Friday, May 23, 2014


After finishing lunch at Indian Oven, C'est la vie a Maggi and I noticed a frozen yogurt joint a few stores down. Scoop! is a small froyo shop and the concept is simple as well as similar to Menchie's, Pinkberry and Qoola. Customers choose a flavour of frozen yogurt and select their toppings at the self serve bar. 

The froyo shop has a fair amount of seats and a second lower level. On the lower level, there are plenty of games from foosball as well as air hockey to game boards such as Uno, Scrabble, Clue, Operation, Monopoly and Connect Four, just to name a few.

As for the food, asides from froyo, the shop offers juice, smoothies, hot drinks (coffee, tea and hot chocolate), Hong Kong style milk tea, specialty drinks and housemade mochi. Furthermore, waffles are also available but as the cashier mentioned, only for catering.

The self serve topping bar is priced at $0.95/50g and has red bean, strawberry, pineapple, mango, kiwi, mango as well as strawberry jello balls, housemade mochi, almond chocolate, peanut, lychee jelly and jellybeans. In addition if those are not enough, graham crust, nerds, oreo, m&ms, peanut m&ms, coconut and yogurt chips are available as well.

Scoops! frozen yogurt is different when compared to a chain because the shop only has one froyo machine. Meaning, to obtain a flavoured froyo, the original flavour is blended with either a powder or puree. In addition, it also means the flavoured froyo will not have a pretty presentation.

Maggi went for the matcha green tea which actually has a tasty flavour. The cashier added a good amount of matcha and the froyo does not taste bland. As for the toppings, her choices are lychee jelly, mango as well as strawberry jelly balls, strawberry, kiwi, mango, mochi and yogurt chips. Unfortunately, her wrong choice of lychee jelly made the whole froyo taste too sour! It did not help that the froyo melted quite fast too.

As for mine, the mango froyo has a light as well as simple mango taste. And being less adventurous, I went for mango, mochi and yogurt chips. In addition, despite knowing the mango was not ripe, I still selected some since not many toppings interested me. The chunks of mango taste hard as well as crunchy, and not sweet. As for the mochi, it tastes very soft and not too chewy. And the yogurt chips, generic with no complaints.

TOTAL: $10.75.

Scoops! is noticeably a small business with only one froyo machine and tries to make the best out it by offering manually blended flavours. Furthermore, the prices of froyo is noticeably cheaper compared to Pinkberry and Qoola. As for the atmosphere, the shop provides plenty of games and the opportunity to hang out without feeling rushed.

- Cheaper than chain froyo shops
- Plenty of games available
- Only froyo in the area
- Original froyo proabably tastes a lot better

- Blended froyo gets watery fast
- No pretty presentation

- C'est la vie a Maggi's post [here]
- Interior is kind of dusty
- Stamp card system

Food: 2.5/5
Service: N/A

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