Wednesday, May 23, 2012

REVIEW: Yogurtland (Norcross, GA)

Frozen Yogurt, FroYo, FroGurt, whatever you wanna call it-it's a new trend that many of us have come to love & have grown an addiction to. Okay-maybe just me. I don't know about you, but these days, it seems like a new store has been popping up on every corner. With all these new stores, it's so hard to just pick a favorite. Luckily for me, I'm not picky, but I do have a preference as to where I like to get mine from.

Yogurtland is a self-serve frozen yogurt franchise/chain that started in Anaheim, CA. With over 170+ stores throughout the United States, they've made a name for themselves. I first heard of this company when I made my first visit to LA in 2008. Back then, there weren't many or any frozen yogurt stores in Georgia. It wasn't until recently that they started popping up. I believe it was a west coast thing until it was brought to the east coast. It wasn't until a few years later that I started seeing froyo stores pop up here and there, on every corner, just like it is in LA. What sets themselves apart from other yogurt chains are their unique flavor combinations, in addition to collaborations with wildly populat pop culture icons, such as Hello Kitty and Tokidoki.

✽Exterior of the building (I apologize about the foggy picture-couldn't get a clear picture with the glare of the light)

✽Interior of the store-the entire wall where the frozen yogurts are is a wall made of glass tiles

✽One of the 15+ flavors they offer. This was 1 of the 2 flavors I got

✽This was the 2 flavor I got

✽Here's my final product: Blue Lychee Bliss & Dragon Passion Tart frozen yogurt. Toppings: cinnamon toast crunch, walnuts, mochi bits, captain crunch, sliced almonds, bananas & Yogurtland sprinkles

FOOD (5/5): In my opinion, Yogurtland is by far my FAVORITE store to get frozen yogurt. I love that all of their yogurts are made from high quality products, and that all of their fresh fruit toppings are freshly cut & juicy! Yogurt: some of the BEST I've ever had, and I've had a lot. Of the many changing flavors they offer, I've had many of them. I typically don't go for the "sweeter/non-tart" flavors because I like the tartness of the real yogurts that they offer. I went with two of their newest flavors, or the newest since the last time I was here. The Blue Lychee Bliss-LOVE the lychee flavor. Unfortunately, I didn't taste much blueberries as I would have liked too. It was tangy and tart-y. Also-the yogurt's coloring was not as "blue" as I thought it would have been too. The Dragon passion tart was also delicious-but again, it was more strongly emphasized on the passionfruit. In these two flavors, there's always that one fruit that overpowered the other more subtle one. On to the toppings, I like to pile it on as you can tell. I feel like a little kid in the candy store with all those various toppings to choose from. And at only $0.36/oz-(most places run $0.42/oz and up) mine like Mt. Kilimanjaro. 

SERVICE (N/A): There wasn't really much customer/employee interaction, so it's pretty difficult to give this a rating. The only interaction is when you pay for your froyo at the end, but that's about it.

DECOR (5/5): LOVE the decor here! Modern, great atmosphere and bright and lively colors-it's a great place to bring friends and family. Pink, green and white are the main color schemes here and it's apparent throughout the store. Beautiful white walls with transparent art (check the 2nd picture) fill the walls, an entire wall made of ombre green glass tiles, pretty illustrations for each of their varying froyo flavors, and comfortable seating/booths for all customers. Upscale looking, but for a great price. In LA, Yogurtland is a popular spot amongst celebrities and A-listers too, and for a great reason.

Overall, I absolutely love Yogurtland. Their unique flavors, pretty decor & happening vibe, definitely a place for my friends and I to get ourselves a large cup of froyo (or small for those who're dieting ;D). So far, thir yogurt is also the cheapest and best priced yogurt I've found in Georgia-which is why I don't mind stacking up my toppings either. If you live near The Forum in Norcross or even if you don't, it's certainly worth a drive. There's also a store in Peachtree City for those of you who live in Atlanta. Go now-I promise you won't be disappointed!

Here's the physical address: 4880 Peachtree Corners Circle
                              Norcross, GA 30092 

Enjoy some deliciousness & have a sweet day,
-Sandy

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