Saturday, July 2, 2011


Limeberry is a self-serve frozen yogurt establishment. There are a few locations in Oregon, with two locations in West Salem and Lebanon opening soon. Last week, I went to their South Salem branch to satisfy my sweet tooth.

While Limeberry has an expresso bar as well, I came for the self-serve frozen yogurt. They rotate flavors on a regular basis, but there were a few in particular that I wanted to try.

Country Vanilla, Dulce de Leche Caramel
Limeberry Sorbet, Creamy Vanilla Cupcake
Red Velvet Cake, Cake Batter
Hawaiian Taro, Chocolate
Jolly Rancher Green Apple, Island Banana
My cup of "samples"
I sampled six of their ten flavors and paid $2.60. Pretty good price here. Now for my take on each of the sampled flavors:

Dulce de Leche Caramel: Thought this was pretty good. A nice caramel taste with a wonderful creamy texture. Probably my #3 favorite of the six I tried.

Limeberry Sorbet: A refreshing berry sorbet that looked purplish in color. Not quite sure what berries were put in this one, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was some sort of blend. The refreshing feeling lands it as my #2 favorite on the day.

Red Velvet Cake: A typical chocolate yogurt with red food coloring to give it its signature color. Creamy, but nothing mind-blowing.

Hawaiian Taro: The one I was most intrigued about, since I'm from Hawaii. I had seen this offered in Hawaii frozen yogurt shops, but had yet to try it on the mainland. Not bad here; I got the taro flavor, with the sugar providing a good balance. Again, nice and creamy.

Jolly Rancher Green Apple: Bold, tart apple flavor meets creamy yogurt. Maybe a bit too bold in flavor for my tastes. It's nonfat, and I like that.

Island Banana: And this was my #1 favorite of the six I tried. I'm a big banana fan, and the flavors worked for me. I got bold banana taste, but again, it wasn't too much to overwhelm my taste buds. Because this too is nonfat, I could easily down a filled-up small container of this one and not feel too guilty -- but my stomach may hate me later. It doesn't blow me away, but it's still delicious.

Anyway, Limeberry does a good job in making their yogurts creamy and their sorbets refreshing. I thought the decor was solid. And frankly, those factors only get it to an average rating. Why? Because that's what they're supposed to do...frozen yogurt SHOULD be creamy and delicious! The place SHOULD already have a nice decor to make the dine-in customer have that extra positive experience!

As I've done with ice cream establishments in the past, I significantly increase the score if the place dishes out real unique, delicious flavors that blow my mind. While Limeberry doesn't quite blow me away here, I give the owners/managers kudos for rolling out some decent non-traditional flavors. At least Limeberry tries to separate itself from other "fro-yo" shops.

I follow Limeberry on Facebook. I hope they continue to promote new flavors...that's what will ultimately make me want to return. 6/10

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