Saturday, April 03, 2010

Qoola @Metrotown-Everything's UNLIMITED!

After having lunch at Sushi Garden, EU and I are back to business-SHOPPING! ;) Passing by Superstore, we decided to grab a box of Aunt Jemima Pancake powder because we have already finished it last time (Yeah 4 in a row! Woohoo!).

As we were walking to XXI (Forever 21, which is a boutique), EU reminded me that there's a new Qoola in Metrotown. I didn't plan to try until she said this new Qoola is "SELF-SERVED". What? Self-served? Curious enough, I decided to visit this new fro-yo store.

Qoola Frozen Yogurt + Fruit (Metrotown)
#2250 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby BC

1:Yucks! 2:Improvement needed 3:So-So~ 4:Good 5:Very good 6:Heavenly

Food: 4.5
Price: n/a (depends how heavy your fro-yo is)
Services: 5.5
Ambiance: 3
Overall: 5.5
  • Frozen yoghurts, drinks (smoothies) available
  • Healthier choice to satisfy your sweet tooth
  • Encourages environmental friendly
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Fat-free yoghurt
  • Gluten-free yoghurt
  • Self-served
  • "Unpredictable" cost; it depends on the weight of your fro-yo ($1.59/100g)
I thought there's going to be really crowded because Qoola is one of the biggest/most popular yoghurt stores in Vancouver; however, there were only 2-3 customers when we arrived.

First, you have to get a yoghurt cup. Then you can get as much yoghurt as you want from the fro-yo machine (No worries! It is easy to use ;)) They offer 6 flavours: country vanilla, chocolate, mango, wild berry, original and raspberry (I am not sure whether they will change their flavours monthly).

After getting enough yoghurt, you can add as many toppings as you want! The dry ingredients (crackers, nuts, mochi, candies, fruit loops, etc.) are on the big semi-circular table. The fruits and sauce are right next to the fro-yo machines.

When you're done, you can go to the cashier and someone will help you to weigh your end product!

To me, I am a person who gets crazy on toppings! So self-served fro-yo may not be a good idea for me.
Wild Berry & Mango Frozen Yoghurt (with 5 toppings)-5/6
  • $5.76 ($5.49 before tax)
  • Toppings: Blueberries, kiwi, blackberries, pineapple and Captain Crunch
  • I know it's hard to tell from the photo, but this end product is really heavy! I thought the total cost would come to $8-10 but it ended up less than $6!
    (FYI: A small fro-yo with 2 toppings in Qoola costs $5)
  • Mango flavour yoghurt is sour, which I like it a lot. It also has that mango flavour despite its sourness.
  • Wild berry flavour is not as good as I expected. It tastes better alone (without the mango yohurt next to it).
  • The fruits are fresh except the blueberries. The blueberries are frozen and are still very hard.

(Images from a little sweet treat for Eu)

Chocolate & Raspberry Frozen Yoghurt (with 4 toppings)-n/a (I only tried a few spoons)

  • $4.84 ($4.61 before tax)
  • Toppings: Blueberries, strawberries, mochi and kiwi
  • Chocolate flavour is mild with a little bit of bitterness.
  • Raspberry flavour is strange for my liking; it tastes like bubble gum (and it also looks like bubble gum!)
  • EU likes it a lot. She didn't really mix both flavours together so everything tastes fine to her.

EU and I were too overwhelmed by this new idea! We finished our first fro-yo in about 20mins, then I suggested...maybe we should make another one while walking to XXI.

Think I was joking? No I was not. We did go back and made another fro-yo! :D

Original & Mango Frozen Yoghurt (with 4 toppings)-6/6
  • $4.10 ($3.90 before tax)
  • Toppings: Granola, raspberries, blueberries and kiwi
  • Apparently, this is smaller than the first one I had. But still, it was quite heavy.
  • Both original and mango flavours are sour, but I really like that sourness. They also go well together.
  • As I've mentioned, the blueberries are frozen and they are hard. Sad enough, the raspberries are even harder! They were so icy!
  • The granola goes well with the soft fro-yo. But there is some dried fruits in the granola which are too hard for me to chew.

(Images from a little sweet treat for Eu)

Country Vanilla Frozen Yoghurt (with 4 toppings)-n/a (again I only tried a few spoons)

  • $3 ($2.86 before tax)
  • Toppings: Mochi, strawberry mochi, melon mochi, granola
  • Country vanilla flavour is unique. It does taste like vanilla, but it is strange for my liking.
  • EU finds it special and she likes the vanilla taste.

This IS the deal. We will definitely come back for more self-designed frozen yoghurts! It's fun and is totally worth it. Next time when you are around Metrotown, make sure you come and check this out!

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  1. OMG! I'm still very excited reading our posts on Metrotown Qoola! Yogurt flavours are great, and we get to choose a little bit of everything. Seriously, it like an AYCE for me!

  2. Yea it's kind of like an AYCE dessert place.
    I am wondering will they change the flavours monthly? I will like to try their green tea flavour :/
    I will go to Metrotown JUST because of their Qoola! It is such a great idea!