Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt - Grand Opening

>> Thursday, March 21, 2013


Is it odd that after a long day at work I like to wind down the evening with a big….bowl of frozen yogurt (or gelato..or ice cream)?? Basically something nice and cool with just a hint of sweetness, nothing overly heavy or cloyingly sweet. The simple pleasures in life, that’s what I look forward to. So I was pretty excited to find out that Tutti Frutti, a froyo chain, was opening up several locations all throughout Calgary and close to where I live!

I was lucky enough to be one of their guests that got invited to Tutti Frutti’s media night at their new 17th Avenue location, where we got to tour the brand new store and taste the many different flavours of froyo they were featuring. The different flavours served included:

Black Sesame
Peanut Butter

Coconut
Pineapple

Chocolate
Salted Caramel

Lychee
Tart

Blueberry
Strawberry

For those that can’t make up their mind between which flavours to try, aside from trying them all, you can “twist” the two flavours that are in the same yogurt dispenser together (reason behind why I separated the different flavours in to pairs). The flavour duos are matched specifically for that purpose, taking sampling of all the different combos up another notch. With over 70 different flavours, the combinations are endless. Tutti Frutti will be updating their flavours based on demand, so the more you eat the more they’ll change things up! All flavour updates can be found on their facebook page and via twitter (@TFFroyoYYC), so remember to follow them for the latest news. Who knows, maybe they’ll start taking flavour combo suggestions!


What I enjoyed most about froyo is its subtle sweetness. There was just enough to let you satisfy that dessert craving, yet it doesn’t overwhelm you. I enjoyed sampling the different flavours on their own just get a good taste of each. My favorite was the black sesame. It’s really nice to see traditional Asian flavours incorporated in to modern day desserts. There was a nice subtle hint of black sesame which tasted amazing with the coconut (another favorite of mine). The coconut froyo tasted just like the tropical ice cream I had in Hawaii recently, it was very refreshing and reminded me of summer. My third choice was the salted caramel. Normally I find certain caramel desserts to be overwhelmingly sugary, but not this. There was just enough caramel flavouring without overpowering the rest of the froyo in my cup. I can see that some might not thing it’s salted enough for a salted caramel, but I enjoyed it.


To make things even more interesting, there is also a self serve toppings bar, where you can add different yummy treats to your froyo and individualize it even more. My favourites included the chewy mochi balls, especially mixed with the black sesame! The popping pearls were delicious as well and provided a burst of flavour with each bite. There are also fresh fruit, cookie and brownie chunks, for those looking for more traditional toppings.

Froyo (frozen yogurt) is healthier than ice cream since it’s made from yogurt and contains probiotics, but remember it is still considered a treat and should be consumed accordingly and along with a healthy diet. Tutti Frutti also makes quite a few of their froyo flavours from soy, making it gluten free. So those with a gluten allergy or lactose intolerance and vegans can enjoy it too!


The 17th Avenue Tutti Frutti location officially opens this Saturday March 23rd, so be sure to stop by and try a few combinations of your own! Now if only I can convince them to sell take away containers….then I can enjoy it at home too, after a long day of work!

Calgary - 17th Avenue
858 16 ave SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2R 0S9
(403) 460 8846

Calgary - Marlborough Mall - Now Open!
#1464 515 Marlborough Way N.E.
Calgary, Alberta
T2A 7E7

Calgary - Southtrail Crossing - Now Open!
130 Ave Shopping Centre
Calgary, Alberta

Website: www.tfyogurt.ca


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5 comments:

Tutti Frutti March 21, 2013 at 10:37 AM  

Hi Bonnie,

It was great to meet you on Monday. Thanks so much for coming out to our event and for writing this informative and great post. We appreciate the kind words. Soy Black Sesame is a personal favourite of mine and I'm happy you enjoyed it as well.

I agree with you... froyo in your PJs on the couch is awesome after a long day at work. We've stocked dome lids at the store to help our customers taking their froyo to go. As well, we're selling tote bags to keep the froyo cool during the ride home.

Thanks again! Hope to see you soon.
Carmen
TF, 17th Ave

Mir&a March 21, 2013 at 11:02 AM  

You just made my day knowing that we're getting one on 130th Ave!!!!!

Bonnie Huang March 25, 2013 at 10:09 AM  

That's awesome that there are lids for to go treats! I'll probably be dropping by for sure I'm sure. =)

Bonnie Huang March 25, 2013 at 10:09 AM  

I was pretty excited to find out that they're opening all over the city!

Joseph Carr May 9, 2013 at 1:33 PM  

Tutti Frutti is almost around the globe! Amazing! This is a testament on how froyos have become a worldwide phenomenon. With these newly opened franchises, I'm sure that froyo lovers out there would have another reason to be delighted.

-Joseph Carr

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