Yo~Licious Twist is good, but not great

When choosing your own frozen yogurt flavor and toppings, it’s hard to go wrong, but be sure not to combine too many flavors. (Jamie Primeau / Editor-in-Chief)

Up until this school year, I always thought I had to venture to Princeton when craving frozen yogurt.

Nassau Street tends to be a hub for froyo, with delicious destinations like Twist and Fruity Yogurt. I’m also fond of the Bent Spoon and Thomas Sweet. While all of that Ivy League ice cream is great, it’s a somewhat far distance to travel 20 minutes just for dessert.

I was delighted to recently find out that we have a frozen yogurt shop right here in Ewing. Located at 195 Scotch Rd., Yo~Licious Twist is only a short drive from campus and covers all of the same bases as Red Mango, 16 Handles, etc.

From cookies and fresh fruit, to Reese’s peanut butter cups and chocolate chips, Yo~Licious features an array of toppings and sauces to put atop your frozen yogurt, sorbet and ice cream.

Yo~Licious is a self-serve spot, where you place however much yogurt you want in a cup, add toppings and weigh it at the register to determine the price. The prices are reasonable and I spent less than $5.

Just a warning: You can only pay in cash, so be sure to visit the ATM beforehand. Also, the cups only come in one size and are rather large — so be wary of over-indulging.

Whenever I visit froyo places, I usually face the dilemma of not knowing what to choose — basically I get overwhelmed by all of the options. Since I’m indecisive, I try small amounts of various flavors and then pick a few toppings.

During my trip to Yo~Licious, I chose four of the six available flavors. These included kiwi-strawberry, chocolate, cake batter and cookies ’n cream. When it came to toppings, I added strawberries, mini peanut butter cups and candy rocks. I chose the candy rocks because they were colorful, but they were overly crunchy and looked prettier than they tasted.

It was definitely not the best frozen yogurt I’ve ever had, but at the same time, when you choose your own toppings and flavors, you can’t really go wrong. Overall, the yogurt tasted decent, but the flavors did not really go together. This is probably partly my own fault. Even though they were all seemingly delicious things combined into one cup, the flavors lost their distinctness and all melted together.

Though I enjoyed the trip, I’m pretty sure I prefer the flavor selection at Princeton’s Twist, where they have red velvet and peanut butter. Still, if you don’t feel like traveling all that way, Yo~Licious is definitely a suitable substitute. Also, I just saw on their Facebook page that they now have pumpkin-flavored yogurt. That makes it seem worth a trip back!

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