Thursday, February 17, 2011

Must Go to Fruiti Yogo

For several weeks, Mandy and I have been dying to go to this new yogurt place in town called Fruiti Yogo. Basically it's a yogurt bar. There's a wall of about 12 different yogurt flavors and a bar of about a zillion different toppings and you can mix and match however you like.

I can't imagine there being anything better than Counter Culture yogurt (can I get an amen?), but the yogurt at Fruiti Yogo is supposedly low calorie and offers a few other health benefits.

Sunday afternoon, after we all went to Mandy and Justin's storage unit to unload stuff from the final leg of their move to Shreveport, yogurt sounded really good. We made it a Jordan family affair and met Ty's parents there, too.

The best part about Fruiti Yogo: They don't give you a cup for your yogurt ... they pretty much give you a trough. Once you reach the end of the line and make your yogurt however you like, they weigh it. Naturally, I held back a little. I get nervous around scales and their judgements.

For my first visit, I decided to concentrate on three flavors: strawberry, pistachio and plain (similar to the tangy good stuff at Counter Culture). I made my way down the toppings and covered my yogurt in strawberries, bananas, blackberries, blueberries, granola, toffee and Fruity Pebbles. I learned two things from this experience:
  1. You wouldn't think these flavor combinations would work, but somehow they do. It's liberating to eat yogurt from a bowl where toffee and granola can co-exist.
  2. How on Earth did I ever eat yogurt without Fruity Pebbles on top? Simply magical.  
The strawberry yogurt left something to be desired, but I loved the other two flavors and would never guess there was anything low calorie about them. I'm eager to go back and try the white chocolate, chocolate, vanilla, mango, etc.

I've been dreaming about my next visit to Fruiti Yogo and sampling the white chocolate, chocolate and other flavors. Mandy admitted she tried to get Justin to go with her again this week. I told her just to text me next time she wanted it and we would make a trip whenever she liked.

I don't know if I ever want her to move out!


Mandy S said...

too bad you don't work in town...i'm up for Fruiti Yogo at about 3 pm today ;-)