Thursday, April 24, 2014

Ehrmann Mixims Review





Fro-yo girl here. Ehrmann is a German yogurt brand that recently entered the US market with a product line called Mixims. The heart shaped container features three separate compartments. Each package contains plain fat free Greek yogurt with live and active cultures and two toppings. One serving is 150g and 150 calories with 1.5g total fat and at least 10g protein. It retails for $1.99. I found Mixims at Safeway for a club price of 4 for $5.

Six flavors are available: 
Cherry and Chocolate Curls; Raspberry with Dark and White Chocolate Curls; Mango Pineapple with Coconut & Almonds; Honey with Coconut & Almonds; Strawberries with Granola; Blackberry Pomegranate with Granola & Dried Fruits

* Raspberry with dark and white chocolate curls: The plain Greek yogurt is mildly tangy and lightly sweetened. They added several gums and pectin to thicken the yogurt. I found the flavor to be somewhat chalky and bland. The raspberry puree, which had some but not many seeds, was easy to stir in and the result was still bland. I liked how the puree was slightly tart and not too sweet. I hoped there would be separate white and dark chocolate curls but the white and dark chocolate were present in the same curls.

* Strawberry with granola: The strawberry puree was much sweeter than the raspberry and I didn’t see any strawberry pieces. It looked like a thick red liquid. The granola was made out of just oats. It was crunchy and lightly sweetened. I like crunchier granola made with more than just oats.

The raspberry yogurt was better than the strawberry yogurt. Muller has a similar offering but Muller has better tasting yogurt and better toppings.

3 out of 5 stars.


You know you love me. X0 X0, fro-yo girl.

About Ehrmann USA

Ehrmann USA is the American subsidiary of a German dairy production company with nearly 100 years experience in the industry. Among the leading dairies in Europe, the Ehrmann family learned the craft of yogurt-making in Bavaria's Oberschonegg in Allgau, Germany in 1929. For the US market, Ehrmann combined modern manufacturing techniques and a three-generations-old family recipe to create MIXIM, its new creamy Greek yogurt. The company remains an independent family enterprise that stands for quality, sustainability, and tradition.

Looking for more frozen yogurt news, discussion boards, and resources? Check out the International Frozen Yogurt Association website at http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/. The IFYA is the independent voice of the frozen yogurt industry.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

NuYo Frozen Yogurt Profile



Fro-yo girl here. Happy Earth Week! In honor of Earth Week, here’s profile of an eco-friendly frozen yogurt chain that I visited recently: NuYo Frozen Yogurt.

NuYo looks eco-friendly even before you walk into the shop. The logo is green and with leaves and there are leaf decals on the windows. The Roseville shop interior has an appealing eco-inspired design with wood floors and shades of white, blue and green.

NuYo has adopted many eco-friendly business practices, including using napkins made out of 100% recycled materials, compostable cups and spoons, recycling, energy efficient light bulbs, energy efficient frozen yogurt machines, non-toxic cleaning supplies. They also strive to purchase locally grown seasonal fruits.

For 42 cents an ounce you can fill up your cup with any mix of frozen yogurt, shaved ice and toppings. They had 14 self-serve proprietary frozen yogurt flavors with live and active cultures to choose from and a toppings bar with bins filled to the brim with nuts, fresh fruit, cheesecake bits, cookies (even regular size whole chocolate chip cookies), cereal, graham cracker crumbs, candy, mochi, cookie dough, brownies, chocolate chips, popping boba and jellies. You can also opt for a waffle bowl and add various syrups and sauces like hot fudge and peanut butter.

They offer a good blend of tart and sweet flavors, including no sugar added froyo. The flavors included classic flavors like vanilla and chocolate, along with fruity flavors and indulgent flavors (peanut butter, cake batter). I tried several tart frozen yogurt flavors. All of them were very good. The frozen yogurt was very flavorful, smooth, creamy with a refreshing edge, though the actual fruit flavors (Asian pear, strawberry) were on the subtle side.

