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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:19 pm 
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I would suck at self-serve! I get two kids cones - one for me and one for L, but if I did selfserve, I'd walk out with $30 of softserve and oreos and snarfle a bazillion calories into myself at once. I fail at portion sizes if left to my own devices


yep, that was one of my fears for sure, plus the cups are pretty big! i was afraid i would accidentally fill it to overflowing. i ended up being pretty delicate with my servings (both the froyo and the toppings) and made it out of there for only $3.16.

then i came home and ate a bagel with peanut butter on one half and daiya strawberry cream cheese on the other half, so i clearly did a great job at not eating too much. ha!

*goes back downstairs for chips & queso*

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I don't think I can be trusted with self-serve machines. My mom likes to remind me of the time when, as a child, I tried to get myself soft-serve in a restaurant and couldn't turn the machine off. It was aaallll over the place- the counter, the floor, everywhere. I was a pretty smooth kid.

Anyway I'm happy to have someone do it for me, for that reason and portion/cost control too!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:07 pm 
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Ha! Like that scene from Buffy where she breaks the handle off the soft serve machine, and after awkwardly trying to fix it for a minute she just puts it down and walks away like nothing happened. I tried to find a gif or something but apparently I'm the only one who remembers it?

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Wait do you guys pay by weight at your TCBYYYYYY? Ours was a flat fee per size

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Mine is a self-serve and the cups are HUGE so I was trying to be conservative because my natural tendency is to way-too-big portion sizes. I ended up with so little that I ate it in a block and a half. Next time I'm filling that sucker up!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:48 pm 
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Ha! Like that scene from Buffy where she breaks the handle off the soft serve machine, and after awkwardly trying to fix it for a minute she just puts it down and walks away like nothing happened. I tried to find a gif or something but apparently I'm the only one who remembers it?

You are not! That's exactly what I thought of too. This was the best gif I could find, though.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:51 pm 
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I got some today! Hooray!

Yeah, the cups are ENORMOUS. So I was extra conservative, too, and then it ended up being only like $2.50-worth. I was sharing with Inez and we could have done with a little bit more. Next time!


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My first one ended up being $7 and change. *hangs head in shame* My second was $4 and change.

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We got 2 kiddie cones for $1.86 each. They were yum.

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Wait do you guys pay by weight at your TCBYYYYYY? Ours was a flat fee per size

Mine is a self-serve, pay by weight.

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When we went, my husband wanted a small but there was no real 'small' displayed so we asked and they pulled one out from behind the counter. Of course I figured out later it would've been just cheaper for us to share the large (I had gotten a medium).

And they are reporting that many locations have sold out and will be restocked on the 26th.

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i think mine was 49 cents per... ounce? i don't remember what the measurement was, but i'm pretty sure it was 49 cents.

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I may or may not have driven the 16 miles to TCBY three times this week.

Ours is sold by weight. I keep getting buy one get one 50% off coupons so it's not so bad. We spend like $7 for two HUGE ones and he puts everything under the sun on his and gets one of those huge bowls full.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:05 pm 
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poopiebitch wrote:
Ha! Like that scene from Buffy where she breaks the handle off the soft serve machine, and after awkwardly trying to fix it for a minute she just puts it down and walks away like nothing happened. I tried to find a gif or something but apparently I'm the only one who remembers it?

You are not! That's exactly what I thought of too. This was the best gif I could find, though.

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That's when Riley is calling her peculiar because he can't yet admit his feeling of lurrrrrrrve.

I wouldn't even care if it was by weight, I miss fro-yo so much. I will pay $20 for a gigantic cup if I have to! Our TCBY exited town long before I even thought about being vegan, but they had chocolate vanilla swirl fro-yo in the food stand at Sam's and my mom and I would get that all the time. Along with a $1 slice of the oiliest pizza ever. Good, artery hardening times.

Now if we can just get Wendy's to make a vegan Frosty for me to dip my fries in.

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Tofulish wrote:
I would suck at self-serve! I get two kids cones - one for me and one for L, but if I did selfserve, I'd walk out with $30 of softserve and oreos and snarfle a bazillion calories into myself at once. I fail at portion sizes if left to my own devices


the first time i went to a self serve place (sweet frog), I was all "oh, wow, look at these big containers - I guess I fill them?" and I got one for Livi and one for Will and it was like $15! Because they never have signage by the self serve machines, saying that it's by weight.

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Now I'm thinking I may be heading back tonight. Damn it.

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Now if we can just get Wendy's to make a vegan Frosty for me to dip my fries in.

Oh my god, my Frosty would be extra salty because I'd be weeping tears of joy into it.

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YES to vegan frosty options.

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Yeah what toppings are ok for us?


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I still have not had this and I do not know why. This weekend FOR SURE!!


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Yeah what toppings are ok for us?


fruit, oreos, nuts. forget what else.

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Anyone have any idea if the dark chocolate chips are dairy free? Sadly the website doesn't have ingredients for toppings, just the yogurt.


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amandabear wrote:
mrsbadmouth wrote:
Now if we can just get Wendy's to make a vegan Frosty for me to dip my fries in.

Oh my god, my Frosty would be extra salty because I'd be weeping tears of joy into it.

I have spent a good amount of time thinking about a vegan frosty. It seems to me that they are so artificial that no one would miss the dairy.

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I think Isa said it best, it tastes like a rich Italian sorbet. It's not as heavy as the coconut soft serve at the co-op here, so in that it's refreshing! I hope they do more flavors, like strawberry or vanilla. I'll email them right now.


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