It seems that everywhere you look nowadays there's somewhere selling frozen yoghurt. This is excellent news for summer, because frogurt is delicious. Exceptionally tasty, however, is new kid on the block Gojé, who are doling out the treats in Yarraville with their 100% natural yoghurt take on the fro-yo trend.
Gojé owners saw a big gap in the market for authentic and naturally-made frozen yoghurt after driving around Melbourne and finding that all was not exactly as it should be. Because while many stores claim to sell all-natural frozen yoghurt, many major retailers are actually making their frozen yoghurt by using powders, derivatives or blends. The process of diluting does not result a ratio of yoghurt above 60%, due to the mixture needing to be liquid to process through the machine. And for Gojé, this short-cut method wasn't enough, so they went back to basics: 100% natural cultured yoghurt. This is small batch yoghurt, made from scratch and cultured for up to 17 hours.
Luckily for you — and after much experimentation — they've come up with a whole range of flavours using all-natural sugars like panela and agave, and only a handful of natural ingredients. Some of their yoghurts are even up to 99.8% fat free (and in case you were wondering, they're currently experimenting with stevia for a low-calorie version). Priced at a very reasonable $3 per 100g, their current offerings include green tea, cacao and mango, two vegan options – vanilla and cinnamon (made using cold-pressed almond milk) and coconut, which is made with coconut cream — as well as the original recipe. Then, you can choose from some awesome toppings like pear and rhubarb compote, house-made oat crumble, banana bread, house-made organic raspberry coulis and chocolate brownie from Spotswood's Candied Bakery.
Frogurt is enjoying some time in the sun thanks to it being touted as a healthy treat — so why not get some that's actually just nothing but real yoghurt? A tub from Gojé is full of cultures and all the good stuff, so you can feel virtuous and healthy while you treat yourself this summer. But then again, if you want to load your cup with a whole heap of chocolate brownie and slather it in chocolate syrup, that's fine too. Gojé aren’t judging.