DH and I stopped into the new Yogurberry on the corner of 43rd St. and Queens Blvd. last night. It was super clean, and the employees were very helpful in offering samples of the different flavors and explaining the self-serve concept. However, as we were perusing the selections I noticed the price - 49 cents per ounce. I did the math and realized that this works out to $8 per pint, or nearly twice the price of Haagen Dazs at the supermarket. Wow. Maybe I'm a cheapskate (or just getting old), but that seems a pretty steep price for soft-serve frozen yogurt.
The yogurt itself was tasty, though, so we decided to grab a small cup anyway. I noticed that the "small" cups were pretty generously sized, and only filled mine about a quarter of the way. DH filled his about halfway, and neither of us got any toppings. The total? $7.84. Ouch.
When we got home I used a measuring cup to check the size of the "small" cup - as I had guessed, it's a 16oz. container. Now, I know the self-serve concept means you can get exactly what you want, but by offering a 16oz container as a "small," I feel that they're misleading the customer, knowing that most people haven't the faintest idea how much an ounce is. It would be all too easy to fill one of those "small" containers and end up with an accidental $10 treat. I don't think we'll be back.
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