Get your swirl on, froyo fans! The popular European frozen yoghurt franchise, Llaollao has finally opened its doors in Brunei.
Llaollao, pronounced as “yao yao”, originates from Dénia, Spain, with over 250 branches worldwide. It is one of the popular brands to introduce healthier and guilt-free frozen yoghurt.
The store which is located at The Mall, Gadong has already received an overwhelming reception from Bruneian customers, waiting in queues, just a few days after its opening.
In an interview with The Bruneian, Director and Manager of Llaollao Brunei noted that frozen yoghurt has long been around but it is slowly making a come back in South East Asia this year, adding that the appeal of frozen yoghurt has grown popular because it is considered as a healthier option.
When the director was travelling in Malaysia, he was impressed by the natural taste and quality of the frozen yoghurt and decided to bring the franchise into Brunei.
“I have tried out many frozen yoghurts but the taste of Llaollao never left my mind. The sourness from the yoghurt and the sweetness from the milk gives it a very complete and distinct flavour,” he shared.
Llaollao’s frozen yoghurt are made from skimmed milk, giving it that extra creamy delicious texture. It is also less cold and melts much more slowly than ice cream.
“Everything in the store from the green spoon to the toppings are all imported from Spain. We want to guarantee quality and also for our customers to enjoy its original taste and experience,” he added.
The new branch is located on the 2nd floor of the Rizqun International Hotel, just next to Imagine and Progresif stores – it is hard to miss their signature brightly-lit green store.
Gadong is a prime centre in the sultanate and a highly popular destination for shoppers, it would be the perfect location for the newly-opened franchise, said the co-owner of Llaollao Brunei.
What’s your flavour?
Fill it up with fruits or sprinkle it with sweet crunchies. Llaollao offers more than 11,000 possible combinations to create a delicious swirl that will satisfy your every craving.
Customers can choose to have their frozen yoghurt in three different tubs; small, medium or large.
The small tub comes with only one topping while the medium and large tubs come with three choices of toppings.
One of the most popular and highly recommended choices in the menu is their Sanum, a yoghurt parfait with layers of fresh fruits and crunchy toppings sandwiched in thick creamy frozen yoghurt and generously drizzled in sauces of your choice. Definitely worth the price.
From their signature topping bar, customers can go above-and-beyond with their wide range of choices.
You can satisfy your sweet tooth with their crunchy options. Their caramelised biscuit, Oreo crumbs and Lacasitos white chocolate are among the popular choices.
Those who enjoy refreshing fruity combinations are also in for a treat.
The brand also offers freshly hand-cut and never-frozen fruit choices from strawberries, kiwis, pineapple, watermelons and dragonfruit, among others.
To top it off, you can drizzle your frozen yoghurt with their choices of sauces from tangy-sweet wild strawberries to the indulging Lotus caramelised biscuit sauce. But the must-try is their latest pistachio sauce.
In addition, when asked about their future plans, the Director and Manager of Llaollao Brunei said that he sees a lot of potential and growing trends for a healthier lifestyle in the country.
“People are getting more health-conscious nowadays and they are looking for healthier choices for their sweet tooth. This is where frozen yoghurt comes in as a healthier alternative to ice cream. It is high in calcium, low in fat,” he shared.
Not just that, but Llaollao Brunei also eyes to open more branches in Brunei and considers having a mobile truck while also introducing more options and flavours.
The store is open daily from 11am to 9pm while Friday is from 2pm to 9pm. For updates, follow them on Instagram @llaollao_bn.
THE BRUNEIAN | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN