Spring is here! The weather’s getting warmer, there’s a stretch in the evenings and the flowers are blooming! Actually, I haven’t noticed any of the above if I’m being perfectly honest but now that winter is behind us, it’s time to talk frozen yogurt. More specifically, Yogism, a new frozen yogurt store in George’s Street Arcade. It’s a healthy alternative to the very popular 99 and has been a hit on the other side of the pond for decades.
I popped in earlier in the week to check it out and I was very impressed. With it’s sleek minimalist interior and self-serve stations it feels like you’ve just stepped in to a shop worthy of Manhattan’s most hip neighbourhoods. First stop in the self-service is the yogurt, where you can choose from four different flavours, I’m all about the natural, but had a little of the chocolate flavour too. Then it’s onto the toppings counter, where there’s more choice than you know what to do with. Ranging from fresh fruit to chopped nuts to Oreos to mini-marshmallows, I decided on crushed Oreos, strawberries and kiwi fruit. You pay for it by weight and two small (which are actually rather big) tubs cost us €7.40, which isn’t strictly cheap, but definitely worth it and if you guess the weight it’s free!
My little tub of frozen yogurt was mouth wateringly good and tasted far bolder than it actually was. The owner, Stephen, happened to be manning the till when we were there and he couldn’t have been more affable and helpful if he tried. Definitely one to check out, regardless of the Irish weather.