A Tasty Twist on Tradition for National Oatmeal Cookie Day
Oatmeal cookies remind us of home: soft chewy cookies hot from the oven, and we sit on pins and needles waiting for them to cool just enough so we can take that first bite. Well, things are a bit different here in Phoenix….we don’t dare turn on the oven…it’s already too hot. So what’s a good hot-weather dessert for oatmeal cookie lovers?
Oatmeal Cookie Frozen Yogurt!
Yogurtology on N. 67th Avenue in Phoenix has frozen yogurt that tastes like an oatmeal cookie. From the moment I read that name, I just HAD to try it. I had planned to look for some actual cookies (since today is National Oatmeal Cookie Day (Really. It is.) but this is a great twist on a traditional flavor and I was intrigued! So I visited Yogurtology and gave it a try.
Woo hoo! That is gooooood yogurt!
Does it remind me of oatmeal cookies? It sure does! All of the cookie flavors are there: the cinnamon, the vanilla, the sugar, the milk, and the butter. But what really impressed me is this: good cookies have a texture – they’re kinda chewy yet kinda firm. And this yogurt is exactly that; chewy and substantial. It’s yogurt, but there’s just a little something about it that makes it more cookie-like. And it’s not overly sweet either. I can eat one or two cookies. I can eat a lot of this yogurt.
Yogurtology also has a wide variety of toppings: fresh fruit, cookies, granola, coconut, chocolate chips, etc. They also have some unique toppings: chocolate rocks, mochi, and baklava. And how can you go wrong with a place that offers baklava as a dessert topping?
The owner, Angie Macarthur, has had her shop open since October of 2010. Angie got the itch to open a yogurt shop when she worked in a boutique next to a different Yogurtology in Scottsdale. She changed careers, and North Phoenix benefited.
What’s the customers’ favorite flavor? Oatmeal cookie. The next two popular flavors are cupcake batter and red velvet cake. Every Tuesday they offer their yogurt for 35 cents per ounce rather than 40 cents, so if you’ve got a craving for yogurt, give it a try then.
As for me….it’s those oatmeal cookies all the way! Summer is coming and I’m looking forward to enjoying my new favorite: cookies that you get from the freezer.
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Check it out. The frozen variety really beats the heck out of sitting in front of a hot oven.