At BerriBlends, self-serving dessert composers create custom frozen yogurt masterpieces. First, self-directed guests select tart or sweet yogurt flavors ($0.43/oz.). Dessert designers then cloak their cold foundations with walls of chocolate, berries, and other fresh toppings, much like a carpenter building a delicious house that can be disassembled with a spoon and strategic sweet tooth. Those who pursue healthy lifestyles can choose from a plethora of wholesome frozen-yogurt varieties, such as fat-free, low-calorie, diabetic-safe, lactose-safe, pro-biotic, and pro-American. BerriBlends also concocts several smoothies and coffee drinks.
Crafted from health-conscious ingredients and prepared with fresh toppings, Orange Leaf's low-calorie frozen yogurt satisfies sweet teeth while providing bodies with tasty calcium and delicious protein. Stop by the bountiful fro-yo buffet and construct sweet soft-serve works of art. Combine fruity and dessert-inspired flavors such as white chocolate, tart, and Dole pineapple, with dozens of self-serve toppings, such as Oreos, fresh fruit, peanut butter, and atmosphere-flavored oxygen. Upon completing a tasty tour de force, customers submit their mini mountains of bespeckled goodness for weighing, paying 44 cents per delicious, edible ounce.
Nawlins Snoballs is a family owned and operated Shaved Ice Company started by the Parfait Family. Our family’s roots are in New Orleans, and we discovered that most Snow Cones in this area use chunky ice, and fructose corn syrup. Snoballs are light and melt in your mouth, and are made with real sugar.
Sugar Shack Bakery’s chefs have created confections to suit a range of customer cravings since the storefront opened in October of 2010. Inside the bakery, decadent magenta roses perch atop cupcakes, tempting customers or taunting conventional roses, who strain to photosynthesize sugar. More elaborate edible decorations—including dainty ribbons and colorful pastel frostings—deck custom wedding and event cakes, imbuing them with the unique vision of each client.
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.
Smoothies have long been considered the healthier cousins of their milkshake kinsmen. However, even though they typically contain fruit, they’re often filled with things that aren’t good for you. The beverage experts at Smoothie Factory don’t fall into this trap. Their more than 30 smoothie combinations configure fresh fruits such as peach, blueberry, and strawberry with nutritional boosts that include dietary fibers, amino acids, and antioxidants. They also whip up a handful of drinks made especially for kids, and devise athlete-friendly super-smoothies containing bonus protein shots and weight-gain formula.
When childhood friends Dena Tripp and Debra Shwetz decided to open a bakery, they took the time to get it right. After six months of recipe testing, the two revealed a bundt-cake recipe with the richness of real butter and a taste lauded by Food and Wine, celebrity diners, and marksmen tired of destroying perfectly good crêpes at target practice. At each of the store’s locations across 12 states, bakers whip up fresh bundt cakes every day in variations ranging from bite-sized to 10-inch rounds. Cakes can be artfully customized for occasions including birthdays, anniversaries, or corporate events.