The best thing I ate this week: Black Mamba yoghurt

The best thing I ate this week: Black Mamba yoghurt
PHOTO: Chen Jingwen

'Best thing I ate' is a series where we share the best things we have eaten around Singapore. Read more here.

What: Signature Black Mamba yoghurt ($6.90)

Where: Black Mamba. 600 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh, #01-08A, Singapore 319515

Be very afraid. This nasty snake has a reputation as one of the world's deadliest.

We're talking about the aggressive Black Mamba which strikes at lightning speed.

Then we met its 'cousin' which is uncharacteristically tame and friendly - at least to us. It's job is to slither into our tummy and wipe out the nasty bugs inside us.

But first, we've got to eat it. It's neither a snake soup that Hong Kongers love to keep themselves warm in winter. Or the snake wine that Thai men glug down to improve bedroom performance.

Meet the eponymous Black Mamba frozen yoghurt, which made its hole-in-the wall debut in Toa Payoh Central in February.

Blackened with healthy activated charcoal, this intriguing treat comes with various toppings. The ghastly-grey signature ($6.90) with a Martian-green pistachio sauce and chunky brownie chips turns out to be rather amicable.

The sauce and chips might be threateningly high on sugar, but their delectably nutty and chocolatey flavours stimulate interest in an otherwise tart and creamy twirl with the familiar taste that we associate with protective lacto-fermented goodness.

Neither does it taste like the carbon pills that come to the rescue when we have a Bombay Belly. If there's any taste of charcoal powder, it's still overwhelmed by the Italian-made yoghurt.

Although it may not send you to dessert heaven, you feel good knowing that when your tummy needs some cleansing, this Black Mamba can probably do the job.

chenj@sph.com.sg

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