Daring Drinks: Yeo’s Grass Jelly
Oh the mystery, the suspension!
There’s this huge Asian supermarket close to my station when hopping trains and I tend to pick up something new every time, to see um.. what it is and whether it contains magical powers!
Grass jelly is a vegan herbal jelly! It’s created by boiling the aged and slightly oxidized stalks and leaves of Mesona chinensis.
It’s supposed to be a healthy desert/snack and should cool you down as well – seems like I chose the right time to try it out huh!
Okay! So I cooled it, gave it a nice shake as the packaging suggests, and let’s try it!
That shake made it a little frothy.. and the color is just like a coke!
There’s no fizz in there, it’s just still.
I think we’ve all eaten some random grass at some point, and it doesn’t taste like that at all!
A lot more herbal and deep, much like wheatgrass – actually it reminds me a lot of herbal laxatives!
But then more of a light, sweetened version of that.
Ohhh man I bet you’re thinking that sure sounds yummy!
As for the most exciting part, the jelly!
The actual grass jelly in there is a nice addition if you enjoy a chew in your drink! This stuff is often added to bubble tea as well. The consistency is literally like jello, super soft.
Can I get you another one?
It’s not bad, I learnt to appreciate the herbal taste once I was able to get over the laxative-link!
This is definitely one of those things that needs to be icy cold for it to not taste dull though, like Aquarius, you know?
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Race you to Friday!
Posted on October 10, 2013, in Box o' food, Drinks and tagged grass jello, grass jelly, grass jelly drink, jello drink, pictures, review, taste, vegan, vegetarian, yeo's, yeo's grass jelly drink. Bookmark the permalink. 28 Comments.