Sherman's Food Adventures: Qoola Yogurt + Fruit

Qoola Yogurt + Fruit

Well, after a very filling meal at Gyoza King, I needed something refreshing and light. Nearby was a place I've been meaning to try out. Located at the old Cupcakes storefront is Qoola Yogurt + Fruit, which serves up fresh, all natural frozen yogurt. In addition, there is a wide selection of toppings such as fresh fruit, various nuts, cereal and even mochi. Looking around the store, I noticed it was very clean and the decor was pleasing to the senses. I think the operators of Qoola really capture the spirit of freshness and "green-ness" as their motto suggests. The staff at the front counter were very pleasant and took time to explain the product and the available toppings. I was impressed at the attitude of the staff because there are far too many establishments that exhibit an indifference towards their customers.

At this point, even if the yogurt was not good, I would have still been a happy customer. However, the yogurt was very good and that made the experience complete. Now you might be asking, "It's frozen yogurt, how excited can one be with that?" Well, I mean it didn't blow me away; but it was definitely pleasing to eat. I had the chocolate frozen yogurt with pistachios and fresh strawberries. The yogurt itself was not icy; rather it was quite smooth. I didn't find it too sweet either, which is good since the toppings can be sweet as well. The pistachios were crunchy and not stale. The strawberries were very fresh and of good quality. Vandelay had the green tea yogurt with mango. I was quite impressed with the mango pieces, they were very fresh and sweet. The yogurt itself was also very light, and there was just enough green tea flavour.

Other than the frozen yogurt, there are many other interesting items at Qoola. There are waffles, crepes, smoothies, Qrush (slush mixed with frozen yogurt) and Quoi - açaí, which is a dietary supplement (marketers claim to have a multitude of health benefits). I really enjoyed my frozen yogurt at Qoola and I'm definitely going to return to try some of the other items. However, I want to temper that enthusiasm since anything that is over-hyped will only lead to unrealistic expectations from others.

The Good:
- Everything is fresh
- Friendly staff
- Yogurt tastes good

The Bad:
- If you add a lot of toppings, it can get up there in price

Qoola Yogurt + Fruit
1116 Denman Street
Vancouver, B.C.

Business Hours:
1:00pm - 10:30pm (Mon - Thu)
1:00pm - 12:00am (Fri)
11:00am - 12:00am (Sat)
11:00am - 10:30pm (Sun)

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I Love Food Blog said...

Believe it or not, I just posted a review of Qoola as well!

Jessica604 said...

Hi there, Thanks for the linke!

I've tried to make it down to Qoola for dessert to no avail - one time we were too full, one the cousin felt like having ramen instead, and the other time, I spent too much money at Gourmet Warehouse instead. :( Everything I read about Qoola makes me want to go.

Sherman Chan said...

Jessica, no worries, I like reading your blog. Yah, you can really overspend at Gourmet Warehouse, there is a lot of stuff there!

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