The Pinkberry-inspired phenomenon is hitting the greater Seattle area full force. A host of shops are vying for fro-yo supremacy and more are opening soon. There’s Crazycherry, Cefiore, Yoberry. TCBY is even being ressurrected.
Red Mango, the granddaddy of the resurgent fro-yo craze, recently opened a store in Bellevue Square and Alderwood Mall and has plans for another location in Southcenter Mall.
I’m a little surprised Seattle and environs didn’t pick up this trend sooner. It fits right into our culture. The new fro-yo is loaded with probiotics so you can feel healthy even while coating your yogurt with Fruity Pebbles. The Asian-influenced green tea flavor is another ethnic food trend we can embrace. And you can eat fro-yo while walking your dog.
I have sampled the wares at Crazycherry and Red Mango and enjoyed the frozen treats, but what’s the big deal? It’s, well, yogurt.
What other 80’s food fads are poised for a comeback? Blue raspberry flavored popcorn, I eagerly await your return.