October 14, 2012

Che - e - e-e-e-e-ry Berry!

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons didn't sing those lyrics... Wait did they? No, no they didn't, but I enjoy changing song lyrics for my food blogging pleasure. So what is Frankie helping me with? It's Cherry Berry, the new yogurt bar craze and they're popping up all over the Twin Cities.

It all starts when you walk through the front door and you see a wall of yogurt machines like a row of tap handles behind your favorite local drinking hole, but this liquid won't inebriate you and require a sober cab to get home. Instead, you'll be enjoying some delicious yogurt with the majority of their flavors being fat-free or low-fat with some others being reduces fat.

With well over 30 flavors to choose from and changing periodically, there are plenty of choices, it's just a matter of what you're in the mood for. It was mine and my wife's first visit and we went with a combination of flavors and toppings reaching over 30 different options as well. I went with chilly vanilly, chocolate and cookie monster and added one of my favorite toppings, Reece's peanut butter cup. My wife went with sea salt carmel pretzel and cookie monster and her toppings were assorted nuts, Butterfingers and these things called strawberry popping bobas which are little balls of flavor explosion popping in your mouth and they're really good.

So you're all done picking your flavors and choosing your options, time to enjoy. First you have to pay for your yogurt creation and that's where it gets interesting... You simply pay per oz. and at the Eagan location, that's $0.45/oz. and you can easily fill your cup for around $4.00 - $4.50 and I'd say that's a pretty inexpensive and healthy option.

So kids, as Frankie would say, "You-oo-ooh better ask your mama..." and "Tell her everything is all right..." because you're asking for a healthy snack this time and not some junk food she wished you never found! :)

Visit Cherry Berry Yogurt Bar to find a location near you.

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