Keep it cool this summer

Keep it cool this summer

HeyYO!! is an American-themed froyo (frozen yogurt) shop at iSquare, Tsim Sha Tsui. They invited our junior reporters to sample some of their ice-cold froyo.

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Eight of Young Post's junior reporters cooled off at a food tasting session in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Eight of Young Post's junior reporters cooled off at a food tasting session in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Photos: Jonathan Wong/SCMP

Healthy and fun

All girls enjoy the sunshine and beach parties, right? When the weather is melting hot, we crave ice cream to stop sweat from trickling down our backs, but wait - you're worried about high calories and fat from the sugary, creamy treat? Luckily there is a healthy and fun alternative: frozen yogurt!

Froyo is made with skimmed milk instead of cream. It also contains good bacteria which lowers the risk of colon cancer, and provides a healthy source of calcium to help strengthen your bones and joints.

As cake fanatics, we like to taste many varieties but we don't want to put on weight. HeyYO!! suits our needs. As a pastry shop, they offer toppings like small pieces of brownies, cheesecake and more. There are six different flavours of yogurt: chocolate, green tea, peach, original, and Mid-Autumn Festival specials mango alphonso and caramel coffee.

Leona Chen and Nola Yip

A classic combo

Cheesecake and frozen yogurt are both popular sweet treats. Cool, sour-sweet "froyo" is a popular summer bite, and rich, creamy cheesecake is a classic dessert. Hundreds of people enjoy them every day, but can people enjoy frozen yogurt and cheesecake at the same time? If they visit HeyYO!!, they can!

As HeyYO!! works with the Pappagallo pastry shop, they complement each other and help expand the variety of toppings. Pappagallo supplies small pieces of freshly-baked cake to add to the frozen yogurt. They offer strawberry and blueberry cheesecake chunks as well as brownie nuggets, as well as biscuit sticks, Oreos, crispy oats and fresh fruit.

Smooth frozen yogurt and crumbly blueberry cheesecake is a perfect combination on a hot summer's day, having texture and flavour while cooling you down. The tartness of the frozen yogurt doesn't overpower the taste of the cheesecake.

Michelle Fasching and Ruby Leung

All American

HeyYO!! brings you a US vibe by playing American pop songs and decorating the shop with cool graffiti wallpaper.

Frozen yogurt was first introduced in New England, in the northeast of the United States, in the 1970s. Later it became popular worldwide as new flavours and toppings were blended together. Frozen yogurt is regarded as a healthier alternative to ice cream.

"YO" stands for both the typical American greeting and a short form of "yogurt". The "Hey" is to tell people of all ages to come and try out the frozen yogurt. Sit down on their comfy seats with a large cup of froyo and work or just chill with your friends.

Jessie Pang and Minal Daswani

Make your own

The shop lets customers make their very own DIY frozen yogurts. At HK$15 per 100 grams, customers can choose any combination of different yogurt flavours and toppings and serve themselves.

Children will definitely have a fun time at the yogurt machines, where a pull of the lever releases a stream of frozen yogurt - and there are six flavours to choose from. Customers can get their creativity flowing by decorating their yogurts with jellies, brownies and many other toppings. You can help yourself to any amount of the different flavours of frozen yogurt, as well as an unlimited amount of toppings, as long as the cup can hold it all!

Dristi Gurung and Kerrie Chiu


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