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New Flavor @ CéFiore: Açaiberry

Woolsey Nov 8, 2007 08:25 AM

The Little Tokyo branch of CéFiore has a new flavor offering: açaiberry! I visited last night, and I was surprised to see açaiberry in the place of the blackberry offered at the Hollywood branch. The guy behind the counter told us the Little Tokyo store (the original location) is where they test out new flavors. (They also have different sizing there, with four sizes ranging from "junior" to "family.") The flavor was true to açai, strongly flavored with the fruit's rich, faintly chocolately berry taste. It's really good, much more distinctive than the rather ho-hum blackberry it replaced. And being a CéFiore product, it was, of course, creamy and smooth, unlike a certain competitor's "chilly bliss" offering. I really hope it spreads to all the CéFiore branches. I'm looking forward to getting more when I'm back in Little Tokyo this weekend...

  1. kevinucla2000 Feb 5, 2008 01:54 PM

    They are having a new flavor: Chocolate on Valentine's day! I just saw the flyer today at hollywood Location. I am looking forward to getting some next week!

    Hopefully this is better than PB's coffee flavor!

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      torta basilica Dec 9, 2007 12:11 AM

      Newport Beach has it too :) I wonder if it's nearly as healthy and anti-oxidant as the juice is supposed to be. I was told it would cure all kinds of things from sleeplessness to low energy to...

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        chowaroundla Jan 12, 2008 08:22 PM

        got words from Cefiore there will be a new flavor coming soon, that's really get me exicited as i love their flavor.

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        bsquared2 Dec 8, 2007 05:23 PM

        They have Acai at the brand new one on Laurel Ave. in WeHo. I do think that their flavors are way better than Pinkberry. I'm a personal fan of the Raspberry - Pomegranite.

        1. notmartha Dec 7, 2007 07:34 PM

          Joy! They finally have acai flavor at my local branch in Rowland Heights. It's really good. Kind of reminds me of a mix of black currants and raspberry. Never had acai before, so don't know how 'true' it tasted, but it's tasty!

          1. SauceSupreme Nov 9, 2007 05:45 AM

            I'd be curious how the acai tastes when mixed with green tea, as I usually get a two-fer when I'm at CeFiore.

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              Woolsey Nov 9, 2007 06:06 AM

              You'd have to see if CéFiore will do like Cantaloop and put them side-by-side then as the açaiberry is in the same machine as the original - açaiberry replaced blackberry in Little Tokyo - and not the green tea, which still gets swirled with raspberry-pomegranate.

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              fdb Nov 8, 2007 03:58 PM

              Tasted acaiberry last weekend. Indeed it's much tastier than the blackberry flavor. It's delicious by itself without any toppings.

              1. notmartha Nov 8, 2007 02:07 PM

                What is acaiberry? Never heard of it - googled and something that looks like blueberries popped up. Is that it?

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                  Woolsey Nov 8, 2007 03:36 PM

                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acai

                  1. re: Woolsey
                    notmartha Nov 9, 2007 08:22 AM

                    Thanks for the reference and the tip. Guess it's another trip to Ce Fiore for me this weekend.

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                      Woolsey Nov 9, 2007 08:31 AM

                      Remember - it's only the Little Tokyo branch right now.

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                        notmartha Nov 9, 2007 11:58 AM

                        OK. Still won't hurt to get my froyo fix, even if they don't have the new flavor. ;)

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                          Woolsey Nov 9, 2007 01:21 PM

                          Actually, a coworker stepped into the Hollywood location this morning, and they have the açaiberry now as well for the grand opening today. Woo hoo!

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                  EKIMS Nov 8, 2007 08:48 AM

                  hope it's not a temporary thing. love acai.

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