I have never liked yoghurt. I avoided it at all costs. I would not eat anything with yoghurt, whether it be Indian or Greek food, or any kind of yoghurt for dessert. The sourness of the yoghurt just turns me off, and to this day I wonder how people enjoy original flavour froyo.
But I got converted to yoghurt by a friend, Ann. One day after dinner with Ann and Ms LW, we decided to go for some yoghurt. Ann told me how good the froyo was at Yo-Chi so I thought “okay, I’ll give it a try for once.” Arriving at Yo-Chi Carlton, I was surprised at the interior decor. It felt slightly sophisticated, like when I went for my first appointment at the Genius Bar at Apple Chadstone. A friendly staff member approached us and asked if we wanted to try any of the flavours. I told her that I’d rather not since I don’t like yoghurt, and wouldn’t want to waste it. I got convinced into trying the hazelnut one anyway, and boy was I surprised at how good it was! The hazelnut flavour wasn’t too overpowering, but yet enough to kind of disguise the natural sourness of the yoghurt which I so sincerely dislike. I ended up getting a small serve of hazelnut, salted peanut butter, and salted butterscotch. All these flavours weren’t sour. Yo-Chi has a really impressive range of toppings for your froyo. They range from sliced fruit to coulis and compotes, to more unhealthy but more yummy stuff like crushed oreos and chocolate bits.
Since that experience, I have been back to Yo-Chi about 6 times. Although I have slightly overcome my yoghurophobia, my past experiences of sour yoghurt are still etched in my mind, leading me to trust no other froyo shop but Yo-Chi and the same flavours – with the addition of chocolate.
My standard Yo-Chi dose is the above four flavours in a small cup/bowl, topped with raspberry coulis, Yo-Chi homemade crumble, crushed oreos, honey roasted cashews, and mini M&Ms. It is delicious.
So, to all the froyo haters out there, give Yo-Chi a try. Each day that passes that you don’t get to try Yo-Chi is a day that is gone forever, never to return. But for the record, I still, to a great extent, dislike Greek yoghurt. I don’t think I’ll ever be converted to that.