You may be familiar with the Red Mango Frozen Yogurt Chain. It is a unique store that allows you to go in and create your own frozen yogurt creation. They recently opened new stores here in the Chicago area. I visited two different stores in the past few days, the Frankfort, IL location, and the Orland Park, IL location. The first time I was alone. I was passing by and said “Ooh, there is a Red Mango!” It was about 93 degrees outside with a heat index of 100 so I was happy to stop and try out some frozen yogurt. And I was happy to pay a visit and try it out before taking my kids. 🙂 The Frankfort location had almost endless options for mixing different flavors of yogurt. It is self-serve, and tasting is allowed.
I reviewed the options and chose a Pomegranate Lemonade Swirl. I'm not too big on sweet toppings, so I added some fresh almonds, blueberries, and strawberries to the top of mine. It was soooo yummy!
A couple of days later I visited the Orland Park location with all 4 kids in tow. I still needed to try out a smoothie! I love smoothies. I usually make them here at home. It is so nice to be able to pop in and get a great smoothie without going through the trouble of chopping fruit and washing the blender. I went for the Berry Medley Hibiscus. It is a combination of berries, mango, lychee, and hibiscus blossoms. It was DELICIOUS and energetic.
Meanwhile, the kids all had a ton of fun mixing up different frozen yogurts and putting on their favorite toppings. They had nothing but good things to say about the experience and the yogurt.
The one thing I would love to see is child size cups so they don't get quite so much yogurt. 🙂
Check out the Red Mango website to find a location near you.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Red Mango. All opinions are my own.