Savvy dogsledders yell “mush” to speed their huskies toward the rapidly melting frozen yogurt at home. Savor soothing icy treats with today’s Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of yogurt, parfaits, frozen pies, and more at TCBY in Leawood. TCBY (a.k.a. The Country's Best Yogurt) serves low-fat and fat-free yogurt that contains benevolent bacterial cultures that assist the body with digestion and nutrient absorption. All locations tout silky soft-serve in flavors such as old-fashioned vanilla and white-chocolate mousse ($1.79–$3.69). Top probiotic-packed treats with strawberries, gummy bears, coconuts, or a host of other toppings ($0.49+ each). TCBY's Beriyo smoothies—potent potions such as strawberry Bananza and Berrilicious—contain real dairy frozen yogurt blended with bushels of fresh fruit ($4.89). Celebrate successfully evading a baby raincloud with a waffle cone ($3.69–$3.99). TCBY has been serving tangy frozen treats since 1981, well before fro-yo became as popular as googly eyes. The company aims to offer iced-delight enthusiasts a healthy alternative to chunks of ice cream or bacon-wrapped chunks of ice cream.
When Debbi Fields opened the first Mrs. Fields in 1977, it wasn’t all sunshine and cookies. Between her lack of business experience and the unorthodox business model—selling only cookies—not many people believed in her. More than 30 years and a global franchise later, it’s safe to say the doubters are eating their words, at least when they're not busy stuffing their faces with one of Debbi's signature semisweet chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin and walnut cookies.
The wild popularity of Mrs. Fields's cookies can be attributed to the richness of their basic ingredients: real butter, whole eggs, and special blends of chocolate. Classic flavors include chewy fudge, peanut butter, and white chocolate macadamia, and seasonal flavors complement the lineup throughout the year. Select varieties can also be made into cookie cakes of various sizes and shapes that add a delicious twist to any celebration or milk-truck spill.
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. Patrons can also enjoy real fruit sorbets, sugarless options, and more than 35 toppings and choose from soft-serve and hand-dipped flavors.