Yo’ Craving yogurt shop opens on Court Square

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 6, 2012

T hose looking for some cool, but healthy snacks are in for a treat at “Yo’ Craving” yogurt bar on the Square in Andalusia.

Covington County native Rhonda Bullion held a soft opening on Tuesday for her new business.

“I wanted to open something for the health conscious people around here,” she said. “We carry Honey Hill yogurt, which is the No.1 yogurt.”

Bullion said the frozen yogurt contains viable counts of live active cultures.

Yo’ Craving offers a variety of flavors including cheese cake, birthday cake, dreamy dark chocolate, Tahitian vanilla, cookies and cream, cupcake, peanut butter and strawberry sensations.

Toppings include chocolate, white chocolate, Ghirardelli chocolates, raspberry, kiwi-lime, mango, lemon zest and cinnamon syrups; fresh strawberries, blueberries and cantaloupe. Candy pieces like Snickers, Reese Cups, Skittles, M&Ms, and more are a hit, and for cereal lovers, there’re Cocoa Pebbles, Fruity Pebbles, Fruit Loops and Golden Grahams.

And there’s a streamlined process for getting your frozen treats – choose your flavors, top it, weigh and pay, and enjoy. Cost is 47 cents per ounce.

“We’re taking suggestions for flavors and toppings,” she said. “We’re going to have the ooey-gooey cinnamon bun coming soon, and we’ll be adding more toppings.”

Bullion said they plan to add music and television later, and free wi-fi is available.

“We’ll also be adding top your own funnel cakes,” she said. “Coffee and cappuccino will come winter time.”

Bullion said she recently left the retail world in Florida, where she was in marketing and operations, to give back to her hometown.

“I was born and raised here, but left after graduation,” she said. “I wanted to bring something back to my hometown and create some jobs.”

Bullion said she wants to create a place that is fun for all – “old and young.”

Bullion said Tuesday’s soft opening was an “exceptional day.”

Additionally, she said she’d like to network with local schools to provide fundraisers to help them raise funds for projects or uniforms.

Hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 6 p.m.