Icing on the Cupcake’s innovative, meticulously crafted cupcakes have made the shop a top local dessert business on the KCRA A-List for the past three years. Drawing from a cumulative 50 years of baking experience, chefs whip up a daily-changing menu using gourmet ingredients, such as madagascar bourbon vanilla, buttercream frosting, and bacon bits. Colorful displays of cupcakes stack up beneath contemporary decor inside the shop. The bakery also offers delivery services throughout the Sacramento area, bringing freshly baked morsels to customers' homes, offices, or hiding places behind the curtains of their favorite newscasters.
A slab of granite and a crushed Snickers bar may not seem like much, but they can really transform ice cream. At least that’s what Donald and Susan Sutherland believed in 1988 when they opened their first Cold Stone Creamy. The technique they used is simple: creamy homemade ice cream and classic mix-ins blended together upon a cold, granite stone board instead of a smooth bowling lane. The Sutherlands were obviously onto something, because their way of making ice cream has spread like wildfire: today, 1,400 stores dispense the frozen treats in cups, cakes, and freshly baked specialty waffle cones.
The staff at Juice It Up! conducts a symphony of whirring blenders, juice squeezers, and chattering ice in an effort to promote health. The smoothies and juices are colorful canvases whose crimson, emerald, and goldenrod hues are drawn from a palette of nonfat yogurts, sherbets, and acai berries as well as watermelon juice, chai tea, and ginseng. Nutritional supplements add a blast of energy, proteins, echinacea, or vitamins to drinks before a tough workout or a visit to tell a motorcycle gang its loan has not been approved.
If you were to trace the origin of one of Jamba Juice?s freshly squeezed juices, it wouldn?t take long before you ended up face to face with its most important supplier: Mother Nature. Whole fruits and vegetables from her gardens, groves, and orchards fill Jamba Juice's stores: kale, apples, pineapple, carrots, beets, and other produce. Although it?s serious about filling cups with wholesome, natural ingredients, the company is a little more playful when it comes to the palate.
Sure, there are classic juices on the juice menu. Purely Carrot, for instance, which is as elemental and straightforward as it sounds. But there?s also the Tropical Greens, which combines apple juice and pineapple with super greens and chia seeds. And there?s Kale Orange Power, loaded with kale, bananas, and orange juice?all of which are packed with a serious helping of vitamins and manganese. Regardless of which flavor you choose, each 12-ounce juice packs in at least 1.5 servings of fruits and veggies, making it a convenient way to restore energy and get nutrition on the go. The same commitment to simplifying healthy eating can be found throughout the Jamba Juice menu, from its Fruit and Veggie smoothies to its Artisan Flatbreads.
In addition to providing healthy options to customers, Jamba Juice sponsors Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative is focused on improving childhood nutrition and fitness by encouraging fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to helping the nation stay fit?which you can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.
With over 500 stores serving the full freshly squeezed juice menu, Jamba Juice is the perfect way to blend in the good.
"[An] intense, buttery burst of flavor [with a] delicate texture" are the best things about The Donut Shop's maple bar, according to Style magazine's September 2012 issue. With bare-bones, yet fresh decor, The Donut Shop keeps the focus on the donuts, all made with shortening free of trans fat. The day's selection of treats is hand-lettered in colorful chalk on a blackboard above a glass case and granite counter tops. On any given day the fluffy dough can be embracing jelly, cream, and peanut-butter filling, and options such as devil's food allow guests to fulfill childhood dreams by starting their day off with dessert. Hot or cold chai and specialty coffee drinks bring out each donut's sweet flavors when served as a dunking option or chewed simultaneously.