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Orange Leaf

In a word: Top this!

The specs: #00999   
8426 Old Sauk Rd., 53562
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JM and Nichole ate the frozen yogurt with various toppings. 
The bill was $9.98 (for #999), or $5/person, plus tip.
JM gave Orange Leaf a B-; Nichole gave Orange Leaf an A- (see our grading rubric).

Orange Leaf is another of the frozen yogurt plus toppings by the pound place (though they went to a fixed-price model between out visit and this post).  The location is a little spare, with orange plastic chairs and a cushy couch that we availed ourselves of. The mood was cheerful and not overlit, with crayons (which were very helpful to JM in doing a Denver Omelet themed crossword puzzle). The server was reasonably chipper and the whole storefront was clean and tidy in harsh contrast to some of the stickier types of these outlets we've been to.

Orange Leaf

Nichole was able to create herself a Melba experience, going with a dusting of graham cracker crumbs and nuts, then some pistachio, mild vanilla, and peach blackberry Greek yogurt swirl. It was a'ight.

JM went down the "what would makes sense with chocolate and peanut butter," which ended up including whipped cream and marshmallow as well, such that it came out "Peanut Butter S'more." Tasty? Certainly. But he'd've had some other ideas if about half of the dispensers weren't empty or non-functioning.  Maybe it was the time and day of the week we went, but there were a lot of outages.

It's always hard to grade a place like this, since it is predominantly build-your-own and that makes these desserts more like Hometown Buffet than, say, Forequarter. Still, it was delicious and sometimes you need a fix.  We'd probably not drive past this to go to CherryBerry or Menchie's. Plus, their novel bases give them a leg up if you're looking for something between Culver's and Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, but with moar sPrInKlEs.


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