Polo Park Gets Yogurt Art

There are things that are appropriate to sculpt, and things that aren’t. Marble is on the approved list. Snow and sand are both excellent choices. Ice slips by in the “edibles” list, and maybe—just maybe—one could get away with mashed potatoes.

But yogurt?

Apparently so. For the grand opening of Tutti Frutti’s Polo Park location, the seller of frozen treats held its very first Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt Celebrity Charity Challenge. The mouthful of an event was held in the center’s food court, and was attended by many a local celebrity.

The celebrities did their best to come up with some sort of artistic contribution made of frozen yogurt. The Winnipeg Free Press has a great article on the event that really gets to the heart of the challenges of yogurt art.

Says author Doug Speirs, “I was once again competing for the Winnipeg Humane Society, so once again I decided to create a masterpiece in the likeness of one of our three dogs, specifically our long-haired miniature wiener dog, Zoe.”

“If you have never attempted to use frozen yogurt to create a work of art that actually resembles something, it is like trying to nail jelly to a tree, assuming the jelly was ice cold.”

The mess was worth it, though. Each participating celebrity earned $100 for his or her charity of choice just by participating. As we speak, a Facebook vote is going on to decide the grand prize winner, who will get another $400 for their charity.

The folks who just happened to show up to enjoy the grand opening of their new favorite frozen yogurt joint got a good treat, too—a chance to win Polo Park gift cards and other fun prizes.

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