Every once in awhile, I try to surprise the kids with a treat. Which is hard since one of them asks me a million questions.
What are we doing after school?
And what’s for dinner?
What time are we leaving?
Can so-and-so come over for a playdate?
Can we go to the Halloween store?
When can we decorate?
It’s, like, incessant. And makes it difficult when trying to keep something a surprise.
I subscribe to a few NJ-centered blogs, since I find them to be a good source of new things to do in the area, free kid-friendly activities, holiday goings-on, and the like.
Which is how I discovered Strawberry Fields in Morristown.
If you didn’t know, we’re big fans of self-serve frozen yogurt.
Because it’s healthy.
As long as you don’t overload it with junky toppings.
And it speaks to the inner control freak, letting me making it just how I like it.
Located on the usually-busy South Street in downtown Morristown, there is plenty of on-street parking available. The store was big, bright, and colorful. While we were visiting Strawberry Fields, the music piped in was an interesting eclectic mix of 60s and 70s.
This is the first froyo place that we have visited that had two levels, which was pretty cool. The yogurt selections are up a few steps, in the back of the store, and the toppings bar was towards the front of the store, near the cashier and entrance.
Which is good for breaking things up a bit when it gets busy.
We speak from experience.
At 0.49/ounce, it’s priced in line with their competitors, and with a small nod to the environment, their spoons are biodegradable.
For the most part, frozen yogurt places all seem to operate under the same basic set-up, so we look for what sets them apart. Strawberry Fields offers gift cards, and this is the first place that I’ve seen that offers wheat germ and flax seed as available toppings.
Which I love.
The only detractor from our visit was the condition of the toppings bar. It was a bit of a mess. And there was no excuse for that because the lone employee we saw while we were there had time to check his phone several times.