Tutti Frutti Frozen Yoghurt (Review)

So today is officially my one month anniversary of blogging. I am not that type of person who would be excited and bragging about anniversaries, or that I have 31 followers ,or that I reached a total of 205 likes on all my blog posts so far or the fact that my best number of views in a day was 32 on my blog (oops, I guess I just did hehe). Nope, I would rather be excited that I was able to keep my promise of blogging consistently 5 days a week for a month alhumdulillah(Still deciding which 2 days to blog on from now on. For now its Saturday and Sunday.)And so I decided to treat myself with a bit of froyo.

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I had heard of the concept of frozen yoghurt by the girly YouTubers who make DIY videos and get ready with me’s and morning and night routines on their channel. They were raving about cookie dough frozen yoghurt. And so when Tutti Frutti opened up at Pacific Werribee (Werribee Plaza back then), I was the first one in line to try it out. And may I say it was the best thing ever especially with toppings. It has the sweetness and coldness of ice cream and health factor of yoghurt. Of course, my froyo doesn’t seem too healthy after I add choc-biscuits and wafer and all that jazz.

Tutti Frutti has various flavours of frozen yoghurts and they keep introducing new flavours. My all time favourite is chocolate and cookie n cream.

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The best part about it though are the assortment of toppings. I am a huge pearl fan.

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When you bite into a pearl, the sweet juice shoots into the back of your mouth directly into the esophagus (food pump/canal).  Normally it works best with fruit flavoured froyos such as mango,blueberry and strawberry just because the pearls are fruit flavoured too but I have to have pearls in any froyo I choose. It IS the best.

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Also for those who are concerned with the pearls being halal or not, just ask the staff and they will tell you. In my case, the person behind the counter took out the tub from the shelf and handed it over to me for me to peruse through the ingredients and fortunately, the pearls were of vegetarian origin.

Pros :

  • Taste yummy
  • Various flavours
  • Assortment of yummy toppings to choose from

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  • Colourful spoons

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  • Vegetarian pearls

Cons:

  • Pay by weight so if you load up on toppings like I do, you end up paying more.

All in all, the best dessert. Suitable for weight-watchers, and fun and yumm for kids.

Mad about Minions???(Movie Review)

My brothers and I are BIG fans of Despicable Me. We love the girls especially adorable Agnes and the-giant-with-a-heart Gru  who changed our view and showed that even villains can be cool. As if that wasn’t enough,the bumbling Minions tumbled into our hearts with their mindless chuckling and giggling.

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When the trailer for Minions came out, we were excited and planned on watching it at the theatres. The trailer was hilarious and we enjoyed the 3 minute clip so much so that we watched it multiple times (not exaggerating). It released in Ramadan here in Australia and we decided to watch it after Eid when the crowds of little kids would have died down. Mikaeel’s university had not yet reopened, mine had (I skipped the lecture that day) and my older brother had returned from his class by midday. We were playing out the dialogues in the car and laughing hysterically as we entered the parking lot for the cinema. We were excited like a bunch of little kids who had heard the ice cream van. Yes, we are in our 20’s and we proudly declare that animated movies are not just for children. I bet you wouldn’t be ashamed of watching Tom and Jerry no matter how old you get.

We got the tickets and were seated in the middle. There weren’t much kids. In fact, there were more young adults like us than kids.Would have to do with the fact that it was a school afternoon.As soon as the movie started, everyone settled down. The movie started quite alright and we were awaiting for those jokes that would have us in zealous overlaughter (I made that word up : overlaughter not zealous). And we waited. And we waited. The movie ended and we waited because we thought maybe the end credits would have us rolling on the floors.

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Long story short : Utterly disappointed. Did not even incite a chuckle. The only funny and ingenious bits were in the trailer. So if you want to watch the Minions : DO NOT!!

Watch the trailer. It’s free. It’s funny.It saves time.

***All images via Google Images

Schnitzels of BBQ Wrap (Review)

It had been quite a while since I had visited Werribee Plaza (now known as Pacific Werribee). In fact I can’t recall the last time I had been there since I returned from India 6 months ago. So my brothers and I decided to go check out the revamped complex last weekend. While we were there we decided to eat out at the Malaysian eatery BBQ wrap.