NuYo also has froyo pies and Yoghund, frozen yogurt for dogs. Sign up for the reward card and earn your way to free froyo. The shop in Roseville is one of five locations.

* NUYO FROZEN YOGURT: 9213 Sierra College Blvd., Ste. 100, Roseville, CA 95661

You know you love me. X0 X0, fro-yo girl.

Looking for more frozen yogurt news, discussion boards, and resources? Check out the International Frozen Yogurt Association website at http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/. The IFYA is the independent voice of the frozen yogurt industry.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Safeway Super Premium Greek Key Lime Pie Frozen Yogurt Review





Fro-yo girl here. I’m not at Safeway every week but I swing by maybe once a month and just noticed a new line of Super Premium Greek Frozen Yogurt by Safeway Select. A one pint package is $3.99 or $2.99 for Club members.

The new line comes in the following flavors: 

  • Vanilla Honey Praline
  • Vanilla Caramel Toffee
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Blueberry Vanilla Cheesecake
  • Key Lime Pie
The flavors are reminiscent of Ben & Jerry’s Greek frozen yogurt line.

* Key Lime Pie froyo: It’s firm and creamy, with the texture of a premium ice cream. I liked the strong key lime flavor that had a hint of tartness and wasn’t super sweet. The graham cracker bits are soft and sweet; they didn’t overwhelm the key lime flavor. I didn’t notice the whipped cream ribbon. I liked it a lot but it didn’t have yogurt flavor. It was more like ice cream...but it does have active yogurt cultures. One serving (½ cup) is 160 calories and 2.5 grams of fat.
4 out of 5 stars.

You know you love me. X0 X0, fro-yo girl.

Looking for more frozen yogurt news, discussion boards, and resources? Check out the International Frozen Yogurt Association website at http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/. The IFYA is the independent voice of the frozen yogurt industry.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Yogurtland Flavor Quest Continues with Dubai Vanilla Date Shake & Puerto Rico Guava Sorbet




Fro-yo girl here. Today two new exotic Flavor Quest flavors arrived at Yogurtland: Dubai Vanilla Date Shake (April 14 - May 11) and Puerto Rico Guava Sorbet (April 14 - May 11). These are the last new 2nd Annual Yogurtland Flavor Quest froyo flavors. Yes the Flavor Quest is coming to an end, sadly. The new flavors are available while supplies last.

I don’t like dates or guava but I do like trying new flavors even if I don’t think that I’ll like them.

* Dubai Vanilla Date Shake features Medjool dates, Madagascar bourbon vanilla and molasses. The date flavor isn’t overwhelming and it tastes more like dates than vanilla. I think the specks I saw were from the dates. It’s pleasant, creamy and sweet - with a warm, exotic flavor.

* Puerto Rico Guava Sorbet: This was one of their creamier and sweeter sorbets. The guava flavor is prominent. I was surprised by its sweetness.

There was a new topping this week: colorful gummi butterflies.

Keep collecting stamps on your passport till May 11th. Each stamp gives you a chance to earn prizes including the Puerto Rican adventure. Collect 10 stamps during the Flavor Quest and earn 10 free ounces on your 10th visit.

You know you love me. X0 X0, fro-yo girl.

Looking for more frozen yogurt news, discussion boards, and resources? Check out the International Frozen Yogurt Association website at http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/. The IFYA is the independent voice of the frozen yogurt industry.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Put Your Best Cup Forward Cup Design Contest Ends, Winner Selected



Fro-yo girl here. The fans have spoken and the judges have deliberated. The grand prize winner of the first froyo cup design contest and 10,000 custom froyo cups from CarryOutSupplies.com is the Color Prism Cup from Forever Yogurt

The International Frozen Yogurt Association (IFYA) and CarryOutSupplies.com launched the first ever frozen yogurt cup design contest, Put Your Best Cup Forward to recognize frozen yogurt shops for their attractive frozen yogurt cups and inspire other frozen yogurt shops to create memorable frozen yogurt cup designs.

