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.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

FroYoVider Cup Divider Review



Fro-yo girl here. I recently had the opportunity to try FroYoVider frozen yogurt cup dividers. FroYoViders allow you to create 2 to 3 compartments in your froyo cup. The FroYoVider is smaller than other cup dividers because it doesn’t have the rounded dome design but ends at the top of the cup. The divider is matte white and plain, except for the FroYoVider stamp. The starter kit comes with a nice looking clear acrylic dispenser that can be placed on a flat surface or mounted to a wall.

* Is it safe?
It’s made out of recyclable paperboard stock and FDA approved food safe materials.

* Does it get soggy? I left the FroYoVider in my cup for 10 minutes. The divider did not get soggy.

* Easy to use? Yes. You can put it into your cup as is or fold the two ends if you want 3 compartments. Or you can easily create more compartments by using more than one FroYoVider in your cup. You can adjust the size of each compartment.

* Is it effective? The frozen yogurt flavors stayed in their separate compartments though once the yogurt melts, some leakage can occur between compartments.

* Good design? It’s an elegant, flexible design for someone who doesn’t overload the frozen yogurt cup. If the froyo exceeds the height of the cup, the flavors might touch again. Also, it's harder to scoop the froyo out of the corners where the cup and the divider meet because of the sharp angles.

While I’m not among the group of people who don’t want my froyo flavors to touch, I do know people who really like cup dividers. And if I wanted to get flavors that don’t complement each other in the same cup, I would greatly appreciate a cup divider.


FroYoVider's mission is "to enhance the self-serve frozen yogurt experience." All FroYoViders are made in the USA from FDA approved materials and are completely recyclable.

FroYoViders are currently available at all Orange Leaf Locations US and Australia and in April, will be launched at a large franchise. After the launch, you'll be able to find FroYoViders at close to 700 frozen yogurt franchises across the US.

You can purchase FroYoViders from the following:


For additional information about FroYoVider, visit www.froyovider.com or contact sales@froyovider.com

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, March 31, 2014

Yogurtland Flavor Quest Continues with New Flavors: Black Currant Berry Tart and Flan





Fro-yo girl here. Yogurtland’s Flavor Quest takes you to two new flavor destinations this week: France Black Currant Berry Tart (March 31 - April 27) and Spain Flan (March 31 - April 27)

Since I love tart froyo and blackcurrants (blackcurrant candy and drinks), I was most looking forward to Black Currant Berry Tart but I wound up really loving both new flavors. It’s the best batch of new Flavor Quest flavors thus far.

* Flan: rich, creamy and with an intense caramelized sugar taste, even better than the earlier Creme Brulee flavor perhaps due to the addition of sweetened condensed milk

* Black Currant Berry Tart: creamy but not heavy, combines different berry flavors (blackcurrant, raspberries, blackberries) but the black currant flavor is the strongest. It’s so hard to find black currant flavor here so I’m thrilled. It’s pretty tart/tangy. It’s like cranberry mixed with grape but brighter.

There were no new toppings today. Don’t forget to get your passport stamped. If you’ve been going every week since the Flavor Quest started, you’ll earn your fifth stamp and 5 ounces free. You’re also entered to win prizes like a Puerto Rican adventure.

Next up: Dubai Vanilla Date Shake (April 14 - May 11) and Puerto Rico Guava Sorbet (April 14 - May 11).

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.