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Move over cupcakes, froyos are now what is trending big time in Melbourne. And despite the miserable cold weather that Melbourne currently faces mid-winter, froyos still seem to be selling quite well across various franchises. Earlier this year, during some warmer times (buzz off winter), the ladies and I paid a visit to one of the major froyo sellers, Cacao Green.
The abundance of pot plants and wooden hues in the cutesy but chic interior screamed fresh, adding to the healthy and fresh angle that goes hand in hand with froyos.
Assortment of froyo toppings.
Coupled with an assortment of froyo flavours (many of which are seasonal), the combinations are practically infinite.
Non froyo-related selections. Although you could probably pair the muffins with a froyo if you wanted…
Green tea froyo, with mango popping boba, kiwi fruit and strawberries.
Vanilla froyo, with mango, strawberries and chopped almonds.
Green tea froyo, with red bean, strawberries and granola.
Wow, that granola was absolutely sensational. It tasted flavoursome without being overly sweet, but its winning quality was without a doubt the crumbly, melt-in-the-mouth crunch. I’m totally not drooling in the way that Homer Simpson does after thoughts of donuts come to his mind…
Mango passionfruit waffle - with fresh mango, passionfruit, cream cheese, almonds and mango frozen yoghurt on the side.
It was a good thing that Susper and I had decided to share a waffle because its size was HUGE. The waffle possessed a crispy exterior, and its flavour was a perfect balance between sweetness and egginess. The cream cheese was more sweet than sour, reminding me of a custard, and the fresh pieces of mango and passionfruit pulp added a tasty and refreshing element. With mango being one of my favourite fruits and the mango flavour oozing in the froyo, I enjoyed the froyo component of our waffle order immensely.
Froyos: still good for winter, but even better during summer. Offering a refreshing and healthier alternative to ice cream, I suspect that there will be more visits to Cacao Green later this year when the warmer weather hits…
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