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Thursday, December 4, 2008

DAIRY QUEEN

Posted on Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Could Orlando follow in the footsteps of L.A. and have an all-out frozen yogurt war?

Things are getting a little heated in the battle for fro-yo supremacy, with College Park's CeFiore and Winter Park's Gurtzberry duking it out for top honors. But the champion may not reign for very long.

A fro-yo joint called Berriez is slated for a January unveiling on the ground floor of the 101 Eola condos, while Yogen Früz, a Toronto-based chain claiming to be the 'world leaderâ?� in frozen yogurt, plans two store openings, one in Dr. Phillips and one in MetroWest. And if that weren't enough, CéFiore's second location is poised to open on Summerlin Avenue in Thornton Park.

It all amounts to good news if you're a fan of the cultured confection, so prep your palate for plenty of puckering in the weeks and months ahead. But for now, my go-to fro-yo joint of choice is Gurtzberry ' its digs (love the teacup chairs and whimsical chandeliers) are as pacifying as a spoonful of green-tea yogurt, though tart swirls of organic chocolate are equally fulfilling, even with just 11 grams of sugar per four-ounce serving. Of course, add-ons like sugary cereals and white chocolate chips can sweeten things up significantly, but for the health-conscious, all the requisite fruit toppings are also available. Additionally, Gurtzberry offers frappés, smoothies and fresh-squeezed juices, and the enchantingly cool interior, unlike CéFiore's, encourages patrons to stick around. Believe me, you'll want to.

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