Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt- Orlando, FL

3 1/2 out of 5 sprouts

3 1/2 out of 5 sprouts

Tutti Frutti Orlando

TCBY opened the first frozen yogurt shop in 1981 and it was years ahead of its time.  In the last few years, ice cream shops are closing up as Fro-Yo is taking over.  There are a number of national chains including Red Mango, Pinkberry and Sweet Frog.  It seems there is a Fro-Yo shop on every corner in every town across the U.S.A.  We were recently in the Mall of Millenia area and decided to stop and get a cold creamy dessert.

Cheesecake and peanut butter

Now I have been in enough of these yogurt shops to have learned they are all the same.  The only exception being Red Mango which is still to this day making frozen yogurt without high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners.  I’ve yet to see any of the other chains make such a claim. However, here we were barely in the door before we were given a spiel about how Tutti Frutti works. Blah Blah Blah. We could have saved her some time and a lot of words if she had just asked if we had been there before. I hate the spiel.

Tutti Frutti candy yogurt

Tutti Frutti was clean and spacious.  There was a nice selection of flavors including one dairy free option.  I understand that the flavors rotate daily and on this particular day there were no sugar-free choices.

Tutti Frutti

The toppings were pretty typical along the lines of a frozen yogurt shop.  There is a large selection of candies, fruits and sauces.

Candy bar

One thing I have never seen before in one of these places was the mini cupcakes.  Cute idea.

Mini cupcakes

Chad loaded up his yogurt with cookie dough balls, chocolate chips and heath bar crumbles.

Yogurt and candy

I was really craving a shake so after I made my concoction I was able to have the girl behind the counter blend it.  I went for the cheesecake yogurt with chocolate chips and a peanut butter sauce.  The ability to blend was a nice touch for the chain, but in this particular store, the blender is actually in the back of the store, out of my view.  Not that it’s a big deal but I don’t really like that.  Not that I thought the employee would do anything to my yogurt, but because I felt like I was bothering her.  If you offer blended shakes why not keep the blender out front?  It’s like they don’t want anyone to know it’s an option.

Blended yogurt Tutti Frutti

We liked Tutti Frutti as much as any of the other yogurt places we have been to.  Like I said though, we would go out of our way to find a Red Mango if we were purposefully trying to find a place for frozen yogurt.

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2 comments for “Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt- Orlando, FL

  1. Helen Corbin
    April 7, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    I absolutely agree with you about the blender being in the front where you can see everything that is done to your shake. AND I agree with you about the high fructose corn syrup – probably one of the single most horrible things you can put in your body :-(

  2. June 29, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Hello Anna-Marie,
    My apologies for not responding sooner but I just wanted to clarify that because we don’t particularly get requests for blended drinks such as the smoothie you enjoyed and that we love to offer to make them to order if our guests so desired to indulge in one, this is the reason our Vitamin blender is in the kitchen.
    It’s kind of like when ones goes to a restaurant, casual to fine dining, we don’t particularly get to watch how they chefs prepare and present our meal to us on the plate . It’s all done out of our sight even if it’s an open kitchen.
    There have been a few instances where our guests have desired a blended drink when they first come in then after building their masterpiece yogurt concoction -where if they take a picture and # tuttifruttiorlando they enter to win great prizes, that they at this point decide not to blend their fruitfully decorated masterpiece!
    We most certainly value your opinion and by all means will be delighted to consider perhaps moving the blender to the front.
    Thank you for visiting and we hope you visit again soon so that we can extend our hospitality and honor you with a frozen yogurt or blended drink on the house. *Please ask the manager.

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