The staff at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt rejects the oft-touted claim that Americans don?t care about nutrition. The problem, they say, has more to do with selection than anything else; most low-calorie sweets don?t hold a candle to a fudge brownie or a warm slice of apple pie. They kept this in mind when crafting their frozen-yogurt recipes, working tireless to develop a healthy?and equally delicious?alternative to the dessert status quo by turning to decadent confections and just-picked fruits for inspiration.
Their experiments thus far have yielded more than 60 frozen yogurt flavors, which take turns pumping through the self-serve machines that line their colorful shop?s wall. Before taking a seat in a bright orange chair, guests fill their dishes with cool, low-fat swirls of chocolate cheesecake, strawberry banana, and a classic tart that bites as pleasantly as a teething kitten. Juicy pears, crunchy granola, and gooey chocolate sauce headline a smorgasbord of at least 30 toppings ready to scooped or poured into cups before their final weigh-in.
Those who craft edible masterpieces find what they need at The Cake World. Part shop, part school, it outfits bakers of all experience levels with the stuff and skills they need to create towering, edible sculptures from Satin Ice fondant and gumpaste using special tips, cutters, veiners, modeling tools, and more. Rows of edible embellishments crowd shelves, shiny cookie cutters dangle from hooks, and stacks of diverse cake molds invite bakers to expand their imaginations. In the spacious cake-making studio, hands-on classes cover specific decoration topics, special guest artists lead themed workshops, and kids learn how to decorate cupcakes and cakes during birthday parties.
Patrons at Zinga! Frozen Yogurt fill up their cups with any of the 12 different probiotic-rich frozen yogurt flavors on rotation, which have included sea-salt caramel pretzel, pomegranate energy, and new york cheesecake. Sold by weight, more than 50 total non-fat, low-fat, and no-sugar-added flavors pair up with self-serve toppings such as cookie dough, hot fudge, and fresh-cut fruit.
It would be no small task to sample all of the frozen yogurt flavors at Frotopia Yogurt. The cheerful shop offers an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere, and the private party room is perfect for birthdays and family gatherings. Frotopia Yogurt features more than 16 low-fat and fat-free flavors daily, a selection that is regularly updated with imaginative new concoctions. Amid its bright purple and pink walls, self-service machines churn out swirls of classic tart, peanut butter, and Girl Scout cookie?all made from natural ingredients and packed with probiotics. Beyond the yogurt machines lies a rainbow-like toppings bar, showcasing an array of crunchy nuts, sweet candies, and bright sprinkles. Throughout the shop, a team of cheerful staffers bustles about, doling out smoothies that were blended fresh to order.