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Bet You Didn’t Know Mini Stop Sells a Kickass Ube Milkshake

September 1, 2014

I have an unhealthy love for all things taro, and all things ube. When I was younger, I hated the starchiness of tubers, but grew to slowly grow fond of them, until it turned into an obsession. I always enjoyed their inherent sweetness, which only ever needed a bit of sugar, and was amazed at how versatile they were, whether sweet or savory. There are creamy taro puffs, always with a crisp outer shell, halayang ube which you eat with a spoon and nothing else. But my one of my favorite version of taro is the drinkable, slurpable kind. Their concentrated flavor enhances my guilty pleasure of milk tea, and if they’re ground up in it, it is a textural delight. Don’t get me started on Quickly—their taro slush and taro pudding combination is an addiction of mine that I can’t seem to get rid of.

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Imagine my surprise when I found out that Mini Stop has been serving Ube Chillz, which I have never discovered until a recent trip. At PHP 27 for 12oz and PHP 35 for the larger size, this is a crazy cheap version of my taro Quickly drink. The similarity in flavor is uncanny, and it is sweet without being cloying. The drink retains that ube flavor until the last drop, even when the slushy has become liquid. It is a perfect, refreshing snack, and can even come halo-halo style with toppings. I often crave for their iconic chicken, and now I’ve found the perfect dessert to end my meal. This stuff is crazy.

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Have you tried Mini Stop’s Ube Chillz? What other food finds have you discovered in local convenience stores? Sound off in the comments section below!

Pamela Cortez Pamela Cortez

Pamela Cortez writes about food full-time, and has honed her craft while writing for publications such as Rogue, Town and Country, and The Philippine Star. She once rode on a mule for a mile just to eat mint tea and lamb in Morocco, and has eaten a block of Quickmelt in one sitting. Her attempt at food photography can be viewed online @meyarrr.

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8 responses to “Bet You Didn’t Know Mini Stop Sells a Kickass Ube Milkshake”

  1. hehehe says:

    i like mine with nata strings.

  2. Ube Shake or Ube Milkshake?

  3. Volts Sanchez says:

    Ministop halo-halo with ube ice cream on top. Trust me.

  4. Randyl Manglicmot says:

    ministop’s fried chicken is good as well.

  5. Znarf says:

    Tried this as per your suggestion and I liked it! I was craving for the Quickly taro drink because of your article, but I was too full after dinner. After driving around, I found a Mini Stop and drove by to get one. I liked the texture and the taste, especially with nata. 😀

  6. Marty Tuazon says:

    Ministop = Robinson’s = PWD discrimination = Please boycott

  7. […] am the complete opposite of Meya, whose obsession with ube led her to the Mini Stop Ube Shake. Ube is, for me, one of the key ingredients in Filipino food, but not something I look for or need […]

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