Now, I have never been to a Pinkberry, never set foot in a Red Mango. I once bought ‘tart’ frozen yogurt from TJs and it tasted really lemony or something and I didn’t like it. Nevertheless, I was ready to try Karmic Yogurt, particularly after seeing this PG review.
From the Karmic Yogurt website:
Karmic Yogurt is Pittsburgh’s first and best tart frozen yogurt. Not only is Karmic Yogurt nutritious, it tastes great too! Our treat isn’t the artificial fro-yo from the past; Karmic Yogurt is low calorie and has live active cultures as well!
Our tart frozen yogurt is the first of its kind in Pittsburgh, with your choice of either Karmic (both creamy and tart) or Matcha (green tea) flavor.
Before we went, I read some on line reviews – most were a little harsh. Reviewers said it wasn’t tart enough and the servings were small. Hmmm.
Karmic Yogurt sits in the space where the ‘French Tart’ used to be. Its a small space and sparsely decorated (although it is freshly painted and looks clean). There is no where to sit within the store. A TV screen shows and lists the toppings available that day. Toppings include different fruits, nuts, granola, and candies.
I decided on a small plain yogurt with 3 toppings ($3.99). I chose kiwi, strawberries, and almonds.
The portion seemed decent to me, for a small. The $4 price tag was a touch steep but not totally crazy. My friend and I took our yogurt outside and grabbed a bench on Walnut.
I really enjoyed my yogurt. It was slightly tart, light, fresh. The toppings were nice – also ripe and fresh tasting. I felt like I was eating something healthy, but in a good way. The Karmic Yogurt website says a 4 oz. serving of yogurt has 90 calories. I am assuming I had about 4 oz. with another 100 or so calories worth of toppings.
I will return! I liked having a ‘treat’ that didn’t make me feel like I had totally overindulged. $4 is a little steep but I think I can swing it now and again.