Yogurt (and Popcorn) in the ‘Craziest Flavors’
Circular lights and flower-filled vases greet those who enter Sweetlix Frozen Yogurt Shop. Even sticky floors can’t keep hungry customers from the frozen yogurt.
The owner, Rob Day, has created an oasis of cooling treats, away from the Pittsburgh heat. Day’s flavors range from a classic vanilla and original tart to the more experimental red velvet, root beer or apple pie. Flavors change from week to week, with Georgia peach and cake batter on the menu until this Saturday.
For vegans and the lactose-intolerant, a strawberry-lemonade sorbet is available.
“We have the craziest flavors,” said Sarah, the manager of Sweetlix. “But I just like the original with gummy bears and sprinkles.”
Customers can also choose from a variety of toppings, including fresh fruit like pineapple and blackberries, honey granola, coconut, Oreos and pie-crust. A small serving with toppings can be purchased for $4.35. Waffle cones and smoothies are also available. And if you can’t make up your mind, there are always free samples!
Day opened Sweetlix two years ago. Right next door is another of Day’s businesses, the Pittsburgh Popcorn Company. Day has again provided a new way to enjoy an old favorite snack.
Day, who worked at a popcorn company in New York before beginning his own, creates all his own recipes. With popcorn flavors like ginger-coconut, Wisconsin cheddar and Reese’s peanut butter—as well as the classic butter—small bags range from $2.75 to $4.99. Free samples are again available. Decorative gallon tins of any flavor can be purchased for $15.
Sweetlix is located at 820 Liberty Ave., and the Popcorn Company at 822 Liberty Ave., a five-minute walk from the convention center.