Friday, March 11th, 2011
With eleven successful locations in the suburbs, Yogli Mogli opened its first truly intown store last week in the Virginia Highlands, directly across from Yeah! Burger.
LC and I happened to be driving by when one of four coveted parking spots in front of the yogurt shop opened up. It was like a sign from God, so we went in. The place was abuzz with excitement as families from the neighborhood and young daters extended their evenings with a healthy dessert.
Since Yogli Mogli is self-serve, guests are in charge of the serving size and calories. We both grabbed a huge one-size-fits-all cup and surveyed the flavors available. It is nearly impossible to stick with just one flavor and even harder to avoid piling on fattening toppings like chocolate chips and granola.
I happen to know the founder of the Yogli Mogli franchise brand who recently related this funny fact; he sees folks get the original tart yogurt, very low in fat, sugar, and calories, then proceed to top it with a handful of gummie worms. Each worm has 42 calories! He said the trick is to do it Mezcal style and put just one worm at the bottom of your cup. When you reach the worm it is semi-frozen. I’ve gotta try it!
If you’d like to sample a flavor you can get a tiny taste cup from one of the employees behind the counter. Anything you put in your container, including toppings, will be weighed at the cash register. Compared to TCBY, you get more for your money here. And if you like the tangy taste of plain yogurt, you will prefer this variety.
There are six more locations slated to open in the coming months, including one somewhere in Buckhead.
With the arrival of Spring, I predict there will be lines out the door at the Virginia Highlands store!