What the FroYo?
Newsflash from ES: America is still eating shit.
I jumped on the froyo bandwagon several years too late. I don’t know why it was a bandwagon to begin with. The trend is just now hitting Philadelphia, I’d think mostly because everyone likes water (wuder) ice better, and we actually like things that taste good. If you type “frozen yogurt, Philadelphia” into Google, the first thing that comes up is “Philly Steak & Gyro.”
My first try was last year in Chicago at Yogenfruz, a lesser known Canadian chain. I was immediately in love. They only have chocolate and vanilla, in low-fat and non-fat varieties. I always go for the vanilla, low-fat (The BF always has non-fat, both are delicious). The bonus at Yogenfruz is that you can have your froyo blended with frozen fruit. Real fruit flavoring? Nom nom. The texture is perfect — ridiculously thick and creamy, and it doesn’t melt quickly.
Tasti-D-lite was my second try, this time because a friend in South Florida loves it. To be honest, it tasted kind of like…Dairy Queen? Fake ice cream? It was creamy, tasted milky, but melted very quickly. I kept hoping to taste flavors that just weren’t there. I ate it feeling empty and unsatisfied. Boo, not-so-Tasti-D-Lite.
Another review, after the jump.
Pinkberry was my latest conquest. It’s supposed to be the best, right? I’ve heard people rave about it, and apparently it’s a celeb fave, and it also was listed as the best in Page Six. Hung from Top Chef was spotted there in an NYC location Wednesday night by Chef Mark. During my visit, I opted for Pomegranate (they even have Pom seeds to put on top). I hated it. Pinkberry was horrible. It tasted like some sort of frozen dairy product with 1,000 packets of splenda mixed in. The artificial sweetener taste was overwhelming. It gave me a headache.
I don’t get it at all.
What the fuck is this trend?
I can freeze milk and splenda too, but I don’t. Besides Yogenfruz, the popular brands taste horrible.
Why is everyone obsessed with this shit? Did I order something the wrong way?