Welcome to Yotopia: Three frozen yogurt stores all worth a visit

What began with a single frozen yogurt store moving into Cedar Falls has now expanded to create a yogurt frenzy. With the opening of Brick House Yogurt, there are now three frozen yogurt stores that everyone can indulge in. Each one has its advantages, and they are all worth visiting to find the perfect yogurt experience.

Self-serve frozen yogurt machines at Brick House Frozen Yogurt.

The first yogurt store to appear in Cedar Falls was Yogurt Pro, a family-owned business located at 5725 University Ave. next to Sakura. Since it was the first and only frozen yogurt store in Cedar Falls, it was immediately a hit. This store has a very futuristic, clean feel to it with its sleek, white furniture and giant flatscreen TVs. It has a large selection of 21 yogurt flavors, which you can mix and match as you please. Yogurt Pro features mostly fruity, tangy flavors, such as Honeydew and Hawaiian Pineapple. However, they also have flavors like Red Velvet and Chocolate. The yogurt here is a little icy, so it isn’t quite as soft as you would expect frozen yogurt to be. The flavors are nice and strong, but the texture leaves something to be desired. However, Yogurt Pro makes up for this in that they offer a nice sized selection of fruits and toppings such as Oreos and chocolate chips. It costs a cheap $0.43 per ounce, which is especially worth it if you head there straight after eating at Sakura.

Senior Holly Prohaska adds some of her favorite toppings to her yogurt at Yogurt Pro.

CherryBerry was the second yogurt store to appear in Cedar Falls, and it is located at 6207 University Ave. next to Panda Express. It opened in the middle of this past summer as a part of the CherryBerry chain and was instantly visited by many who wished to compare it to Yogurt Pro. It has a bright, fun atmosphere that welcomes you as soon as you walk through the door with its sunlit red, green and white walls. CherryBerry also has a variety of seating options with leather couches, tall stools and even small chairs for kids. They have a nice variety of flavors of yogurt, such as Candy Bar Smash (which tastes like a chocolate bar) and Birthday Bash (which tastes like birthday cake), as well as a large selection of toppings. The yogurt itself is a nice, creamy soft serve, which comes in 18 different flavors for your selection. This store, by far, has the largest selection of toppings of any yogurt place in Cedar Falls. It has 16 dry topping choices, in addition to loads of fruits and sauces. This store has the exact same cost as Yogurt Pro. CherryBerry is definitely the place to go if you want to have a fun, yogurt-y night with the family or if you want to make a quick yogurt run with your friends.

The final yogurt store to open was Brick House Frozen Yogurt, which joined the competition just last week. It is located at 5315 University Ave., taking the place of Bead Happy. This store sits in a cozy building that reminds you of a cottage you would see in a fairy tale. It is colorful from inside to out, and the interior is incredibly comfortable, warm and inviting. The yogurt here is absolutely the best in town. It is smooth and creamy, and it melts perfectly in your mouth. The Berry Cheesecake flavor is to die for, and their Old Fashioned Peanut Butter flavor is perfect for any peanut butter craving you might have. With over 20 choices for toppings, it has all that you could possibly want to put in your yogurt. The toppings are even the perfect size, featuring tiny Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, M&M’s and more. The employees at Brick House Yogurt are exceptionally friendly and welcoming, completely willing to help customers or even just have a nice conversation with them. With the same price as its two competitors, Brick House Frozen Yogurt is at the top of the yogurt competition and is absolutely the place to go. The location might be a little inconvenient for those who live on the other side of Cedar Falls, but the extra mileage is certainly worth it for a heavenly frozen yogurt experience.

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