Sunday, July 8, 2012

Vegan Froyo

Tutti Frutti, the world's largest self-serve frozen yogurt brand, recently opened a tiny location at 1209 North Charles Street.  This spot wasn't on my radar until a "Love Hate" shout out in the Baltimore City Paper swooned about their vegan options.  So I decided to check it out, expecting a fruity sorbet at best.  They do have a sorbet, orange-flavored the time I visited.  (Their website lists many more exotic options: lychee, kiwi, mango, etc.)  
More thrilling than a banal sorbet, is the non-dairy egg-free soy frozen yogurt.  "So fresh, so light, so tasty" is how they plug this "healthy" and "green" alternative.  I wouldn't tout this vanilla froyo as healthy, as the second ingredient is sugar.  But it was a tasty treat--ice cold and super sweet.  It didn't taste strongly of soy but wasn't overly "creamy" either.  I was thrilled to find fresh berries and diced fruit on the toppings bar.  (Amid lots of junk food, some nuts, and syrups.)  Maybe the thing to do go skimpy on the froyo and have a fruit salad focus instead.  Priced by weight, the toppings bar must be where the chain makes it real green.    


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