My name is Ute, I am a frozen yoghurt addict.
This is the reason why I actually entered Harrods on a Saturday afternoon, as I found out that the frozen yoghurt shop closest to me at this point was at the 4th floor ofÂ this every reasonable person’s nightmare.
But I did it, I managed to pass the statue Dodi and Diana without throwing up, did not kill any of the people blocking the escalators and managed to pass the designer shoe sales without bankruptcy.
And all this for some bland, overpriced frozen yoghurt! When I finally arrived (bathed in sweat) at Yoo Moo, a relatively new addition to London’s Frozen Yoghurt Scence, I was primarily amazed by how similar each and every frozen yoghurt shop looks. If you didn’t know better you’d think they are all generated by one chain: white, clean, sterile and decorated by some colourful painted characters (cows at this occasion). Secondly I was stunned by the price. One regular yoghurt WITHOUT toppings 5.50. 5.50!!!! add one topping and you pay 6.50… Why is this so expensive? It’s yoghurt, not gold!
I had travelled too far to give up now and I needed my fix, so I went for madagascan vanilla flavour with fresh raspberries as (very pricey) topping and hoped the price would be reflected in spotless quality. The raspberries were unripe and the yoghurt tasted like Activia Vanilla, just with less flavour.
When I had to spend the longest 3 hours of my life on Stansted Aiport last weekend, I noticed a new Yoo Moo having opened up there too. I was so bored that I picked up several free samples of the strawberry flavoured yoghurt there. Can I just say – it was not good.