22.02.2013 | 酸溜溜的

[Volume 8 Issue 2, #1675]
城中有個賣乳酪雪糕嘅食肆, 顧客自助提取雪糕, 然後根據磅數俾錢.. 每次經過呢間食肆, 我都會故意放慢腳步, 擰過頭去望一望.. 點解呢?? 因為見到啲人原本非常興奮咁拎住個兜盛雪糕, 最後上磅付款嘅時候, 個個都嚇咗一跳, 臉色一沉, 跟住黑口黑面乖乖俾錢.. 呢個酸溜溜嘅情景, 確實係好娛樂, 哈哈!! 其實呢種經營手法對消費者非常不利, 因為我哋通常對重量冇實質概念, 所以不其然會拎多咗, 因此肉俎砧板上任人魚肉!! 每10克就索價RM0.53喎, 所以我呢個窮等人家係尚未品嘗過呢種美食㗎, 唔知有冇邊位熱心人士願意慷慨請客呢?? :p
there is this eatery in town selling frozen yoghurt where customers help themselves with the servings, and then pay for what they have taken by weight.. everytime i pass by, i surely slow down and try to take a peep, why?? because it's always so amusing when you see people who initially swirling the yoghurt into their cup so excitedly, but get a shock of their life at the weighing counter and their face immediately turn sour when they are paying, haha!! i actually find this type of weigh-and-pay method kind of bad for consumers, because more of us have no idea about the weight and hence tends to take more, and in the end become "fish on the chopping board" (a chinese saying, meaning you have no control over what others are going to do on you).. collecting RM0.53 for every 10g, that is why the poor me have never tasted this delicacy before, anyone generous enough to give me a treat?? :p

80 comments:

  1. Yogurt? No, thank you...

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    1. Yoghurt diet is very good to slim down fast!!!

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    2. oh, why no to yoghurt?? it's full of goodies, having eaten too much oily stuffs, it's good to take yoghurt as snack..

      Yoghurt is a bacterially fermented milk product. Nutritionally rich in protein, calcium, pyridoxine, riboflavin, and cobalamine, yogurt provides energy and various health benefits, besides helping in the growth and maintenance of muscles.

      Yogurt is known to decrease the risk of colorectal cancer, because it contains lactobacilli. Lactobacilli, also known as 'good bacteria,' promote digestive health. They help to flush out waste and to clean up the intestine. It also prevents the growth of harmful bacteria in the gut that may cause infections. These bacteria facilitate the formation of bulky, well-lubricated stools, which help in proper bowel movements. Also, they are vital for the assimilation of macronutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Additionally, the probiotic nature of yogurt suppresses the activity of helicobacter pylori, a species of bacteria that is responsible for stomach ulcers.

      On the other hand, lactoferin, an iron-binding protein in yogurt, stimulates the activity of cells that build up bones and also reduces the rate of breakdown by inhibiting osteoclastic activity. Lactoferin, along with calcium, promotes the development of cartilage and prevents bone density loss. Thus, overall, yogurt encourages bone health and protects against osteoporosis and arthritis.

      These tiny microbes even boost the immune system. Lactoferin acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and prevents the development of inflamma¬tion and succeeding tissue damage caused by the release of pro-inflammatory substances. It acts as an antioxidant by diminishing the damaging effects of free radicals.

      Further, researchers have found that consuming about 100 to 200 gm of yogurt (mainly low fat) per day not only lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol but also raises HDL (good) cholesterol. It even significantly reduces the levels of sulfide compounds associated with bad breath. It prevents dental plaques, dental cavities, and gingivitis. Also, eating yogurt may help to avert vaginal and urinary tract infections.

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    3. Wah! Ah boy you suddenly sprang out with such a long auditor's report!!! Scared anay lah! LOL

      Where you cut and paste this from? Wakakakaka

      You need to pour yoghurt over the Kampua noodles before STP might consider eating lah.*-9+69-*

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    4. WAHHHHH! Thambee came up with such lengthy helpful information on yogurt. By the time Ah Hua finish reading it, I will manage to finish a cup of yogurt too :D

      Good afternoon, SK and kekawan!

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    5. there is one thing called internet and google lah Anay, hahaha!! just type and search, copy and paste lah, so that STP will know the goodness of yoghurt.. i used to have one small tub of yoghurt, and it's even the original unflavored one, almost everyday.. it's really good.. :)

      BTW, yoghurt is a good alternative to salad dressing.. so it won't be weird to have kampua salad also lah~~ :p

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    6. Eh? Blogger sot-plug already, ka? I only posted once and 2 similar comments came out. If only the $$$ came out twice the amount when I withdraw from the ATM machine (of course without reducing my account's amount!) =D

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    7. Today, blogspot is KNS. It is damn slow. I thought it was my browser problem. After I changed to other browser, it was still so slow. Then I realize it was the blogspot problem.

