I realized that I've tried two new dessert places that I haven't posted about.
Cocoa Bean Cupcake Cafe: First of all I love the show Cupcake Wars, I have copied about 15 cupcake recipes from blogs I want to try. I've given up on cakes for Birthdays and have made fancy cupcakes instead for the last couple of years. So, I was wondering what this cupcake trend is all about. Can they really make a cupcake that is worth $3? Is it really better than what I can make at home?
So, after a double date with some friends I made us stop there to try it out. We shared the special, which for about $5 you can get a cupcake and one of their specialty drinks. They have all sorts of fancy hot chocolates, frozen hot chocolates, etc. etc. And they don't have coffee in them, which is good, because I don't drink coffee!
The special is big enough to share, so I figured for two people to share $5 isn't all that bad.
The verdict: Definetely worth the money! I have been back once more with my son and I both cupcakes I had were so good. The frosting, toppings, and fillings I think are what make them so good. The cake part is very moist too.
My husband doesn't love cake in any form, so he isn't too thrilled, soI have to think up excuses to go back. My friends tried the one that is right by the Cocoa Bean and she said it wasn't nearly as good.
I give it 5 stars!
Kiwi Loco Frozen Yogurt: After my five-year old got his Kindergarten shots, I let him pick between the Cocoa Bean and Kiwi Loco. He went for the froyo. They have a really unique business idea. You serve yourself, and get to pick your frozen yogurts flavors, toppings, sauces etc., and then they just weigh the whole thing and charge by the ounce. Of course, T loved being able to make his own creation. Kids would totally love this place. The yogurt was very good. The only downside is when you get to make your own, the combinations don't always work because you get a little too excited and want to try a little of everything.
And as an added bonus, when the lady noticed T's bandaid on his finger where they drew blood, she gave us a 10% discount. It felt a little lighter than an ice cream shop. After being addicted to Jamba, when we have tried ice cream shops, we feel way too sweeted out afterward, so this is also a good alternative.