AJ and I were driving last night to go set up one of his shows at the mall, on our way there we were listening to the radio and talking. Well, the guys on the radio started talking about desserts, umm hello, my favorite subject. The one guy said his girlfriend has to go to this place every time she is in Winter Park (we both got excited, we are driving right by there at the current time) and they have the best frozen yogurt ever. By this time we are both reaching for the dial to turn it up and shushing each other. They kept talking about all the different flavors (all non-fat, even better) and toppings, seriously give me the name radio guy! He finally gives the name but can not reveal the address since they are not one of their clients. He did however say it was close to an ABC liquor store in Winter Park, OK thanks now I can pull over and ask the local drunk where it is. So we are driving down 17-92 close to the Winter Park Mall, in fact we already passed the Mall, but we are keeping our hungry eyes open. No ABC in site, so we get to the venue and set up and then leave. AJ drives down 17-92 on the way back and now we are really looking and we almost gave up but what do my eyes see an ABC, not being much of a drinker, I was never in my life happier to see one. I see it and AJ literally passed it and said yep there it is, well now we know where it is. WHAT!?!? Are you out of your mind, I am PMSing and you had better turn around. LOL
So he teased me and went a few blocks down before turning around, he even mentioned that there was a Stone Cold Creamery not much farther. (I love that place, but please non-fat yogurt any flavor, some I have yet to taste, turn around and get me to that yogurt place!) So we arrive and not only is there a Starbucks and a Planet Smoothie there too, my other favs, but this new love of my life called Yogurt Land!
So you walk in and they greet you, the environment is very clean and very IKEA feeling with a Japanese twist. They ask you if you would like a sample cup, they give you these little cups, probably between the size of 1/16 and 1/8 of a cup. Then they release you into the wild land of machines. All of the yogurt machines are built into the wall, the machines are filled in the back where you can not see, I am dreaming of little Oompa Loompa's singing and filling these machines.
I've gotta another flavor for you...
OK, maybe not but getting back on track. So you can try as many as you like and find your favorite or favorites. You get a cup from the back of the store and you find your favorite on the wall and put as much or as little as you want in the cup. Now let's talk about these cups or as I will call them pint, larger than a pint and "why are you even bothering with the non-fat". I got the pint size, since it is the smallest, and hubbie got the "larger than a pint". I found the coconut flavor and the pineapple flavor divine and AJ got the strawberry flavor and the dark chocolate flavor. The cool this is they have three handles on each machine and the handle on the right is one flavor and the one on the left is the other flavor, the one in the middle mixes both the flavors together, if you want. The best part is they seem to have a OompaLoompamixologist back there because ever flavor that was together in the machines went together really well. So mine was more like a pinacolada and AJ had chocolate covered strawberry. Now comes the super cool fun part and dangerous, but we will get to that in a minute. They had crushed candies of all sorts, fruits, chocolate syrups, caramel syrups, crushed graham crackers, nuts, cereals, you name it they had it. (Their topping list is on their website under menu)
So I added to mine, walnuts, white chocolate chips, pineapple, coconut flakes, Ghiradelli White Chocolate Syrup, graham crackers and caramel sauce. Hey I see you judging, yeah you in the back row, I would just like to say that this will probably be a once in a huge blue moon thing so sit down and stop judging. :) Now, hubbie I do not even want to know what he put in his, but if it is related to chocolate anything it went in there.
So now comes the dangerous part, you have to put your cup on a scale at the register to be weighed. It is .30 cents an ounce, mine wasn't to bad since I did not fill the cup. Mine was more like a sampling to see if it would be a new special place a total of $3.25. AJ on the other hand, umm yeah, the total cost for both of us was $10.56, next time he will be getting the smaller cup. He swore to me that he did not know there was a smaller one, I am on to you Mr.
The other thing to know is that they do not sell drinks there, they do however have a water fountain, like the ones you see with fruit punch in them, but with cold water and cups for free. I should have probably used the water glass to get the yogurt in instead of the extra large posing as a small cup. All in all I would go again in a heartbeat, but maybe after our waistlines and wallets recoup a little. Their current locations are Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Nevada, Texas, Utah and even International (Guam, Japan and Mexico). If you go on their website you can search location for one listed by you.