This shop fits all my froyo needs, which admittedly isn’t a demand of volume, but the times I go, I really enjoy it for a number of reasons.
* This “tart” thing. Yogurt is a product of fermentation. Without an element of tart, what is yogurt? So saying there’s a tart version seems redundant to me, but that’s my issue with the current fad of the frozen yogurt industry. The point is, Rockin’ Yogurt does tart well. Even the flavors that don’t specifically say “tart” are a little tart, which is great! Because…it’s yogurt.
* no HFCS, oh, I *mean* corn sugar or whatever the corn refiners association is trying to rebrand it as. Unlike the DIY chain across the street. I’m grateful to be able to opt out of HFCS that’s practically in everything.
* Fresh fruit toppings. The woman who I always see working there is often slicing up fruit for the toppings. Blueberries, strawberries, mangoes, kiwi, more.
* It’s a local shop.
* freshly made crepes!
* $5 special is a medium serving of frozen yogurt and three toppings. My favs are blueberries, mangoes and mochi. This feeds me and a friend. My photo is the $5 special. And look, the first people in the neighborhood to offer colored mochi balls!
We get our shared yogurt and then enjoy a nice walk out in lovely Santa Barbara.
It’s time to do a comparison again. I don’t think much has changed since the last comparison.
My frozen yogurt is creamy tart swirled with blueberry tart, with mochi balls and yogurt chips. McMarko’s is chocolate with Captain Crunch. He has a theory that adults who were deprived on sugary treats when young will opt to eat them whenever the opportunity arises. I disagree, having been raised on cheerios and grape nuts, I got the sugar bomb cereals out of my system in college. But whatever, we enjoyed our own froyos.