currently: listening to The Ready Set - 'Give Me Your Hand'
|Good looking froyo, yo.|
It only took one short froyo trip, but my friends and I were instantly hooked on it. We wanted more. More of that sweet, cold, delicious goodness in a cup. Filled with lollies and toppings of our hearts desire. Frozen self-serve yoghurt, how we fell for thee.
And this is how we strolled to Frolik Browns Bay.
|The Poor Man's Takapuna, but with lots of dogs.|
|My 'Don't want to look odd taking photo' photo.|
At first glance at the store, you notice how big the store is, and how bare it looks. Unlike shops at Mission Bay which are quite close and compact, Browns Bay have reasonable sized lots. And with all the space they have, it's a true shame they don't utilise it. They easily have space for a number of window bench seats, bar tables, small cafe sofas... But instead they have three squares that look like foot stools. It looked uninviting, especially with how white and sterile the walls looked (in the empty sort of way).
|They're low on Peach and Mango.|
|Can I have them all?|
Overall the cost came to around $8, and they even gave us loyalty cards with two already stamped on. (Ten stamps gets you one free large take home pack.)
Since there was no place to sit in Frolik, my best mates and I headed for the beach. Which seemed a great idea at the time because one, the beach is next to the shops, and two, it was a nice day. What we failed to realise was how blimming windy the beachfront was, and how eating froyo while facing strong beachfront winds does not make for the most pleasant of experiences.
|On second look, not so great.|
But for a combination that was purely tropical/citrus fruits, you really expected some sort of trio harmony. Not a over-tangy discourse.
We weren't in any rush to finish our froyos as we chatted and 'aww'ed over the cute dogs on the beach. Quite frankly it was mainly because we weren't in a rush to want more froyo. Kelly's mixture had eventually turned to some sort of purple soup concoction before she finished it off - and it's not like any of the yoghurt flavours were purple in the first place.
As we got up, with our over-windswept hair and our empty cups, we all said the same thing - it was nice, but let's not go back any time soon. Sorry Frolik.
Food Party review:
Money friendliness - Reasonable if you control your serving.
Purchase fun - The toppings bar seemed so good in appearance, not so good in overall taste.
Deliciousness factor - Not outstanding, but not a place we would shun. Maybe again in a year's time.