I'm guessing this question will be answered with links to any number of recent threads on this, but I couldn't find any. Has anyone tried the Yogurt Lab (2 locations, but I was in the IDS Center skyway location)?
I normally despise frozen yogurt and find these "create your own then pay by weight" places a ripoff. Although it is, indeed, a ripoff ($4.50 for three tiny blobs of yogurt and almost no toppings at all), the flavors at Yogurt Lab were very well done. It's still nowhere near as good as real ice cream or gelato (IMO) and I probably won't be rushing back in, but I'm glad I didn't dismiss this place entirely.
FWIW, I had the salted caramel, the green apple and the dark chocolate (with a dusting of the cayenne pepper from the toppings bar). If I do go back, I might get more creative with the combinations (they have things like olive oil on the toppings bar and a couple of the flavors were more intended for bases like the Greek Yogurt flavor).
Anyhow, thought I'd put it on the Chowhound map for any lovers of this kind of thing or Mpls skyway dwellers looking for something different.
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