Melting In The Heat – Tutto Premium & Yo-Chi

For us living in the Southern Hemisphere, we have officially entered into the Autumn season, weather should be cooling down and trees should be turning brown with leaves falling off…But that did NOT happened :( We’re half way through March but temperatures in Melbourne was still over 30 degrees Celsius and last week I parked my car under the sun for half and hour and when I returned…the themometer inside read a crazy 46.5 degrees!

Hot weather

Hot weather

I don’t do very well in the heat :( Give me cold winds and snow ANY DAY over the scorching sun. And because of the heatwave, I have been eating icy cold desserts every day sometimes twice! One of the new places Mr Bao and I checked out was Tuttu Premium Frozen Yoghurt & Desserts in Carlton. Even though I went primarily went to Tutto for the Froyo, I was also interested because they offered other desserts such as macarons and cupcakes :D

Cupcake and Macarons

Cupcake and Macarons

Tutto wasn’t a self-serve froyo bar, there were pre-made parfaits with one or two flavours of froyo and then toppings that to match. Or you can pick your own froyo flavours and 3 toppings were $2.50.

Toppings

Toppings

We decided to go DIY because Mr Bao is quite picky with the toppings. Ended up choosing the original and Tiramisu froyo topped with mango pearls, vanilla almonds and a Pocky chocolate stick.

Large Frozen Yoghurt $6.5 + 3 Toppings $2.5

Large Frozen Yoghurt $6.5 + 3 Toppings $2.5

The original frozen yoghurt had a good tang but not too sour and had a very similar texture to Cacao Green  for those who have visited you will know what I mean :) While the Tiramisu was also smooth with a good coffee hit to it, I think I still preferred the original as the tanginess didn’t really work with Tiramisu in my opinion ~ Toppings were nice but nothing too fancy, I just felt that they could have been a little more generous with the vanilla almonds, there were so little I couldn’t really see or taste them >_<

Red Velvet Regular cupcake $4

Red Velvet Regular cupcake $4

I think tried their Red Velvet cupcake which was rather nice, with a spongy and moist cupcake then topped with fluffy cream cheese frosting. If I wanted to be a cupcake-critic hehe I would say the cupcake was slightly dense and frosting could be sweeter. But overall, it was yummy :)

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Mr Bao was quite full but I insisted in trying the macarons lol I don’t think Tutto make the macarons themselves but I’m not too sure who their stockists are. I was talking to Vien (We Dare Food) the other day and she suggested Cacao as they look the same, and I think she might be right hehe

Macaron $2.5 each

Macaron $2.5 each

I picked my two favourite flavours, salted caramel and pistachio. The shells were more on the chewy side and I liked the pistachio macaron more as it had good flavours. While Mr Bao commented that the salted caramel filling needed a little bit more salt ~

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I think Tutto Premium is a good addition to the Froyo community in Melbourne :) I also like how it closes quite late every night and not only on the weekends. Perfect for when you want to do a late night froyo run and can also grab a cupcake on your way out :P

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Yo-Chi Frozen Yoghurt

Yo-Chi Frozen Yoghurt

Another Froyo store we went too was Yo-Chi in Balaclava :) I’ve been meaning to visit for the longest time, but it’s quite out of our way and when we dine around that area, I usually get dessert at the cafe or restaurant we’re going. But finally on the weekend, it was another 35 degree day we made it to Yo Chi ~ I’ve heard so many good things about it!

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It was quite busy when we got there as everyone was trying to cool down with some froyo, I was super excited because Yo Chi was a self-serve frozen yoghurt bar, meaning you can try as many flavours and toppings as you want! LOL I felt like a child again.

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The system is simple :) you start at the very end of the store, with all the froyo flavours, when we went they had – Original, Soy (Lactose and Gluten Free), Coconut, Chocolate, Hazelnut, Passion fruit and Mixed Berry. You pick what size you want – small, medium or large and off you go, put as much or as little froyo as you want into your paper bowl :)

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LOL Mr Bao went a little crazy and tried 5 different flavours, original, chocolate, hazelnut, passion fruit and mixed berry :) I wanted coconut but then they ran out damn… now to the toppings.

