Find Fresh Berry at Porters Neck.
Studies show that tough economic times inspire us to get healthy. Maybe that explains all the frozen yogurt shops have popped up in the Cape Fear region lately.
At least five “fro-yo” have opened over the past year. Two more just showed up.
North Wilmington’s Fresh Berry offers a little sin with it’s frozen good deeds. You can get a cupcake with your yogurt.
Twelve yogurt flavors, including two sorbets, whirl daily at the self-serve shop in Porters Neck Center, 8211-DD Market St. Signature flavors are Decadent Chocolate and Fresh Berry Tart, but Coconut Cream is popular too, said Francy Bauer, who owns Fresh Berry with her husband, Brad.
A selection from 46 cupcake flavors is baked daily. Choices might include cotton candy, margarita, stuffed French toast and orange Creamsicle, all with tall frosting peaks.
The Bauers “always talked about wouldn’t it be fun to have a little ice cream shop,” Francy Bauer said. When they decided to leave Ohio for someplace new, Brad Bauer traded his insurance career for the couple’s cool dream.
Fresh Berry is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Call 910-319-7057.
South of Wilmington, Leland welcomes Honeybees Frozen Yogurt, 2013 Old Regent Way, in Waterford Center near Harris Teeter.
Ten rotating flavors and 40 toppings are on tap including mango sorbet, banana and coconut. Fresh fruit toppings recently included local blueberries from Lewis Farms in Wilmington.
Honeybees is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Call 910-859-7357.