Sampling the Joyride Truck’s Fro-yo
A couple weeks ago, Luncher Robert put us on the alert that Joyride the new coffee and fro-yo truck was making the rounds in midtown. Being a lover of both coffee and fro-yo I had to check it out. Their menu after the jump.
I found the truck hanging out at 52nd and 6th after lunch last Thursday. There wasn’t a line so it gave me plenty of time to peruse the menu. When I heard about their “buzzed” yogurt, I thought that it would be coffee flavored much like my beloved coffee Frogurt from Bloomingdales, but it was actually just their original fro-yo (which the guy on the truck told me was their own blend of Fage Greek yogurt and Stoneyfield Organic Yogurt) with caffeine added. Trying to cut back on the caffeine, but still need a fix? They call their yogurt swirl “half caf.” Cute, but if I’m going to have caffeine I kind of want it to taste like coffee so I decided to go with the original yogurt.
As Robert mentioned, the yogurt was decidedly Pinkberry-esque; a little more on the icy side than creamy. Unlike other fro-yo joints where the base price includes yogurt only and you have to pay extra for toppings the guy on the truck said that Joyride’s yogurt price includes as many toppings as fit with prices that slightly undercut Pinkberry’s (a small original at Joyride will run you $4 where as a small original with toppings at Pinkberry will run you $4.45).
Next time I’m trying the coffee side of the menu. The Jeffrey Paul sounds good…a double shot of Mariebelle hot chocolate with a double shot of Stumptown. Anyone tried any of the other goods from Joyride?
Follow the Joyride Truck on twitter for their location.