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May 7, 2007 12:49 PM

low fat/non fat frozen yogurt?

are ther in places in boston or outside of boston that has great non fat or low fat frozen yogurt?? (other than white mountain creamery or tcby)

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  1. Temptations in the Financial District is decent if you work down there, but not really a destination.

    I'm a sucker for the soft serve frozen yogurt at JP Licks, which often has interesting flavors and swirl combinations. A few weeks ago, I really enjoyed my swirl of oreo and raspberry.

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    1. re: finlero

      I like the Columbo non-fatsoft-serve, but it's getting harder to find here in the north/west suburbs (Medford, Arlington, Lex, etc.) I also like Costco's chocolate which is so cheap, I don't mind asking them to just give me a half a serving, and charge me the full price (about $1.00!) Both Columbo and Costco's texture is very creamy. Some people say the Costco has an aftertaste, but I must say, I don't notice it.

      1. re: Lgalen

        Don't forget there is a JP licks in Davis Sq... I have alwyas liked their froyo the best. Though IMO JP licks isn't as good as it once once.. I htink he expanded too much.. ice cream has gone down hill....

      2. re: finlero

        I absolutely love JP lick's froyo. its awesome and they have the best flavors. if you like peanut butter definitely get the fat free peanut butter. i also really like the chocolate chip cookie nonfat froyo!

      3. I second the JP Licks recommendation. Also, Stonyfield Farms makes terrific nonfat and lowfat frozen yogurt. I especially recommend the chocolate nonfat. You can get it at Whole Foods.

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        1. re: DowntownChick

          I like Stonyfield Farms frozen yogurt well enough (it's certainly low in fat and calories), but some flavors are better than others. I like the vanilla, especially when mixing it with some fresh fruit, or better yet, hot fudge (of course it's healthy -- it's frozen yogurt!). I find that their chocolate flavor has a bit of a synthetic taste to it.

          For hard frozen yogurt around town, I must say I'm partial to both JP Licks and Emack & Bolio's. The fat content varies, but they definitely offer some low-fat (and possibly no-fat) options.

          [And continuing along the lines of of-course-it's-healthy-it's-frozen-yogurt, E&B's is particularly tasty in one of their rice krispy waffle cones.]

          1. re: finlero

            where can i get columbo frozen yogurt?
            i 've had it before i really like it, but havent seen it around here

            1. re: jills

              they used to have a columbo fro yo stand in the faneuil hall food court/marketplace. i think it's gone now though :(
              sorry, doesn't really answer your question, but i just realized it must be gone after a recent trip through that food court.

              1. re: twentyoystahs

                I just walked thru that food court last Fri. and Columbo is still there.

        2. Soc's in Saugus on the Lynn Fellsway. It is right off Route 1. If you know where Kelly's in Saugus is, bear to the right there. That is the Fellsway.
          They have the most delish homemade ice cream and quite a fine selection of frozen yogurt. enjoy.

          1. Looove Cafe Podima's frozen yogurts with fresh fruit toppings.

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            1. re: TanQ10

              I thought Cafe Podima closed? I know there area couple other places in the Boston/Cambridge area owned by the same people, and there are similar options for the frozen yogurt with mix-ins...anyone know the nutritional value though? They always seem to creamy to be low or non-fat...

              1. re: italyinmind

                I had the throat constrictor (i'm allergic to pistachios, but i love the the pista fro-yo flav here) last fall. Really, the Beacon Hill location is gone? Maybe you are thinking of the Cambridge location? Podima, Kiraz, changes, finally closed maybe?

                1. re: TanQ10

                  No, the Beacon Hill location is still there, and they still have a huge selection of mix-ins.

                  1. re: tatamagouche

                    Good to know, thanks for the I just need to figure out who gave me false information since I had stopped trying to order from Podima after hearing the (false) sad news!

              2. re: TanQ10

                I agree. Suuuuper good frozen yogurts at Cafe Podima.

              3. My wife and I venture out to Truly Yogurt on Grove St in Wellesley at least 4 times a week during the summer. We find the soft serve yogurt (usually just the choc/vanilla swirl) to be much better than anything else we've tasted in the area, including JP Licks.

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                1. re: dmel

                  Count me as another Truly Yogurt fan. The soft serve flavor of the day rotates, but whatever it is can be blended with their oreo flavor, making it even creamier.