I have a confession to make: I’ve acquired a new obsession. I’ve only recently been introduced to the phenomenon that is U-Swirl Yogurt and now I can’t stop thinking about it. My friend Sophie took me there for the first time last month and I dreamt about it for the next two nights. The concept is simple, it’s a frozen yogurt restaurant where you serve yourself and pay by weight. It’s a bright, clean, minimalist set up. There are about a dozen different flavors lined up on the wall, each with a shiny silver lever for dispensing. Then there’s a looong toppings bar with anything you could ever want to top your dessert with (and some things you may not-candy rocks?) and at the end there’s a rack of syrups for drizzling. I’m not exactly sure why, but the whole thing brings me a great amount of joy.
Earlier this week, after a particularly rough day I decided to treat myself to a solo trip to U-Swirl on my way home. I sat quietly in the sun enjoying my creation and it was honestly a healing experience.
My "Buy 9 Get One Free" punch card is almost full. Each time I go, there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation for why it was okay to spend $5 on dessert in the middle of the day. Frozen yogurt is good for you, right? Plus I always put some fruit on it and that’s healthy. I like it to think I’m motivated to work out after I eat it but it’s actually usually a relaxing experience that doesn’t really motivate me to do much at all. I like to think that maybe U-Swirl is The Universe’s way of telling me to stop and take a break when I need it! I guess I’d better listen!