Öko & The Fro-Yo Song

June 15, 2007 | By | COMMENTS

One of the joys of living New York is that you can be reading Florence Fabricant’s column in the New York Times about a new frozen yogurt place in Park Slope and then realize that to get there you need only walk out your door and over a few blocks. And that’s exactly what I did after reading about Öko which, apparently, means “eco” in Hungarian. What does “eco” mean in English? Regardless, here’s what I brought back:


That’s just plain frozen yogurt (there was only plain or wild berry) with kiwi and a gooseberry on top. I’d never had a gooseberry and I immediately heard Veruca Salt’s voice: “The gooseberries taste like gooseberries, the snozberries taste like snozberries!” In fact, this gooseberry was like nature’s version of one of those gummy sour balls, except not gummy. It had a wonderful surprising squirt of sour.

And as for the yogurt, the richness and complex flavors took me by surprise. This is some serious frozen yogurt–the Harvard graduate to TCBY’s community college drop-out–and I couldn’t get enough. And with the kiwi it felt like a healthy snack, but was it? Lisa tells me that unless it says low fat, it’s probably still fattening. So I guess I can’t eat it three times a day. Perhaps this video, the last video of music week, will set the record straight.

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Categories: Musical, Thursday Night Dinner Songs, Videos

  • http://manggy.blogspot.com Mark

    THANK YOU for making me laugh out loud for the first time this week. And I already watched back-to-back episodes of 30 Rock. This was the best one among an awesome bunch. Lisa’s amazing too. I tried thinking of writing a song but was taking WAY too much time for a guy studying for the MLE!

    By the way, why do you have a fat suit lying around? :)

    ENCORE! Or not– your choice. Tee hee.

  • Tony

    Yay! So glad Lisa is back!

  • Laura

    I spoke too soon, this was amazing. A thousand thanks for the best laugh of the week.

  • http://bounteous-bites.blogspot.com/ Evelin

    Love it!

    It’s weird to hear about somebody’s first time eating gooseberries, as I have grown up by eating them from my own yard! Still so much to discover, isn’t there?

  • Natasha

    NOT a gooseberry, surely! Gooseberries are the same size, granted, but green and slightly furry and you cannot eat them raw – they have to be stewed with sugar. That looks like a physalis, or a Chinese gooseberry, they grow covered in lovely little paper hats.

  • http://www.finnsspace.wordpress.com Kathryn

    Can I just say that I love love love reading your site? And the musical entries? Too. Much. Fun.!!

  • mbs

    I bet it was one of these: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physalis_peruviana

    Nice song, yo.

  • http://www.restaurantwidow.com lisa the waitress

    If it makes you feel any better, unless they have some new crazy machine, all soft serve products are low in fat; otherwise they wouldn’t stay soft.

    So go eat your fro yo! with abandon!

  • http://food-speak.blogspot.com courtney

    For a minute there I thought there was an egg on your kiwi! A gooseberry huh? Fruit on ice cream is awesome.

  • http://klosekraft.typepad.com Stephanie

    I think you’ve got a physalis/cape gooseberry there, not a regular gooseberry. They’re amazingly delicious. I wish they were easier to find in New York!

  • http://alteredplates.blogspot.com Deb

    Funny outtake!

  • http://yarnwoman.wordpress.com/ dhyana rose


    delightful – I’m still smiling ..


  • http://myhusbandhatesveggies.wordpress.com/ Kitty

    I am going to be that annoying person:

    Willy Wonka actually says the line “the Snozberries taste like snozberries” and Veruca Salt says “Snozberies? There’s no such thing as a snozberry!” And then he grabs her face and says something deep and poetic about how we are the dreamers and magic makers.

    We got HBO in 1980. That movie was on like 20 times a week.

  • http://bigpikchur.blogspot.com jules

    BEST AG post ever, and I’ve been coming to your site since the dark ages. Loved this. I hope you do another musical week soon!

  • http://www.ceresandbacchus.com Mary

    More laughter from over here. I’m loving music week.

  • mariss

    That was brilliant! You both a blotty talented individuals! You made my day. Thank you.

  • wonders

    I thought that was a egg yolk!!! Woops lol

    Does it taste anything like Pinkberry?

  • http://cheapblueguitar.com Brian

    You just made my day. LOL

  • zzz

    Hahahaha, that was hilarious! Looks like you guys had so much fun making it, too. I loved your laughing fits and “dramatic” gestures! You should seriously be a Broadway producer. I can see it in lights; FOOD: The Musical

  • kate

    Eco is the prefix for environment – as in ecology or ecosystem.

  • Jeanne

    I’m flicking my Bic

  • http://makingfoodeatingfood.blogspot.com/ chanelle

    upon completion of your song, my (almost) two year old, quiet through the whole performance, exclaimed…


    my sentiments exactly.

    bravo! HAHAHAHAHAHA!

  • http://fluttercrafts.typepad.com flutter

    LISA!! Yay!

    Ok, you are insane, officially.

  • http://makingfoodeatingfood.blogspot.com/ chanelle

    we have now watched your video four times at my daughter’s request of “bo-yo?”

    looks like i have a mini-foodie on my hands. and a mini-fan of AG!

  • http://hampiesandwiches.blogspot.com eileen

    can you send the plain frozen yogurt to the south bay, please? you can have manresa! i don’t care! GIVE ME THE PLAIN FROZEN YOGURT!!

  • Bibi

    Just when I think you can’t get any funnier =)

    Hurry with the next music week !!!!!!

  • http://www.zenkimchi.com/FoodJournal ZenKimchi

    Heh, I finished a piece on Korean-style frozen yogurt, the battle between Red Mango and Pinkberry. You wanna talk about a song, that Pinkberry jingle will get stuck in your head.


  • http://cuiszineanuhea.blogspot.com/ Anuhea

    That video was sooo cute, and you wrote that? It’s so funny with all the different parts of the song leading back to the melody. It almost seemed like a mini fro yo opera! The frodo part made me laugh my butt off! Great job!

  • http://rawinprogress.blogspot.com Kristi

    When I grow up, I want to be you. :)