Toppings - pearls, jellies and fruit

Toppings – pearls, jellies and fruit

Toppings - Nuts, dried fruit and chocolate

Toppings – Nuts, dried fruit and chocolate

I think Yo Chi probably has the largest variety of toppings compared to any other froyo stores in Melbourne.They had the usual nuts (almonds, hazelnuts) and fruit (strawberry, kiwifruit) but then they had some impressive toppings such as almond crumble, dried figs and most importantly whole pot of caramelized bananas! Not only that hot chocolate sauce and caramel sauce, seriously I’m in HEAVEN!

Caramelised banana

Caramelised banana

This is our creation with 5 different flavours of froyo topped with strawberry pearls, green tea jelly, almond crumble, dried figs, desccinted coconut AND caramelized bannaa :D It cost us a total of $12 because at Yo Chi you pay according to weight and they charge $2.80 per 100grams. I think it is reasonably priced and probably cheaper than Tutti Frutti  but with a lot more flavours and toppings to choose from.

 Our finished product $12 ($2.80 per 100grams)

Our finished product $12 ($2.80 per 100grams)

Mr Bao and I really liked Yo Chi! So much that I was tempted to go back and grab another frozen yoghurt when we finished it…but kind of felt guilty so we drove home instead :( Even though Yo Chi is kind of out of the way for us it’s worth the effort! As a matter of fact, I have already planned to come back to Yo Chi next week!

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18 thoughts on “Melting In The Heat – Tutto Premium & Yo-Chi

  1. Choc Chip Uru March 22, 2013 at 2:54 pm Reply

    Mmmm looks like you had a very delish fro-yo time :)
    And I KNOW THE TEMPS ARE CRAZY!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet March 24, 2013 at 2:25 am Reply

      Temperatures have definitely been crazy lately ;( But i’m glad it’s finally cooled down in Melbourne ~ but at least I get the perfect excuse to indulge in Froyo hehe

  2. Vien March 23, 2013 at 10:35 am Reply

    YUMMMMMM I’m craving Yo-chi!!! WAHHHH can I have all of the toppings???? :P
    ps. loving your nail polish colour!!!!!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet March 25, 2013 at 11:35 am Reply

      I love that nail polish colour too :P Perfect for the hot weather! You have to go and try the soy froyo :) Like I said to you before, I’m happy to drive you there!

  3. Bam's Kitchen (@bamskitchen) March 23, 2013 at 1:48 pm Reply

    You are baking in your car. Yikes be careful to avoid heat exhaustion. I would highly suggest lots of frozen yogurt to keep you cool and comfortable.

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet March 25, 2013 at 11:36 am Reply

      I was definitely baking in my car so glad that the aircon was on full blast and it eventually cooled down :) Best excuse to indulge in as much froyo as I want hahaha xox

  4. Ali March 23, 2013 at 4:09 pm Reply

    It was really hot for a few weeks there, wasn’t it! Cooled down somewhat now, though! I believe Autumn is here! That froyo looks delicious and great for the hot weather!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet March 25, 2013 at 11:36 am Reply

      I agree AUTUMN is finally here! Took it long enough hahaha and i really don’t like it very much :P Just give me snow anyday!

  5. Tina @ bitemeshowme March 24, 2013 at 1:06 am Reply

    I think self service froyo can get very dangerous. I mean look at what mr Bao did! Hahahah.

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet March 25, 2013 at 11:37 am Reply

      HAHAHA too dangerous! I always end up getting more froyo than I probably should and then topping it with the most weirdest toppings :P

  6. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella March 24, 2013 at 6:50 am Reply

    46 in the car? No wonder you went to froyo! I would have been tempted to bathe in a tub of it :P

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet March 25, 2013 at 2:32 pm Reply

      Hhahaa bathing in a tub of froyo would have been the perfect way to cool down :P

  7. Hannah March 24, 2013 at 8:25 am Reply

    Lactose free!! That’s so exciting!!

  8. Sarah March 24, 2013 at 4:42 pm Reply

    Yochi’s really fun! I’ve been a few times – got really addicted after I first tried it, but I always end up putting too much in my cup and having to pay and eat heaps! I’m clearly too greedy, hehehe :)

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet March 25, 2013 at 2:36 pm Reply

      Hahahaa I do the exact same thing so don’t you worry :) I was actually tempted to get the large cup but Ricky stopped me…but then it’s stupid cuz he ended up filling our medium size to the brim LOL

  9. msihua (@msihua) March 24, 2013 at 10:07 pm Reply

    Mmm fro-yo goodness! mMmmmm

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