Monday, July 18, 2011

How Do You Moo?

We were invited to try the British fro-yo brand that has taken the UK snacking market by storm, yoomoo. Who could say no? Unfortunately K was unable to attend so I (A) was more than happy to pop down and find out what all the fuss is about!

I went to yoomoo at Harrods on the fourth floor to find out how I moo. This is how it works, you can either pick from the extensive menu, which includes their seasonal sunshinemoo or you can break the boundaries and make your own. So, first select which fro-yo you fancy, choose between Madagascan vanilla, chocolate, strawberry or natural (if you can’t decide, you can even get a ‘twist’ of two flavours combined) then pick your toppings. There is a plethora of yoomoo topping combinations to be had, such as, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, kiwi, mango, pineapple, granola, pomegranate seeds, marshmallow, cookies, brownies, fudge, white chocolate buttons, chocolate coated raisins, goji berries, almond flakes and banana…I’m sure I have missed a few.  Then all you have to do is enjoy! 

A selection of the healthier toppings

I chose a strawberry and natural twist with cookie and raspberry toppings and there really is only one word adequate to describe yoomoo…addictive. It is smooth, light, yet rich and delicious (ok a few more words) yoomoo has the texture of expensive ice cream without out the evil calories or fat (depending on your topping choices) and even better the portions are generous, I went at 6pm and decided to skip dinner, no meal can top yoomoo. If only it came in a savory version!

yoomoo is the perfect guilt-free treat for anytime of the day, breakfast, lunch, post dinner or as a general snack. Forget popping into your local coffee house with a book for an hour or so, go to yoomoo for a bit of heavenly goodness instead.

So what does this have to do with beauty you may be asking? Well, yoomoo fro-yos give you high levels of the following:

Vitamin C - Vitamin C is an antioxidant that slows the rate of free-radical damage - free radicals are unstable molecules that damage collagen and cause skin dryness, fine lines and wrinkles.

Calcium - Low-fat dairy products like skimmed milk and yoghurt are great sources of calcium, an important mineral for hair growth.

Potassium - Potassium works with sodium to maintain the body's water balance.

AND…. yoomoo is fat-free and probiotic, with around 100 calories per regular serving. There are no artificial sweeteners and it is suitable for vegetarians, while being gluten free. What more could one ask for?
I’m not the only one who loves yoomoo, other yoomooers include; Fearne Cotton, Amanda Holden, Holly Willoughby, Gail Porter, and the fabulous Graham Norton and Michael McIntyre.

What makes yoomoo that little bit more brilliant it that it was founded by two working mothers, Amanda Gestetner and Sam Pyser!

To find out more about yoomoo and where you can 'moo' visit 


1 comment:

  1. I am even more devastated I missed it now - it looks delicious! K x