Over the past year, Boston has seen an explosion of trendy fro-yo stores. Last weekend, the most recent addition to Boston’s fro-yo scene is New York favorite, 16 Handles. With 6 states operating 16 Handles stores in North America, Boston joined the team with the Grand Opening of its very first location in Coolidge Corner last weekend (26th of January).
My first 16 Handles experience was in New York, where more of the stores are concentrated and I fell in love immediately, I was absolutely brimming with excitement when I heard rumors earlier this fall that Coolidge Corner was soon to be ‘handling’ as well:)
At this time of year, some people look at me as though I have five heads when I start getting excited about things like this…but that is simply because they may never have had fro-yo and couldn’t possibly understand that some frozen treats are good all year round.
On the day of the Grand Opening, I joined a whole slew of other fro-yo fans who showed up to christen the store and more importantly, to enjoy some of 16 handles quintessential flavors…aka salted caramel and peanut butter confession.
For those of you who have perhaps not been to a self-serve fro-yo place, the premise is simple. After tasting whichever flavors you like, you pick up your tub, fill it with whatever flavors and as much of each as you like… aka a dollop of coconut, a half tub of peanut butter…etc. , then head to the toppings bar, which is thoroughly impressive at 16 handles. From chocolate chips, to mini peanut butter cups and fresh fruit, you can have it just the way you like it…none of this ‘more…no, more…um, just a little more..etc’ business.
Once you are satisfied with your masterpiece, you take it to the till, weigh it and pay only for what you get, no more, no less.
It is a perfect model of customer satisfaction and satisfaction you will find:)
And now, for the really exciting part, I am holding my first giveaway!
Courtesy of 16 Handles, I will be giving away a 25 dollar gift card to one lucky person. To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog with your favorite fro-yo flavor.
Additional entries can be won for each of the following (be sure to leave a separate comment with each additional entry!):
- follow @16handles on twitter
- tweet both 16 Handles and myself (@rachelonpointe) saying how excited you are to try out their new #boston location
- like 16 Handles on facebook
I will announce the winner on Monday, February 3rd…ready, set, handle!