Monday, August 14, 2006
Basil Seed Drink
Check this out! Another interesting find! Okay, it might be familiar to the locals, but I do suppose the rest of you would be quite bewildered. haha.
You gotta admit that it does look a bit freaky and weird. But it's actually not that bad. Those black dots are basil seeds, a.k.a. selasi seeds. They add a slight crunch to your drink and don't really have any taste. Kinda like poppy seeds ya know; they're just there to add texture.
It came in a glass bottle:
There were two flavours - honey and green tea. I prefer the honey one. It had a pleasant taste. But I think they added stabilisers to keep the seeds suspended. Usually when I use selasi seeds in my drinks, they always sink to the bottom, only to rise when I stir it. Basil seeds are very unique - if you look closely at the picture, you'd realise that there's a translucent outer layer. I don't really know what's that, but it's only after soaking it in water then you get that slippery layer.
The drink is on sale at $1.70. I bought this from Shop n Save. Try it if you're really curious :)