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20The Tar HeelMonday, August 24, 1987
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A dessert-lover's dream
The Chocolate Mousse Ltd. in University Square
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By JOANNE GORDON
With all the sweet shops in
Chapel Hill, it may be too easy
to satisfy one's sweet tooth and
gain the "freshman 15." Within
walking distance, Chapel Hill has
four ice cream shops, two yogurt
shops and five bakeries in
addition to restaurants which
Among the ice cream establish
ments are Swensen's Ice Cream
Factory, Gelato D'Oro, Baskin
Robbins and Haagen Dazs.
According to shop employees and
managers, the most popular fla
vors are cookies 'n cream, pralines
n cream, chocolate chip, carmel
chocolate crunch, praline pecan,
swiss orange chocolate and mint
Swensen's Ice Cream Factory,
located at 133 W. Franklin St. at
Granville Towers Square, really is
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an ice cream factory the shop
makes its own frozen flavors.
According to owner Leon Todd,
Swensen's has recipes for 176 '
different flavors but makes only
Gelato D'Oro, 121 E. Franklin
St., also makes its own ice cream.
Gelato D'Oro is an Italian phrase
meaning "golden ice cream." The
ingredients include an imported
dairy mix as well as fresh ingre
dients. At Baskin Robbins, 145 E.
Franklin St., the favorite flavors
are chocolate chip, carmel choc- .
olate crunce, pralines 'n cream and
mint chocolate chip, employee
Tammy Williams said. Baskin
Robbins has three different sizes
of cones and dishes that range in
price from eighty cents to $1.55.
They also serve shakes, freezes and
"Haagen Dazs ice cream is more
expensive because it is made with,
a higher percentage of cream,"
employee Lisa Upchurch said.
One scoop is' $1.10 and two scoops
are $ 1 .96; a waffle cone is 30t more
and a one scoop sundae is $1.93.
Haagen Dazs is located at 1 12 W.
For the calorie counters, Chapel
Hill has two frozen yogurt shops,
including the Yogurt Pump, 106
W. Franklin St. and TCBY at
Eastgate Plaza on E. Franklin St.
The Yogurt- Pump serves choco
late and vanilla yogurt with daily
flavor specials and toppings
including carob chips, banana
chips, granola, nuts and fresh
The yogurt served at TCBY
("The Country's Best Yogurt" or
"This Can't Be Yogurt") averages
29-42 calories per ounce and vary
according to flavor, assistant
manager Larry Massenburg said.
Among the five bakeries in
Chapel Hill are Grump's, La
Patisserie and specialty shops
including the Chocolate Mousse
Ltd. and The Cookie Jar.
Grump's, located at 124 E. Frank
lin St., sells cookies, brownies,
apple and cherry turnovers, ice
cream, drinks, cinnamon raisin
bread and rolls.
La Patisserie, located in the
Courtyard on W. Franklin St.,
features gourmet bakery items
including croissants, fruit pastries
The Chocolate Mousse Ltd., at
University Square near Granville
Towers, features hand-made choc
olate items as well as oreos,
cookies, brownies and fudge.
Chocolate Mousse is known for
its molded items in the shape of
moose heads, pigs and frogs. A
new feature is "tropical snow,"
made of Hawaiian shaved ice and
low in calories, only 50 calories
per serving. UNC students receive
a 10 percent discount on all item
excluding daily specials, sales
employee Debbie Meagher said.
Besides cookies, The Cookie Jar
also sells frozen yogurt, "cakies"
and drinks. The Cookie Jar fea
tures six different types of cookies,
with chocolate chip the favorite,
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