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Neighborhood Treats, Healthier Eats At Woodbury’s Central Park

Cups 'n Scoops is now under new ownership.

at has new ownership and some new healthful food options!

Darlene and Lance Wendlandt officially became Cups 'n Scoops’ new owners last August.

Since then, Darlene has collaborated with Amy Rodriguez, personal chef and trainer with www.amypersonally.com to add some healthy variety to the Cups 'n Scoops menu.

Darlene and Amy became friends through and find themselves in perfect positions to help each other’s business thrive. And what great businesses they are!

Each is helping to satisfy the healthy and fun food cravings of families on the go. It’s obvious from their enthusiasm that these women enjoy their work and whom they get to work with.

The Wendlandts retained most of the staff at Cups 'n Scoops, and Darlene loves working with them.

“It’s a fun atmosphere. The park is so tranquil,” she said. “We have regular customers coming from the library, the and Lookout Ridge.”

With a smile she adds that, “Most people are happy when they’re getting ice cream.”

But Darlene also discovered that many moms bringing their kids in for a treat didn’t have much else to choose from for themselves. Now, with Amy’s help, Cups 'n Scoops offers things like honey bran muffins, smaller portion scones, yogurt parfaits, smoothies, hummus wraps and Mediterranean wraps.

The yogurt parfaits include Amy’s homemade granola, the bestseller. She makes it with flax seed, unsweetened applesauce and a touch of coconut oil. Her yummy granola flavors include tropical white chocolate, dark chocolate cranberry, low fat peanut butter with dark chocolate and one called almond joy!

The hummus wraps are made with spinach, cucumber, hummus, tomato and a choice of chicken or turkey. Darlene says they’re selling like crazy.

The smoothies are all fruit and can include 23 grams of protein or yogurt. Cups N Scoops has also added soup to the menu and is hoping to add salads as soon as the Wendlandts settle on an eco-friendly container in which to serve them.

Of course, Cups 'n Scoops still serves tasty Cedar Crest ice cream that customers say is hard to find elsewhere. And for the kiddos, Superman is still the most requested ice cream flavor.

Beginning this month, Cups 'n Scoops will provide catering for Central Park events, specifically birthday parties at Lookout Ridge. Hopefully this added opportunity and their expanded menu will help grow this great business, whose sales have been impacted a bit by the being . Business is still good even though Mondays have slowed.

The Wendlandts are hopeful for a busy spring season and for funding to one day return to the library so that it can re-open on Mondays.

Cups 'n Scoops has always been a treasure among treasures tucked in alongside Woodbury’s wonderful library and indoor gardens. It remains family owned and operated with Darlene working most weekdays, their daughter Kailey Ann working weekends and all three Wendlandts closing up shop together as a family each Saturday.

So go enjoy the amenities at Central Park and support local business too by having a treat or something a bit more healthy to eat!

 

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Jessica March 13, 2012 at 05:56 PM
I love stopping at Cups with 3 young kiddos for a little treat after some reading at the library! Tip for new owners: another high chair might be beneficial.
Deb Strafaccia LeCuyer March 13, 2012 at 10:17 PM
My daughter Kristen works there. A fun, healthy quiet restaurant with a library, a Y, a playground and a great indoor park!
Darlene Wendlandt March 15, 2012 at 01:40 AM
Good suggestion! I will look into that. Thank you!
Darlene Wendlandt March 15, 2012 at 01:41 AM
Deb, I love having Kristen working at the shop! People have commented to me how friendly she is. She is a sweetheart. :)

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