If you're like the bulk of Smithtown residents, this latest bout of snow mostly likely put you over the edge when it comes to your tolerance of winter. But in the spirit of "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em," this week's suggestion for 100 things is all about embracing the cold.
Red Mango is the latest craze in frozen treats, the idea of former Berkeley biz school alum Daniel Kim who brought the concept to the United States from South Korea. The Texas-based chain sells all-natural frozen yogurt loaded with probiotics that is then made into parfaits, smoothies, hot chocolate chillers and probiotic ice teas.
The Smithtown location on East Main Street, however, is self-serve, which gives visitors a chance to try the flavors before making their choices. And the range of toppings offered are vast, from fruity cereal and chocolate to fresh berries.
A few things to note, though. First, filling your cup in a that classic pyramid swirl is no easy task. Don't expect more than an asymmetrical pile on your first try. And, second, you pay by weight, so don't go making a foot-high sunday in a small cup and think you're gettign away with it for cheap.
And, most important, the low-fat content in frozen yogurt makes it easier to induce the dreaded brain freeze.
Red Mango has popped up in Port Jefferson and Stony Brook, with another one in the coming months.
Note: Watch out for the brain freeze.
Stay tuned for #94 next week, same time same place. And if you missed #96.