Monday, September 18, 2006

Chains We Like (especially when it's hot!) : 21 Choices

I'm that person at McDonald’s who orders a greasy hamburger, large fries, and Diet Coke—yeah, Diet Coke. Somehow, through my own twisted logic, I am able to use the Diet Coke to exculpate me from the guilt of clogging up my arteries on fast food. It is not surprising, therefore, that I became hooked on 21 Choices frozen yogurt.

21 Choices is a dessert-lover’s guiltless pleasure. Located in the heart of Old Town Pasadena, the place might best be described as a Coldstone’s Creamery that dishes up frozen yogurt rather than ice-cream. 21 Choices’ delicious, fat-free frozen yogurt serves the same purpose as a Diet Coke at McDonald’s, allowing me to justify all of the caloric toppings that I mix in. Oreo’s, Reese’s, frosted animal crackers, and brownie batter don’t seem quite so sinful when swirled through non-fat yogurt. But they do seem just as tasty.

Maybe one day I’ll actually take the healthy route at 21 Choices and order vanilla frozen yogurt with fresh strawberries and granola. For now, though, I’m more than happy sticking with my regular favorite—snickerdoodle cookie dough. You have to try it.
—Tessa Basford

85 W. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 304-9521