The weather in town has been a fickle beast as of late, but for those who call Tallahassee home, this isn't anything new. The mornings start cold, and the days end freezing. I've been staving off the cold bones with hot teas and coffee, but at night, my sweet tooth gets the best of me. It drives me to venture into the elements to secure a frozen delight.
According to a study on ice cream sales, the numbers seem to be dependent on the weather. As anyone can imagine, the same should go for frozen yogurt. During winter, the sales see a drop, but on those hot summer days, the numbers are big. Even though there seems to be an obvious connection with cold weather and even colder treats, frozen yogurt spots like Yogurt Mountain and Fuzions are always busy during my night time excursions.
The tasty treat has gained enough popularity to warrant its name getting a trim. Once reserved for only the most hip leisure eater, the term "fro-yo" has spread from the communal munching grounds of sorority row to reach far beyond college campuses. This growth has warranted the number of fro-yo places to grow around town. Even though there are a lot of places to choose from that let you weigh before you pay, my favorites are Fuzions and Yogurt Mountain.
The main thing I love about these two locations is the impressive amount of toppings they offer. That coupled with their ever changing yogurt line makes for an interesting after dinner treat. Fresh cut fruit like bananas, strawberries, and kiwi can meet their doom at the top of your swirling yogurt mound. Other choices like nuts and a variety of crunchy cereals set out to interrupt the creaminess of the frozen yogurt. I personally love getting mango or orange mixed with vanilla then adding a heap of Cap'n Crunch (sans berries) on top. It's the mixture of the simple sweetness of citrus and crunch of the corn and oat that brings me to my happy place.
The Yogurt Mountain on Tennessee Street is a short drive from Florida State, so you can dine in the company of professionals. If you're having dinner at the Red Elephant or Five Guys on Thomasville, swing by Fuzions to pick up some dessert. It'll be a healthy note to end your meal on. Fuzions has also branched out further into the health food market by offering soups and a salad bar to their menu. That is what really sets it apart from other yogurt places. It's the first one to work backwards from dessert while keeping a health conscious theme. Maybe someday others will follow suit.