What? You’re doing yet another food review, Jenn? Why, yes! Thank you for noticing! I have really pushed myself into trying new restaurants recently since so many new ones have sprung up in Lethbridge in the last little while. I felt that it would be a shame to let all the photos of food I have on my phone go to waste! So, yes, here’s another food review (and if I suck at them, just say so!)
It took me two years until I finally stepped into The Fix Frozen Yogurt Bar. I had heard rave reviews about it when it first opened in 2012, but was never able to get my butt over there for some reason. I had never actually been to a self-serve frozen yogurt bar before, so my reason might have been fear of the unknown, but I just couldn’t admit that to myself. Then suddenly, the local frozen yogurt scene seemed to just explode, and I felt overwhelmed by all the choices. Yet everyone I talked to still swore by The Fix, so this summer I finally had to check them out.
Of course, when me and my husband did decide to check them out, it was ten minutes before they closed on a Saturday night. We apologized for coming in so late, but the ladies on staff that night really didn’t seem to mind. As a former smoothie bar employee, I know all too well the frustration of last-minute customers.
The first thing we noticed was how clean it was, but that was kind of a given since the store was about to close and the chairs had been stacked on top of the counters and tables. But, as my recent repeat visits have shown, it is clean pretty much any time that I’ve gone in. The frozen yogurt machines clearly display the flavours available, and whether they are sugar free, dairy free, or fat free. They also provide a tray of sample cups so that you can try a flavour before you fill your bowl with one. I decided on the fat-free New York cheesecake flavour. Knowing that the price of my creation would depend on it’s weight in the end, I was careful how much I swirled in since they only have one bowl size.
Next, we moved on to the toppings. I love the layout of the line because they shove all the healthy stuff to the front so the toppings become more and more decadent the further down the line you go. One of the ingredients that caught my eye were the strawberry popping bobas, which are little balls of liquid flavouring encased in a thin, gelatin-like shell, and when you bite down on them, they pop open. I put a heaping spoonful of those in my bowl, along with some blueberries and kiwi fruit. A little further down the line, I added yogurt-covered raisins (something I haven’t had since I was a kid) and chocolate rocks, but among them were things like Reese’s cup chunks and Skor bits. Heading down a bit further, I added some candy-coated chocolate bits, but I could have also added sprinkles, marshmallows, and Nerds. I was blown away by everything they had! They even have a few shelves behind the counter that have more sweets and special treats to add, but I thought I would stick to what they had set out on the bar for the time being. I also decided against putting a drizzle of caramel or Saskatoon berry sauce on my creation (regret!), and brought it up to the till.
My creation came to $6.60, which is okay by me because the quality of the ingredients and the overall “yum” factor made it worth every penny. My husband gobbled his creation, remarking afterwards that it was like heroin. I think that means he’s addicted, and so am I! I’ve made three more visits since August, and am excited every time I go in to see what new flavours and toppings they put out. I still load up on the strawberry popping bobas, though.
I will be like many of the people who recommended The Fix to me and say that you must give them a try! Just don’t wait two years like I did. Silly, silly me.
The Fix Frozen Yogurt Bar is located at 1283 3rd Avenue South, and if you can’t find parking on the street, turn right into the alley and use the parking in the back. Also, be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter so you know what new flavours and toppings they have in store.
Have you tried The Fix yet? If so, what did you think?
I’m in a toppings rut because I always get the same things. What are your favourite toppings for frozen yogurt?
Did you enjoy my extensive use of exclamation marks? I know I did!!!