The contest was hosted on the IFYA’s Facebook page. Facebook likes from fans determined which frozen yogurt cup designs move on to stage 2. In stage 2, an expert panel of judges from the IFYA and CarryOutSupplies.com selected the best cup design based on uniqueness, creativity, and overall attractiveness. Each eligible cup was rated independently by the judges.

All the entries can be seen at http://www.pinterest.com/froyogirl/put-your-best-cup-forward-cup-designs/


As the grand prize winner, Forever Yogurt will receive 10,000 custom 16oz. frozen yogurt cups from CarryOutSupplies.com. To show appreciation for all participants, CarryOutSupplies.com is adding prizes for all entrants. All participants will receive coupon redeemable for anything available from CarryOutSupplies.com. 

Congratulations to the winners of the Put Your Best Cup Forward design contest.

You know you love me. X0 X0, fro-yo girl.

About CarryOutSupplies.com

Since the beginning of the frozen yogurt revolution and boom several years ago, CarryOutSupplies.com has been there every step of the way with our clients. To make the dreams of our clients possible, we established the low minimum order quantity for custom print that shattered industry standards. By shifting the paradigm we enabled businesses of all sizes to harness the powers of their brand and build the foundation they need to grow into franchises. We have seen many clients start from one single store to dozens and hundreds of locations around the world. We have grown with them to become the leading disposable product supplier for the frozen yogurt industry. Nonetheless, we are never content with the status quo, we are constantly seeking for ways to better serve our clients. We are still the pioneers that make the impossible a reality for business owners.

Looking for more frozen yogurt news, discussion boards, and resources? Check out the International Frozen Yogurt Association website at http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/. The IFYA is the independent voice of the frozen yogurt industry.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Future Fro-yo Shop Pictures: Loving Cup Hayes Valley




Fro-yo girl here. Loving Cup’s second location replaces the serene Asian tea room, Taste. Back in March the expected opening date was April 15. The interior is far from finished and the Loving Cup sign has yet to appear. Loving Cup 2 will offer rice pudding and hand churned frozen yogurt like the original location on Polk. The new location will also offer housemade ice cream and cookies.

Loving Cup is one of the few places you can get hand-churned mix in style frozen yogurt. You choose the base (vanilla or chocolate) and pick your mix ins (fruit, candy, almond butter, peanut butter, cookies, Nutella, sprinkles, nuts, cookie dough). The frozen yogurt is all natural, probiotic and nonfat. It’s churned to order. The machine combines your frozen yogurt with your mix ins.

* Vanilla frozen yogurt mixed with almond butter and crunchy granola: The froyo was extra thick, dense and creamy (thicker and denser than average). A small size was quite generous. The texture was the best part of the froyo. It felt satisfying and filling. The flavor was pleasant but the vanilla flavor was very mild and there wasn’t much almond butter flavor either.

I wonder if the new location will offer froyo pies?

You know you love me. X0 X0, fro-yo girl.

* LOVING CUP: 535 Octavia St., San Francisco, CA 94102

Looking for more frozen yogurt news, discussion boards, and resources? Check out the International Frozen Yogurt Association website at http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/. The IFYA is the independent voice of the frozen yogurt industry.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Pinkberry Introduces Chocolate Chip Cookie Froyo




Fro-yo girl here. Pinkberry introduced its newest froyo flavor a few days ago: Chocolate chip cookie. It’s made with real chocolate chip cookie pieces. They also introduced a new topping, chocolate chip cookies. And they have a chocolate chip cookie shake.

* Chocolate chip cookie froyo: It’s a light tan color with teeeny chocolate bits. There are no visible or discernible cookie pieces. It’s a smooth, creamy and lighter than soft serve ice cream. It’s sweet and mild - I wouldn’t say it has a strong cookie flavor. It tastes more like vanilla with a hint of cookie and a hint of chocolate.

The poster suggests that there will be a new flavor in May, mint chocolate chip cookie.

You know you love me. X0 X0, fro-yo girl.

Looking for more frozen yogurt news, discussion boards, and resources? Check out the International Frozen Yogurt Association website at http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/. The IFYA is the independent voice of the frozen yogurt industry.