The New Food on the Block: Orange Leaf

Orange Leaf Logo

Orange Leaf Logo

Earlier this month an Orange Leaf opened up on Adams Street. I stopped in during their grand opening, expecting mediocre, overpriced yogurt and fought my way through the crowds to emerge 20 minutes later with a grin and a new addiction. Food isn’t my usual blog topic, but Orange Leaf and its delectable selection of frozen yogurt has made enough of an impact on my taste buds (and wallet) to warrant a review.

First and foremost, I have to applaud their selection of yogurt. There are 14+ different flavors on tap at any time with seasonal and favorite flavors that rotate out. You can run around, putting one or more random flavors in a cup or you can swirl any two yogurts on the same machine. After (and sometimes even before) you take your pick of yogurts, you can add a wide variety of toppings like cookie dough, raspberries, coconut flakes, walnuts, sprinkles, chocolate sauce and hot caramel. It’s literally impossible to fit everything in the store in one cup.

I recommend the cheesecake yogurt mixed with raspberries, Nilla wafers and lots of caramel sauce. Chocolate lovers will enjoy Orange Leaf’s chocolate cake and brownie flavored yogurts. Their current seasonal flavors include gingerbread, peppermint, eggnog and pumpkin pie – on a side note, the latter two taste great swirled together. Toss in some graham crackers and wet walnuts

Probably one of the most important things I’ll cover in this review – the price. Their yogurt is only 59¢ an ounce. It sounds cheap but it’s really easy to forget about how much food weighs when confronted with a smorgasbord of yogurt, fruit, chocolates and treats. My cups of yogurt have cost me a pretty penny – often costing upwards $10. Orange Leaf is oddly addictive and I’ve shelled out no less than $70 fueling my sudden FroYo craving. Overall Orange Leaf is a welcome addition to ever growing selection of foods surrounding the campus. Somewhat nutritious and completely delicious, I look forward to spending lots of time here in the semesters to come.

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