Tutti Frutti Edinburgh

Having spent a year in America, frozen yogurt grew to become a rather big addiction of mine and I’ve been disappointed by the lack of frozen yogurt shops in the UK, Scotland specifically. However it’s slowly becoming more popular and a friend told me that Tutti Frutti on Princes St in Edinburgh did gluten free frozen yogurt.

I was a bit sceptical since it’s self service and it didn’t say anything on the machines about them being gluten free whereas it pointed out things like no dairy products and low fat. So I asked and after a quick check I was told the flavours available were all gluten free. Since then I’ve been made aware of the flavours that do contain gluten and I have to avoid.

So far I’ve had two flavours, Vanilla and TF Tart which is their “natural” flavour. Both have been absolutely delicious. Tutti Frutti separate their flavours by cream based or tart based and the vanilla flavour did taste a lot more like ice cream than yogurt but it was delicious all the same.

As it’s self service, you need to be careful with cross contamination from the machines, for example if one machine has previously used a flavour containing gluten it might not have been cleaned thoroughly but at Tutti Frutti they only have three non gluten free flavours (FYI –Β almond, banana and coconut,Β none of which I’d have anyway) so this isn’t too much of a risk at TF.

The toppings bar again is where you have to watch for gluten. They have a choice of fruit and then less healthy options like oreos and m&ms. I played it safe and have had marshmallows and chocolate chips on my froyo both times. Watch out for spoons that may have been used for non gluten free toppings here, we don’t want any stray oreo crumbs amongst the strawberries!!

It’s all measured by weight which in my opinion is much better than the shops that charge you by the size of tub and the amount of toppings. I like that you can just go crazy and mix flavours and toppings as much as you like, well, you could if you didn’t have to avoid those evil gluten containing toppings! I had quite a decent amount of froyo and it cost me less than Β£3. I might get more in future though!

Tutti Frutti really is fantastic, the staff are friendly and were really quick in responding to my Facebook post about the non gluten free flavours. It’s in the totally opposite direction from the train station but I will still go every day after work for my froyo fix! Highly recommend it!

20120725-173546.jpgMy TF Tart frozen yogurt with marshmallows and chocolate chips

Check out Tutti Frutti’s Facebook page HERE


  1. August 9, 2012 / 3:05 pm

    How did you find out about the almond not being gluten free? I looked at their website, and they claim the only yogurt which is not gluten free is cookies and cream. I’m wondering, however, as the past couple times I’ve gone, I’ve had the almond and gotten rather ill afterwards. First time was a fluke. Second time, not so much. πŸ™‚

    • theglutenfreecheerleader
      August 9, 2012 / 3:14 pm

      Hi there!
      I left a comment on their facebook page asking if they could let me know so that I didn’t have to ask every time I was in and the response I got was “All our flavours are gluten free except Almond, Banana and Coconut! :)”
      I don’t know if it’s different elsewhere, but that was the information I’ve been given from my local store. I couldn’t find any information about gluten free on the American website and for some reason I’m unable to access the UK one so I’m just going with what I’ve been told.

      However when I was in on Tuesday they had a new “Pina Colada” flavour which had a sticker next to it saying that it wasn’t gluten free. I guessed this was something to do with the coconut also being not gluten free.

      I think if you go in again definitely ask. They can check the ingredients for you, and it’ll prevent you feeling ill again in future πŸ™‚ I’ve never felt ill from the three flavours I’ve had – Vanilla, TF Tart and Passion.

      Thanks for reading my blog πŸ™‚

      • August 9, 2012 / 3:39 pm

        Thanks! I’ll ask next time.

        I was just diagnosed with celiacs (well, tenatively…still waiting for some test results), but I imagine I’ll be looking at your blog and similar ones a lot more now. πŸ™‚

        • theglutenfreecheerleader
          August 9, 2012 / 3:40 pm

          I only got diagnosed 5 weeks ago myself so I’m still fairly new to everything πŸ™‚ still got lots to learn! Good luck! πŸ™‚

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