The second most popular question amongst the uninitiated is, “What does the açai berry taste like?” Of course, the most popular açai berry question is, “How do you pronounce it?” We will answer both questions in this installment of…Frenzi Flavor of The Week!
First, açai is pronounced, “ah-sah-EE”. We agree, that is a lot of syllables for only four letters. At least now you can impress your family and friends with your proper pronunciation. You can impress them further by describing the flavor. We will give you two versions on how to describe the flavor of the Super Açai Berry.
SHORT AND SWEET AÇAI FLAVOR DESCRIPTION
A cross between a blackberry and a piece of dark chocolate.
THE FOODIE DETAILED AÇAI FLAVOR DESCRIPTION
Resembling the richness of a blackberry with notes of raspberry and an after-taste finish like the bitterness of dark chocolate. The bitterness at the end comes from the polyphenols present in both the açai berry and dark chocolate.
BY THE WAY, IT IS ALSO A SUPER FOOD
If you are a fan of summer blockbusters you know there are heroes and then there are super heroes. Regular heroes are like firemen and first responders, while super heroes get to join the X-Men, Avengers, and the Justice League. If there was an all-star team of super foods, açai berry would be on that team. While some say superfood is only a marketing term, there are some heroic foods in this nutrient-rich category. Broccoli sprouts, salmon, and kale are all superfoods, but none of them sound like great candidates for a frozen yogurt flavor.
Next time you visit historic Downtown Gresham, stop by Frenzi Frozen Yogurt and treat yourself! Visit our menu to see our seasonal offerings and plan your next visit. Don’t forget to stop by every Wednesday for Waffle Cone Wednesdays – buy one desert and receive one waffle cone or waffle cup free!