We had a rough winter, and though we still have another month for it to officially be summer, recent temperatures are certainly indicating that summer is on its way. Summer in Reisterstown, Owings Mills and Glyndon means tasty frozen treats, and one of my favorite cold delights is frozen yogurt.
On Owings Mills Boulevard, not far from the Stevenson University campus, is one of my most favorite places to go.
The inside of uSpoon makes me feel like a kid in a candy store because, essentially, that's what the store is. There are more than 100 plastic bins and tubs filled with today's most popular candies and chocolates. You can fill bags with your favorites, and the total price is determined per ounce. I bet you didn't know Owings Mills had a candy store.
There aren't many seats available at the store, as it is mostly a carryout location. You can also get delivery on certain items.
The frozen yogurt at uSpoon is sold in much the same way as the candy: You come in, pick a cup and go over to the various flavors of yogurt offered via self-serve on the wall. You can dispense as much or as little as you want into your cup. Flavors are plentiful and include birthday cake, Tahitian vanilla, white chocolate mousse, wild strawberry, triple chocolate, cookies and cream, California tart, and spiced apple pie.
The great thing about uSpoon is that you can mix whatever flavors together that you would like. The store also offers a featured flavor of the day. Some flavors of the day include zeusberries, snickerdoodle cookie dough, espresso and honey vanilla.
Once you have selected your desired flavor or flavors of frozen yogurt, you then move to the toppings bar and begin adding whatever toppings you want to your dessert. Toppings include fresh seasonal fruit, cherries, whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles, hot fudge, caramel, mini Reese's Pieces, Hershey Skor bits, almonds, peanut butter and different kinds of granola. Those are just a few.
You can also choose from the variety of coffee and blender drinks uSpoon offers, including cappuccinos, mochaccino and iced coffees. If blended coffee drinks don't appeal to you, how about a delicious, healthy smoothie made with uSpoon's wonderful frozen yogurt? You choose from a wide variety of uSpoon's frozen yogurt flavors, then select your add-ons, such as fruit, protein powder, energy boost or fiber. Smoothies offered at uSpoon are gluten free and contain no high fructose or high sugar additives.
The store also offers a variety of baked goods, including muffins, cupcakes and bagels. To order online or learn more, visit http://www.uspoon.com/. From the website, you can also sign up for uSpoon's customer loyalty program and find out information about catering services.
USpoon is at 10490 Owings Mills Blvd. in Owings Mills. It is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.
Terry Chaney is a Reisterstown resident and can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.