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A Caffeinated Cup of Yogurt

Yogurt is one of the best things to eat almost as soon as one ends a course of antibiotics as it helps get your digestive flora back into sync. Having said this and having recently finished a ghastly medical regimen that pretty much blunted my appetite, I was definitely hungry for some yogurt and decided to try the fro-yo over at California Berry.

Supposedly the local analog to the American fro-yo chain Pinkberry, California Berry offers three flavors of soft-serve frozen yogurt. In this case, coffee joins good ol’-fashioned plain and green tea on the menu.

I was curious about the coffee-flavored yogurt. Yes, I know I’m not supposed to have coffee as per the doctor’s orders. But I’ve been ill, so – just this once! – I opted to break the rules. Just a little, mind you: I ordered the coffee-swirl fro-yo which has half coffee and half plain.

The bitter-ish coffee flavor is there when you spoon the yogurt into your mouth but it is almost immediately overpowered by the bracingly sharp tang of natural yogurt. It’s not unpleasant, but the mix of flavors is jarring to say the very least. Truth be told, green tea does make a better match for plain soft-serve yogurt.

I had my cup of coffee-swirl fro-yo with my usual fixings: slivered almonds, granola, and a good helping of slightly sweet mochi bits. While this was an interesting yogurt experience, I’ll have to concede that Red Mango still gets top marks as my go-to place for soft-serve yogurt.



Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended in June 2016 These days, she works full time at Philippine Tatler as a features writer under the nom de guerre Marga Manlapig. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel. Follow her on Instagram at @midgekmanlapig.

3 thoughts on “A Caffeinated Cup of Yogurt

  1. i agree with you on red mango being the best frozen yogurt there is currently on the metro. i’ve tried the one from shangri-la mall (too sweet – like ice cream) and the one in podium (less of that yogurt bite) and red mango wins hands down.

  2. i like red mango too, especially that mixed green tea and original whip. we tried (and blog) it several times already. i like it more with slices fruits (kiwi, mango, peaches). although i must admit that the frozen toppings of yoh-gurt froz in tomas morato are their main advantage than red mango. because toppings are frozen, the yogurt doesn’t get too watery unlike red mango. ok, i like them both, lol.
    but i haven’t tried california berry yet.

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