Jan. 23, 2012
Located at 4644 Wilkens Avenue in the same shopping center as Giant, Haiku Frozen Yogurt opened its doors for business last June. Guests can create their own treat, starting with a yogurt flavor and adding in fresh toppings. They weigh your cup when you are finished concocting, and charge based on the weight. Here is what two UMBC students had to say about their experience:
Evan Ponter: How did you hear about Haiku?
DC: The first time I heard about Haiku was through some paper advertising their employees were doing on campus. At first I wasn’t particularly drawn in, since I had other places I already went to for fro yo, but hearing good things about it from friends eventually made me try it out for myself.
JP: I saw their advertising while I was at Giant purchasing groceries (being that I am in college, this must have meant I had just gotten paid). They had a lot of flags and advertising all around the shopping center. At first I didn’t know what it was but then they put up the sign that said “frozen yogurt” and I got really really excited. Read more...
Sept. 06, 2011
If you find yourself with a late-night craving for frozen yogurt, you are in luck. Located on Wilkens Avenue in the same plaza as Giant and Ledo's, Haiku Frozen Yogurt offers patrons a unique variety of frozen yogurt that is not overly sweet.
Haiku is a typical self-serve froyo place. First you choose your cup size and then you fill it up with as many different flavors as you want. On the night that I visited, there were eight different flavors available. On any given day, customers can choose from traditional options like chocolate and vanilla, or more enticing flavors such as cheesecake, watermelon, and mango. I suggest mixing red velvet with vanilla. (But keep in mind that the flavors are on a rotation and will change from week to week.) Read more...
June 10, 2011
The new Haiku Frozen Yogurt that opened June 7 at the Wilkens Beltway Plaza, 4648 Wilkens Avenue, is a welcome addition for the diet-conscious. Low-fat frozen yogurt can be a healthful alternative, particularly topped with one of a dozen fresh fruits that Haiku provides.
Oh, but that's how it starts. Sure, the fresh cubed mango, kiwi and strawberry are good for you. But then you look at the spread of 36 toppings -- colorful jimmies, crushed cookies, nuts, Mike & Ike's, M&M, and some exotic Asian treats -- and before you know it you've created something never before seen on earth. Read more...