The whirling blenders of Keva Juice pulp fresh fruit and nutritive mix-ins into a menu of creamy smoothies, served alongside hot stuffed pretzels and low-fat frozen yogurt. Regular smoothies ($4.27 for 24 oz.) satisfy sweet cravings with toothsome blends such as All That Razz––an amalgam of raspberry juice, orange sherbet, banana, and strawberries. The Peach Treaty, named after the critical agreement that ended the Seven Pears' War, coddles taste buds peach juice, banana, orange sherbet, and peaches. Each smoothie comes with one free Energizer mix-in, including choices for protein and vitamins ($0.75 each for additional mix-ins). Add a sleep-stopping infusion of Red Bull ($1.25) to any drink, or boost your beverage's nutritional value with whey protein, granola, or soy milk ($1.50). Savory snacks materialize in the form of gooey stuffed pretzels ($3.27), their chewy dough hiding such fillings as cheddar jalapeño and pizza. Frozen yogurt topped with succulent blackberries, crumbled Oreos, or a spritz of all-natural oxygen cools piping-hot palates as it infuses the digestive system with helpful probiotics.
Since 1997, Starlyn's Chocolates has been quelling chocolate cravings with carefully prepared and packaged gourmet goodies. Four half-pound boxes of bark, freshly harvested from sustainable candy-tree forests, arrive to customers in four toothsome flavors. Fangs can sink into the creamy milk-chocolate toasted coconut, the nostalgia-powered peanut-butter and jelly, and the morning-breath-banishing white peppermint before indulging in dark espresso to furnish a coffee fix. The confections' elegant gold foil boxes make these treats an ideal holiday present to unwrap beneath the Christmas tree or tear open in a fit of yuletide mania in the middle of the freeway.
Winner of numerous accolades from the readers of the Springs Gazette and the Independent, Josh & John's has firmly established itself as a local favorite. Each scoop of the shop's ice cream is fresh, often churned just hours before, and made without hormone-filled, artificially beefed-up dairy products. Like the seasons, special flavors come and go by the day or week, but popular stalwarts such as yellow cake, chocolate-chip-cookie dough, and oatmeal cookie hold down the creamy fort. Toppings such as fresh whipped cream, nuts, fruit, or house-crafted caramel add an extra dash of flavor.
Decorated with pastel and chrome creamery gear and an open chalkboard filled with doodles, Josh & John's is as local as an ice-cream parlor can get, unless it’s located inside an actual local resident. Every day, the friendly staff puts up a new trivia question for patrons to answer, and if you come in on cold, rainy, or snowy days, you'll get bonus punches on your Ice Creamometer card. Josh & John's is also celebrating the opening of a new location in Mountain Shadows.
The tradition-treasuring confectioners at Patsy's Original Candies craft a cornucopia of decadent gourmet delights using century-old recipes, handed down for generations. Favoring originality and authentic flavors, each meltable mouthful is made using only real butter, pure chocolate, and dairy cream, while their famous candied popcorn is made using real butterscotch in place of the burnt sugar and margarine-flavored moonshine used by some companies. Sate desires for both the saccharine and the saline with old-fashioned salt water taffy, handcrafted in flavors such as yellow ($15.95 for 32 oz.), or find the perfect all-occasions gift with a box of creamy assorted chocolates ($12.95 for 7 oz.). For globally conscious gastro hounds, Patsy's hand-stretched, golden peanut brittle treats teeth to a smattering of fresh-roasted spanish peanuts ($14.95 for 16 oz.), while rosecup mints are prepared in the classic French style with fresh mint, velvety chocolate, and a blown kiss from Gerard Depardieu. Check out all Patsy's has to offer by reviewing their items by price or product.
Cupcake Girls' resident chefs whip up cupcakes using both time-tested and unique ingredients, drawing from old family recipes enhanced with their own innovative twists. Corral up to a dozen full-size cupcakes or opt for 12 miniature treats, which were regular size until falling victim to a shrink-ray experiment gone deliciously wrong. Cupcake conjurers assemble opulent pastries such as the Serve with Champagne cake, a devil's food chocolate treat they infuse with Chambord liqueur and raspberry juice before crowning it with chocolate shavings and a fresh raspberry. Otherwise, the Get Your Greens treat anoints a zucchini-based cupcake with cream-cheese frosting, and the Perfect Little Pumpkin cupcake marries the flavorful fall fruit with chocolate chips for an autumnal treat that rivals candy corn on the cob.