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Barcelona’s Eyescream & Friends was founded by two MBA students, Joad Lopez and Federico Mendoza, in Barcelona in 2012 after Lopez stumbled upon shaved ice desserts while in Taiwan. — TODAY picBarcelona’s Eyescream & Friends was founded by two MBA students, Joad Lopez and Federico Mendoza, in Barcelona in 2012 after Lopez stumbled upon shaved ice desserts while in Taiwan. — TODAY picSINGAPORE, July 29 — Barcelona’s hit shaved gelato specialist Eyescream and Friends is opening its first store in Asia here in Singapore on September 1.

Located at Compass One in Sengkang, the icy treat is made with Italian gelato and created using the Taiwanese shaved ice method to obtain smooth thin layers. A pair of googly candy eyes is then added to turn the treat into a character.

Customers can choose from flavours such as vanilla, chocolate, cheesecake, yoghurt, wildberry yoghurt, mango and strawberry. The last two flavours will also be available as non-dairy sorbets, while intermittent special flavours to look out for include lemon and peanut butter. Each serving comes with two toppings — choose from chocolate, fruit and caramel sauces as well as candy and cookies — and is priced at S$6.90 (RM20.80).

Eyescream and Friends was founded by two MBA students, Joad Lopez and Federico Mendoza, in Barcelona in 2012 after Lopez stumbled upon shaved ice desserts while in Taiwan.

Delvyn Wong, the chief executive officer of Singapore company SimplyW chanced upon Eyescream and Friends while on a business trip to the Spanish city late last year. He said he was “fascinated by the store decor and the many satisfied customers taking pictures of the product and raving about it”, and decided to introduce it to the Singapore market.

A location for a second outlet has already been confirmed and will open in December. Wong is also aiming to open four more stores by next year. — TODAY

*Eyescream and Friends will be located at Compass One, 1 Sengkang Square, #B1-42.

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