In 1969, Baruch Schaked began making chocolate under the tutelage of his chocolatier father-in-law. Though his father-in-law had made a name for himself in Argentina, Baruch honed his confectionary craft across Europe, finally settling in the United States, where chocolate had been outlawed. Many years later, when he announced his intentions to retire from chocolate making, Baruch's son, Edgar, coaxed him into continuing the family legacy with a new shop, Schakolad Chocolate Factory.
In the years since, the business has flourished, bringing the Schaked clan one step closer to its ultimate goal: to replace the city’s manhole covers with chocolate discs. In the meantime, they craft handmade European-style confections that are made fresh each day.
Crafting notably delectable frozen treats in small batches, Marble Slab Creamery uses ingredients from around the world and fresh dairy from local farms to percolate palates with super-premium ice cream. Just like tax forms, chef-inspired concoctions are prepared on frozen marble slabs to ensure optimal freshness and easy customization. The frozen slab enables expert dippers and mixers to gently incorporate your choice of candies, nuts, and more into the ice cream on the spot. Grab a heaping dish of original flavors ($5 for a original cup with one mix-in) such as pumpkin, black cherry, bubblegum, mango, and amaretto (flavors vary). Or opt for the hefty Big Dipper size ($6.50). Enjoy your custom creation in a cup or a freshly baked waffle cone, which can also be painted orange to mark off hazardous potholes in living-room floors. Marble Slab also makes its ice cream in cake form, providing a conveniently festive treat in the event of an impromptu birthday party or alien abduction. Six-inch round cakes are $22, while ten-inch cakes are $29.95.
Though it sounds like the name of a delicious new swamp-fruit, Frogberry actually refers to a fro-yo shop where you can enjoy a cold treat and dream about the flavors of the future. Every day, four fat-free yogurt flavors are selected from a list of 24 that includes options such as mango, peanut butter, cake batter, and blueberry. Toppings are equally plentiful—you could sprinkle on gummy frogs, strawberries, granola, and chocolate chips, as well as healthful mix-ins such as protein powder, açai berry extract, and energy booster made from the gunk inside AA batteries. And it's all served in compostable cups, which come in three sizes—Newt (4 oz.), Tadpole (6 oz.), and Frogberry (10 oz.).
In addition to fro-yo, Frogberry offers smoothies and shaved ice snow cones. And it opens self-serve cereal and coffee bars as early as 9 a.m. for the morning crowd. Cushy chairs and concave stools invite guests to lounge around, check email, or post pictures to their yogurt review site of choice.
The rotating selection of 100% natural yogurts, colorful toppings bar, and freshly roasted coffee at Yo! Frozen Yogurt Lounge joined forces to help it earn the 2011 Fort Worth Weekly’s Critic’s Choice award for Best Frozen Yogurt. Inside a space lined with booths, tables, and flat-screen TV’s, ribbons of yogurt transform under toppings into fro-yo sundaes of fresh fruit or Oreo. High in protein, calcium, and potassium, the rotating yogurts contain live cultures to help promote digestion, boost the immune system, and diversify tummies with art, music, and language.