When I was shopping during the last holiday weekend I decided to give yoghurt a try.
You may be surprised to see a person who has never had yoghurt before.Well I have tried a bit of yoghurt before (when it first became available so many years ago) but I didn’t like it.
I don’t drink milk. I’m not lactose intolerant, because I don’t get any bad reactions after taking milk. I just feel like throwing up if I get too much of a milky taste in my mouth.
Sometimes when I’m washing baby’s milk bottles I feel like throwing up. I’m so afraid of baby Rachel throwing up on me that I face her the other way when I burp her.
Strangely I’m okay with milk in my coffee, tea or other drinks. I’m even okay with dairy products like butter, cream and even ice kacang. I don’t mind eating condensed milk in it’s undiluted form.
I’ve only had yoghurt once before. It was about twelve years ago. We were in Australia then and we had a breakfast of fruit flavoured yoghurt. I think at that time, fruit flavoured yoghurt wasn’t available in Malaysia yet.
Even then I could barely keep it down with some coffee and toast.
So I got myself a packet of Dutch Lady yoghurt at RM1.79. You can see the delicious breakfast Poey Chin prepared for me ‘just in case’. I like the little folding spoon that came with it.
After I opened the lid, it smelled strange, like a vat of moldy milk. It looked like dogs vomit.
With steady hands and a trembling heart I took a spoonful of yoghurt, telling myself that it was just melted ice cream, it was just melted ice cream…
I put it in my mouth.
And waited (melted ice cream, melted ice cream)…
Hi, this is Adino from the year 2020, 12 years in the future. Do you know I’m still saying melted ice cream when I eat yoghurt! Haha…
And waited some more (enjoying the delectable mango bits)…
And I liked it!
Now that I look closely at the photo, it does seem like someone is pointing a gun to my head. But trust me, Dutch Lady yoghurt (and I assume other brands of yoghurt) does taste quite nice.
However, I could only take half of it (the other half is still in my fridge!).
After a while my melted ice cream mantra didn’t work any more. The milky taste became too overpowering and I gave up.
Would I get another one? Sure, but I think I’d have to share with someone. I just don’t think I will be able to finish that huge carton of yoghurt by myself. It’s like a Fear Factor challenge for me!
My suggestion for yoghurt manufacturers is to include something crunchier (like chocolate chips or chopped almond nuts) so that the texture becomes a bit more bearable.
How about you? Do you like yoghurt? Which is your favourite flavour?
P/S: Sorry to scare you with my ‘fresh out of bed’ look