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White Velvet Frozen Yogurt

May 31, 2010

  • 3940 W. Centre Avenue
  • Portage, MI 49024
  • (269) 323-3224
  • Website
  • Menu

When we pulled in to the Woodbridge Shopping Village for lunch, J noticed right away a frozen yogurt place right next to Fieldstone Grill.  Frozen yogurt isn’t really my thing, but J was looking forward to it from the time we passed the door and noticed the “Open” sign flashing in the window.  She went a little lighter on lunch and decided to take half her sandwich home so she would have room left for Froyo.

White Velvet Frozen Yogurt is on Centre Avenue not far from the US 131 exit.  It’s a local company that makes real frozen yogurt from real yogurt using a one of the world’s best French yogurt cultures.

The only store is i nthe Woodbridge Shopping Village.  It’s a pretty small space with only a couple places to sit and enjoy your creation.

Since J and I had never been in before, we were a little confused.  We didn’t see any yogurt when we made it to the counter.  All I could see were toppings.  The lady working noticed we were fish out of water and filled us in on the procedure.

The yogurt is self serve and you pay by the ounce.  Past the counter with the toppings are two soft serve machines that are built into the wall.  We each grabbed a cup and started filling it up with yogurt.  I went completely with the tart flavor which is the signature, white yogurt.  The tart is always available and there are also three other flavors that vary.  J did a mixture of mostly tart but mixed in the other flavors so she could get a sample of all of them.

After filling up the cups, we headed to the toppings bar.  I stayed simple with just crumbled cookies and a few squirts of Ghiardelli chocolate.  J went a little healthier and topped hers off with fresh fruit.

We put both our cups on the scale to see the damage.  The price is $0.44 cents an ounce.  We ended up with a bill of $11.  The price is really what you make of it.  Both of us could have went with less yogurt and made it cheaper, but we chose not to.

We didn’t stay an eat instead opting to head home.  J was able to eat most of hers in the car.  I was able to take a few bites at stoplights, but had to wait until we got home to get most of it.

Being a guy that doesn’t like healthy foods, I don’t have a lot of experience with frozen yogurt.  Heck, I don’t even eat yogurt, but my family used to be frequent customers of TCBY when they had a store near our hometown.  It’s been years though so even though the products are a little different, I couldn’t even try to compare if I wanted to.  The yogurt from White Velvet was very tart.  Not being someone who eats yogurt, I needed a lot of toppings.  It was good, but not really my thing.  It was light and refreshing though and much healthier than ice cream which is always a plus.

J’s last experience with frozen yogurt was when she was in LA.  She and her mom had to find a Pink Berry. She didn’t straight up compare White Velvet to the famous chain, but said they were similar and that made her excited.  She said the green tea flavor from White Velvet was delicious and the tart tasted like yogurt which is something you don’t get very often.  She seemed to really like the place and was storing away the location in her long term memory.

If you like yogurt, you’ll love White Velvet.  I love the fact that it’s a local company using real ingredients to make a quality product.  If you can’t make it to the Portage store, be sure to check out their Facebook page.  They have a mobile van that makes the rounds at Farmer’s Markets throughout the summer.

Tart Frozen Yogurt w/Cookies and Chocolate Sauce

A mixture of all the frozen yogurt flavors w/fresh fruit

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