7/1/12

Giveaway/Guest Post: Sweet Frog


Out and About:  Sweet Frog

I've seen the Sweet Frog sign from the road while visiting my favorite Chick-fil-A on Sudley Manor Drive and wondered what kind of establishment it was.  After seeing that they are opening another store in Woodbridge (thanks Super NoVa Mommy!) I decided to check the place out online.


SweetFrog is one of the fastest growing brands of premium, all natural, self-serve yogurt restaurants.  Our concept is simple:  SweetFrog is a bright, positive, family-friendly environment where customers can create their dessert, their way – at a very modest price point.......

SweetFrog was founded on the principles of Christianity and our belief in bringing happiness and a positive attitude into the lives of our consumers.  At SweetFrog, F.R.O.G stands for Fully Rely on God – and we hope to be an example of that in every community.

After reading this, I knew I definitely had to check this place out in person!
 
The restaurant opens at 11:30am so I figured we would get there right when they opened.  I was surprised to see people inside and some were even outside already eating their frozen yogurt!  The outside of the store is inviting and has tables and chairs (behind the bushes) for patrons to enjoy their frozen treats. 

The Goods!  
Notice the hat she wore from home!
As we entered the restaurant, we were hit with the colorful, clean and bright atmosphere mentioned on their website plus those adorable green frogs!  The self-serve frozen yogurt machines line the side wall in the back of the store .  There are over 10 flavors to choose from--all of which are clearly labeled with the flavors and nutritional information!  I thought it would be a little over whelming for a three year old to pick her favorite (it would've been for me if they didn't have my absolute favorite—coconut!), but she made her decision rather quickly.  They do have taste test cups if you are having trouble making up your mind.  :)

Brace yourself for the toppings bar! 
You pick out the size cup you want and fill it up as much as you want with your chosen flavor(s).  We got three of the smaller cups with the intentions of eating some in the store and taking the rest home.  (Yes, we were good and took some home!)  After filling up our cups, we headed to the toppings bar.  Wow!  I thought the frozen yogurt  choices were overwhelming!  There are at least 40 different toppings plus a variety of sauces you can add to your frozen yogurt.  Be warned!  You pay by weight, so be careful as the weight of those toppings adds up fast!  My daughter had seen pictures online of the restaurant and thankfully knew ahead of time that she wanted mini M&Ms. 
 
They weigh your cups up front and then you pay $0.42/ounce.  (They do take credit cards.) Our three cups came to about $7.00.  Not bad considering the price of ice cream treats at other places.  We also got a customer appreciation card (which I saw by the register and had to ask for) which you earn one free frozen yogurt after purchasing ten.  We are about a third of the way there!
 
Time to dig in!  My daughter got strawberry frozen yogurt.  It was so fresh and it appears to have real strawberries in it.  I got the sugar free vanilla for my 14 month old.  I was a bit more exotic with the coconut frozen yogurt with slivered almonds and mini chocolate chips.  Everyone enjoyed our treat!  It was hard to stop, but we did knowing we would have some more later!

They have a single bathroom (which is nice for taking both girls and a stroller in!) for boys and one for girls.  The boy and girl frog adorn the appropriate door.  The bathroom was clean and colorful.  (Remember bathrooms are a pet peeve of mine!)

My only complaint was that they don't have bags or carriers for the frozen yogurt.  They do have tops, so at least I could stack the containers up and carry them out to the car.

All in all, our trip to Sweet Frog made for a fun, little morning outing.  We will definitely go back again and we might even bring Daddy with us. ;)

Even Horton had fun!  (He joins us on many of our adventures as you will learn!)

