FroYo Love caters to sweet-teethed clientele with a rotating self-selection of 16 self-serve frozen yogurt flavors and 37 toppings. Chilly journeys begin with a mukluk fitting and flavor selection from among the many sweet, tart, low-cal, low-carb, nondairy, and no-sugar-added options. Yogurt-armed guards can then decorate their icy stomach ammunition with an array of toppings, including syrups, fresh fruits, and honey. After works of culinary art are complete, they’re weighed, priced accordingly ($0.34/oz), and lectured on the dangers of sunbathing.
The helpful staff at Menchie’s grants visitors the sweet-tooth independence to assemble their own glacial delights, streamlining the complicated art of frozen-yogurt consumption into three simple steps: mix, weigh, and pay. Patrons choose from a rotating menu of 14 flavors, such as cake batter, red velvet, chocolate-covered banana, and then bejewel the chilly masterpiece with topping choices such as fresh fruit, candy-bar pieces, fudge and caramel sauces, and Oreos with compound fractures. The regular New York cheesecake yogurts mingle with low-fat, nondairy, and no-sugar-added flavors, adding health-conscious options to the dessert-bar repertoire. Crammed cups or freshly made waffle bowls are weighed ($0.41/oz.), scores are settled, and cheerful taste buds skip off to enjoy frosty spoonfuls. Packed with live and active cultures, each cup or cone acts as a Trojan horse of protein and calcium that can lower cholesterol, boost immune systems, and topple legendary walled empires.
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.
At CB’s Cupcakes, the customer has complete and total control, and founder and owner Connie Barham wouldn’t have it any other way. The cupcake connoisseur opened the shop under the premise of why not let the customer choose—even for walk-in orders—and she’s been operating that way ever since. She spirals five frostings, such as chocolate buttercream or peanut butter, across the top of five types of cake: vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, key lime, and the flavor of the month, such as blueberry or cran-orange. Then, she tops off the mini or muffin-sized cakes with an array of fixings, such as sprinkles, graham-cracker crumbs, or mini M&Ms.
Connie, who sells the handheld treats at her two storefront locations and at various fairs around the state, doesn’t mind feeding furry companions either. She welcomes dogs to wait outside her colorful Victorian-themed shops, offering them water bowls and even bakeing them canine-friendly cupcakes made from healthy ingredients.
Red velvet bundt cakes, M&M's cupcakes frosted with vanilla mousse, and dozens of other customized creations beckon from the glass cases at BC Cakes and Bakery. Along with sweet treats for everyday occasions, the bakery also creates special cakes for weddings and birthdays.