With locations in six states, 16 Handles is carving out a delicious space for itself in the self-serve frozen-yogurt world. In addition to rewarding customers’ cravings with a rotating daily selection of 16 flavors—each packed with protein, probiotics, and calcium—the healthy-dessert emporium sets itself apart from its competitors through its eco-friendly practices. 16 Handles not only arms its patrons with biodegradable cups and spoons crafted from cornstarch, but it also works with Trees for the Future, an organization that assists global communities in growing trees for agriculture, food, and animal habitat. Through their partnership, 16 Handles has planted 91,284 trees so far, one-quarter of which grow frozen yogurt instead of leaves.
The Boston Ice Cream Company?s staff scoops all-natural Emack and Bolio's ice cream into cones, onto cakes, and across its ice-cream pizzas. The story of Emack and Bolio's dates back to 1970s Boston, when a music lawyer wanted to create a space for musicians to hang out on late nights after shows. Like the first brave settler to farm Wisconsin, the small shop spawned an ice-cream empire from modest origins.
This Beantown tradition arrived in Livingston with a rotating roster of flavors that includes almond coconut bar, lemon sorbet, and key-lime pie. The shop's confection makers also use Emack and Bolio's ice cream to create custom cakes with housemade buttercream. They even prepare an ice-cream pizza, which has a brownie crust, vanilla-bean ice cream, fudge swirls, raspberry-filled chocolates, and a marshmallow topping. Their nonfrozen treats include handmade chocolates and cookies, as well as jellybeans, swedish fish, and enough sweets to decorate the set of a Candy Land movie.
There are a lot of decisions to be made once you enter GoYoGo. Each day, the shop features an array of daily frozen yogurt choices chosen from 24 flavors such as pumpkin, eggnog, pistachio, cake batter and much more. Once you manage to choose, you're still not out of the woods. From there, you'll still need to top your creation by picking and choosing any combination of over 80 toppings such as candies and fruit from the fresh bar. Once you've done that, the only thing left to do is devour your custom dessert.
Customers take control at IYO Yogurt, where IYO stands for "It's Your Own," according to a feature in the Alternative Press, meaning that it's up to the customer to choose their yogurt and top it with as many candies, nuts, and fruits as they want. To this end, visitors select any combination of 24 yogurt flavors to fill their cups, plus more than 100 toppings options, which all satisfy sweet teeth more than filling a cup with 100 teaspoons of sugar.
With 70+ toppings available each day at Strawberry Fields Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt, the potential treat combinations seem almost endless. Items such as crumbled Heath bars, cookie dough, and strawberries make it hard to only choose a few, though limiting yourself is not required: the self-serve nature of Strawberry Fields makes it easy to customize each treat exactly how you like it. Beyond candy, popular toppings also include Ghirardelli sauces and healthier add-ins such as wheat germ and fresh fruit. Though the frozen yogurt flavors change daily, the menu often includes yogurt options such as cake batter or honey lavender tart. And though all these toppings were designed to crown the shop's frozen treats, they also serve another purpose: bakers here stuff them into custom frozen yogurt cakes. Strawberry Fields also offers their candies a la carte, along with smoothies, and other non-yogurt treats.
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