My brothers decided to order the Spicy Schnitzel while I settled on the Classic Schnitzel (from the Chicken Schnitzel Wrap Line (there is also Hawaii Schnitzel)) since my stomach is unable to handle anything to do with s of spices (ironic given my heritage).

It took about 10 minutes for the order to get ready and we attacked the schnitzels as soon as we unwrapped it from its gold packaging. The schnitzel was nicely cooked and there were good lashings of sauces and dips which made it yummier and easier to swallow. By 3 quarters of it, I was too full to even look at it and wrapped it away for midnight snacking. Mikaeel , on the other hand, was snivelling tears as he is a non-spicy Indian like me. My older brother Khalid was the only one who was still too busy relishing to see our defeat.

The pros :

  • Comes in gold packaging. 
  • Halal 
  • Has kid friendly options.
  • Decent amount of stuffings and toppings for the cost. Quite a bargain.
  • Customer friendly staff.
  • Efficient service.

The cons :

  • You pay extra for additional sauces.

In short, I would recommend BBQ Wrap and its schnitzels (try Cassic for starters or if you are more daring, spice it up with Spicy). I haven’t had the opportunity to try other stuff on the menu, but they all look promising and delicious.

I am addicted…to Trivia Crack (App Review)

Before all those aunties start shaking  their heads and start giving my example to their kids on me coming out as a drug addict & getting high on some crack, let me clarify : Trivia Crack really does get me high. I get euphoric when I am able to crush and beat my opponent. I get excited when my questions get approved or when I win a challenge. I get ecstatic when I am able to guess a question right without having to use my coins.


Trivia Crack is an educational game that is a perfect mix of entertainment and knowledge. There is a free version at the app store and an ad-free one that you have to pay for. You create an account through email or Facebook and start playing with your Facebook friends or random people.


There are two game modes : classic and challenge.


In classic you verse your friend or the random person you are playing with. There are six categories : Entertainment, Art, Sports, History, Science and Geography.The aim of the game is to answer correctly the questions of the six categories that the game has to offer. There is a wheel of chance that spins and lands on the category. If you get three categories right, you get to choose which crown character you would like to win or challenge your friend to win his/her character.


  
The first person to get all characters wins the game.

There are four options to choose from when answering.


You also get power ups such as extra time ( which costs you a coin but you get extra 15 seconds to answer) , bomb (5 coins (it eliminates two options)), double chance (5 coins ( you get to answer one more time if you answered incorrectly ) and the option to skip the question (3 coins). When you win a classic game you gain 3 coins.

Now in a challenge game, you are pitted against 15 to 20 people who are currently playing the game. The amount of coins you can gain varies but the minimum is 6. You get 2 questions from each category and you can’t use the power up options. It is also a race against time as the person who scores the highest in the least amount of time wins.

There are several pros and cons to the game.

Advantages :

  • It is a great way to pass the time while you are on the commute or in a long queue.
  • You increase knowledge in a fun interactive way.
  • It has quite many features to dabble with.
  • You get to create your own questions and rate other’s questions.
  • One can interact and communicate with players within games.
  • The game comes in several languages such as Chinese, Spanish, Danish, Swedish, etc.

Disadvantages:

  • The free version is crap as the game crashes once a video ad starts playing and you lose your turn.
  • You are able to get 3 turns but you must wait for an hour for each to charge. You can buy lives (with real money) so you get 5 lives instead of 3.
  • The ad free version retails for $ 3 on the app store which is a huge amount for just a game *
  • Since the game’s questions are created by the players, the credibility and the content of questions can be compromised.
  • Suggested questions must be approved by other players who can reject if they wish so.
  • I find that the there aren’t diverse questions in the art category. It would be great to include questions on fashion, literature and the like instead of just on Renaissance painters.

The game is great if you pay for it as the app store has many customers who are complaining about it crashing in the middle due to ad. It tends to be very frustrating especially when you are winning. Other than that it is an addictive game and I enjoy playing it.

* Update : The game is currently for $0.99 for a limited time at the time of writing.

***All images are screenshots from my iPhone.