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    8. yalor, i think so lah.. cos just now trying to comment, when post the comment only, got error!! KNS, gotta retype again.. and then at some blog, totally cannot submit the comment!! i found google and facebook also slow..

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    9. Some people don't like healthy food. Some people won't touch unhealthy food.

      To each, his own. I say.

      Pass me the yoghurt SK. I won't say no! LOL

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    10. Pengsan...so long winded report. Lol. I didnt know yogurt is do good.

      J love yogurt. If gig yogurt ice cream he lagi love. Usually I buy the nestle uogurt fir him. I made yogurt for him also but he dont like . Maybe coz not sweet enough or what.


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    11. Meow,

      I pengsan reading your comment! LOL

      So many spelling error! Wakaka

      Wei, use auto correct la. ;p

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  2. I'm really hopeless at this self-service kind of thing. Even at the self check-in kiosks at airports...or ATM machines at the banks, I get all stressed out. I would feel a lot better with the human factor - somebody seeing to my needs. I'm so old school, so ancient!

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    1. so you are not into DIY services?? i am the opposite, i actually prefer to help myself with stuffs and i am very uneasy when the server is too polite and gets too friendly, and most of the time, too sticky.. i would prefer minimum help and take my own sweet time..

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  3. RM0.53 for every 10g RM5.30 for 100g...RM53 for a kilo...*faints*

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    1. yes, do the maths and it comes to RM53 a kilo!! oh, that could buy a lot of expensive delicacies already right??

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    2. But why would you want to get a kilo of it?????!!!! LOL

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    3. Eat a bit a bit is enough la. If eat one kilo might lausai leh.

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  4. i wouldn'ty consider such process either haha especially for me who tend to be tempted easily...

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    1. well, i think it's a good idea.. you just take how much or how little you want.. but of course always be cautious, haha!!

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  5. but on the other hand, people will learn how to minimize their consumption considering that the more they take, the more they pay

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    1. i think first-timers may not know that and sure will learn a lesson next time, haha!!

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  6. They should have an automatic weigh meter on the machine so that the customers are aware of the amount they are taking

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    1. i don't expect they will do that.. business is business, of course you want your customer to buy more right?? :)

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    2. Agree.

      Business is a money making venture.

      Why would they want to decrease their profit?

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  7. not a big fan of Yogurt though... I don't like the taste and I don't like the pricey price either LOL

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    1. it's getting more and more affordable here due to the awareness and demand.. yoghurt is actually full of goodness, you should have it more often..

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  8. have a great morning my friend

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    1. you have a great day and enjoy your weekend too..

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  9. I haven't tried that before. I would love to try it when I see it next time. Come, I treat you!

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    1. i have not tried that before too.. but i guess you can easily find this in shopping malls, they are trying to penetrate..

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    2. This one, can see their stall almost everywhere in KL already!

      The way Malaysians are buying them... I would've thought that we Malaysians are sure one well-off lot. All so KAYA to spend so much on frozen yoghurt!

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    3. Is ghis the one selling in groupon too?

      Saw begore but never biught it la. Scared I buy too much

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  10. Yalah, I see parents letting heir kids pump all they want into the cups and couldn't help but wonder whether they realised that those frozen treats are damn expensive.

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    1. Some more, those so-called free toppings. Mana ada free. You weigh it together with the yoghurt what! O_O

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    2. Anyway, the one in Bangsar close shop already...

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    3. I think the ones in Sri Petaling and TTDI will also gulung tikar soon!

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    4. yeah, i think half of the price goes to the yoghurt and the other half goes to the toppings.. i guess those sweetened fruits weigh heavier than the yoghurt!! better take those lightweight toppings like rice crisps and chocolate chips only lah, haha!! attap-chi at RM0.53 per 10g is super expensive~~ :D

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    5. I never tried those franchises before, even though there's one in our local shopping mall. Whenever I pass by, I see the shop is empty except its staffs.

      Bring your own topping like M&M, jelly bean and honey star, just pump their yogurt :D

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    6. Ah Hua faints! The double comments appear again! If SK's script doesn't know how to include the duplication, oh, please ignore it. I will sure emerge as February Queen, hehehe!

      Please treat me to pump-my-own-yogurt, wokay? I'm too stingy to pump it myself :p

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    7. i also haven't tried before, i'm too stingy to try that expensive things.. i always see people paying at least RM10 at the cashier.. very true lah, those toppings are very heavy, so either take lightweight ones or don't take at all, bring our own ones.. with their price at RM0.53 per 10g, can get bulks from supermarket already :D

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    8. and then, they so pandai. Put the big cup for you to fill up.

      Of course got people who would fill up their cups and then die have to pay for it! ;p

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  11. This is funny. Makes me remember the Chinese buffet nearby. It's a weighing system too and it costs more if you have seafood on it. So some are putting the seafood all the way at the bottom then regular food at the top. Then when it's weighing time, consumers would say "no seafood" :D

    April- lavender-bliss.net

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    1. oh?? chinese buffet by weight?? that is interesting.. hahaha, i wonder if the cashier will dig that pile of things to check if there's seafood at the bottom?? :D

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  12. I went there twice and ENOUGH!!! Kena tipu and had to pay crazy price!

