Thursday, February 25, 2010

Photo Shoot Friday: Tasti-D-Lite, I'm breaking up with you.

It's not you, it's me. My needs have changed. I've found something real and organic, that satisfies my taste buds like nothing else can. I'm moving on...

When the owner of The Lite Choice emailed me about coming in to do a "Taste The Difference" tour, I was all over it. Sampling yummy froyo—now that's something I'm good at! Actually, I learned that it's not froyo and it's not ice cream, which is why it's called soft serve. Why? Because it only contains 3 percent of fat, and ice cream has at least 10. And, TLC is all natural—it's not made with added sugars and artificial ingredients that's used in frozen yogurt. Pretty cool, huh?

I was greeted with a cup of hot chocolate—it was so rich and chocolaty. And, it only sets you back 130 calories and 99 cents!

You know when you walk into a yogurt store with your heart set on Cookies 'n' Cream, only to be let down when you see it's not being served that day? Well,  TLC makes a promise that you can have any of their 70 flavors at any time. Seems impossible, right? Everything can be made with vanilla or chocolate—flavored syrups and toppings are added to make the flavor of your choice.

One of my favorites was peanut butter. The peanuts are ground fresh, directly into your cup! It was so yummy, and the crunchy texture made it so I didn't even need a topping!

My absolute favorite was Chocolate Chip Mint. Pieces of mint candy bar were mixed in with chocolate—it was so so good. Seriously, it tasted like something you'd get at Cold Stone, without all the fat and calories. It's only 109 cals a serving! 

I was so busy sampling every flavor that was put before me—Raspberry, Butter Pecan, Coconut, Chocolate Fudge, Banana—that I didn't get any pics! But at least I snapped this hot fudge sundae before I devoured it. How many calories would you guess this is?

You know me, I'm always trying to find ways to be eat better. One thing I've been working on recently is cutting back my intake of processed foods and foods that contain a bijillion ingredients I can't pronounce—healthier dessert options is a start, right?!

TLC gave me a coupon to come in with six friends to get FREE soft serve, so to all my NYC readers out there, let me know when you want to go and we'll make it happen! I'd love to bond with you :)

Geeze, it's only 10am and I'm now dying for a treat! I'm off to the gym though for yoga and a kickass treadmill run. Tell me: What's your favorite froyo/ice cream/soft serve flavor? What about the toppings? Ohh I looove toppings! 


  1. It's got to be Haagen Daz Strawberry Cheesecake....having said that I will eat ANY ice cream just so long as there is too much of it. I wish I could get one of your free tickets, you could always post me a sample and I could lick the the wet parcel when it gets here... :-)

  2. So it's "soft serve" what? Is it still dairy? Does it not have active yogurt cultures and is thus not fro yo? Is it a custard? Does a custard require egg? Is there some grand pooba of sweets that dolls out these titles?
    Can I get mint chocolate chip?

    If so I don't care what it is called - I want it.


  3. Mmm, strawberry cheesecake. I wish I could send you a sample, Gary, but I don't think that would work out too well :)

    So yes, Shannon, it is dairy. It just doesn't have the probiotics and bacteria that froyo has, but it tastes just like it...only it's healthier.

  4. You just made me so hungry for dessert! What an awesome post! Do they have stores all over Manhattan?

  5. Yes! The stores are all over Manhattan, mostly on the west side, but they're opening more soon. There's one in Union Square--wanna go, ladies?!

  6. ok so heres the thing I am in love with your blog and what you write! I have gone back to when you got Fired..and read each post! I have never come across a blog i like and is so in touch urghh btw Salads from a pax store is fab and mix it up in white plains yummmyyyy!! even my non healthy bf ate a wrap from there did take him 2 hours plus but got to praise him!

  7. Hey Kelly, omg, what a compliment! It made my day :) Glad you can relate to the blog! Yes, I looove Pax salads too!!