Saturday, June 9, 2012

Farr's Fresh Ice Cream

Where: 1073 South 750 East, Orem, UT (by the University Mall theater)
Distance: 2.4 miles
Restaurant Type: Regional Chain (less than 10 locations all in Utah, though they are opening a location in Florida soon)
Cuisine: Desserts/Ice Cream
My Frequency: First Time
Who: John and Justin
Price: $5.96 (for two people)
My thoughts:

My first thought walking in was that it is just like any other frozen yogurt place. What made it unique for me is that they don't have just frozen yogurt; they also have ice cream and custard. Frozen yogurt has been a big craze in Utah for the past few years, but let's be honest: ice cream beats out frozen yogurt any day of the week. Just like many other frozen yogurt places, you pay by the ounce, and Farr's charges 42 cents per ounce. They did have a interesting special where if your order costs $5 exactly then you get your dessert for free. You can tell from above that I was fairly close, but, sadly, no free food this time.

Another thing that sets Farr's apart is the space. It was pretty busy when we were there, but it didn't feel crowded at all. It's a pretty simple setup: ice cream, frozen yogurt, and frozen custard on the left with toppings on the right. Both sides were very clean even though there were children making messes constantly. 

Both Justin and I got the salted caramel and thought it was a good choice. It was a unique and delicious flavor. I also got Chocolate Hazelnut ice cream. The ice cream was smooth and flavorful. 

They have pretty typical toppings like granola, nuts, fruit, and candies. The grasshopper cookie topping caught my eye because I hadn't seen it at other yogurt places. It was a good match for my Salted Caramel ice cream.

Do differently next time:
Try a fruit combination. One thing I learned early from going to places like this is that I need to have a designated flavor strategy. All fruity or all candy. I did candy this time, so next time I'd try the fruit.

The Verdict:
Good Choice. It's nothing amazing, but it does have a nice variety. If some want ice cream and others want yogurt, Farr's is your place.

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1 comment:

  1. Ice cream and frozen yogurt are good, but don't forget, they have FROZEN CUSTARD, too!