Seriously, what’s with all these colour-changing “Galaxy Drinks”? (Read: Galaxy Cakes & Desserts In Singapore)

These midnight blue coloured beverages must have been sold in Thailand for the longest time, but local consumers seem to be fascinated enough to get different cafés churning up these drinks.

Blue for the moment, purple the next.

Is that MAGIC?

Here’s the science of it all, even though it is more boring than what you would have expected.

The butterfly pea flower, frequently used for teas and colourings for cakes, changes colour when in contact with substances of higher acidity.

Add water and it turns into a mysterious cobalt blue. Squeeze in lemon juice, and it further gets transformed into a royal purple colour.

I read somewhere that the butterfly pea tea is full of antioxidants. Woohoo. (Wonder when will our bubble tea shops start selling this at exorbitant prices?)

D’Good Café (Ngee Ann City)
There was this $15 ($15!) Spiral Galaxy drink. The mocktail is a concoction of green tea and grape juice with glitters. Maybe it will take you to space.

So as you stir the drink, you would notice this silver glittery (edible) substance swirling away.

We all thought that the beverage tasted like… Pokka Green Tea! Em, in a good way, I suppose. D’Good Café (Ngee Ann City)

(Photo credit: Nicholas Tan @stormscape)

Hvala Waffle Bar (313@Somerset)
This is officially Hvala’s first drink. I must say that their Elderflower Lemonade is quite chio.

This beverage is created with their partners in Hvala Cambodia, made with elderflower, wild blossom honey, a dash of butterfly pea flower tea, and a squeeze of lemon.

(Video credit: Kenny Soon @soonnverysoon)

Joe and Dough (Various outlets)
Joe and Dough calls theirs the “Sapphire Elixir Cha Cooler”. Win already.

A supposed “mystical blend” of blue butterfly pea flower tea and passionfruit, that changes colour upon addition of the lime juice potion.

Drink up and you’ll possess ‘superhuman abilities’ beyond your wildest dreams. Like real. Tasted somewhat like lemonande.

Cheng’s Gourmet Food Bar (28 Clementi Road)
A Ultraviolet Floral Cooler ($6.20). Squeezing lemon over would change the acidity level of the drink, from blue to purple. Light citrusy refreshing. Cheng’s Gourmet Food Bar (Clementi Road)

(Photo credit: Nicholas Tan @stormscape)

The Bakery Chef (161 Bukit Merah Central)
Their Galaxy drinks is available at $8.80 (actually, I like how they used the word “only” $8.80) which has two options of blue Chai or hibiscus. The drink also has silvery glitters (kind of gel or something) added.

Recommended: Pair it up with a “Galaxy” Chocolate Guanaja cake. The Bakery Chef (Bt Merah)

Cha Thai (Telok Ayer)
Something else other than their Thai Iced Milk.

An Iced Butterfly Pea Juice ($3.90) which is also a refreshing thirst quencher. Cha Thai (Telok Ayer)

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