Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mochi Frozen Yogurt

It's new! It's fresh! It's hip! It's frozen yogurt! And it's fat free???

Yes, it's true! Mochi's mission is to "provide the community with a nutritional dessert alternative. [They] offer 100% non-fat, cholesterol-free tart frozen yogurt that promotes good health, not only by providing a good source of calcium, but also by boosting the immune system and maintaining a healthy digestive system."

Mochi is quickly causing a stir in Gainesville, and they've already jump-started their presence on Facebook, My Space, and Twitter. So what's all the commotion about?

(Photo courtesy of the Mochi Facebook site.)

Mochi is not just any frozen yogurt shop - it specializes in tart flavors and it's completely self-serve! As you enter, you're handed a few 1-oz sample cups so you can taste some of the 8 flavors, which will aparently rotate each week. This week's flavors are:
Coco-Nilla (coconut & vanilla)
Original (reminiscent of vanilla, but not as sweet)

You can fill your cup with any combination of flavors, and then make your way over to the toppings bar. They offer 30 different toppings, including fresh fruit, Fruity Pebbles, Captain Crunch, sprinkles, and mochi. What is mochi? According to their facebook page, "mochi is a popular Asian rice cake made of sweet rice flour that is usually eaten as a snack or dessert." And it's actually pretty delicious on the frozen yogurt!

Once you've loaded your cup with frozen yogurt and toppings, place it on the scale near the cash register. It's only 45 cents per ounce so the small cup can range from $3 to $5, depending on the toppings you choose.

And for all the greenies out there, the cups and spoons are completely biodegradable. Even better - eat at Bento and receive $1.00 off at Mochi on the same day! Another great reason to try Mochi Frozen Yogurt - just for dessert!

3841 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 371-7575
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  1. I love mochi!! It's dessert that you don't have to feel guilty about. And they have a great selection of toppings. If you want to splurge on a dessert, you should try Maude's!

  2. I ate 18.8 oz of Mochi today! I am not a huge fan of having my food weighed, but boy do I love Mochi!

  3. mochi=best frozen yogurt on the planet
    If you eat there once you'll never go back to regular ice cream, i went back for seconds:)

  4. I love mochi!!and the taro frozen yogurt was something you will never forget the taste,try with mochi toppings,yummyyy. :)

  5. I love frozen yogurt and what excites me most is the thought of putting mochi as a topping. I'm excited to try this and tag my friends along with me. Thank you for the helpful post.