Have you heard of ORANGE LEAF YOGURT STORES? Well, I had never heard of them until they opened a store on the west side of Cedar Rapids a few weeks ago. Don’t you love their funky decor? Well, I should have never walked in the door. It could be trouble for my hips, thighs, and rear end! It is a bit like COLD STONE CREAMERY, where you pick your ice cream and toppings. But that is where the similiarity ends.
When you walk in, you will go straight to the numerous Soft Serve Yogurt machines and choose a flavor. This could take you awhile…they have several to choose from….(not all of these are available all the time at every location) I chose Raspberry, Cheesecake and White Chocolate. Put as much or little of a flavor as you want. You are in charge.
Cookies & Cream
Key Lime Pie
Mango, Strawberry, Banana
Strawberry, Raspberry, Blueberry
Then you get to add your toppings. I chose White Chocolate Chips. But, again, they have tons to choose from. I thought the Fruity Pebbles would have been fun to try too! Next time!
Then you pass your bowl over to the cashier, she weighs it and you pay and you are done. I would say my bowl was average size and I only had one topping so it wasn’t too heavy and I paid $3.48 for my bowl of deliciousness.
They also have these funky spoons that make eating your yogurt so much more fun!
What I loved best about ORANGE LEAF YOGURT was how quick I got in and out of there. I didn’t have to wait for someone to mix up my ice cream and then mix in my toppings. I was in control of the amount I put in my bowl and how much time I spent deciding what to put in the bowl. My only time waiting was for the 5 seconds to see how much I owed!
Once this place catches on, I expect it to be super busy. I haven’t even told my kids about this new place because I know they will be begging me to go there every time we go to town. I plan to surprise them with it one of these days. Thanks to ORANGE LEAF YOGURT for coming to Cedar Rapids and especially to the WEST SIDE!
If you would like to find out more about them, check out www.orangeleafyogurt.com. Once on their website, you can find links to follow them on Facebook or Twitter as well.