Well damn. My frozen yogurt world has officially been rocked. I thought Yogilicious was king but now I'm a bit torn. I stopped into I Heart Yogurt on my way home from work today and am already planning my return!
It had a few negatives, which I'll get out of the way here: the biggest one was the service, or lack thereof. There was one young girl working there who was texting on her phone the ENTIRE time I was there. She yelled hello in a sing-songy voice whenever someone walked in, but never looked up from her phone. I went to go ask her for sample cups (I fully intended on trying ALL the samples) and she didn't look up when she gave them to me. Or when I paid. It had a totally different feel...not ridiculously crowded like Yogilicious was the last time I went in (good lord) but more like a place rich moms go after a workout or with their daughters. Also, of course, I can't walk to it like I can to Yogilicious. And they didn't have Taro.
On to the good...it's self service, just like Yogilicious. 40! (not 35 like I originally thought) cents an ounce. The flavors were all great except a orange/tangerine sorbet that was pretty weird--the color (and taste) of orange Triaminic. Let's see how many I can remember:
1. Belgian dark chocolate - tasted like an extra chocolatey frostee
2. Swiss milk chocolate - tasted like an extra creamy frostee
3. California strawberry - tasted like strawberry milk
4/5. French & Italian espresso - both good, I liked Italian better, but not sure why they needed two espressos
6. Cookies n' Cream - meh, didn't really taste like either
7. Green tea - really tart and really good!
8. Tahitian vanilla - really good vanilla flavor
9. Pomegranate - another tart one, really tasty
10. Peanut butter - yum
11. Italian(?) original - supertart plain, double yum! (haven't decided which place does it best)
I mixed the plain, green tea, and pomegranate for a medley of delicious tartness, and added fruity pebbles, yogurt chips, almonds, bananas, strawberries, kiwi, blueberries, blackberries, pineapples, and grapefruit for $5.75.
It was way more than I usually get but I kinda felt bad for spending like 10 minutes trying all the flavors. I would love to mix the belgian dark chocolate and peanut butter next time and top it with bananas...mmm. If I can ever force myself to get something other than a tart flavor, that is.
Also, all their containers/packaging (they have lids and bags if you want to take your fro-yo to go) are biodegradable.
So, I guess now my favorite froyo place just depends on what part of town I'm in. I'm still partial to Yogilicious because I feel like it's a more homey/neighborhood place, but this is some serious competition. You have to try it!
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