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Frozen Yogurt Madness
May 15, 2009


Over the last few years, I've developed an obsessions of sorts. I'm one of those people who falls hard for the things I love. I stalk, I over-indulge, I study, and I meditate on whatever it is that has my affection. Right now it's all about desserty goodness. If you haven't been hiding under a mat, you are probably well aware of the massive resurgence of an old time classic: traditional frozen yogurt. Frozen yogurt, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I'm sure we all remember TCBY. In fact, TCBY shops can still be found in lowly airports and random suburbs. For the most part though, frozen yogurt has long taken a back seat to front runners like Ben & Jerry's, Baskin & Robbins, and my once personal favorite: Cold Stone Creamery.

That is until some clever business people decided to take a risk and resurrect the traditional frozen yogurt concept store and hip it up a bit. The result? A lactose intolerant's dream! Everywhere you look, hip, trendy frozen yogurt joints are popping up and they are buzzing with young and old alike, all coming to eat this healthy desserty treat.

Among the front runners of this craze are two popular "fro-yo" companies called Pinkberry and Red Mango. I *heart* these places so much it's almost unhealthy. Ah ha, but since it's frozen yogurt, it actually IS healthy, so there! What makes frozen yogurt such a hit is the versatility every customer has in being able to custom build their order with different fruit and dry toppings.

 While some restaurants might be suffering, business is booming in the frozen yogurt industry. Copycat shops and Red Mango or Pinkberry look alikes are popping up everywhere you look. Red Mango is a worldwide phenomena and is likely in most major US cities. Pinkberry, on the other hand, is only in California and New York. If you are ever in either of those states, I highly recommend running, not walking to the nearest location and partaking in the goodness that is Pinkberry. You will not be disappointed!

My favorite fro-yo flavors are:

  • Pomegranete
  • Green Tea

My favorite toppings are:
  • Strawberries
  • Mangoes
  • Yogurt Chips
  • Cap'n Crunch
  • Fruity Pebbles

(but not all at the same time)

Tags:

  • Dessert
  • Restaurants
Posted by Ambra at May 15, 2009 11:07 PM in Good Eats, Novelties

 

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