by Kendra Wingate

Correspondent

The 21 different frozen yogurt flavors, Greek yogurts, smoothies, sorbettos, parfaits and toppings are available at Red Mango, now that the self-serve shop has opened at 1955 Black Rock Turnpike.

Red Mango is named for the mango fruit, which turns red at its peak of freshness. The company borrows this symbol as its commitment to using all-natural ingredients for their products.

“We offer Greek yogurt which is in higher protein and is better for your probiotic system. It’s very healthy,” co-owner Simran Lamba said. “We equate it to Chobani so imagine Chobani from a machine that’s naturally spinning, always fresh and has the most amounts of supplements.”

This award-winning, all natural nonfat or low-fat frozen yogurt boasts calcium, protein, live cultures and is certified Gluten-free. Zagat has ranked Red Mango number one in two different categories: Best Smoothie/Frozen Yogurt and Top Healthy Options within the Quick Refreshments Chains.

Toppings offered include organic flax seed granola, nuts, cheesecake bits, yogurt chips, cereals, fresh fruits, cookies, sweets, Boba’s and mini black and white cookies.

Dietary and allergen restrictions are also met with specific flavors, ingredients and machines. Nutritional and dietary card information is noted on each.

Customers are greeted with bright, cheerful colors, and enticed to say by free Wi-Fi, free iPad use, Netflix (including Netflix Kids) streaming on the flat screen television and a lounging area.

“We want to encourage people to come, sit and stay,” Lamba said.

“We’ve been going around to different places after nursery school and my grandchildren are loving this,” new customer Jeanne Matefy said. “It’s very good.”

Also featured are grab and go items, seasonal items, hot soups, hot chocolate, coffee, frozen coffee chillers, and tea. Take out, catering (for parties and more) and delivery are available.

Information is available at 475-282-4288.