Before I had even heard of this “fresh fruit and frozen yogurt” phenomenon I received an email from the owners of Froyoswirl on Homer Street, inviting me to come and try their frozen yogurt creations. I didn’t have the chance to head in until today, and in the meantime I totally jumped on board with the frozen yogurt bandwagon thanks to the good folks at Qoola.
This afternoon I met with Irene, the enterprising and delightful proprietor of Froyoswirl. Their shop on Homer (near Robson) has been open since November and they enjoy regular traffic even during these colder months, and I can see why.
I had the chance to taste their frozen yogurt, which comes in one flavour, along with my choice topping of fresh fruit (raspberries, blackberries and blueberries). The consistency was very smooth and creamy with little bitterness — and I don’t know where these places get their berries but the fruit was huge and scrumptious.
I also tried their yogurt parfait note: until this day I had never tried yogurt while not in a frozen form so this was definitely a treat (and an adventure). Honestly, I would previously have plugged my nose if anyone asked me to try plain yogurt but this looked too good not to try… and I ended up eating the entire thing.
The vanilla yogurt was absolutely delicious and was combined with crunchy granola and berries, making for the perfect “on the go” snack. I haven’t had this much calcium or fruit intake in a very long time and would seriously consider this as a breakfast option if I lived or worked close by.
Froyoswirl was also filled with the sweet aroma of fresh waffles when I arrived so I had a sampling of their whole wheat waffle topped with strawberries and some chocolate drizzle.
As I said, I’m a huge fan of the frozen yogurt and fresh fruit craze (it’s Vancouver’s new gelato) and I’m glad that I have had the chance to experience such well-run establishments and even get myself eating well because of it. The next step is for John to try out one of their smoothies as well.
You can find Froyoswirl at 820 Homer street as well as online and (soon to be active) on Twitter.
You can try it for yourself by stopping by Froyoswirl from now until the end of the February and mention Twitter or Miss604 and receive a ‘Buy One Get On Free’ deal on their frozen yogurt.
Disclosure: This is not a paid review, feel free to browse more of my reviews or even my thoughts on Qoola Fruit + Yogurt, which is across town.