Review: Yogi Frozen YogurtAuthor: indianapoliseater | Filed under: Food Reviews, Location: Fishers, IN
Yogi Frozen Yogurt
12660 East 126th Street
Fishers, Indiana 46038
I’ve been on a big ice cream kick recently and in an effort to mix it up, I’ve been trying frozen yogurt places as well since they are supposedly more “healthy”. I’ve never been a big frozen yogurt guy because I often times find the yogurt too icy and I don’t like the fact that it lacks creaminess like ice cream has.
Last week, I went to Huddles Frozen Yogurt (sorry, no review) and was very impressed with both the cake batter flavor (it somehow had a rich creaminess to it and did not have that dreaded icy taste) and the fact that it was a build-it-yourself type of place where you take whatever flavor of frozen yogurt you like and then build your own sundae using the available toppings. Once you have your sundae built, they then weigh your creation and charge you based on the weight. Since Huddles is a slight hike from where I live, I started looking around to see if there were any places like this closer to me and I came across Yogi. Yogi is similar to Huddles in the fact that they have ten flavors of frozen yogurt that rotate daily, but differs in the fact that they have over fifty toppings (I would guess Huddles is in the twenties)! When I found that out, I knew I had to go and continue my commitment to gluttony!
What I Got: Build-your-own Sundae, $0.39 per ounce. My cost: $8.51 (LOL).
When I first got into Yogi, it kind of surprised me in its spartan decor. I guess I expected something with displays and advertising everywhere like you would see in a Baskin-Robbins or similar frozen treat-type shop, but Yogi was very clean, simple and everything was modeled in either lime green or magenta/pink. On my way to the register, I was overcome by the toppings bar and the fact that there were two of them. The toppings bar included your normal candy add-ons, cereal-type add-ons, nuts, cookies, brownies, waffle cone pieces, fruits, flavored syrups, whipped cream, hot fudge, chocolate chips, wafers, cake pieces, cookie dough, etc. Basically, it would take me forever to list all of them but needless to say, I was in heaven. Just past the toppings bars were the frozen yogurt machines with eight(ish) different flavors of frozen yogurt including Cake Batter, Lime, Strawberry, Vanilla, Chocolate, Peanut Butter, etc. (those are the only ones I can remember).
Since I had just finished a 2.5 hour workout and was feeling particularly gluttonous, I went to work on my creation. For my base, I chose a mixture of Cake Batter yogurt (to compare to Huddles) and then Peanut Butter flavor as well. Unfortunately, both flavors had that dready icy texture that I dislike about frozen yogurt and the actual strength of the taste of the yogurt (compared to what it was supposed to taste like) was very faint. Since I was already in the shop though, I figured I’d make up for it in toppings. And since this was gluttony at its best, I’ll give my toppings (the ones I can remember) their own paragraph:
Crushed Oreo cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Chocolate Chips, Almonds, Cashews, Peanuts, Granola, Reese’s Pieces, Peanut M&M’s, Waffle Pieces, Cookie Dough, Hot Fudge, Peanut Butter Syrup, Crushed Heath bar, Crushed Snickers bar and well, I think that might be it minus one or two. Here’s what the monstrocity looked like, although the syrup/fudge hides most of the toppings…
Would I Buy It Again? One more chance. I want to see if the other varities of yogurt lack the distinct strong flavor and/or have the icy texture of these two yogurts I tried. While being able to build my own sundae can be both liberating and amusing, it kind of loses its appeal if the yogurt underneath lacks any flavor. On a funny sidenote, I was told by the girl working the register (those are her legs in the picture) that my sundae was the second or third biggest sundae that had ever sold. LOL, I’m so proud and so is my mother.
FYI, Brent from Random Dude Eats Random Food just did a review on this place this past weekend as well (I think he’s following me around) and pretty much had the exact same sentiments as me.
As another FYI, I saw on their Facebook page that Yogi is opening a second Fishers location at 116th & Allisonvill Road in the strip shopping center behind Marsh (the one with the Domino’s Pizza and Subway). They hope to open that location in July.