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Top This, Ben & Jerry’s!

The void filled by the departure of Ben & Jerry’s has been filled.

Top This — a frozen yogurtorium — has opened downtown.  It is sandwiched — gastronomically speaking — between Starbucks and Crumbs.

It’s a self-serve place.  In a 3-step process, customers swirl their own yogurt (the usual flavors — chocolate, vanilla, kiwi, tart blueberry…); add toppings (dried fruit, granola, Vegemite…); then pay.

That’s when things get interesting.  You don’t know the cost until your yogurt is rung up, because Top This has adopted Stew’s salad bar-and-hot entree price plan.

You pay 59 cents an ounce.  So coconut shavings are in; sliced bananas are out.

It’s an intriguing business model, and “06880” wishes Top This plenty of luck.

We just hope 5 Guys doesn’t follow suit.

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