two kinds of soft-serve
Baskin-Robbins is now selling soft serve ice cream. I wouldn't have bothered to mention it a few years ago, because there was only one Baskin-Robbins in the area, in the Florence Mall. There are now several, all connected with Dunkin' Donuts. I just had a wistful conversation with a couple of colleagues, who grew up on Baskin Robbins and have to have their Rocky Road or World-Class chocolate.
I am very high on Busken's new Yagoot, which I've blogged about before. Wednesday night, I went to their new store in Rookwood. Had a coffee yogurt with almonds and oreos. It rocked--strong coffee flavor (decaffeinated, though--I checked, since it was after 11 in the morning. I am a sensitive soul.) and I just love the smooth, not too creamy texture and the tang. If you've had it at the Hyde Park bakery, this is much better because their new machinery freezes it much colder, so it's stiffer and stays frozen longer. The plain is really good, too, and the toppings are high-quality: lots of fresh fruit. (I don't quite get the idea of crunchy sweet cereal that goes along with this kind of yogurt, but that's probably my age) This is tangy, low-fat yogurt, and I think it's a lot like Pinkberry, only probably better. (A little hard to arrange a side-by-side testing, but I'd had Pinkberry not too long before I first tried Yagoot.) Especially since it turns out Pinkberry is more fake than they were letting on.
I hope Busken's opens a hundred of them.