Friday, October 30, 2015

TCBY Frozen Yogurt @ IOI City Mall

Other than ice cream, gelato and popsicles, the craving for sweet frozen treats can be easily satisfied by indulging in healthy frozen yogurt, or better known as froyo. We are here at TCBY to check out the premium soft-serve Super Fro-Yo that is jam-packed with live active cultures as well as the indulgent hand-scooped froyo!

The name, TCBY, which stands for The Country's Best Yogurt, by itself, sets a high expectation for froyo aficionados. We know that not all real dairy yogurts are created the same, and what makes TCBY froyos distinctive from the rest is the new classification of "Super Fro-Yo" that offers greater nutritional value as it contains a minimum of 7 types of probiotics, high content of dietary fibre, Vitamin A and D, calcium and protein.

Although this brand seems less renowned in Malaysia, TCBY is backed by a strong history in USA's healthy froyo-making business since 1981 and that leads to its expansion to over 500 stores across the globe now. 

Italian Tart Soft-Serve Froyo 

A small scoop of TCBY froyo yields only 120 calories, which is twice as low as compared to ordinary ice creams. With a minimal 0% to 4% fat content, don't you agree we can all indulge in healthy froyos without any guilt?

For first timer, do try the original Italian Tart flavour which is free from fat and cream yet tastes rich in sweet tartness similar to Greek yogurt but less icy and creamy than the usual soft-serves.

TCBY's self-serve stores allow customers to mix and match flavours, pick from dozens of toppings, and pay by the grams. It delights us when we can choose up to 4 flavours of soft serves ranging from the non-fat range such as Italian Tart and Dutch Chocolate to the low-fat varieties including Cookies and Cream, White Chocolate Mousse and Golden Vanilla.

Don't miss out the fun toppings such as coconut flakes, peanuts, Koko Crunch, Cornflakes, cherries and nata de coco!

Cookies and Cream, and Dutch Chocolate Soft Serve Sundae with crunchy toppings

Healthy goers will definitely love this low-fat, protein-packed sundae especially when added with a punch of crunchiness from nutty toppings, cereals or digestive biscuits. Moreover, the fat-free Dutch chocolate flavour is amazingly light and not as sweet as I thought. 

Besides soft serve, TCBY is the only place I've found that serves hand-scooped froyo and sorbet. Despite of being a much healthier alternative to ice creams, TCBY does not compromise on its taste. Its hand-scooped froyo is so creamy and rich that it can easily beat the luxury giant ice cream parlors in town. 

Imported from US, it comes in 12 flavours of hand-scooped froyo and sorbet rotating on a weekly basis. I'm a happy kid when I see the Rainbow Cream, Chunky Chocolate Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter Delight and Mint Chocolate Chunk!

Those with sweet tooth may have stronger liking towards hand-scooped froyo as it is creamier, more compact and full-bodied than the soft-serves. Plus, some of the flavours are jam-packed with crunchy nuts, dried fruits and more! 

Vanilla Bean

If you prefer something plain, nothing satisfies more than TCBY's luxuriously creamy vanilla bean. Have it pure and simple, to best savour its deep, sweet richness from every spoonful! 

Rocky Road

Super addictive! Every scoop of Rocky Road melts perfectly in the mouth as we happily dig into the lip-smacking concoction of chocolate and marshmallow flavoured froyo laced with chunky rich dark chocolate pieces and toasted almonds.


Cookies and Cream 
Pure vanilla indulgence injected with chunks of crispy chocolate sandwich cookies.

Mocha Almond

Coffee flavoured froyo intertwined with a ribbon of chocolate fudge and liberally
sprinkled with chopped almond nuts. Chocolate chips are available as additional toppings.

Cotton Candy 

For a taste of something playful, try the pink and blue Cotton Candy which is uniquely recreated as a childhood treat for an adult palate. Ah, such fond memories.

