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Table Suggestions: Yummy on a Stick

By franco on 16 December, 2008

Strawberry Yogurt Popsicle by Picole
Strawberry Yogurt Popsicle

I never got into this whole frozen yogurt thing.

I do enjoy yogurt. But as a frozen dessert, I usually pass and ask for a scoop (or two) of ice cream instead. No surprises there. But after a recent Sunday dinner at my sister’s place, I might have to eat (or lick) my words. Never say never.

Once we had finished tucking into the usual Sunday fare, my sister’s cook comes over to me and offers a special treat for dessert, a Strawberry Yogurt Popsicle by Picole. I hesitate. While I have a respectful disdain for frozen yogurt, I do however have an odd fixation with food that comes on a stick.

Barbecued pork on a stick? Absolutely. Fried bananas on a stick? Yes, please. Coagulated pig’s blood? Sure, I’ll give it a try. So why not frozen yogurt on a stick? After a brief moment of thought, I accept the offer.

Moments later, my dessert arrives. Inside a clear plastic wrapper is a blush pink popsicle. Looking closer, I can see slices of fresh strawberries frozen within the frost-covered yogurt. I take my first lick.

Picole on a Stick
Picole on a Stick

After the numbness subsides, there is a taste of creamy yogurt as my tongue’s heat melts the popsicle. Following my second lick is the tangy, sweet flavor of iced strawberries. A third lick brings the two sensations together into a duet of the tangy sour and the sublime sweetness. Both in perfect balance.

The following Saturday, I arrive early at the Salcedo Village Market. I want to be Picole’s first customer for the day.

Yogurt on a stick? Yes, please. I’ll take a dozen.

Picole also offers juice and milk based popsicles as well. A wide variety of flavors are available.

Picole: Healthy Ice Pops
Salcedo Village Market (across from Ineng’s Barbeque)

Telephone: (02) 724 4567

Cel: (0917) 511 0208, (0917) 530 0649

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  • DECEMBER 17, 2008 12:39 AM

    Nate-n-Annie said...

    do they make an ube froyo popsicle?

  • DECEMBER 19, 2008 1:10 PM

    Franco said...

    Hi Nate-n-Annie. Sadly, they only have three flavors for their yogurt-based pops: strawberry, mango and natural.

  • DECEMBER 20, 2008 6:09 AM

    iceboy said...

    Hi Franco. They also have Blueberry Cheesecake Yogu.

  • DECEMBER 20, 2008 8:19 AM

    Franco said...

    Hi iceboy. They do?! That flavor wasn't on their flyer. Must have missed it. Thanks for the information.

  • DECEMBER 20, 2008 10:11 AM

    iceboy said...

    Yup. Its a new flavor they have. I tried it at
    Their cart at SM Mall of Asia, near the Imax entrance. I love their choco banana dip.

  • DECEMBER 28, 2008 4:42 AM

    Mariko said...

    Thank you, Franco, for introducing me to these babies! Are they locally made?

  • DECEMBER 31, 2008 11:32 AM

    Franco said...

    Hi Mariko. Proudly all Pinoy. :) Only the name is Brazillian.

  • APRIL 25, 2009 11:25 PM

    Jenny said...

    hi! just tried their mango yogurt ice pop yesterday! yum and at 35p only. They now have a lot of flavors and have a stand in Mall of Asia. 1st floor, entertainment mall - near IMAX. :)