Stealing MYO Heart
June 5, 2010
For one, the frozen yogurt exceeds the National Yogurt Association’s standards, deploying beneficial live and active yogurt cultures to promote digestion, in non-fat, non-dairy, and no sugar-added variations.
Flavors range widely and wildly. I’ve seen white chocolate macadamia and Dutch chocolate, Irish mint and pomegranate-raspberry, mango and strawberry-banana; my friend who goes the most out of folks I know, though, sticks with the basic, clean and refreshing taste of plain tart.
On this tour I tried the dulce de leche froyo (with some shards of Reece's peanut butter cups and some chocolate covered bits of almond) and it compared surprisingly well to its Argentine ancestors I had rather regularly in the birthplace of dulce de leche, Buenos Aires.
And while there are seemingly endless sprinkles, M&M minis, jelly beans, chocolate turtles and (yes) gummy sharks, there is also plenty of nourishing nuts and fresh fruit delivered daily from Del Monte Produce, albeit out of season, which can mean some serious shipping.
Strawberries are easily the most popular, staff says, followed by the berries like blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. There's even kiwi and mango.
And there are other nutritious nuggets to be mined. The pay-your-weight exercise—45 cents an ounce—doubles like a lesson in excess, portion control and good business practice.
The clean lines and pastel oranges and greens feel joyful rather than cheesy (maybe it was the gorgeous day). The Alvarado venue has a few tables, unlike its Cannery Row original (375-FROY), including some outdoor seating, and the full house seemed happy to seize the opportunity to slow down to enjoy the early afternoon treat. The young, attractive staff is congenial and enthusiastic. A stamp card kicks down a free froyo after enough visits. And healthiest of all, at least in my book, is the locally owned business’ locals discount: 20 percent.-->