I’m not sure if I’m going to get hate mail for this but I want to put it out there – froyo > ice cream. Cue the screams. Seriously though, I love ice cream and all, but the joy I get from pulling a lever and filling my never-big-enough cup of frozen yoghurt and then eagerly scooping a variety of amazing fruits, nuts and sugary treats on top, will never be greater than eating an ice cream cone. Maybe it’s the fact that I am taking part in the creation of something awesome and therefore my ego is stroked every time I create a winning combination of froyo goodness. Mostly it’s just that it tastes damn good because it’s definitely not the fact that it’s a healthier option (let’s stop kidding ourselves, shall we).
Before Cow & Co I must admit my love for froyo was weak. I had tried Fruizberry in Glenelg which I thought was good but the fact is, I didn’t know what was really good until I had had GOOD. Cow & Co is my new standard for froyo. Located in the heart of Adelaide, on King William Street, Cow & Co is a small self-serve frozen yoghurt store as well as a cafe which serves up a bunch of organic and gluten free treats. The main attraction is the froyo of course, with six flavours on offer which change daily including coconut, hazelnut, taro and good ol’ original which is my personal favourite. Once your cup is filled with your yoghurt of choice, you can head over to the tables of toppings where you will find a range of fresh fruits and other things that you wouldn’t find at your stock standard froyo shop. Things like organic buckinis, shaved coconut, almonds, mochis and poppers are some of my favourites on offer. Their selection is definitely the best I’ve seen in adelaide.
The only downside to this place is that it is way too easy to go OTT with the yoghurt and toppings, making it pretty expensive compared to ice cream. My creations have ranged in price from $6-8 because I like to go crazy when I’m there! But it’s worth it because it tastes so good. Compared to other frozen yoghurts in adelaide, this stuff is so much better, it doesn’t melt in 30 seconds and the range of flavours and toppings is next to none. Pop in when you’re in town next, you won’t regret it!
I live just down the road and have been watching eagerly as this place has been developed. Today was my first chance to pop in and I was not disappointed! It’s a nice, open space with minimalist decor and blackboard menus. We were greeted immediately and given the menus which detailed breakfast (served til 3) and lunch. The breakfast options were your standard eggs and toast fare, nothing too out of the ordinary but from spying on the neighbour’s order, they looked amazing. I got the Bircher Muesli ($10) which was so beautifully presented with apples, strawberries, raspberries, grapes and was a very decent-sized portion. It tasted as good as it looked with the perfect amount of sweetness from the honey. The coffee was great too. Service on all accounts was fantastic, friendly and genuine. I expected more from their patisserie side of things, only noticing a small selection of cakes and macaroons at their counter but I will need to take a better look next time! Fantastic food and lovely experience, seems pricey but I believe it’s worth it 🙂
Wee bit excited about my harvest!
I used to think Hahndorf was pretty lame but that was before I actually went there. It’s not lame at all! It’s a cool little German town with quiet streets, cute cafes and best of all, its very own strawberry farm! Giggedy! (That was my best excited farmer noise). We decided to go there because I have never picked my own strawberries before and it excited me to think I could forage through bushes to find the reddest, juiciest ones (as opposed to the pale, inadequate ones you generally find at Woolworths). Beerenberg is famous for its jams and condiments and every year they employ a small amount of people to pick the best strawberries to be used in their products. As for the bruised, unattractive strawberries? They get kicked to the kerb. How discriminatory! I felt it was our duty to save as many innocent strawberries as possible! Well, not really, I was most probably going to choose the pretty ones :S
At the main entrance, you are greeted by a lovely lady who slaps a wristband on for $4, hands you a plastic container and tells you to fill it to your heart’s content. Once you’re done, your containers are weighed and you pay for the weight you picked. At over $10 a kilo, it’s a bit pricey but I figured we were paying for the experience, and surely the strawberries would taste amazing! It was a lot of fun creeping through the rows of strawberry bushes, peeking in and around to find the most luscious looking berries. Pretty soon, both of our containers were full and $30 later we headed home!.
Sadly, the strawberries didn’t take well to travel and by the time we got home, they were slightly bruised. And taste-wise, it was disappointing. I’ve tasted better strawberries from my local supermarket. So unfortunately the strawberries themselves were a fail, but I still recommend hitting up Beerenberg on a nice day to be part of your own strawberry hunt. It’s a bit of fun and there’s nothing stopping you from finding a nice patch of dirt and eating strawberries until the cows come home!