From the Heart Pastries' staff bakes each of its rich pastries fresh, and creates oven-born treats including cakes, cookies, and praline candy. The bakery's Signature Series praline candy, creamy, smooth butter and brown sugar embedded with macadamia nuts, walnuts, or almonds ($2), makes the perfect holiday gift or apology to the neighbors for taking a nap on their lawn. Miniature ($2.25) or whole ($12) pecan pies settle squarely onto Thanksgiving tables, and a diverse collection of cookies stars classic flavors such as chocolate chip ($1.25). A luscious german-chocolate cake ($27) crowned with a rosette of pecan halves helps celebrate the season, a birthday, or a successful toothbrush purchase.
Touting more than 50 flavors of low-calorie, flavor-packed frozen yogurt, Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt earned a feature on CNBC and has continued to expand since opening its first shop in 2007. Inside each store, self-service yogurt machines unleash velvety-soft yogurt into accommodating cups or empty purses. The constantly rotating menu may include flavors such as royal red velvet, refreshing melon, and chocolate peanut butter. Most flavors fall within the range of 30?40 calories per ounce, with dairy-free options and no-sugar-added concoctions also available.
A toppings bar allows eaters to further customize yogurt creations with a spoonful of fresh fruits or a sprinkling of nuts. The flavors contain ample amounts of probiotics, known for potential health benefits that may include strengthening immune systems and lowering cholesterol and blood pressure.
The decadent desserts served at The Cakelicious Bakery?coming up on its fifth anniversary?are always crafted in small batches to ensure optimum freshness. Pastry chefs whip up cupcakes in regular and gluten-free varieties, topping carrot, coconut, and Italian cream cakes with icings accented with everything from caramel to passion fruit. But their confections?which also include cakeballs and petit fours?branch out with more daring ingredients as well, such as champagne, rum, and pistachio. Patrons can combine any of those flavors, fillings, and frostings to create their own custom cake, perfect for celebrating any birthday or Tuesday.
In 1954, Tommy and Lucille Day began selling light and airy donuts from the trunk of their car. Soon, their donuts became so popular that they geared up production, and today, at over 900 Daylight Donuts shops worldwide, customers give their mornings a sweet start. The Days' original recipe forms the base for a range of donut flavors—coconut, chocolate-topped, and glazed—as well as pastries, such as bear claws, cinnamon rolls, and long johns. The shops' proprietary coffee blend, a fragrant medium roast, is perfect for donuts to practice cannonballs before they are eaten.
Since 1981, TCBY has been synonymous with frozen yogurt. The company spearheaded the guiltless consumption of low-fat, chilled dairy treats with iconic flavors such as white chocolate mousse topped with fresh fruit and candy. Today, TCBY yogurt shops across the country continue the tradition with classic and specialty flavors such as caramel supreme, greek honey vanilla, and sugar- and fat-free mountain blackberry.