Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Yummy Find

Choose from tons of fun toppings...mmm

Yesterday, Emma and I found a new food obsession -CeFiore Frozen Yogurt . We were at the Santa Anita Mall mid afternoon and ready for a snack, so we popped in for a try. This yogurt is an all-natural Italian product and boy is it delicious. On top of that, it is non-fat and low calorie - 25 calories an ounce. What a wonderful, guilt free treat. It tasted totally premium (didn't melt), it was hard to believe that it wasn't fattening and junky (like most frozen yogurt/soft serve). Emma tried the pomegranite and chocolate side by side, while I tried original (lemon tart)and pomegranite. We didn't realize this, but you also get one free fresh fruit or other kind of topping included in the price ($3 for a 5 oz). And...I just realized that there is a CeFiore in La Crescenta on Foothill, right in my regular shopping/errands path, so you can bet I'll be making it part of my regular diet!!

By the way, the Westfield Santa Anita Mall is by far the best mall I've ever been to! When we must hit the mall we usually go to the Burbank or Glendale malls (though neither has everything we're looking for) but from now on, I'm going to make the 5-10 minute extra drive and go to a much better place. This mall is gorgeous inside, with glass panelled ceilings that bring in tons of natural light. It had all of our favorite stores (NY& Co., Old Navy, GAP, American Eagle, PacSun, Hollister, Ann Taylor and more)and a huge, amazing food park. I also noticed various food places scattered about - Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, Auntie Anne's pretzels, and my weakness, Cinnabon. To top that, there is a giant beautiful and colorful carousel, a new movie theater (AMC with IMAX), a Sport Chalet, Williams-Sonoma, Macy's, as well as several good restaurants like Johnny Rocket's, California Pizza Kitchen, Wood Ranch, and Cheesecake Factory. There is even a non-related project being built (opens in 2009) adjacent to the mall by Rick Caruso - the designer/contractor of The Grove. It is a large, open air shopping plaza like The Grove with upscale shops and restaurants. This addition will surely make the Santa Anita Mall an even better shopping destination! To get there, I take the 210 freeway east, exit Baldwin and turn right. It is just a couple of minutes past Pasadena.

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