Question: Is your dessert doing all it could be doing for you? Sure, everyone wants a very tasty dessert, and far too often, healthy food is synonymous with a taste not unlike new-shirt cardboard. Why can't there be a sweet treat that lowers cholesterol, improves digestion, and picks winners for you at Lone Star Park? Well, the founders of Orange Cup Frozen Yogurt make all of the above promises (except the horse race winners, of course), and since their product is filled with live and active cultures, their somewhat astonishing claims just very well may turn out to be true. I dropped in on their Northpark Mall location, where the delightful Hazel took me on a guided tour of their menu.
The Orange Cup Yogurt dessert process (the name Orange Cup derives not from the fact that the founders are University of Texas at Austin graduates, but from the positive energy and feelings generated by the color orange) starts with the Essentials, three base flavors of yogurt to which toppings may be added. The natural is, of course, the unflavored variety, but rest assured, this Jane is anything but plain. I was surprised by the chewy texture and slight hints of vanilla. The zum contains real orange juice and delivers a robust splash of acid. Finally, the acaiberry (pronounced ah-sigh-berry) boasts blackberry and pomegranite flavors and was my favorite of the three. I then ordered a small cup of the acaiberry with blackberries, raspberries, walnuts, and dark chocolate pieces added as toppings. Called extras, these additions (of which there are fifteen in all, including almonds, strawberries, and even Fruity Pebbles) add lots of flavor but surprisingly few calories: there were only 158 in my small cup, which was packed with flavor. Service was quick and quite friendly, and the place was packed at 2PM on a Friday afternoon, so word is spreading fast. Read all about them at http://www.myorangecup.com/, and look for them to be coming to a mall (Stonebriar, Galleria) or freestanding store near you soon. Try a healthy bite soon, and of course:
LIFE IS TOO SHORT FOR MEDIOCRE FOOD!!!