For the health conscious with a sweet tooth

-new frozen yogurt parlour offers healthy options

Entrepreneur Gail Russell yesterday launched Yog Yog’s Frozen Yogurt parlour with hopes of luring smart eaters.

The new business, located at the corner of Albert and Laluni streets, Queenstown, next door to Nimbus Water, will retail frozen yogurt, a healthy alternative to consuming ice cream, at just $100 per ounce.

An ounce of frozen yogurt is 80 calories in comparison to an ounce of ice cream, which is 280 calories. While the low calorie count would allow for persons to eat larger portions while maintaining their daily average calorie count in order to stay in shape and healthy, Russell said yogurt is very filling, which allows for persons to feel satisfied though they would have consumed small portions. In addition, frozen yogurt differs from the packaged yogurt widely available in supermarkets. It has a much creamier and ice-cream-like texture, offering a tasty treat to those who might have a sweet tooth.

Yog Yog’s Frozen Yogurt Parlour
Yog Yog’s Frozen Yogurt Parlour

The parlour opens today and according to Russell, patrons can look forward to ten interchanging flavours available per week with over 50 toppings. Carmel Custard, Rum, Banana, Mango, Strawberry Cheesecake and Death by Chocolate are among the 150 overall flavours that will be available.

There are yogurts available for diabetics as well, with a variety of toppings to choose from.

The idea of a yogurt parlour was born in August of 2013, according to Russell, who said the venture represents an investment of over US$250,000. Russell said that being a personal trainer in Canada and providing personal training in Guyana for the past 15 years, she felt that it would be wrong for her to open a fast food or ice-cream chain. Thus the idea of a yogurt parlour was born.

A young girl enjoys her yogurt yesterday at the official opening of Yog Yog’s Frozen Yogurt
A young girl enjoys her yogurt yesterday at the official opening of Yog Yog’s Frozen Yogurt

She added that travelling in and out of Guyana has led her to realise that Guyanese are health conscious, aware of healthy eating options and ready for such a niche idea.

Russell plans to someday have a chain of yogurt parlours and hopes to have the second branch opened in another six months. A location has not yet been found.

She added that she also plans on having the frozen yogurt packaged for takeaway, since it is currently only available in soft serve. The cozy parlour also provides outdoor seating and a relaxing atmosphere for the entire family, Russell said.




More in Local News


About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning:

Most Read This Week

  1. Convicted drug trafficker Barry Dataram about to be handed over to local enforcement officials by the Suriname police. Inset is the information page in the fake passport for “David Persaud” that was being used by the fugitive. (Royston Drakes photos)

    Dataram, wife returned to Guyana

  2. Back in court: In this Keno George composite photo, Barry Dataram (left) and his wife Anjanie Boodnarine at court yesterday to answer three charges including fleeing the jurisdiction.

    Dataram to serve eight years in jail after guilty plea to new charges

  3. Dead: Yansen Brusche

    Ulverston mom of four stabbed to death by children’s father

  4. US Ambassador Perry Holloway and Finance Minister Winston Jordan shake hands after the signing of the agreement yesterday.

    Guyana inks pact for reporting to IRS on holdings of US citizens

  5. Updated: Man dies after bandits attack overseas-based Guyanese at Herstelling

  6. Dr. Prudence Lewis-Bhola

    Prudence Lewis-Bhola appointed as CEO of broadcasting authority

  7. Barry Dataram

    Datarams getaway passports had been issued to other people

  8. Cops grilling taxi driver after passenger robbed of $6M on seawall

  9. featured

    Diwali holiday on Oct 29, motorcade set for same day

Recommended For You