Thursday, February 26, 2015

New Flavor at Pinkberry: Pink Champagne


Fro-yo girl here. I’m making an effort to check out multiple Pinkberry locations in hopes of finding test products and I recently spotted a new flavor that they’re testing at the Little Tokyo location: Pink Champagne.

The flavor sounded intriguing and fitting – given that Pinkberry is celebrating its 10th birthday this year. It’s tart based and tastes like their original tart with a hint of sweet pink champagne. The texture is the same as the original tart: smooth, light, refreshing. The yogurt is white (looks just like original tart).

Recommended toppings: Raspberries, mochi, chocolate shavings, pizzelle cookie

Pink Champagne Pinkberry is available for a limited time.

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

* PINKBERRY LITTLE TOKYO: 332-A E 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Looking for more frozen yogurt news, discussion boards, an 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, February 24, 2015

New Contest: Win Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Mix for Your Shop



Fro-yo girl here. The International Frozen Yogurt Association and Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Co. have partnered to bring you a new contest, The Cool Way to Eat Fruit: Win Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Mix for Your Shop.


Froyo fans, if you'd like your froyo shop to carry Chloe's Soft Serve Fruit Mix, tell them about this contest!

The Prizes

Two prizes will be awarded:

First prize: 3 cases of Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Mix

Second prize: 1 case of Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Mix

About Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Mix

Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Mix offers a unique, high quality, great tasting, healthy upgrade to existing non-dairy alternatives. Shops that carry Chloe’s can appeal to health conscious consumers and differentiate themselves from other frozen yogurt shops. Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Mix can also be served as a smoothie, super food bowl, parfait or as a waffle topping.

Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit is made with just three ingredients: real fruit, filtered water and a touch of organic sugar. The flavors are intense and natural and the texture is creamy. Soft serve fruit is good for you, all natural, delicious, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, kosher, pareve, and nonfat. Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Mix is available in 14 seasonal varieties, including apple, banana, blood orange, blueberry, cranberry, dark chocolate, mango, mixed berry, pear, pineapple, plum, pumpkin, raspberry, strawberry and tangerine.

Who’s Eligible

The Cool Way to Eat Fruit contest is open to all legal residents of the United States who are members of the International Frozen Yogurt Association and current owner/operators or employees of a frozen yogurt shop. Entrants must be 18 years or older. The shop must be in an area that is covered by Chloe’s SSF distribution network.* 


To become a member of the IFYA, visit internationalfrozenyogurt.com. Membership is free.

No purchase is necessary to enter or win.

How to Enter

To participate in the Contest, entrants must complete an online survey: http://tinyurl.com/cool-way-contest or via email to info@internationalfrozenyogurt.com

The Contest ends on March 20, 2015 at 11:59:59 P.M. PST. Winners will be selected at random from eligible entries. Limit one entry per person.

Contest Rules

The contest rules can be found at: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/cool-way-eat-fruit-contest-rules/

About Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Co.

The three “sweets” loving, health conscious creators of Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Co™ go way back. Michael and Jason grew up on the same street in a suburb just outside of Washington, DC, and have been creating businesses together since high school. Chloe, met Jason in College at Tufts University, and the three have been hanging ever since. The Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Co.™ brand has been a labor of love, time and imagination, as the trio set out to create a delicious, wholesome, innovative frozen treat. They are proud that, together, they have created the cool way to eat fruit.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Free IFYA Webinar on California's New Sick Pay Law on 2/24

California frozen yogurt shops, are you ready for the new sick pay law? Do you have questions about the new law?

The International Frozen Yogurt Association in partnership with Payality, experts in business compliance, is hosting a free webinar to provide you with information on California’s new sick pay law. Beginning July 1, 2015, all employers must provide employees working 30 or more hours in a calendar year up to 3 days of sick pay. This webinar will provide information about how to properly accrue this time and notify the employee.

  • Topic: California’s New Sick Pay Law
  • Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015
  • Time: 4 PM Pacific Standard Time
  • Cost: Free

Please register for the webinar on California’s new sick pay law on Feb 24, 2015 4:00 PM PST at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1343738813666352130

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

About Payality


Payality is different. Payality provides total compliance solutions that help business owners minimize risk and have more time to focus on growing and managing their business, including Payroll, Human Resources, Affordable Care Act, Worker’s Compensation Payment Administration, Retirement, Bookkeeping, and more. Payality’s comprehensive compliance solutions reduce your costs, increase efficiency and streamline operations across your business. See how Payality performs and you’ll never look back. Visit http://www.payality.com/ifya for additional information.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Nestle Outshine Simply Yogurt Bars Review





Fro-yo girl here. I never felt the urge to try Outshine bars/pops before because they didn’t have any yogurt bars. That just changed this month with the launch of Outshine Simply Yogurt Bars, made with 100% yogurt and fruit. I spotted the bars at Target, where a box of four bars (10.2 fl oz) is $4.59.