Strawberries and Cream


I love having chunks of real fruits in my froyo to add chewy texture and drive the flavour stronger. And TCBY's version of strawberry froyo is crafted perfectly to my liking! It produces a more intense strawberry flavour and a much smoother, less icy consistency.

Chocolate Chocolate
Calling all the cocoa fanatics, this decadent flavour is so chocolatey that it is named twice.

Raspberry Sorbet and Lemon Sorbet


The only downside is, we can't find any fresh fruit toppings here but we can still enjoy fruity freshness from the hand-scooped sorbets. Since we are so fond of fruits, the strong citrus note with cool, refreshing finish is all we want during hot, summer days! 

OH SO YUMMY! 


Mocha Almond Milkshake

TCBY gives you more choices of enjoying healthy froyo. Just pick any flavour of hand-scooped froyo from the counter and have it blended with low-fat milk into creamy milkshake. 

Shivers- Rocky Road

For a richer taste and texture, skip the milk and get your favourite froyo swirled and blended with as many toppings as you'd love. Although it kinda reminds me of McFlurry, but it definitely tastes better with thicker consistency.

TCBY will be serving up parfaits, sorbet fizz, smoothies and waffles very soon.
Don't forget to stop for a well-deserved, guilt-free treat to cool down during sunny days. 

Prices start from RM6.60 per 100g of Super Fro-Yo and RM8.50 per hand-scooped froyo/sorbet,
with additional RM1.60 per topping. All prices exclude GST charges.

Verdict:
1. Super Fro-Yo is my favourite among all, for its Greek tart flavour and light, airy texture that can easily be my meal replacement.
2. For the hand-scooped froyo, I have no complaints at all about the portions, prices and varieties. I love TCBY for its taste and texture; which is to me, perfect as it is not too icy nor creamy.
3. Recommended: Italian Tart Super Fro-yo, Vanilla Bean and Rocky Road Hand-Scooped Froyo


TCBY Outlets
Oasis Damansara
Lot G-33, No.2, Jalan PJU1A/7A
Contact: 603-7859 8597

Nu Sentral Mall
Lot 49, Lower Ground Floor
(Opposite MBG fruit store)
Contact: 603-2276 4441

IOI City Mall
LG-76A, Lower Ground Floor
Contact: 603-8328 0152

Quill City Mall
LG27, Lower Ground Floor
(Opposite AEON)

Johor Premium Outlets
Suite 1402, Second Floor

*All outlets operate from 10am to 10pm daily (except for Oasis Damansara that closes on Sundays). 

Contact: 603-7859 6650
Email: info@justpie.com.my
Website: www.tcby.com.my
Facebook: fb.com/TCBYMalaysia
Instagram: @TCBYMalaysia

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Home Party with Bread, Cake and Pastry from Cake Sense


Hello, sunny egg tarts!

Do you ever pass by a bakery and just can't resist the beautiful aroma of fresh bakes? At that moment, it tempts me to browse what's in store and grab some items home. And I often overbuy because every thing looks too good to be missed! 

Perhaps because my whole family can't bake, we often buy from the shop and our favourite is no other than Cake Sense. They have a wide range of buns, pastries and cakes, but what keeps us going back again and again is their signature Portuguese egg tarts.

Portuguese Egg Tarts @ RM6.90 for 3 pieces / RM12.60 for 6 pieces 

Flaky crisp skin with slightly burnt edges, silky smooth eggy filling with subtle sweetness,
that's just... so heavenly! What else could I ask for? I can eat 3-4 pieces of this at one go!

Apart from tarts, sweet bread like the Red Bean Bun is equally good as breakfast or afternoon snack. Mom usually keeps few pieces of these at home for snacking. But if you are a true bread lover, nothing beats the enjoyment of having Cake Sense's signature Eurosoft bread!

What is Eurosoft? They are made from homemade yeast, hence the texture is extra soft on the inside while retaining a thick crunchy crust that reminds me of the German's favourite rustic loaves. Definitely a hearty staple at every home!

