September 4, 2012
Kiwi Yogurt, Philadelphia PA
Toppings: Blueberries, Kiwi, Pineapple, Mochi, Milk Chocolate Crunch
Mom felt like dessert after dinner so as we walked past Kiwi Yogurt back to my room, she insisted we stop by and try a few flavours. Frozen yogurt places, just like cupcakes and macaron shops, seem to be popping up all over the place nowadays. The little shop is cute and cheery looking, always filled with students, the majority of them girls. I guess frozen yogurt is a very girly snack.
The Watermelon Sorbet flavour was really good, with a strong artificial taste. The artificial taste is getting better, though, because more and more desserts actually taste like watermelons. It was smooth but not creamy, sweet and tart enough to be refreshing. The pink colour was also very sunny looking.
The Mango Sorbet was a little bland and not very sweet at all. I expected a stronger mango aroma but it did not deliver. It was still light and tart, just not enough of a mango taste. This is so standard that I try it at every frozen yogurt establishment and can usually tell the quality of the yogurt with this flavour.
The Espresso yogurt was also not very sweet and a little on the bland side. Coffee flavours are easily made to be distinct but this did not stand out. The yogurt is not appear to make it tart either so it was lacking intensity all around.
Our fruit toppings included Kiwi, Blueberries, and Pineapple. They were all frozen and somewhat sour but still good. The blueberries had the stems still on most of it but the pineapples were refreshing. I absolutely loved the Mochi. They were small but very chewy and a little sticky, as well as nicely sweetened. It gave the dessert some density to the texture. The Milk Chocolate Crunch was also delicious, with puffed rice enrobed in slightly melted and gooey milk chocolate. It was sweet and crunchy, adding another contrasting texture. The mix of flavours was good and not too overwhelmingly sweet. A little stronger flavour would be nice but refreshing it certainly was.