Sunday, August 24, 2008
Philly's First Fro-Yo Foray
When Capogiro wasn't looking, this self-serve yogurt bar called Phileo showed up on South St. near the old Phila Deli. Long lagging behind in the fro-yo craze, will Philadelphia be the last to embrace fat-free swirls on a block that has already imploded on itself? Phileo could have Rittenhouse Square in its pocket, what with the calorie-obsessed Pinkberry-wishers that trample those grounds. But no, South Street it is for this dessert lab.
The 49 cents-an-ounce soft serve is churned out in flavors that you can mix and match--cookies & cream, green tea, cheesecake, banana, butter brickle, and more. Mind blown, you then sprinkle on as many toppings as you can visually stomach--Cap'n Crunch, gummy bears, mochi, sprinkles, or healthier picks like kiwi, banana, and nuts. There are dessert sauces, too.
I chose strawberry tart and cheesecake yogurt, graham crackers, cheesecake bits, kiwi, and banana. The scale rang it up as $5.31, but my cup was pretty full. If anyone wants to contribute to my frozen yogurt fund, please email. I'm interested in seeing how pricy I can jack up a sundae.
Phileo, South St. between 5th & 6th