Posted by on Oct 8, 2011 in New York Eats | 3 comments

Like I said in last week’s post on Rita’s Italian Ice, frozen yogurt has become my thing lately and Yogurt Crazy’s crazy yogurts are a slightly healthier option than Rita’s Italian Ices…well, depending on your choice of toppings anyway.

This cute little shop offers a plethora of different flavors that thoughtfully include choices that are nonfat, low-fat, or no sugar to suit their customer’s wide range of demands. With unique flavors such as Butter Brickle and Snickerdoodle, this is a place where you’ll be coming back again and again in order to try your hand at the endless combinations.

Upon entering, the first thing you’ll notice are the yogurt bowls stacked right in front of the entrance. This is your cue to grab one and head for the yogurt machines to start filling them up. For those who are more health conscious, Yogurt Crazy makes sure to list all the nutritional information of each flavor for your convenience. You can literally be filling up your cup and feeling guilty at the same time, all while noting the amount of calories you’re about to ingest. Not to worry though, your tastebuds will soon be too happy to care. 

After you’ve gotten your pick of flavors, turn around to be greeted by their toppings bar. The selection is almost intimidating at first sight. With fresh nuts and fruits, to an insane amount of different sweets and candy toppings, saying that it’s hard to choose what to arm your yogurt battalion with is an understatement. Finish it off with your choice of sauces, like the good old fashioned hot fudge or whipped cream. (Does whipped cream count as ‘sauce’?)

So far, my favorite flavor is definitely the Peach Mango Tart. It’s light and pleasantly fruity, plus there’s mangoes in there and you just can’t go wrong with mango. You can’t really see it in the picture, but we also got Raspberry layered underneath the Peach Mango Tart. It was a bit on the tangier side with a bit more texture due to what I’m guessing to be teeny tiny ground up raspberry seeds, but I’d definitely get it again. Topped with some strawberries, mangoes, blueberries and mochi, our other yogurt wasn’t nearly as healthy with its sprinkling of Oreos and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Though we still had some strawberries and mochi, that’s gotta count for something right?

Yogurt Crazy’s selection of flavors are changed every few days, so it is quite possible to try out all of their flavors by visiting often. For me, they’ll most likely be staying on my ‘To-do’ list for quite a while due to the sheer amount of different flavors available. But someday, someday I will conquer Yogurt Crazy and their full course menu.

I suppose the only downside to this place is that they charge by weight. Meaning the more you pile on, the more you’ll be shelling out of your wallet. Well worth the few extra bucks in my opinion. In fact, this place may very well have topped Red Mango in my book.

What’s more, you get a little stamp card. “Purchase nine cups of frozen yogurt valued over $3.00 and receive $3.00 off the tenth yogurt purchase.” My advice? Bring friends and share the same stamp card. You’ll get to your tenth yogurt in no time.

Check out your nearest Yogurt Crazy location here.

~ AJ ~

Photographs taken and provided by AnnMarie Hwang

3 Comments

  1. Oct-8-2011

    Yum, mango flavor is always a good thing to go with =D!

  2. Oct-10-2011

    Mango has to be like the tastiest fruit in the world that manages to taste good no matter what. ;O And yet, it turns out that a lot of people don’t know how to eat it. >.>

    Do you know that there are demonstrations to show people how to eat mangoes so that consumers will feel less intimidated to buy them?

  3. Oct-11-2011

    You’re blogging has really come on when I look back over previous posts. Actually I arrived here from a forum on an unrelated topic. Worth surfing sometimes. Thanks.

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