Yotality enters the frozen yogurt race…

Yotality has opened its doors on Elmwood, bringing with it a frozen yogurt-lover’s delicious dream come true (see back story). For one week now, the yogurt express shop has been churning out the numbers due to a steady stream of people filing into the place. No matter what the hour*, customers can be seen hanging around inside and on the patio eating the frozen yogurt delights.

It was the constant stream of Yotality containers passing me by while at The Peddler flea market earlier today, that got me thinking that I would stop on over and see what the buzz was all about. I’m not all that familiar with frozen yogurt, mainly because I try to stay away from sweets, but in this case I decided that I would take one for the team and dig right in.
First I grabbed my disposable bowl. Then I walked past all of the incredible yogurt offerings, before settling on sea salt caramel pretzel lever. After pulling the handle and letting some of the yogurt swirl into my cup, I headed over to one of the topping stations – a few gummy bears, and a small handful of chocolate covered pretzels later, I figure that there was room for one more ingredient before my concoction would start to look like a Jackson Pollock painting. The final ingredient? Boba tapioca pearls. I found those at the second topping bar. After sprinkling a spoonful of those on top, I headed to the counter to cash out.
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The grand total for my yogurt medley was under $5, which I thought was pretty fair – the price of the treat is based according to weight. I was in and out in a flash – no fuss, no muss – and once again on the street heading back in the direction of the flea market with yogurt in hand.
After my first bite I realized what all of the excitement was about. The yogurt was delicious, rich and smooth and refreshing (almost like a soft serve ice cream, but more decadent). The toppings playfully added to the mouth watering experience. Yotality’s frozen yogurt is worth a visit, there is no doubt. I just hope that I can refrain from heading back too often.
As I look back, I remember hoping that I wouldn’t like the yogurt as much as I did, mainly because I don’t want to find myself starting to have cravings for the different flavors. But I figure that, in moderation, I will definitely head back to Yotality again, especially as the weather finally begins to heat up.
All in all, I think that this new business is a score for Elmwood and has increased the vitality on the street with its fun-in-the-sun business model. It’s a sweet treat for all ages, and will surely continue to draw in the masses with its quick and tasty yogurt offerings.
Yotality
715 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo NY 14222
716-783-8003
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*Lead image taken in the evening – the bright and bubbly decor is a show-stopper on the street, beckoning people to walk inside. 
 
There is a competition to name the dairy cow in the front window – see Sticky Notes adhered to the cow
 

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Buffalo and development junkie currently exiled in California.

16 comments
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twitchqis11

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buffloonitick
buffloonitick

you should have warned us that you were going to ask that question.

jim1234664
jim1234664

Oregon Portland another becoming we, are?

NBuffguy
NBuffguy

Are we becoming another Portland, Oregon?

Dan
Dan

Are we becoming another Portland, Oregon?

Dan
Dan

Not until Pinkberry and Menchie's open on Elmwood.

Tim
Tim

Would love to become as vibrant as Portland. Minus so many hippies.

RaChaCha
RaChaCha

Rash of multiple posting breaking out today :-/

Buffalo Buck
Buffalo Buck

Are we becoming another Portland, Oregon?

DMZ
DMZ

Well it's based on 2 reviews, and a thumbs up or thumbs down which anyone can select. Currently when I checked a thumbs up or down was a +/- 7%, so I'd give this place a few months before judging any online review sites.

eastamherstbias
eastamherstbias

I have been to all of them .

Red Mango> Yo Betty > FroYo > Yotality

For some reason Red Mango has better overall texture and flavors. Yo Betty has a good tart taste to their flavors.

grad94
grad94

i tried it & want to go back. gotta figure out the best $5 combo!

i now they're all about the yogurt, but it'd be great if they could offer a nondairy choice. coconut milk makes a killer ice cream.

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