Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt (YoPop)
**Update May 2011: this store is now a YoPop Frozen Yogurt.**
I love my mom. Not only did she raise me (and well, I might add), she also pointed out to me the new shop in Timberlyne: Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt.
Opened 2 months ago, this place is great. It is a self-serve soft serve spot. I know, I know....usually when I go out I like to be served, since I do enough self serving for everyone here at home. But this is way cool, and great for kids, too.
You walk in to the shop and there are 14 different soft serve ice cream machines on the wall. The flavors range from the standard chococlate and vanillas to the exotic pineapples, pomegranate, and taro.
Then, you take your ice cream to the toppings bar. And help yourself to whatever you want and however much you want. There are fresh fruits such as pineapple and mango and lychee juices and nuts, and there are candies such as snickers and reese's pieces. Over 40 toppings to choose from.
So how do you pay then? It is 39 cents per ounce. You dish it, they weigh it, you pay for it.
The atmosphere is definitely trendy-pop: pop music, bright orange colors, and bright lights. But C liked that.
Since you make your own, it is bound to be a hit. It was so good, and I know I will be "getting an Orange Leaf" (as the tweens in the know said while I was in there) sometime again soon.
Timberlyne Shopping Center
1129 Weaver Dairy Road
Chapel Hill, NC