After dinner at Shabu Zen, we roll over to Mixx-a self serve frozen yogurt bar. I have previously avoided it because there are never any parking spaces out front. I have to admit that self serve frozen yogurt bars, or self service anything, aren’t really a novelty to me. If I’m paying to be out, I’d like someone to make it for me. And let’s be honest, people get very confused at self service lines. Think about when you go to the grocery store, and you always get stuck behind that person who has never checked themselves out before, or when you’re at CVS and something went wrong and there is no one in sight to help…exactly!
Frankly, for frozen yogurt places…I think that someone making it for you is a good thing… because then you don’t have to worry about self control. Left to you own devices, like my friend above, you end up with a 20lb frozen yogurt that costs you $20 because you’ve put so many toppings on it. Mixx has an abundance of rotating flavors. Pick a size, pick your flavor and then pick your topping. And then you have to think about what is the line protocol. If the person in front of you is slow, or getting things you don’t want, can you cut in front of them or do you have to wait in line?
My other friend got this train wreck of a frozen yogurt. So here’s the thing, there are people behind the counter who are refilling the toppings and trying to keep things clean…and yet, when I got home and was about to dig into my frozen treat….I find A HAIR, a long blonde one (and I’m not blonde)! Are there different health codes for places that are self serve rather than full serve? After having a few bites of my friends’ frozen treats, I deem that the frozen yogurt is fair, but not amazing. Go back…probably not.
Mixx Frozen Yogurt
66 Brighton Ave
(between Chester St & Fordham Rd)
Allston, MA 02134
Mon-Thu 2 pm – 11 pm
Fri 12 pm – 11 pm
Sat-Sun 11 am – 11 pm