Tangelo Melts in Yogurt Challenge

Brooke Presten, Staff Writer

As a frozen yogurt fanatic I am obligated to say that Lafayette’s Yogurt Shack is better than Moraga’s newly opened Tangelo. I have been to Tangelo once, and will only go back if I’m desperate.

Tangelo yogurt is 45 cents per ounce and Yogurt Shack’s is 38 cents per ounce. The better yogurt is cheaper. I know it’s only a difference of 7 cents, but it adds up. Every time I go to Yogurt Shack, I treat myself with at least 1.5 pounds of yogurt. At Tangelo that would be about $2 more than I would pay in Lafayette.

As for toppings, Tangelo does provide all the necessities that customers would want to put on their yogurt, but they aren’t the best quality. I’m a Reese’s and cookie dough girl. I pile on that stuff. I find Tangelo’s cookie dough to be sub-par; its not as gooey as I like it to be.

Yogurt Shack also has the solid flavors: Vanilla Creme, Red Velvet, Cookies N’Creme, Golden Gate Chocolate. Tangelo has a lot of good flavors too, but it has a larger variety of fruity and zesty ones, such as Sweet Coconut and Cinnamon Bun.

If you are into healthy choices, don’t bother with either store. It’s frozen yogurt!  Don’t expect to eat Tart yogurt everyday and be healthy.

Another thing to consider is the scenery. I would rather enjoy my yogurt in  beachy wilderness than an artsy, modern room.  Yogurt Shack wins again.

Take a good whiff of the atmosphere outside the shop.  That’s the real indicator of where the best yogurt place in Lamorinda is. Remember to sniff out those sweet and refreshing scents.

Campo students tend to go for convenience, but will it pay off in the long run to spend $7 a pop on low quality cookie dough topped yogurt?