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Fro-Yo addiction hiatus over, I hope?

Anyone else in the Dupont area notice the not-yet-open Frozen yogurt store on P west of the circle? As the name suggests, I just moved back to the DC motherland, and from LA, where I succumbed to the "tart" PinkBerry-type frozen yogurt addiction. If the name PinkBerry means nothing to you, then your taste buds still have things to look forward to in life...

Anyway the name is of all things, "Tangysweet". Don't live in Dupont, but walked by it last weekend, and it looks like it's in the sooner-than-later stage of opening. It's underneath the fancy pizza place which I can't remember the name of for the life of me. Paradiso something. So my questions:

1) Does anyone know when it opens?

2) And most importantly, will it be in the same vein as the Pink Berry/Red Mango tart taste?? Any chowhounds heard anything of it? Would lov eto know if my craving can be indulged sometime soon.

The one thing i miss about leaving LA. And the weather, and the beach. Ok, one of the top ten things i miss about leaving LA.

Any info appreciated, guys and gals.

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  1. To tide yourself over, visit Sweetgreen on M St in Georgetown - down toward Key Bridge, Very tart fro-yo and lovely fruit and nut toppings.

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    1. re: elizzy

      I second the Sweet Green suggestion. I tried it on Saturday and it was great to eat on such a hot day. The raspberries were actually fresh, not frozen!

      1. Opened on Friday, I just tried it and in my opinion the sweet flo from Sweet Green is better, also they use the same containers...

        1. I checked out tangysweet this past weekend, and overall it was very good, but not QUITE the same as Pinkberry, in my opinion. To me, it tasted a little bit creamier and less tart than PB, but is a good substitute for a fro-yo fix that doesn't require travel to NYC/LA, haha. I only had the original flavor (with Trix cereal, sadly no Fruity Pebbles available that day), so I can't speak to the Pom or Green Tea flavors.

          I did see on another board that a Boston-based froyo place is also slated to open later this month in Dupont- if that's the case, hopefully they'll be good as well.

          1. I got a free sample on Friday when tangysweet opened, and I thought it was great. I would say I liked it slightly better than Sweet Green (creamier, I think), plus they seemed to leave more room for the toppings in the cup, which Sweet Green doesn't do very well.

            1. Does anyone have a lead on one of these places opening in NoVA? I just tasted this stuff for the first time in Seattle and loved it -- hope it spreads quickly!!

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              1. re: slwh

                Last Summer when I was seeking frozen yogurt closer to home, the Chowhounds were sending me to a couple of Asian bakery/cafes in Annandale. What I found was that I could get a much too large serving of fairly tasty fro-yo for too much money. I could be satisfied with a single scoop at TCBY but even they're getting kind of scarce these days.

                For a place that has somewhat of a conscience with their frozen custard, Frozen Dairy Bar (Boardwalk Pizza) had really disappointing frozen yogurt. I commented about it to the manager and he apologized, saying that it was pre-made, and that the only reason they had it was for people who couldn't eat the frozen custard (he gave me a free custard as a consolation). I don't even think they have it at all any more.

              2. I worked from home yesterday and therefore was able to check out Tangysweet. I'm sold! This is exactly what I've been looking for the past few years. On such a hot day, my fro-yo was very refreshing.

                I got the classic yogurt with shredded coconut and it was quite tasty. I've never been to Pink Berry or Red Mango so I really can't compare it. This was actually the first time I've ever tried frozen yogurt like this (growing up it was mostly of the TCBY variety and therefore sweet not tart) but I enjoyed the tartness. The coconut provided the sweet and there were tons more toppings to choose from. I would have been perfectly happy with just the plain yogurt as well though. The small size was perfect if not a little larger then I would have prefered.

                The service was friendly and quick. They said business was going very well and they even needed to close early a few times when they first opened because they sold out of stuff.

                I look forward to going there often this summer when I need a fro-yo fix.

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                  1. re: beauxgoris

                    They also had a ton of toppings to choose from. Off the top of my head I remember strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, bananas, pineapple, chocolate chips, Captain Crunch, shredded coconut, Fruit Loops, and Granola. There was definitely more then that, I just can't remember them all.

                1. I had the green tea flavor and it was awful. Also sampled the pom., which was way too sweet and double blech. Settled on a small plain with cinnamon toast crunch and blueberries - not that bad, but I'll stick with a scoop from Ben & Jerry's or Larry's from now on! Ain't nothing like the real thing...

                  1. I had plain with coconut raspberries and what was supposed to be coco-pebbles that ended up being coco-pebbles and fruit loops when they mixed up my order. I thought the frozen yogurt was ok, but it wasn't something I would make a long trip for like Dolcezza or Georgetown Cupcake. The fruit topping was fresh, it was good with fruit loops, but I just didn't get it enough to need to go back.