Where: 47 Dean Street, Rondebosch
What: Frozen Youghurt
When: Sunday to Thursday: 9:00am - 22:00pm // Friday & Saturday: 9:00am - 23:00pm
It wasn't until towards the end of last year that I heard the rave about Wakaberry Froyo (Frozen Yoghurt) and ofcourse myself being the curious case that I am, I really wanted to know what all the hype was about. It wasn't until about three weeks ago, when a friend of mine took me to try out this new franchise that has got Cape Town raving the world over, that I realised what I have been missing all my life. So there we were walking into the Dean Street froyo bar - I couldn't contain my excitement. Wakaberry is a self-service froyo bar where you get to choose a range of frozen yoghurt flavours such as Cookie Dough, Candyfloss, Condense Milk, Strawberry, Bubblegum, Litchi, Mint and Lime. My personal favourite and my first choice when trying it out for the first time was the Cookie Dough, Candyfloss, Strawberry & Bubblegum topped and layered with Milo crumbs, nuts and fresh cut strawberries. Speaking of toppings - Wakaberry has the biggest variety where your choice of toppings are concerned from jellytots, astro's, turkish delight, liqorice, speckled eggs, nougat, marshmallows, chuckles, smarties and fudge to fresh fruits like kiwi's, pineapple, melon and grapes. If you thought that wasn't enough you have a choice of 4-5 syrups that will take your froyo to the next level.
As we got to the check out point to pay my tub was already overflowing as I went a tad bit overboard. I ended up paying R32 for my froyo treat which I thought wasn't bad at all if you consider how much froyo I had in my tub as well as all the toppings to go with it. For those of you who are wondering the exact amount you pay for froyo, Wakaberry charges R11 for every 100g of froyo that you put into your tub.
Think of Wakaberry as the healthier option for summer if you're watching that slim figure of yours and want to stay away from the ice-cream. However, go easy on the toppings if that's the case. With new locations popping up everywhere in South Africa and just at the right time for a scorching summer, Wakaberry is sure to win many more froyo hearts over this summer season.