I met up with my supplier at Bedok North over the weekend and we popped into a nearby coffee shop for drinks when I came across these Gabu Gabu cans at the counter which reminded me of their recent commercials I came across on TV. Decided to give both flavours a try since the name is so adorably catchy, lol. It cost S$1.60 per can to consume at the coffee shop but NTUC is retailing them at a promotional price of S$3.95 (original price is S$4.80) for 6 cans till 28 February 2015 so peeps, if you’re interested to try out this new product, just get them from the supermarket or minimart.
Gabu Gabu isn’t just about its name. In Japanese, it means “drinking very fast or drinking a lot”. In the Urban Dictionary, Gabu is defined as “Cool but silly. Used to describe things that are fascinating, yet has a light funny connotation associated to it.” So I suppose this drink just means it’s light and fun and it’s good so people will gulp it down or drink a lot of it. One unique feature of it is that it combines ice cream soda with real milk. And how did it taste?
While I used to like ice cream sodas a lot, I couldn’t help but find these extremely sweet. I would prefer the original flavour to the strawberry one as I could make out the taste of milk in the former which kinda gave a slightly more smooth texture to the soda. The strawberry one on the other hand was artificial-tasting and the flavour was so overpowering that all I tasted was that fake strawberry. I gave up after a mouthful – it was too much like drinking sweetened fizzy cough syrup, oops.
It’s a shame this new product didn’t quite work for me. I will still go for a normal ice cream soda anytime.