibiza when you’ve leveled up.
If you want to beat the queue, try going during office hours. It’s a whole lot faster!