Exciting new innovations to tingle your taste buds

Coca-Cola Freestyle is now in Singapore, giving us dozens of options of drinks for customising. The sleek touch screen dispenser designed by Pininfarina (the Ferrari car body designer) uses a technology called micro-dosing to mix and match flavours chosen by customers. Select a base–say, Fanta or Schweppes–then further choose flavours such as ginger ale or raspberry to build up your final drink. The secret is in the revamped cartridges that holds more volume of drinks than ever. Look for the first wave of machines at Buffet Town at Raffles City, 7-Eleven outlets at Cathay Cineleisure and Vista Point, and GV Plaza at Plaza Singapura.

Kaya just took a flying leap into the future with its reinvention by kaya experts Fong Yit. Kayamila ($3.50) is available in original as well as three decision-splitting flavours: sea-salt caramel, vanilla pandan and calamansi citrus. The seasalt caramel is richer and more buttery, ideal for waffles and pancakes, while the citrus one is strangely addictive and refreshing. Available from April at FairPrice, Sheng Siong and Prime.

Think Plink the next time you’re looking for smart party favours or looking for a new taste for your cocktails. The ice company, a venture with Singapore’s Tuck Lee Ice, has created a recyclable ice tray that produces great tasting ice in pyramid shaped cubes, which also saves on space when stacked together. Choose from plain or flavoured–peach and lemon lime are the first two–cubes, which give extra dimension to a gin & tonic, for instance. Three cubes are proportionate for a half-standard pour. Buy it frozen or straight from the shelves to freeze it yourself at home. From $2 at selected 7-Eleven stores.