Pros
·Kid-friendly
·Colorful and inviting
·Clean
·Decent pricing
·Yummy frozen yogurt
·Has high chairs
·Nice bathroom
·Ample parking

Cons
·No bags or carriers if you have leftovers or get it to go.
·Multitude of choices could be overwhelming for younger children.
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Angela Pounders is a transplant to Manassas Park from Arlington.  She is blessed to be a stay at home mama to two beautiful girls.  As a former teacher (as well as preschool director and Children and Family Director), she is always on the look out for fun, easy and educational things to do with her girls.  She also loves to share her ideas and is looking to start her own blog, Master's Daughter, by the fall.
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Thanks to Angela for her awesome guest post on Sweet Frog!! We liked it so much we went to check it out ourselves, and the great team over at Sweet Frog Manassas is offering one lucky PwcMoms reader a $20 gift card to come out and treat their family!  Winner must pick up and redeem their gift card at the Sweet Frog Manassas store.  No purchase is necessary to win, PwcMoms was not compensated for this post, winner assumes all liability...you know the drill :) 


To win, go and like Sweet Frog Manassas on Facebook and tell them you saw them on PwcMoms.com! Then, head back over here and leave a comment saying you did. Contest closes Monday night at 6pm.  Winner may be notified via email, Facebook and/or twitter.  

40 comments:

  1. Liked sweet frog and commented of Facebook! Great giveaway!!!

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  2. Also "liked" their facebook page and commented. Great blog. I've never been to a Sweet Frog, but definitely would like to now!

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  3. Liked and commented Sweet Frog on Facebook!

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  4. Done! So excited to go....think all those choices may be too much for me and the kids...lol

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  5. Just liked Sweet Frog! It's good to see that they will post when they have new flavors.

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  6. I did the deed on sweet frog's fb page and now I'm commenting here

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  7. Shauntay JeffersonJuly 1, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    Just liked Sweet Frog Manassas on Facebook. Took the kids here for the first time on Friday. This is our new favorite place! Love Sweet Frog and PWCMOMS!!

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  8. Just liked sweet frog on facebook. Sounds yummy!

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  9. Sherie KristiansenJuly 1, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    Just liked

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  10. Went to the Alexandria Sweet Frog yesterday and loved it so much we went back today! Liked their Alexandria Facebook page!

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  11. Went and liked them :). Hope to try them soon, members from my mommy group go there weekly.

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  12. Done..I liked and commented. Love Manassas Sweet Frog and your blog! Thanks for keeping us informed.

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  13. Liked Sweet Frog on facebook today! Thanks for the review can't wait to try it out!!

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  14. Just heard of this! It has been saving us since one of my LO's has stitches and we can't do anything water-related!

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  15. Can't wait to try Sweet Frog

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  16. I just liked Sweet Frog and commented on their FB page. After reading the review, I wanted to know where in Woodbridge the new location was. Then, just today, I pulled into Five Guys and saw those cute pink and green frogs! Would love to win a gift card to treat the family.

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  17. Posted on Facebook! Thanks!

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  18. Love self serve frozen yogurt. Hope I win!!

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  19. Liked and posted comment to Facebook!

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  20. Liked and commented on Sweet Frog on Facebook!

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  21. I commented on facebook.I love sweet frog.

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  22. I liked on Facebook and commented. I love Sweet Frog!

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  23. I LOVE sweet frog! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  24. Liked and commented on FB.

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  25. Liked sweet frog and commented on page. Awesome Giveaway!!!

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  26. Just liked sweet Frog Manassas on Facebook! and yes it is amazing! i have gone there over 12 times by now diffidently my favorite place to go! GO PWCMOMS AND SWEETFROG! :D

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  27. karen delguidiceJuly 2, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Liked and commented

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  28. Liked them!! Woohoo left a comment too :)

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  29. Liked Sweet Frog and left a comment.

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  30. I "liked their Facebook page and commented. We love going to Sweet Frog and you gave a great review!

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  31. Left a comment on FB page :) thanks for this!

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  32. Like sweetfrog and commented. Though they probably already know how much we love them, it's embarrassing how often we go!

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  33. "LIKE"d sweet frog on fb. Haven't had a chance to try sweet frog yet, but I have been hearing great things lately!!

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  34. "liked" Sweet Frog on facebook. Would love to try it soon.

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  35. Just posted and liked sweet frog Manassas to enter the contest, thanks for the review! Love your site:)

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  36. Just posted and liked sweet frog Manassas to enter the contest, thanks for the review! Love your site:)

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  37. We love sweet frog!!

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  38. Love Sweet Frog in Manassas! Can't wait till we get one in Lake Ridge!!

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