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A cupful of guilt-free D-Lite

By Steve Miller
Globe Correspondent / August 31, 2011

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It’s a hot summer day. The sun’s beating down on your shoulders as you stroll down Newbury Street. You’re craving something cold. Perhaps you can’t stomach the nutritional guilt-trip that is ice cream, and maybe the tongue-twistingly tart taste of froyo isn’t exactly your cup of swirled sunshine. That’s where Tasti D-Lite comes in. What they sell isn’t ice cream - the low level of butterfat excludes it from that category - and it’s devoid of live cultures, so frozen yogurt wouldn’t be an accurate classification either. This somewhere-in-between, soft-serve dairy treat is creamy, cold, and completely guiltless. The majority of flavors (there are 100 daily) clock in at 80 calories or less, without a single one exceeding 3 grams of fat, or 16 grams of carbs per 4-fluid-ounce serving ($3.79). Here, the flavor makes you feel good. But the numbers don’t hurt, either. Tasti D-Lite, 205 Newbury St., Boston, 857-233-2180, www.tastidlite.com.

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