One bar is 90 calories with 2g of fat and 5g of protein. Outshine Yogurt Bars have live and active cultures, with no artificial colors or flavors and no high fructose corn syrup.

* Blueberry: A thick bar with a soft, creamy, whipped texture that holds its shape well. The bar delivered on its promise of creaminess and it also didn’t have unpleasant artificial flavors. It was light and satisfying. The flavor was slightly tangy and mildly blueberry like but on the bland side (too much cream?) I’ve had better (and worse) froyo bars. This one was better than average in texture but lacking in flavor.

Spotted flavors: Strawberry Banana, Strawberry, Mango, Peach, Blueberry 


There are two other flavors but I'm not sure what they are.

Ingredients (Blueberry): Yogurt (skim milk, sugar, lactose reduced skim milk, cream, blueberry puree, milk protein concentrate, pectin, natural flavors, guar gum, carob bean gum, live and active cultures).

Outshine Simply Yogurt Bars are available only at Target.

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

3.5 out of 5 stars

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, February 17, 2015

A Visit to a Self Serve Pinkberry Location







Fro-yo girl here. I was surprised to learn that the downtown Burbank Pinkberry location switched to a self-serve format last year. I didn’t see an announcement at the time (though they did announce it on the Burbank Pinkberry Facebook page – a page I wasn’t checking). It’s just a toe dip into the self-serve format though. As far as I know this and the Brea location are the only self-serve Pinkberry locations.

The Burbank location carries 12 self-serve froyo flavors a day (the same flavors you’d find at other Pinkberry locations) and your typical Pinkberry toppings (fresh fruit, popping boba, mochi, candy, nuts, cookies, cookie dough, sauces, Nutella, granola, coconut, cheesecake, brownies, cereal, waffle cookies, chocolate, granola, and luxe toppings) for 49 cents an ounce. It’s very similar to a regular Pinkberry only with more flavors, larger cups and the self-serve format. At your typical Pinkberry you can get multiple flavors and unlimited toppings so there isn’t much difference. Sample cups are on a tray at the toppings bar. You can also request a waffle bowl.

The shop looked like a regular Pinkberry shop only with a wall of froyo machines. The interior has pastel colors, plants and pebble floor. They kept the toppings bar very clean and the fruit looked fresh. The toppings are better than average. My favorite topping is the dark chocolate crisps.

Froyo flavors of the day:
  • Vanilla bean
  • Chocolate chip cookie
  • Sea salt chocolate
  • Cookies & cream
  • Passionfruit
  • Pomegranate
  • Mango
  • Original
  • Blood orange
  • Raspberry white chocolate
  • Pineapple
  • Pina colada
I don’t think this location has frozen shakes or yogurt smoothies. It’s froyo only. Mr. Froyo and I thought it was a well maintained shop. We weren’t that thrilled about serving ourselves (counter serve is more sanitary) but we did enjoy our froyo. I recommend getting the new Raspberry White Chocolate flavor – the raspberry is tangy and the dominant flavor but the white chocolate adds a pleasant sweetness.

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

* PINKBERRY BURBANK, 120 East Palm Avenue, Burbank, CA 91502

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, February 16, 2015

Online Auction of High Point, NC Froyo Shop Assets Ends Tomorrow

The online auction of this shop liquidation is being conducted by Rogers Realty & Auction Co. 

Bidding Ends: Tuesday, February 17th at 1:00PM

Assets for sale include: Ice Machine, Taylor Soft Serve Machines, Walk-in Cooler, Sinks, Freezer, Security System, Outdoor Seating, Light Fixtures

For pictures and additional information visit: http://rogersauctiongroup.com/index.php?ap=1&pid=41605

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.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Froyo Valentine’s Day/Singles Awareness Day 2015


Fro-yo girl here. Are you celebrating Valentine’s Day with a froyo date or with a single cup of froyo?

Valentine’s Day specials:
  • Forever Yogurt has a BOGO offer from 12-6PM, mention “Forever Friend Promo”
  • Froyoworld has a BOGO offer
  • Red Mango Club Mango members enjoy double points
  • Samba Swirl is 50% off
Check out our Valentine’s Day Pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/froyogirl/valentines-day-froyo-images/

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.