I had an ice cream craving last night. But apparently no ice cream shop opens past 8 pm in Claremont. So I settled for frozen yogurt. 21 Choices is clearly the dessert “hangout” of choice for students at the Claremont Colleges. I arrived there at about 10:30 pm and the line was out the door. 21 Choices is basically a cross between Cold Stone and TCBY. They do the mix ins on marble slabs, only with frozen yogurt instead of ice cream. I noticed that most people just ordered the frozen yogurt without any mix ins. They offer 6 different flavors everyday (posted on their site, www.21choices.com). I had a combo of dutch chocolate and vanilla while my friend had the strawberry peach and oreo cookie dough. I liked their frozen yogurt more so than the average, mainly becuase it was a lot more creamier and thick, more similar to ice cream than to the typical frozen yogurt. Though the flavors were clearly artifical and the vanilla a bit funky tasting, it was the texture of the treat which appealed to me. At $2.25 a cup, it was a pretty generous serving. Mix ins are an addition $.75 each. I watched a lady mix bluberries into one order but by the time the mixing process was finished, the frozen yogurt had melted quite a bit! I’ll be back to try new flavors eventually, (I sampled a peanut butter one which was quite good!) but for now, its hard to find and substitute for an ice cream craving. There’s a place near here called Dr. Bob’s (www.drbobsicecream.com)- known for their strawberry sourcream and scharffen berger chocolate flavors. They have locations through CA and sell to some gourmet markets. I have not tried it yet, but would love to hear other opinions if you’ve had the opportunity to try Dr. Bob’s. Yes. Real ice cream. That is what I really want.

  • Kathy YL Chan
    November 30, -0001

    Hey Reid,Thanks for the feedback. I’m glad I’m finally getting invovled in the food blogging world. I’ve noticed that people who like food are indeed the nicest people around!Hey Kirk,I’ve seen some TCBY’s in Northern CA, but none around here. They’re quite a few in Hawaii, I’ve noticed it has become a trendy place for high school students to hang out. But man, when you really want ice cream, nothing else will do!

  • Reid
    October 2, 2005

    Hi Kathy,I’ve just now had the chance to look over your blog and have to say you’re doing a great job!I get those ice cream craving too and you’re right, frozen yogurt just won’t do!

  • KirkK
    October 2, 2005

    Hi Kathy – Is TCBY still around? I don’t think I’ve seen one in a few years! Nothing cures and ice cream craving like the real thing…..

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    July 23, 2006

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  • anonymous
    July 24, 2006

    I wish I could blog as good as you, but what I can do is give you a nice Guitar Lesson!

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