As my visits to Tasti D-Lite became increasingly frequent, I realized what kept me coming back was the excitement and intrigue that comes with the flavors of the day. Why every flavor looks like chocolate or vanilla is as much a mystery to me as it is to you, but this blog aims to serve as a repository for reviews on and pictures of each Tasti flavor--enjoy!

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Monday, August 6, 2007

Five Things You Didn't Know About Tasti D

As I count down the days until I return into Tasti D range (less than a month at this point!), I must appease my Tasti cravings by looking at their stone age website (c'mon Tasti folks--Pinkberry has their own catchy song on its site; I think you can afford something that doesn't look like it's for a non-profit community outreach program). My other Tasti D substitute has been Coldstone banana ice cream with blueberries--it's delicious, but hardly approaches Tasti's Fudge Banana.

In any case, five things you probably didn't know about Tasti D-Lite that can be found on its website:

1. It's Kosher!
2. In the first quarter of 2008, Tasti D is launching a franchise program to reach its vision of Tasti D as a national ("and even international") business. Trippy!
3. Tasti D was created by a "food technologist"--disappointing, if you ask me.
4. "Tasti D-Lite is a dairy-based frozen dessert; it is not frozen yogurt, because it does not contain any yogurt, nor is it ice cream, because it does not contain a significant amount of cream."
5. The most popular Tasti flavor? "Anything with peanut butter," which is shocking to me because I always find the peanut butter flavors to be too strong and slightly nauseating.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Dutch Chocolate and French Vanilla

As the only two staples of the Tasti D menu, ordering Dutch Chocolate and/or French Vanilla is only acceptable on one's first visit. Thereafter, ordering either is akin to only wearing plain white T-shirts or only speaking in three-word noun+verb+object sentences. Both flavors are pretty good, but nothing to write home about--the flavor not nearly nuanced enough to sustain throughout an entire cup or cone.

D-LIST (2 of 4 stars)

Both 80 calories/serving