Monday, January 6, 2014

Let's YO! A Yogurt Experience (New Flavors and YO! Blast)

Recently my son and I had another chance to visit Let's YO! to review (at no cost to me) the new flavors and the YO! Blast treat. You may recall that I wrote a review of Let's YO! a few months ago.  If you missed it, you might want to go back and read that, because today I'm going to build on it.

First, the new flavors.  We tasted Old Fashioned Candy Cane (which tastes like a candy cane, only creamy and smooth), Toasted Coconut (not our favorite), Rocky Road (mostly chocolate, and delicious when swirled with Cookies & Cream to make "Cookie Monster"), Banana Rama (a good, creamy banana flavor), and Greek Java Caramel Cup (perfect if you love coffee as I do).  We did not try California Tart.  For my favorite, it was a close call between Old Fashioned Candy Cane and Greek Java Caramel Cup.  They're so different that it's hard to choose one over the other.

We also revisited a few of our favorites from last time:  Dreamy Dark Chocolate (I cannot believe this is non-fat!), Old Fashioned Peanut Butter, and--for my son--Mango Sorbet.  With so many choices I had to forgo my Sea Salt Caramel Pretzel.

Second, we had a chance to try the YO! Blast treat.  The concept is simple:  Start with a 16-ounce cup, fill it with frozen yogurt and toppings, and--instead of paying per ounce--pay a flat price of $4.99.  (I imagine that the price may vary depending on store location.)  This is a good value, plus you know in advance what the price will be.  You can have your concoction blended, or if you prefer, you can leave it as is.  We tried one of each.

My son layered Dreamy Dark Chocolate, Old Fashioned Peanut Butter, and Mango Sorbet.  He topped it with fresh strawberries and whipped cream, and he opted not to have it blended.  He was very happy.

I decided to go a different direction.  I layered Dreamy Dark Chocolate with Old Fashioned Candy Cane and Chocolate Cake Crunch, then had it blended.  It doesn't look as pretty, but the combination tasted fabulous!

I have to tell you another cool thing.  See the plastic tube that's sticking out of the top?  For each YO! Blast that's blended, a new blender attachment is used.  This means no cross-contamination (there's the chemist in me) and a more sanitary solution than I've seen anywhere else.  And it doubles as a spoon, which is a neat bonus.

Two more things about Let's YO! and their involvement in the community.  They offer school fundraisers for which, on a designated day, 15% of sales go to the school.  And they recently held a contest in which the winning school won $2500.  Very cool, right?

If you have a Let's YO! location in your area, I encourage you to give it a try!

Edited 10/19/14 to remove links no longer available

1 comment :

  1. we dont have one near us... but we do have a few fro-yo places close by...
    all the flavors you mentioned sound great (minus the coconut!)


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