The treat slingers at Limeberry swirl 15 varieties of chilly yogurt daily, most of which are gluten-free. Though the exact flavor library changes frequently, it always allows excited talking and often includes such tempting tastes as cake batter, root-beer float, and york peppermint patty, offering ideal foundations for sweet sculptures formed of up to 36 toppings. Garnishes include warm fudge, reese's peanut-butter sauce, and marshmallow cream. Like a vacationing neighbor's refrigerator, Limeberry's yogurts are self-serve, meaning customers can top a cup of new york cheesecake yogurt with as many sprinkles, gummi bears, crushed oreos, or spoons as they could possibly want ($0.45 / oz.). Dairy-free sorbet and no-sugar options also abound for guests with sensitive systems.
Before teaming up in 1953, Burt Baskin and Irv Robbins were seasoned business owners with their own ice-cream shops. The words “unusual varieties” shone high above each shop, signaling their respective owners’ passion for anything but an ordinary dessert experience. When the two got together, it was natural that they’d adopt the theme of “31 flavors,” one for each day of the month. Since then, Baskin Robbins has introduced more than 1,000 flavors and opened shops with more than 5,800 franchise owners worldwide. Even their little pink tasting spoon has become a staple as a way to make flavor browsing an event by allowing guests to try specialties without paying cash or chicken-based trade for the privilege.
Black Bear Frozen Yogurt & Espresso's menu offers treats and beverages to satisfy any sweets craving. Yogurts are made from high-count active yogurt cultures obtained from one of Portland's locally operated creameries. These simple ingredients are transformed into a rotating spectrum of frozen yogurt flavors, including simple blends like french vanilla or egg nog to specialty flavors such as s'mores or snowflakes, which is best dispensed directly onto a stuck-out tongue.
Chilly treats can be paired with hot espresso drinks featuring the fresh flavor of locally roasted beans. Beans are acquired through Family Direct trading, which pays fair wages to coffee farmers and their families in South America and Africa for the best-grown coffee from their fields.