Today my family and I wanted to try something new. We have never had frozen yogurt! I know, we are living in the dark ages. Fact is I do not like yogurt. My kids and husband do, but I don’t. So this was going to be an interesting experience.
Berry Cool Whitestone in Cedar Park is located in a really nice, dare I say, strip mall. It is really retro with i-beam supported covered walkways. That is really a nice touch. Not only is it pretty, but it is wonderful when it rains! They also have a few tables and chairs outside so you can enjoy the day right in front of the shop. We also noticed the Capitol Area Food Bank donation drop boxes outside and inside as well.
When you walk in, everything is so new and nice looking, not to mention spotless! Which is a big pet-peeve for this mom! Speaking of children, as soon as you walk in, to the right, you will see a really great children’s area. They have many different toys for them to play with, a table and sitting area as well as a TV. Soon they will be getting a gaming system so children can play games on the large, flat-screen TV above the area!
This establishment has WIFI, so you can bring your WIFI enabled mobile devices and check the scores or check the sales while eating and drinking. If you do not have a WIFI enabled mobile device, they have a super cool PC for the public to use that also has a (I have to get one of these!) touch screen monitor. I have seen them on TV but not in person. Too cool!
They also have a Music Corner where you can plug in your (I believe they said) iPod and there is a cool speaker system that plays your music! I think it is a really cool feature, I just hope every one else likes the music you like.
Now for the good stuff. The store is almost all on a Serve Yourself system. You pick the cup size you want. Then you go to the frozen yogurt. They have a very large selection of flavors…
Candy Cane Peppermint
Girl Scouts Thin Mint Cookies
Vanilla No Sugar Added
Dulce de Leche
You can mix and match, get every flavor or just one. You can have your frozen yogurt any way you want it. The frozen yogurt is priced by the ounce. I won’t mention names, but I have walked in and out of several locally owned establishments because I am forced in to paying $7 for a scoop of ice cream. That is just too expense for me and my family. In this situation we can go in there and get the exact size we want! They have digital screens above each dispenser telling you about that specific flavor. This is something that is very new and you probably will not find anywhere else right now. It also gives you the nutritional facts for each frozen yogurt flavor.
Next is the toppings. And, oh, do they have toppings. They had so many I was overwhelmed with options, which is not a bad thing. Again, I would like to mention how clean this area was. They have everything set up in such a way that even if there was a mishap, they would be able to clean it up right away. How many times have you gone to a ice cream place that you self serve and saw that someone got the peanuts in the chocolate syrup? Not here! All the dry ingredients such as M&M’s, chocolate chips, chocolate chip cookie dough, fruit, nuts etc. are neatly placed in containers that you scoop from. All the liquid items like chocolate syrup are in squeeze bottles. Such a great idea I think I will start doing that at home.
Once you are ready to pay, you place all your frozen yogurt cups on a scale so they can determine your total. I personally like how the scale displays the weight so you know for your own piece of mind. This is the time you would also order your drinks or extras. We enjoyed an amazing Ghirardelli Hot Coco! I am serious, it was the best hot coco I have ever had in my life! My husband and oldest got the Spiced Cider and my youngest daughetr got the Pepperment Hot Coco. We were all very pleased.
Would I recomed visiting Berry Cool Whitestone in Cedar Park? YES! I loved the whole experience. The frozen yogurt was great! My daughter said, “Frozen yogurt tastes just like ice cream but better”! And that is so true. I do not like yogurt. But after today I do like frozen yogurt . The service was top notch. They were kind and very informative, which is great if you do not know how the self serve situation works. We will for sure be coming back to Berry Cool Whitestone in Cedar Park. 🙂
Also, I highly recomed the Ghirardelli Hot Coco! I want more right now to be honest.
A note from the Cool Berry website:
Our frozen yogurts contain high levels of beneficial ‘LIVE and ACTIVE’ cultures which ‘EXCEEDS’ the requirements set forth by the National Yogurt Association. Therefore, it’s healthy and our yogurts promote good digestive health.
And for those with restricted diets, we’ve also got some ‘berry cool’ dairy-free and sugar-free flavors.
2800 E.Whitestone Blvd, Suite 127, Cedar Park, TX 78613 · Get Directions
Disclaimer: I was provided a giveaway for this review. However all opinions are 100% my own.