This restaurant is now closed.
It’s no surprise that we are massive fans of frozen yoghurt. It is a relatively healthy dessert option, delicious with various flavours and toppings and very affordable. Last week saw the opening of four new frozen yoghurt stores; Praus in Eastwood, Yogurberry in Eastwood, a new Moochi branch at Westfield Centrepoint as well Wowcow in Parramatta. Sydney is really going froyo crazy!
In due time we will visit all of them but this week we were delighted to attend the opening of Wowcow in Parramatta. To celebrate, they were giving away a small kid’s size Wowcow with one topping in exchange for a gold coin donation. This money would then go to Oxfam Australia, with every $180 raised buying a cow to support families in Third World countries. I think it is really great to know that businesses are looking out for the less fortunate and are promoting charitable initiatives throughout the community so that we become more aware of just how fortunate we are in Australia.
Located in the heart of Parramatta on the corner of Church and Phillip Streets, Wowcow sits amongst the trendy dining scene near Coco Cubano, Criniti’s and San Churros. On their opening day, Wowcow only offered two frozen yoghurt flavours (chocolate and vanilla) but still had their staple of 18 toppings – a great range of sweet and fruity flavours to enhance the yoghurt. I decided to try something different by opting for a chocolate yoghurt with coconut shavings. The chocolate is surprisingly creamy and rich in flavour – I can’t believe that this is actually yoghurt! The chocolate yoghurt which I am used to from supermarkets generally tastes quite bad, so this is a very pleasant surprise for me. The coconut shavings adds some texture but I think next time I will go for some Oreo cookies instead.
Yvn opted for the vanilla with mango pearls, a combination I chose last time and enjoyed so much that she had to give it a go. The vanilla is as creamy as it was last time I tried it, and the flavour rivals that of Noggi and Moochi. The mango pearls also release bursts of sweet mango juice and gave the yoghurt lovely fruity undertones towards the end.
Given that last week was Wowcow’s opening week, they had several special surprises for customers. This included non-stop samples of churros dipped in chocolate which were a warm cinnamon welcome to our yoghurt. They also had face painting for kids and a pen containing three cows wearing Wowcow visors – cute!
I’m glad that Wowcow has opened a new branch much closer to where I live and are cross promoting a charitable initiative in the process. I was very happy to support Wowcow with my gold coin donation and wish them the best of luck. If you visit, get the vanilla with mango pearls along with some churros – one of the best combinations!
P.S. A sign in-store stated a Burwood branch would be opening soon. Great news for all you who live in the Inner West 🙂
279 Church St (cnr Church and Phillip St)