frozenyo dc, a froyo fan’s paradise?

I can understand why people dig FroZenYo so much. It’s got 16 kinds of frozen yogurt–literally, a wall of yogurt machines offering intriguing flavors like red velvet and pistachio. You help yourself to as much or as little as you want, since you pay by weight. A toppings bar gives you carte blanche with the toppings (sparing you from silently cursing the person  behind the sneeze guard for stiffing you on sprinkles). There’s even free hot fudge.

Photo via desigrub.com

The Columbia Heights location just opened this week, and there’s another one that’s been open in Metro Center. While I was totally sold on the concept behind this place, I wasn’t sold on the actual product. The original tart flavor (by which all yogurt places will be measured on Pie V. Cake) was creamy and sweet, but where was the tartness? Same goes for the coconut.

I don't think I'd make it as a hand model.

I was also puzzled by their lactose-free flavors. I thought that most frozen yogurts were lactose-free, since bacteria consume the lactose during the yogurt-making process. Does that mean this isn’t made from real yogurt? Or does it just mean they add cream later to enhance the flavor? Anyway, to spare my coworkers of the possible consequences of lactose in my system, I had to hit the Lactaid big time.

I’ll definitely be back–in the name of research–to try some other flavors. But alas, for now FroZenYo doesn’t quite hit the spot the way Tangysweet or Sweet Green does.


1 Response to “frozenyo dc, a froyo fan’s paradise?”

  1. June 8, 2010 at 11:53 am

    A nice review of FroZenYo. I see you are using picture from http://desigrub.com/2010/04/frozenyo-frozen-yogurt-in-dc/

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