Peachwave Frozen Yogurt
This Froyo craze is just crazy. It’s simply amazing to me how many places are popping up and how many people are eating this stuff up. I remember when frozen yogurt wasn’t something you could find in every downtown. The only game in town was TCBY…now, I can’t tell you the last time I found one of those places (although their website says there is one in Grand Rapids and one in Muskegon)….but crazy Froyo places are everywhere.
After a couple drinks at Our Brewing Company in downtown Holland, J and I decided to walk around for a while. Unfortunately, there’s not a whole lot open in downtown Holland on a Sunday night, but just a nice stroll up and down 8th Street sounded like a good idea.
We stopped in to Kilwin’s to pick up some fudge, but that was for later. J said she thought there was a frozen yogurt place somewhere nearby and that’s what she was really looking for.
Peachwave Frozen Yogurt is one of two Froyo places in downtown Holland…the other Orange Leaf, is right around the corner. Since we came to Peachwave first, that’s where we decided to stop.
Holland’s Peachwave is one of 72 locations nationwide, but the only one in Michigan. It’s on 8th Street just to the west of Central Avenue. While there wasn’t much open in Holland on this night, the place was really packed.
Peachwave is set up to like almost all Froyo shops are now. They incorporate a modern bright design and funky furniture. The froyo machines are in the back and that’s where you pick up your cup then fill up with any combination of the frozen yogurt they have at that time.
As I’ve said in other blog posts about Froyo places, this is more of a public service announcement than a review from me. I’m not really a fan of froyo so I usually don’t get anything. J, loves the stuff though so I’m more than happy to stop for her.
After filling up a small cup with several different flavors, J hit the long topping bar. This is always the time I wish it was an ice cream place because the toppings always look yummy. Heck, I sometimes consider just filling up a cup with toppings and eating that.
Once topped off, we headed to the register and put the cup of the scale. The cost depends on how much you put in the cup. J kept it pretty light on this trip keeping the bill under $5. Her usual froyo cup runs $7-8.
Peachwave didn’t really look any different to me than any of the other of dozens of hundreds of froyo places popping up across the country, but I didn’t taste it. J said it just tasted like froyo to her. Didn’t really say anything about it standing out but she loved it nonetheless.