Catching a snowflake on one's tongue is an amusing approach to acquiring frozen treats, but since no two snowflakes taste the same, it's also unreliable. Snag some surefire sugary goodness with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of frozen desserts and sweet treats at Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt and Too Sweet on Balboa Island. Groupons are redeemable at either location, which are connected through a door inside the shops.
Tutti Frutti’s self-serve yogurt ($0.37 per ounce) represents a healthy and delectable alternative to heavy ice cream and deep-fried sticks of butter. Get your fruit fix with tart flavors such as pomegranate, acai berry, and the aromatic lychee, or opt for something on the creamy side. Cappuccino diehards will scramble to sample its yogurt counterpart, and pistachio’s distinctive flavor will bring back memories of that magical summer spent toiling on a Turkmenistan pistachio farm. Finally, adorn your edible artwork with a sprinkling of some of Tutti Frutti's delectable toppings. Health nuts can keep it ab-tastic with mango and blueberries, and more experimental eaters can transform their yogurt into a battlefield on which chocolate chips face off against their natural enemy—coconut.
Fans of solidified sweets can amble through the door towards the adjacent Too Sweet's warm and inviting displays. Set your sight spheres on the sweet shop's 12 varieties of caramel and candy apples ($3.75+), slathered in impervious layers of sprinkles, crushed Reese's cups, cheesecake, apple pie, or Butterfinger bits. Sample some tasty chocolate-caramel turtles ($2), s'mores sandwiches ($3.50), or Balboa Island peanut-butter sea shells ($2.75), which when held to your ear contain the sound of chocolate waves breaking on a peanut ocean. Candy-seekers can view caseloads of decadent chocolate and sugar-free offerings through the walls of glass while keeping in mind that the shop—unlike the famous chocolate castles of Belgium—is not edible.
- Tutti Frutti offers the best darn Chocolate, non-fat, I've ever had for Frozen Yogurt. It is deep, rich, and full of fiber, giving it the same consistency as real brownie batter. It's out of this world... bravo. – Misunderstood Bella, Urbanspoon