October 8, 2015
Never mind the dreary skies, if you’re looking forward to adding some colour to your life, try this: colourful popsicles, perfect for our perenially warm weather. Perhaps more messy than an ice-cream cone, it’s still the perfect ice-cold treat that reminds us of our carefree childhood days. Beyond the classic Paddle Pop, we round up some of the best, talked-about popsicles that you should definitely start licking up.
Neh Neh Pop
Being rather childish ourselves, we love its playful name. Created by Bjorn Shen, of chicken skin ice cream fame, the stand sits right outside Artichoke restaurant, and serves up flavours like Mango Sticky Rice, with toasted coconut flakes and Rice Krispie bits on a white chocolate case, Strawberry Pockie that’s like the childhood snack on a stick, and a decadent Rocky Road ($8), with dark chocolate, M&Ms and Fruity Pebbles on the outside.
Where: 161 Middle Road
Flavours: Mango Sticky Rice, Rocky Road
More information at facebook.com/nehnehpopsg.
Everything that owner Sharon makes tastes really good, including her Italian gelatos and happy-looking popsicles that sit at her store at SMU. They’re handmade daily with fresh ingredients, and the fruit-infused flavours include Kimelon (watermelon sorbet with a kiwi slice), Coconut with Chocolate and Matcha Gula Melaka ($3.60 each).
Where: 90 Stamford Road, #01-73, SMU School of Economics and Social Sciences
Flavours: Kimelon, Coconut with Chocolate, Lemon Milk with Peach
More information at momolato.com.
One of the early pioneers of the trend, this local popsicle company prides themselves on interesting flavours, as well as natural, sometimes organic, local produce. Theirs always consist of fruit, coconut water, organic agave nectar and other nutritious ingredients – so we can eat well and be indulgent all at once, especially with flavours like Lemon Olive Oil and Avocado Cacao Nibs. These go for about $4 to $5.
Where: Various stockists, including Rockstar and New Majestic Hotel
Flavours: Lemon Olive Oil, Banana Dark Chocolate, Mango Coconut
More information, and a full list of stockists, at popaganda.com.sg.
Most popsicles are of the icy variety, but these are creamy gelato ones, at Italian casual dining restaurant, Bottura. The more classic flavour combinations include Strawberry Gelato with Dark Chocolate Coating ($7), Hazelnut Gelato with Dark Chocolate and Roasted Peanuts coating ($7), while each is made in-house daily by their resident dessert chef.
Where: Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Blvd, #02-472 (between Tower 1 and 2)
Flavours: Strawberry Gelato with Dark Chocolate Coating, Hazelnut Gelato with Dark Chocolate and Roasted Peanuts Coating
More information at bottura.sg.
The Sng Bao Society
Now, this one takes it old-school. It’s arguably not a popsicle, since there’s no stick, but we’re glad to include these since they are refreshing, icy treats after all. Flavours include Ovaltine, Teh Tarik, Thai Milk Tea and Bandung (all $3), along with fruity ones ($4), chunky ones that come with nata de coco or coconut bits ($4), and “pop-tails” like Lychee Martini ($5).
Where: Online, via delivery, or follow them for Flea Market appearances
Flavours: Ovaltine, Bandung, Lychee Martini, Apple Nata de Coco
More information at facebook.com/thesngbaosociety.