Back in the day, we went out for ice cream. Now we go out for frozen yogurt. And NOW, we can have yogurt with no high fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners. NOW we can have yogurt made from 100% natural ingredients. NOW we have Red Mango.
Red Mango started near the UCLA campus in California in 2007 and now there are over 200 locations across the United States. And while you can find frozen yogurt in any ice cream or yogurt store nowadays, Red Mango is one of the few brands that contain super probiotics, the live and active cultures found in yogurt- the “good” bacteria as they call it. All Red Mango frozen yogurt flavors are Gluten free. Most of the time, you can even find a flavor that is sugar-free and and/or dairy-free.
Standard in most stores are flavors like Strawberry or Madagascar Vanilla. Other flavors rotate in seasonally or by demand- flavors like Salted Caramel, Sugarcane Cola or Cake Batter. Pumpkin Spice in the fall. Spicy Aztec Chocolate in the Winter. Key Lime Pie in the summer.
Walking into a Red Mango store (some are full serve but most are self serve) you will find a wall of flavors. Just grab and cup and create your own dish. You can ask for a little pexi-cup to taste a new flavor.
After you fill your cup you are greeted by the toppings bar. Everything from chocolate chips to Fruity Pebbles to cheesecake bits. (Now, the yogurt itself is gluten-free but once you start adding your toppings, you are on your own with the artificial sugars, gluten and high fructose corn syrup.)
Then you weigh your creation and pay by the ounce. And it is truly not overpriced or expensive. And it is such a treat.
I HIGHLY recommend the Red Velvet flavor. And the Caribbean Coconut. And the Chocolate Nutella.
My last trip I tried one of their new “power” smoothies called the Mango MoJo. A blend of mangoes and mango boba. Boba are tiny bubbles filled with juice that pop in your mouth when you chew down on them. Well, my Mango smoothie had a bunch of these and the straw was wide enough that I could just suck them up and pop them in my mouth. It was tasty and more importantly- it was fun.
Red Mango currently has stores in 31 states. Red Mango deserves 5 out of 5 sprouts- not only are they healthy, natural and gluten-free, with flavors constantly being rotated in and out you just never know what you will find. Yum!!