HAPPY FROZEN YOGURT DAY! THE MOST DELICIOUS DAY OF THE YEAR!
Whew! After a long day of taste testing several different frozen yogurt places….here are the verdicts (lets just say I was not surprised).
Farm Boy: 4 flavors – plain, peanutbutter, strawberry, blueberry. Self-serve
I chose plain (I figured it had the least amount of sugar in comparison to the other 3). Their frozen yogurt, tastes just as if you took some actual yogurt and stuck it in the freezer. It has an excellent balance between tart and creamy. For me, I enjoy Farmboy with a lot of fruit. It is the type of fro-yo that just a little bit hits the spot perfectly. For some reason, I typically enjoy just a little bit with my fruit, rather than a whole cup-full with fruit. Weird? Yeah, I figured….haha.
Verdict: excellent mid-day refresher, but can only handle a little at a time.
They had a TON of flavors and even more toppings. Great flavor ideas, and I was glad to see they had no sugar added flavors (I really cannot stand indulging in something super yummy, and realizing that I’m just eating spoonfulls of sugar, which make me groggy and crankier than normal hehe).
The consistency was VERY thick, more like custard than frozen yogurt. I didn’t hate it, but I felt like it probably would have been a little “too much” to get a cup to go.
I had been here once before back when we first moved out here. The place itself was very nostalgic for me – it reminded me exactly of the ice cream shop I used to work at a couple years ago – both the aroma and ambiance. They sadly only had a few flavors to choose from. Their once No Sugar Added flavor, Raspberry was pretty good, as was their Cherry Vanilla, but their coffee: absolutely bitter and gross…and I love coffee. Even more so, their price was a little much at 39 cents an ounce. This is definitely at the bottom of my list…
Studio Frozen Yogurt
Mat and I always go by this place, and go to the Coffee Bean right next door, and yet we have never tried this place out…and I have no idea why! They change their flavors every Monday Wedneday and Friday – great for variety! They are, however, a little pricey. A small 11oz.
But they do carry the Carbolite frozen yogurt (a sugar-free, and very much guilt-free fro-yo) — today’s flavors were Dulce de Leche and Chocolate Cheesecake (which I tried a sample of). They also carry “dream delight” which is a no sugar added frozen yogurt brand which is sweetened with fructose (not high fructose corn syrup – don’t worry) instead of sugar. Fructose is actually the same thing as fruit sugar, so our body absorbs it naturally. Today’s flavor were Strawberry (which I tried – very yummy!) and Triple Chocolate Fudge.” Their other regular sugar-added flavors consisted of: Chocolate Banana (I tried it-Hated it), Country Vanilla, Chocolate Classic, Irish Mint, and Peanut Butter. Nice variety! With this being the 4th place I visited, I was relieved at how good it was J The one thing I am not a fan of (besides it not being self-serve), is that they also put the toppings on for you…lame.
I went a little out of my way for this place, coming from the valley into beverly hills, but I had someone rave about how great this place was because they carried the carbolite flavors. I figured I would check it out. With it being located in Beverly Place, I had the intention that it would be nice and clean….far from. Not to mention, I had to ask for the guy to get me samples of the self-serve…hmm they clearly have trust issues when it comes to their customers making a mess! I felt bad asking for several samples – I tried the chocolate brownie, pistachio, and cappuccino. I was about to walk out, but figured with it being rush hour, that my tummy might be a little angry if I got stuck in traffic.
While this place was pretty good, they charge 41 cents an ounce, and it definitely was NOT worth the amount of travel time I wasted coming home fighting through traffic. I would only stop by this place if I was in the area.
So many people talk about how great this place is! I figured it was just like Yogurtland – a really yummy chain. I stepped in and really hoped this would be a winner.
This place was SO cute! I couldn’t wait to try their flavors and take Mat here…until I actually tried their flavors. disgusting. This was by far the most disappointed I have been in a fro-yo place.
….I did not even bother. In honor of National Frozen Yogurt Day, they were offering free frozen yogurt between 4 and 7pm, and the line (if you can see from the picture) was far out the door. However, I will say, I LOVE their new no-sugar-added flavor “Yo Frappe.” Its a delicious coffee flavor with hints of caramel and chocolate. It tastes delicious with a few bananas and oreo crumbles…mmmm. Oh well, I did fine without it today to be honest :). Yogurtland is probably my favorite in terms of chain fro-yo places.
After a day of taste testing, I was not totally shocked by the winner:
YUP. You just cannot beat a place that has the PERFECT sweet vanilla frozen yogurt, and delicious carb-friendly flavors. Not to mention this is a place where you can blend in your toppings — or if you are against their blend-in-style, they’re more than happy to just sprinkle in your toppings for you. Best of all, they have the BEST staff full of customer service. No matter what kind of day I am having (and they have seen me on both my best and worst — so props to them for still being so nice to me!), I always leave so happy.
But I will say, the runner up was Studio Frozen Yogurt. Honestly, it was almost a close call between the two — but in the end, nothing can beat Humphrey’s.
Hope you all enjoyed at least ONE little serving in honor of fro-yo day….if not, that’s okay…I’ve probably enjoyed one or two for you already! 🙂