The taste buds are still buzzing.
The first thing that struck me was the fun, upbeat, and adorable decor. The modernistic and gorgeous orange chairs were such a hit with me and my girls, it’s a wonder we didn’t carry our’s out the door with us. The tables are also beautiful. You’ll fall in love with the way the store looks right off the bat. However, you’re only at the cusp of what’s to come. The delicious frozen yogurt and.. Oh, wait, I”m getting ahead of myself. Hold that thought.
The entire process is easy peasy (Kentuckian for painlessly simple). You grab the size of dish you want, you proceed to the different (AMAZING!) flavors of frozen yogurt, place your dish under your choice, and pull the lever. You then take your delicacy to the topping’s table and have at it. I chose Coconut as my frozen yogurt because I’m obsessed with everything coconut. If you told me a Chevy was coconut-flavored, I’d attempt to eat it.
For my toppings, I chose a drizzle of Caramel topping, granola, coconut flakes (told you so), cheesecake bites (YESSSSS!!!), and a cherry on top. It was as gorgeous as it was delicious. After your choices are made, you take your dish to the counter and place it on a scale. The friendly worker then tells you your price. See? Easy peasy.
I was so proud of my creation and so eager to throw myself at its mercy that I failed to appreciate how inexpensive it was at the time (Just $3 and something).Ã?Â After we each paid, and sat at our table… in the chairs to die for…. Emily remarked how much cheaper Orange Leaf was than some other frozen yogurt places. THEN it occurred to me that, indeed, they’re very, very, very reasonable. She said that she and her husband recently visited another frozen yogurt store and, for just the two of them, the cost was over $18. You could get a meal for that!
The price is actually less than what I’ve spent at Ice Cream shops, as well as some coffee shops. And I don’t even have to tell you how much healthier frozen yogurt is than ice cream or a lot of specialty drinks.
The toppings were exceptional – especially the delicious cheesecake bites (they taste like the amazing little nuggets in Dairy Queen’s Strawberry Cheesecake Blizzard), but make no mistake about it, the star was the frozen yogurt. If you’ve never had frozen yogurt, let me set your mind at ease, if you love ice cream – you’ll love frozen yogurt. Frozen yogurt is like ice cream that someone has made healthier and creamier. Much creamier. The coconut frozen yogurt was so divine and creamy I’m afraid I made a goofy face with each bite.
But I’m more than okay with that.
However, after visiting Orange Leaf, I quickly realized that it doesn’t matter what time of year it is. You can easily enjoy your healthy and delicious treat in the upbeat atmosphere of the store. Sure, they’ll probably get even more business when the weather warms up, but if you ask me, it’s always the right time for something this wonderful.
The first Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt is at 5035 Frederica Street. It’s where the old Jewelry and Handbag Store used to be – two doors down from Aspen Dental.
You HAVE to visit them the next time you’re on Frederica. Scratch that, make a special trip. The frozen yogurt’s worth it. There are so many different flavors (including coconut, chocolate, red velvet cake, strawberry shortcake, vanilla…) and available toppings, you’ll feel like a kid in a candy store. A very happy kid in a very unique candy store.