Sydney has adopted the frozen yoghurt revolution with finesse and joy, and now self service frozen yoghurt has decided to come to the party. The latter has arrived at Yogurt World, located in Westfield Sydney. You don't know what to really expect apart from being a kid in a candy store - yet your natural contentment levels would be high with a guilt-free natural yoghurt treat.
It is easy to be spoilt for choice in this party themed store. Just be careful though, because with any self service facility you pay by weight. $3.20 buys you 100grams of combined yoghurt and/or toppings of your choice. You control how things work. Many people find it difficult to decide between the best of two different flavours. With something like this, no problem - just opt for two different flavour combinations. This is what I did recently, opting for two out of the 16 different flavour combinations available. The berry and green tea flavours went well with some blueberry, pomegranates and mango popping bobas. A real icy treat that is particularly perfect on a hot day.
The ice can dominate the flavour, however the flavours are rather tasty, especially on the berry flavour. A sweet taste provokes, and it is great to also be able to pick and choose your own toppings with ample dining in space. If you're lucky, you might be given a tiny bowl to sample a flavour before deciding on your right choice. The difficulty might be in deciding on which toppings you would like as there is a choice of over 100 toppings, with around 21 of these subject to the seasons, from the seasonal fruit family.
You are free to browse the menu and toppings list before making your decision and planning ahead. The philosophy is pour, top and weigh on some scales. To give you some idea, my yoghurt came to 180grams, costing around $5.40. Each purchase gives you an 'OGGI' sticker, and if you collect 10 of them you receive a free small cup to fill up with as much yoghurt and topping as you please.
Yogurt World claim their yoghurts to be 97% fat free; with the use of only Australian produce without any addictives of any kind. Which flavour/s take your fancy: Greek Original; Peach; Hungarian Original; Strawberry; Blood Orange; Passionfruit; Mixed Berries; Pomegranate; Salted Caramel; White Chocolate; Bulgarian Original; Green Tea; Mango; Coconut; Chocolate or Coffee anyone? A diverse array of flavours indeed with suitable toppings to boot. Get creative, weigh, indulge and have fun.
My yoghurt after it was weighed on the scales nearby
I asked the store manager for list of ingredients - additives, colours, flavourings (natural or not?) sugar, sodium, etc and was referred to http://yogurtworld.net.au/downloads/ingredients.pdf. Go there and see the poor effort to provide information.
Misleading to say the least. There is no info on this site re sugar, synthetic sweeteners, flavourings, synthetic colours being added, etc.
So very very sweet!
Be careful the bits 'n bobs (toppings) are mostly cheap average sweets, but weigh and add considerably to cost, combined with weighty toppings - can be madly expensive!