New fro-yo shop offers a variety of flavors and toppings

Published by adviser, Author: Stephanie Cheek, Date: August 29, 2013
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When walking down Main Street in Slippery Rock on a rainy day, you want to stop and find shelter. One of the perfect stops for all students is the new frozen yogurt shop, Rock N Yogurt.

Walking through the front doors of the shop, you automatically feel welcomed with a doorbell sound signaling a costumer and a multitude of tables with colorful chairs. The room is surrounded with exposed brick, making you feel like you just entered the Slippery Rock frozen yogurt assembly line.

The first step begins towards the back of the shop where you can choose from eight different flavors of yogurt ranging from sweet to fruity. The options change periodically, but the flavors that were being served at the time were the classic chocolate, vanilla, mango sorbet, wild berry, red velvet cake, outrageous orange, cotton candy, and no sugar added mint. They have a flavor for everyone, letting you mix and match what flavors you want to try and taste.

From the frozen yogurt station, you head to the toppings station where you can choose between at least 32 different fruit, candy, and chocolate combos. This is the station where you can feel free to fill your cup with chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, mango pieces, pineapples, gummy worms, coconut shavings, Golden Grahams and so many others.     Between the yogurt flavors and toppings you can visit Rock N Yogurt multiple times and leave with a different treat each time. During my visit to the fro-yo shop I purchased red velvet, chocolate, and vanilla yogurt with chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup pieces, chocolate cookie dough pieces, and lastly some Dino Sprinkles. When making your one-of-a kind dessert it is hard to not go a little wild with the possibilities.

The last step of the frozen yogurt-making process is the weigh and pay station. The yogurt is 45 cents an ounce, which is a great deal compared to other well known frozen yogurt shops like Pinkberry and Menchie’s.

When you finally reach a table to begin the long-awaited process of trying your treat, you can to dig in. The yogurt is creamy and refreshing, making it the perfect consistency to handle the large amount of toppings that I added to my cup. The toppings were a great way to enhance the flavor and texture of your dessert, plus it helped balance between the yogurt flavors. This being my first time at Rock N Yogurt, I not only decided to go all out, but I also decided to stick with the more sweet, chocolate mix, but when I return I plan on mixing it up and trying something different.

While Rock N Yogurt is mainly known for its make-your-own yogurt, you can also purchase a fresh made smoothie, root beer floats, milkshakes, and even take home a quart of their delicious yogurt for four dollars. Also when you are checking out do not forget to ask about getting a punch card because if you buy eight yogurts or smoothies you get your next one for free. Another perk is to join their text message alert system to find out daily deals and sales for all products.

Overall Rock N Yogurt is a great new addition to the town of Slippery Rock and I see it quickly becoming the place to be for Slippery Rock University students to spend time and eat some delicious one of a kind desserts. So stop by anytime, any day between the hours of 11 A.M. to 10 P.M. to check out the many flavors and toppings  to chose.

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