Nankoku Honey Nut @ RM7.40

My personal favourite is the Nankoku honey-sweet bread, generously loaded with crushed red beans and pistachios that give out aromatic nuttiness to balance out the sweet flavour. Love its soft texture that I can enjoy directly without any reheating. Highly recommended!


SO SOFT!! And full of nutty goodness!

Raisin Mix Grain @ RM7.40
Another great choice if you prefer something more plain yet hearty.
 
All the breads from Cake Sense can last 4-5 days, so don't worry about buying too much! :P

 
Chocolate Walnut @ RM6.90
Wow, the generous filling of chocolate chips make this a favourite among kids!



.....and plain cakes there can be equally indulgent!

The cakes are always our life saviour whenever we are having small gatherings with relatives and friends at home. Since we can get good quality cakes with minimal sugar and artificial flavours outside, then why not serve them to our guests?

Honey-B Cake @ RM11.70

Light, fluffy sponge with a gentle hint of pure Australian honey.
The texture is just so airy and light that I reckon this is how a sponge cake should be!

Parmesan Cheese Cake @ RM17.00

Great if you prefer something more savoury.
I'd love the cheese to be heavier thou.

All Natural Banana Cake @ RM11.70

They even have really good banana cake in store! Extremely rich in real banana taste,
without any "artificial" flavouring. Each slice is a true enjoyment of natural tropical goodness.

Farmhouse Cake @ RM28.00

Highly recommended-- I can finally indulge into the fibre-packed carrot cake without guilt! Cake Sense's version is made of pure shredded carrot with bits of raisin, and totally no sugar added.


If you are planning to throw a home party but can't bake on your own,
I think the loaves, cakes and pastries can be real party stunner!

Verdict:
1. Quality is definitely not compromised here. Most products are crafted using "real, natural ingredients" freshly baked in-store from the oven. Love the generous fillings in the loaves!
2.  Unique varieties, with more affordable price tags compared to many artisan bakeries.
3. Recommended: Portuguese Egg Tarts, Nankoku Honey Nut Eurosoft Bread, Banana Cake 

Happy Shopping at Cake Sense!
Website: www.cakesense.com
Facebook: fb.com/cakesense

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Find the One from Triumph!

Do you believe that finding the perfect-fitting bra is as important as finding the perfect man of your life?

Well, to me, it is part of our assets, don't you agree? :P And finding the perfect bra means no more pinching, no more straps or underwire that dig in--- We just need that weightless support, total comfort and a beautifully shaped silhouette. 

In fact, I'm surprised to learn that 7 out of every 10 women wear the wrong bra size (I think I am one of them? Haha). Hence, Triumph kickstarts its “Stand Up For Fit” and “Find the One” campaigns to bring you the life-changing experience of finding the right bra. This prominent brand has so many different ranges to suit your best body!

Butterfly Effect: For maximum support, unparalleled comfort and slimmer silhouette.

Soft Memory Cushion: Nothing can be more comfortable than this!

Aqua Enhancer: For incredible push-ups up to 2 cups.

.....and alot more to choose from. I am just....spoilt with too many good options!

Starting from 21 September 2015, Triumph launched a fitting campaign nationwide, targeting to fit 50,000 women across Malaysia ensuring they find the right fitted bra. Simply visit any Triumph Boutiques or counters, and you'll get a free fitting consultation conducted by Triumph professional fit experts

From measurements of the correct bust size to finding your actual bust age and body shape,
the comprehensive fitting consultation will help women find their perfect one!

Even Amber is glad to find her perfect one from Triumph and proudly showcases it!

Through the campaign, Triumph helps to find the perfect one for each and every one of us!


Last but not least, thanks Amber for the friendly selfie!

Not forgetting to mention.... Ladies, here's the 7 tips to find the perfect fit.

I have found The One, how bout you?
Head to the nearest Triumph Boutiques or counters today and get fitted!

Facebook: fb.com/Triumph

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