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    1. means TM boss u terpress too much XD

      did you add extra topping? hahaha

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    2. SK boss, dun try! unless your friend say cheng you hahahah! XD

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    3. I tried once.

      Kena RM40.00. Lucky didn't put too much toppings.

      Crazy.

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    4. I went there twice too. I reminded my two girls to pump only what they could finish. It costs more if they pump more. So, I paid around RM 10 each cup.

      I actually like yogurt more than ice-cream, because yogurt is healthier.

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    5. i have been there NONE, and don't think i will try also lah.. unless they have 50% discount then i may consider.. haha, i won't try lah, see above, Wenn says want to belanja me leh~~ :D

      i just buy yoghurt itself to eat enough lah, better still right?? just around RM1.50 a small cup, that's about only 20% of the price..

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    6. yea, actually we can't take much yoghurt. I just take the Nestle yogurt which is just sufficient for me. So if we meet again, I will belanja you that yoghurt. Just pump as much as you want. :)

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    7. 50% discount? Wait till you are a senior citizen to enjoy the discount. I saw some fliers of these franchises, they give special rate for students and senior citizens. Just like train, cinema and so.

      But I don't think senior citizens like my parents love this type of "ice cream". See STP's comment above, he doesn't want to try it out. As for students, they don't appreciate healthy food. They will prefer to have fast food :p

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  13. hmmmm this brand yogurt is dam expensive if dunno how to grab the considerable amount of yogurt lol . . .

    1 person can jiak until 10bucks if not careful

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    1. somehow it is similar with baskin robbin concept and I bet there is more people in baskin robbin :x

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    2. haha, "dunno how to grab the considerable amount of yogurt"!! this statement sounds so deep lah, i really dunno how.. eih, i think some people took too much toppings also, that's why so expensive~~ BR31 no self-service mah, they just scoop for you, so the price is fixed..

      very true, every time i walk passed, those people are all paying more than RM10 one..

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    3. Yalah BR31 you have the staff scoop it out for you.

      There are ice cream outlets that sell by weight also nowadays instead of scoops.

      Anyway, ice cream is different from yoghurt what. I would say more people likes or are more used to ice cream than frozen yoghurt.

      Right?

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  14. I think I makan a Yogurt made by friend, it taste superb crazy awesome(homemade)

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    1. oh yeah, those homemade yoghurt very nice one.. you can buy those ingredients in readily mixed packets, just add milk and keep in fridge for couple of days, done!!

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    2. SK, is that so easy to make yogurt? Please share the step by step in your next post. I would appreciate more if you have pictures on every step.

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    3. My ex-company secretary makes her own yoghurt.

      She always tells/teach me how easy to do it. But I never do it! LOL

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  15. Good afternoon SK and everyone. Friday! Weekend is here again~

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    1. 所以未免上當, 我從來都唔買..

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  17. I hate it too...crazy expensive when you lose track of what you just topped on your cup.

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    1. very true, and most of the time you'll just pump more than you expect.. furthermore that pump is kind of difficult to control, you raise the nozzle and loads drop down into your cup before you realized and turn it off..

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  18. Yes, this type of franchise is very expensive. So, I will only go there once in a blue moon. I have tried twice so far. May be I will not visit it anymore.

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    1. I've been to none. But is it true that their yogurt is better tasted compares to the readily-packed one?

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    2. Ah Hua,
      For me, the frozen yoghurt is nice. Very nice.

      But too darn expensive.

      Once in a while treat, can lah...

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  19. well thats how this kind or should i say
    most kind of business works,
    to tempt people to get a lot for them
    to gain more money hahaha

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  20. well we could call this the self control testing machine haha
    well i would basically depend on your control haha
    the more you get the more you pay haha

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  21. I never seen anything like that around here,
    maybe some other place but not here,
    perhaps yogurt isn't really a huge hit here
    i mean most people would prefer to have ice cream instead

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  22. you really are a good observer sk dont yah?
    you see a lot of things everyday
    well what could we expect on a pioneer blogger right?

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  23. anyway off the topic
    those machines reminds me so much of my first job
    haha

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  24. have a great and god blessed day sk
    take the best of care and happy blogging

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  25. It's a healthy snack nevertheless. Better to pay here (and get to enjoy it) than to pay at the doctor's (and not enjoying it one bit).

    But then again, yoghurt is never cheap here.

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  26. Came back to the site and noticed my earlier comment missing.

    Yoghurt is a healthy food and is not cheap here.

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  27. creative way of advertising....and creative way of snatching your money... enjoy first then suffer later :P

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    1. But then again, how many customers would be repeat customers with this kind of business.

      For me, it would be - once bitten twice shy already. Right?

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