Thursday, November 7, 2013

Forever Yogurt

Location:  Multiple throughout the city
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A Quick Word:
How do you decide which froyo shop to visit?  For me, there are two separate criteria.  Do I want healthy?  If so, I choose a place like Pinkberry.  Do I want sweet and sugary?  Then, no question I choose Forever Yogurt.  On this trip, we all needed to satisfy our "sweet tooth", or in my case, "sweet teeth".  At Forever Yogurt, you are always greeted with at least 8-10 flavors of froyo, ranging from the traditional chocolate and fruit flavors to the more creative campfire marshmallow or cake batter.  You are also greeted with a couple of sample cups to help you decide.  These froyo shops are the "do-it-yourself" type, meaning you fill your cup with froyo and you add all your toppings.  And with weight as the deciding factor for cost, you are in sole control of the price.  I have found my froyo to range from $5.00 - $6.50, but, one of my friend's has spent closer to $9.00.  I personally don't think this is the best froyo in the city, and with varying prices, I do wish a standard size and topping amount was implemented.  I also like places with less temptation and more emphasis on fruits.  And for those reasons, I could only give them an average 3.5 mile rating.

What I Ate:

"Create Your Own" Froyo

When I have the ability to choose multiple flavors and add whatever ingredients to my froyo, everything becomes fair game.  You get the largest cup and start filling it up.  This time, I tried three different flavors of froyo... pumpkin pie, cookies n' cream , and campfire marshmallow.  I added cookie dough, brownie bites, mochi, watermelon popping bobas, and sour gummies.  The flavors of froyo is probably the main reason I come to this place.  But remember, the flavors are hit or miss.  Some are just plain awful.  The pumpkin pie was perfect for the season, but the cookies n' cream flavor sort of overwhelmed everything.  In terms of toppings, those bobas were awful.  Artificial flavoring is all I tasted which was way to sweet.  The gummies got hard after touching the froyo (bad choice on my part), and what screams more unhealthily than cookie dough and brownie bites?  Yes, fruits are available, but somehow I gravitated towards all of that sugar.  My fault--definitely, but product of Forever Yogurt's concept--absolutely.

The DOs/DON'Ts:
- Definitely ask for sample cups.  This allows you to try different flavors before settling on a couple.

- Don't try anything "Gummy."  The cold from the froyo actually makes gummy bears or worms hard and difficult to chew.

How far would I walk for this food?

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