orange leaf

Another 2 hour session of sitting in a very uncomfortable chair in a freezing room and practicing breathing for labor meant another dessert reward for this mama!

My friend Melissa asked me a week or so ago whether or not I had tried the new frozen yogurt place that opened up very close to our house.  I have to admit, I’m not a huge fro-yo fan.  Being born + raised on Fritz’s and Ted Drewes’ creamy silky custard, fro-yo just doesn’t do the same thing for me.  Sure, it’s still yummy and satisfies my need for a sweet, cold dessert, but it just doesn’t compare to frozen custard.  Plus, I’m not really a fan of the tart flavor some of them have.  It’s just very off-putting to me.

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But, since it was close and new, I knew I had to give Orange Leaf a try.  It’s your typical frozen yogurt joint:  self-serve fro-yo with a billion toppings to choose from.  And, of course, pay by the ounce, so the more you fill your huge cup, the more it’s going to cost you.

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I was pretty impressed by the flavors they had to offer.  I decided to go for peanut butter, snickerdoodle, brownie batter, and wedding cake frozen yogurts.  I was also very impressed by some unique toppings they had to offer – hello, brown sugar + cinnamon Pop Tarts!  In addition to my Pop Tarts, I went for Cinnamon Toast Crunch and granola to top it off – a breakfast blend, if you will.

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Matt + I were really excited to see snickerdoodle fro-yo since we both happen to love the cookies.  However, we were extremely disappointed with the flavor.  It was, in fact, very tart.  Blech.

Fortunately, every other flavor I chose was superb!  I was actually surprised to find that their fro-yo was extremely creamy – closer to ice cream than your typical frozen yogurt, but not quite frozen custard.  We decided the brownie batter was definitely the best, but I also really enjoyed the peanut butter (not fake tasting at all) and the wedding cake, because you know I love cake flavored ice cream!

And of course, the toppings were the perfect addition (as long as you didn’t count the nastiness that was snickerdoodle fro-yo with brown sugar Pop Tarts – did not work well)!

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OK, are these not the coolest spoons ever?!  We stole a few to use at home with frozen custard/ice cream since plastic is the best for eating frozen treats.  Your ice cream lesson for the day…

We will definitely be going back when the urge for fro-yo strikes!  There are a bunch of other toppings I want to try – like Sour Patch Kids and Pretzel M&M’s.  It’s definitely no frozen custard, but definitely the best frozen yogurt I’ve ever had!

  • I felt the same way! Kolby said, “I’d rather have Fritz’s but this was okay.” It’s fun, cute, and definitely worth trying out. My middle school kids LOVE it already and it’s a perfect little “hangout” for them!

    • Kristen

      Yeah, we waited in line 10 minutes! TONS of FZSD kids – we will not be going back until school is in session so it’s not packed! Ha!

  • Jen

    I don’t like tart froyo either! Yuck. But I am super jealous of all the froyo places you have in your area!

    • Kristen

      Oh good, I’m glad I’m not the only one! Not many fro-yo places, but there is some sort of ice cream about every block!

  • Just wanted to stop in and say that I love your new header! It looks great!