Review: FroYo Frozen YogurtAuthor: indianapoliseater | Filed under: Food Reviews, Location: Indianapolis, IN
FroYo Frozen Yogurt
6520 East 82nd Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46250
Self serve, pay-by-the ounce frozen yogurt places are apparently all the rage in Central Indiana recently as these things seemingly pop up just about every day. There’s Huddles, Yogi, Orange Leaf, etc. I’ve previously reviewed Yogi, who has since expanded to a second location in Fishers, but this time, I’m trying one of the newer entries into the competition: FroYo Frozen Yogurt. Located in a building on 82nd Street that has housed just about every kind of business imaginable, FroYo opened in August and I was just recently able to get there for a visit on a rainy Sunday.
FroYo’s setup is pretty much the same as the rest of these shops. They have multiple flavors of frozen yogurt (FroYo offers sixteen varieties that change on a semi-regular basis) and a toppings bar that includes a plethora of toppings. I didn’t count and was too dumb to get a picture, but I would guess that there were at least 25 different toppings. Toppings ranged from liquids/syrups (chocolate, raspberry, hot fudge, etc.) to fruits (raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, etc.) to candy (Skittles, M&M’s, Reese’s Cups, etc.) to cookies (Oreos, Nutter Butters, etc.) to nuts (pecans, walnuts, etc.), crunchy items (waffle cone pieces, wafers, etc.) to baked goods (cookie dough, brownie pieces, etc.). I’m sure I’m missing a ton of them, but you get the basic idea…they have nearly everything. Although, when I say nearly, I mean it because there was one thing missing and I was deeply disappointed that one of the toppings available was not Reese’s Pieces. That made me a sad little boy.
Of the sixteen yogurt flavorings, some of the days offerings were Dulce De Leche, Cheesecake, Apple Pie, Peanut Butter, Cake Batter and Plain, among others. FroYo allows free sampling, so I tried out a few beforehand and after sampling, I was ready for my treat.
What I Got: Create your own treat; $0.48 per ounce.
Much like my visit to Yogi and obviously based on the picture above, I was not bashful in my commitment to gluttony (Frozen yogurt is healthy, right?! Ha!). I’m not going to list all the toppings that I got because it was standard stuff, but I’ll specifically point out the cookie dough pieces and the brownie pieces because they were OUTSTANDING. They weren’t dried out and old like most times that you go to these places and that was a welcome change.
Now, toppings aside, the real question at one of these places is “how was the yogurt?” In FroYo’s case, I can say it was excellent. I opted to create a mix of cake batter, dulce de leche and apple pie and all of them were outstanding. The dulce le leche has a distinctly caramel taste and was quite hearty, almost like an ice cream and not really like an icy frozen yogurt at all. The apple pie was unlike any frozen yogurt I had ever had as well. I was skeptical when I saw the flavor because I thought there’d be no way that they could re-create that flavor, but not only did they re-create it, they did an outstanding job and it really did have the taste of a real apple pie! The cake batter flavor, while not earth shattering, was also tasty and had nice body to it as well. All in all, I was quite pleased with all of my choices.
Would I Buy It Again? Yes, absolutely I would. I’ll have to make this a sporadic treat though because like a little kid in a candy store (this is kind of a candy store, isn’t it?), I go out of control with the sundaes that I make and at $0.48 per ounce, that can get a little costly. I never did get an exact weight on my concoction, but as you can see, it was not small. Still, based on yogurt flavors/taste alone because that is what you really have to measure at these places since the toppings are always roughly the same, I have to give FroYo a big thumbs up.
FYI, FroYo does have multiple container sizes, so you can choose a smaller container and give yourself a governor based on container size so you aren’t a total slob like I was.