Black is good

Black is beautiful…

ain’t it not

Women love it because it gives a slimming effect. Every lass has their perfect little black dress.

Kohl eyeliner’s in the rage because smokey eyes are just oh-so-seductively appealing…

So is black only so well loved in the fashion world? I would think it so, because I know most people would think twice before putting into their mouths something as black as the deepest shade of charcoal.

Ask yourself – are you someone who think of black as a dirty colour, when it comes to food?Think squid ink pasta, think buah keluak… and I’m sure you know what I mean.

Somehow the age-old saying of ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ just comes into my mind.

Nah, I’m not preaching about the love of black foods, I’m just advocating equality! ๐Ÿ™‚

I think it’s best not to get too judgemental over the appearance of that black or grey coloured food. More often than not, most of it tastes better than you think. Perhaps its about retuning your colour radar. Don’t be so scared when you see something as stark as black.

Trust me, it’s for the best. Just like how I really adore my black foods like squid ink pasta, buah keluak and most recently black sesame.

This black sesame spread that I found some time ago in Takashimaya might be the next best thing after nutella. This organic spread is mixed with organic honey and tastes really great on crackers. It has this nice balance of flavour – the sweetness from the honey complements that toasty hint that envelopes the black sesame. Not very complex but not that easy, that’s what I’d describe the spread. I really love it.

The entire bottle’s gone now and I really am craving for some right now. Because it was sold to me at one of the makeshift stalls at Takashimaya which is not longer there, I can’t seem to find it. But there’s an address on the bottle (somewhere in River Valley) so I might just go down soon. If you know where else convenient that sells it, do let me know! ๐Ÿ™‚

Posted on 19th Feb 2008 in black sesame, spread


There Are 13 Comments


Little Nutbrown Hare commented on February 20, 2008 at 12:05 pm

Black sesame spreads are my favourite! You can get non-organic ones from the Japanese supermarkets. I meant to go to some of the organic food stores (Asian-oriented) while I was in Singapore but didn’t make it in the end. Missed out on getting good things like this.


Anonymous commented on February 21, 2008 at 1:50 pm

It is still available at Takashimaya ( in front of cold storage) =)


jy commented on February 21, 2008 at 5:04 pm

Have you tried I-Meidiya’s (Liang Court jap supermarket) honey black sesame spread? Is this totally nature’s nicer than that?


Karelessly in Love commented on February 22, 2008 at 12:00 am

Yah it’s still there at Takashimaya. It’s under the escalators, facing the check out counters of Cold Storage.

They have so many flavours. I was tempted.


didally commented on February 23, 2008 at 5:37 pm

Hmm.. I asked the sales person, he says today (24 feb) is the last day at taka.


the baker commented on February 24, 2008 at 2:27 am

hey there! thanks soo much for letting me know. i was there on Friday and got myself a bottle! anyone tried the others? i think they have almond chocolate. but somehow i think hazelnut is the perfect nut for chocolate. haha.

jy: hmm i haven’t tried any other black sesame spead brands though. but i really like this one!


shanna commented on February 24, 2008 at 9:54 am

argh, my post couldnt get through.

anw i went down to get a bottle of the low sugar black sesame spread and the almond spread.

the almond one is good too, with small bits of almond in it ๐Ÿ˜€

the river valley address is the factory i guess.

the retail store is at:

No. 1 Bah Soon Pah Road
tel: 6754 0689



singairishgirl commented on February 25, 2008 at 1:28 am

I love buah keluak and black ink squid pasta. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have not tried this black sesame though. My little one loves black sesame. She might just like this.


Cherry Z, RD commented on February 27, 2008 at 6:57 am

Hi! Nice blog….and you’ve been tagged!
cheers ๐Ÿ™‚


Cherry Z, RD commented on February 27, 2008 at 6:59 am

Hi! Nice blog….and you’ve been tagged!
cheers ๐Ÿ™‚


Anonymous commented on March 2, 2008 at 1:24 am


you can get it from NTUC. They have hazelnut spread too. The product is from Australia.



coboypb commented on March 6, 2008 at 4:30 pm

I bought this sesame spread from Taka on their last day and it’s one of my favorite spread with plain bread ๐Ÿ™‚


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