Thursday, April 14, 2011

Addiction

My name is Melody and I am an addict.  It's not what you think...I promise...alcohol is not my drug of choice...it's self-serve frozen yogurt.  It started about two years ago when I visited a college friend in CA.  I can't blame this particular friend, but she IS the one who introduced me to my current addiction...in an innocent looking shop in Pleasanton, CA.  I thought it was just a one-time thing...but then last fall...Labor Day weekend to be exact, I found another 'dealer' for self-serve frozen yogurt in Santa Fe, NM.  And I secretly envied the fact that I couldn't get a 'fix' in Colorado...but then, this past November, something wonderful happened.  A shop opened up in Parker...and then ANOTHER shop opened up in Parker...and ANOTHER is scheduled to open very soon...AND there's one in Centennial as well - so I can get a fix whenever I need one - work, home, whenever...I'm covered!

My wallet is filled with frequent buyer 'punch cards'...and I intend to fill up every one of them before I leave town! 

There are so many interesting flavors to try...and the toppings ~ any kind of fruit, candy, nut, fudge, caramel, etc...you can imagine...

My most recent flavor creation was non-fat Angel Food Cake frozen yogurt with fresh strawberries, fresh raspberries and UDI granola toppings...MMMmmm.

Other recent favorites...
 **Lavendar Honey frozen yogurt with chopped nuts and drizzled honey topping...
 **Caramel Apple frozen yogurt with caramel sauce, cinnamon sauce and chopped peanuts (tastes like a crunchy apple pie or baked apple crisp).
 **Red Velvet frozen yogurt with hot fudge sauce and chopped nuts (notice I like having a little bit of crunch in my combos)

The shops have between 12-16 flavors to choose from and you can sample as many flavors as you'd like. Flavors are rotated on a weekly basis, so there is always something new to try.  You fill up your cup with as much or as little as you'd like, add whatever toppings you want, then slide it on to their scale to weigh and you pay by the ounce...anywhere from 39 cents to 41 cents an ounce depending on where you go...Most of the flavors are non-fat or low-fat, so there's no guilt, right?!? :)

Notice I don't have any great photos of my creations...I finally thought to snap a picture of this one...in the car...before I dove into my cup of goodness last night. 


And I ate it in my car / on the way home because the shop was PACKED out with people and there were no seats left.  And it was only 50* last night ~ can't imagine what it will be like this summer!!

5 comments:

Ruth said...

You are amazing! How would I have ever guessed that you were an addict?

MaryMary said...

Lavendar honey...I am intrigued enough to try and make this....Was the predominant flavor honey or lavender? I had honey tart the other day and that was so scrumptious. Was it a tart yogurt? Tell me everything! :)

ashley said...

I would be addicted too if there were a frozen yogurt shop in Anchorage. I looooove that stuff! You had some awesome combinations. :)

Melody said...

Mary- the honey was less subtle than the lavendar flavor...but it wasnt too 'flowery' tasting...just right. Just a teeny bit tart, but not as tart as the original fro yo flavor. Definitely will have it again!

Jenn said...

Mel, you crack me up! I'll take full responsibility for the beginning of your addition. :) Glad Parker hopped on the self serve fro yo bandwagon!