A2 Bucket List: Rod’s Diner

Number 20 on my Ann Arbor Bucket List was to have a Collider at Rod’s Diner. Not sure what a Collider is? Read on. (Preview: it’s glorious.)

I didn’t discover Rod’s until my senior year. Which basically meant I was in Ann Arbor for three whole years without this deliciousness; what was I doing that whole time? But, it is kind of a hole-in-the-wall type place. And, honestly, from a caloric-intake perspective, it’s likely better that I didn’t know about it for awhile anyway.

It’s also a quirky place, selling a ridiculous combination of food. I believe you can buy both Korean dishes AND massive amounts of fro yo there. Because, you know, those two always go together.

The other cool thing about Rod’s is that the walls are literally covered, top to bottom, with pictures of people eating Colliders. My picture is not up there. Yet.

Okay, now we get down to the nitty gritty. What is a Collider? Basically, anything you want it to be. You choose a flavor of frozen yogurt and add as many toppings as you like (and they have a pretty extensive list). The thing I like is that, no matter what, it’s $6. None of this crap where they weigh your frozen yogurt concoction and charge you accordingly.

As you can see, I always keep it pretty simple. Usually, I just get chocolate yogurt, heath bar chunks, raspberries, and maybe chocolate sauce. This time, I threw in some cookie dough because I was feeling jazzy.

And here is my concoction:

P.S. When I was in undergrad, I had a theory that adding the raspberries was somehow a responsible choice. Like, it doesn’t matter that you’re getting a ton of sugary and calorie-filled toppings because, look, there’s fruit! I’m pretty sure this theory has no basis in scientific fact. But, it does in my mind…

10 down, 50 to go!

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