Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Popping mango balls: strange, but tasty

No, I did not just discover tart fro yo. But for those of you ready to write off this frozen fad, don't think you've exhausted the realm of fruit-and-yogurt toppings just yet.

San Francisco chain Tuttimelon has a new topping that will rock your original tart world. They're called popping mango balls and they're pretty special. Even though the name is a bit strange.

What are they? I couldn't tell you. My attempts to Google them has turned up very little information. But think of it as a dabble in mass molecular gastronomy. They're little balls of mango juice coated in a silky sugar coating. The texture is much like a bath ball. The taste, far less soapy. Delicious even. And they're so pretty!

If you have any insights on what these things are, please share. In the meantime, I'm walking down the street to get another cup of them. I may ask for some frozen yogurt to go with, too.

Tuttimelon
2125 Polk St.
San Francisco
415.563.8284

1 comment:

Geoff said...

i like YoCup for my fro-yo in the bay area. socialbuy had a deal with them all weekend (i think it's still up?) where you can get it for 50% off. interested to learn more about tuttimelon... always looking for new froyo joints.