The froyo scene is quite the trend and I noticed the popularity of Smooch as it featured in almost every mall that I visited. Curiosity got the better of me and I decided to give it a try.
This particular branch is located in the East Rand Mall. It was quite busy, which is usually telltale sign that something good is brewing. The place has cheerful, lively and bright colors splattered around that induce childhood fantasy ice cream store dreams.
As I started taking pictures of the cozy little place, I was cautioned to stop taking pictures as it is against store policy. This place is on Zomato yet they insist on restrictions on photographing. The lady supervisor was up in arms telling me to stop with immediate effect. I really was baffled. Needless to say I carried on with my picture taking.
The ordering procedure is pretty easy and instructions are displayed on the walls. You just pick your desired cup size, select your flavors and then your toppings, they weigh the cups and then you pay based on quantity.
the toppings were varied which I loved. They had yummy chocolate, sweets and healthy options on offer.
I chose the strawberry, natural plain and mango. The natural flavor was my favorite. It was smooth and tasty as opposed to the more diluted and weak strawberry and mango flavors that lacked strong flavors. I honestly didn’t find the froyo here creamy and tasty.
We also ordered the chocolate with the Oreo toppings which was good. The chocolate flavor was not as enhanced as I would have liked.
The coffee flavor didn’t tickle my fancy either.
I may be biased but the frozen yogurt here did not taste as authentic and natural as I am used to, which was slightly disappointing considering the popularity of this place. They have lots of flavours which i think is great.
The service was not to great and the pricing quite pricy it cost AED189 for four cups.
I love froyo but I don’t think I would Smooch a second try.