Snack watch: hot chocolate at Tangy Sweet

I live near one of that new generation of frou-frou frozen yogurt places, Tangysweet. Dramatic interior. Tasty, tart sweet treat. They’re served in an Econtainer, a paper cup which “contains NatureWorks(c) PLA”. (one vendor) So paper with the so-called corn plastic. Theoretically compostable, and certainly more compostable than a spoon or pen (which you can get made of PLA). But good enough if I just want a special treat out with Hubby.

The spoons they use, alas, are plain ol’ plastic. (I’m guessing polystyrene, #6.)

You could bring a spoon, I guess. Or, for the winter, get hot chocolate. Extraordinarily rich and deep-flavored, and it doesn’t need a spoon. They were giving out samples tonight in little Econtainers, and the full-sized ones are “on the way.” If you’re in D.C. and need a reduced-plastic treat out, you might want to stop by.


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Author: Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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