Thursday, September 17

The Udder Side of the Story


Scenario 1
Scene: Ice cream needed to cool the fiery Korean dinner.
Location: Lorong Kilat

Initially I thought it was the Mao Shan Wang’s fault. Despite being made with grounded pistachio nuts, the Pure Pistachio was disappointingly bland. I thought I shouldn’t have paired anything with the Mao Shan Wang.

Bittersweet, fibrous and pungent, the Mao Shan Wang was potent to kill any relationship (be it ice cream or human). I used to love durian but like the Backstreet Boys, I definitely grew out of it.

But Scenario 2 convinced me that the Pure Pistachio was probably blah to begin with.

Scenario 2
Scene: Ice cream needed. Period.
Location: Novena / United Square

We chose Udders out of Gelatiso, McD’s, Swensens, getting a Ben & Jerry’s pint or Haagen Daaz stick from Cold Storage. I sampled a couple of flavours and found it odd that I found nothing crave-worthy. But the queue behind me was gathering and in a panic, I / we settled for the Cookies and Cream, Snickers Mars Honeycomb Vanilla and Salty Caramel.

At best, I felt the ice cream was
a. bland
b. unsatisfactory
c. WTF
d. All of the above

I like the chunky bits within the ice creams but strangely enough, they did nothing to increase the oomph factor. The Snickers / Mars nibbits were so-so - their approval ratings decreased sharply from a chocolate bar. Even the Cookies and Cream was deceivingly tantalizing as the riddling chunks of cookies hardly translated into flavour. And the Salty Caramel was plain odd – can’t put my finger on it but it tasted nothing like what I would normally declare love for.

After that, we walked into McD’s and eased our pain with a glorious hot chocolate fudge.


17 Lorong Kilat
#01-08 Kilat Court

155 Thomson Road

1 Bukit Batok Central Link
#02-10 West Mall


ice said...

Agree. And I thought I was the only one who don't think much of their ice creams.

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Anonymous said...

i think they're quite overrated, give me my cookie dough pint from Ben & Jerry's anyday! ;)


Anonymous said...

Yes I totally agree, Udders did absolutely nothing for me.


yixiaooo said...

So glad I'm not the only one who feels this way. Judging by the queues, I thought I was the odd one out.

Yes to Ben & Jerry's... and Haagen Daaz... and Movenpick. And even red bean potong. =)

Anonymous said...

try the alcoholic flavours, they're much nicer.
Run & Raisin, Lychee Martinis & Orange Bitters are nice!

I thought the green tea flavour was delightfully light.

Definitely a place I'd go back after going there a couple of times.

Clowie said...

Yeah thought Udders was udderly disappointing too. Even the alcoholic ice cream flavors had an in-balanced alcohol content. It was either too weak or overwhelming. I remember asking the manager if they had anything "richer" and sampled my 5th flavor - eventually walked away without a cup. Why waste calories?