Friday, December 2, 2016

South Lake Avenue Holidayfest on December 3 in Pasadena


Fro-yo girl here. South Lake Avenue’s Holidayfest is filled with holiday fun, including live music, a scavenger hunt, North Pole Kid Zone (at the Corporate Center Pasadena), Santa’s Village (at the Shops on Lake) and Holiday Happy Hour (at the Commons). There will be roaming holiday characters, horse and carriage rides, carolers and in-store promotions. Santa’s going to be there too.
Yogurtland Pasadena is participating. During Holidayfest, you'll receive a $1 Yogurtland coupon with any purchase. Be sure to collect your scavenger hunt stamp at Yogurtland as well. Turn in your scavenger card with 12 stamps and be entered to win prizes like Yogurtland coupons. Pro tip: Try the new Chocolate Covered Pretzel frozen yogurt before it’s too late. And if you’re a Yogurtland regular, get one of the 2017 Black Friday coupon booklets if it’s not too late. You get 12 ozs of free froyo every week in 2017 for just $50 (a $290 value).

Many of the shops and restaurants around South Lake Avenue are participating, including Philz, Duke Bakery, Lemonade, Du-Par’s, PokeMix, Peet’s, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Nothing Bundt Cakes, etc. Many places will have free cookies, yum.

Holidayfest is on December 3 from 12 – 5 PM. Free parking and free admission. For full details, see: http://www.southlakeavenue.org/events/calendar/south-lakes-2016-holiday-celebration-12-5pm/

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, December 1, 2016

New Yogurtland Trolls Flavor, King Peppy’s Chocolate Covered Pretzel


Fro-yo girl here. The Yogurtland Trolls promotion continues with a new limited time flavor, King Peppy’s Chocolate Covered Pretzel.

The flavor card describes the flavor as, “King Peppy’s heroism and courage made him a Troll legend – and it’s no wonder! Any Troll that combines creamy milk chocolate with bits of real pretzel for a spoonful of sweet and salty goodness is a true hero in our book.” The flavor is lowfat and made with cocoa, pretzels, chocolate and salt.

Chocolate Covered Pretzel is different – in a really good, tasty way. It’s filled with tiny bits of pretzel, so it’s not as smooth but the pretzels make the yogurt thicker. The salt makes it interesting too. Milk chocolate holds it all together. If you like chocolate covered pretzels, you’ll like chocolate covered pretzel. I was ready to add chocolate covered pretzels on top but they didn’t have any more. Recommended toppings: Chocolate shell, almonds, chocolate covered pretzels

Yogurtland Pasadena is out of Branch’s Peanut Butter Caramel flavor. They ran out in less than a week. Chocolate Covered Pretzel should be a big hit too.

The next promotional flavor is Guy Diamond’s White Chocolate Peppermint (December 8), which I think is a returning flavor.

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, November 30, 2016

Menchie’s Holiday Dessert Fair Returns with New Flavors, Part II



Fro-yo girl here. It hasn’t been easy to find the new November holiday flavors at Menchie’s even though November is almost over. Menchie’s South Pasadena rarely answers the phone and no Menchie’s in the area posts flavor updates. If I want to find the new flavors, I can usually rely on Menchie’s Huntington Oaks in Monrovia.

I finally found Spiced Gingerbread Cookie and Dark Chocolate Mousse made with almond milk.

* Dark Chocolate Mousse made with almond milk: This flavor is dairy-free (vegan). I really like almond milk and it works well here. It mutes the chocolate and gives it a slightly nutty flavor. The texture was quite creamy. Recommended toppings: Cool Whip, Ande’s Mints, Oreos

* Spiced Gingerbread Cookie: This lowfat flavor tastes more like gingerbread spices than gingerbread cookies. The spices like ginger and cinnamon are definitely noticeable but not overpowering. Recommended toppings: almonds, Heath, Magic Shell and brownies.

It looks like the December flavors won’t be arriving on December 1.

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.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

21 Choices Pasadena to Reopen Next Month?



Fro-yo girl here. The white spray that they sprayed the windows of 21 Choices with has started to wear away. The building retrofit is taking forever. While there is no new sign at the location, the 21 Choices website now says, “The construction to our building seems to be finishing up! We do not have an opening date yet but are hoping to be back next month.”

Meanwhile, you can stop by and peek inside. The 21 Choices sign is still up and you can see the menu board.

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.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Jeni’s Mont Blanc Frozen Yogurt Review




Fro-yo girl here. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Holiday 2016 flavors included one new frozen yogurt flavor, Mont Blanc. Mont Blanc features “toasted chestnuts and molasses with fresh organic yogurt, buttermilk, and cream.”

I know Jeni’s makes very tangy and intensely flavored frozen yogurt, so I wasn’t sure how her tangy style would work with chestnuts and molasses. The Mont Blanc buttermilk frozen yogurt is the sweetest Jeni’s frozen yogurt that I’ve tried to date. The tang isn’t there. The molasses has a deep, rich, sweet flavor that dominates this frozen yogurt. The chestnut gets lost because of the molasses. The texture was super dense, rich and creamy.

Verdict: I prefer the fruity tart frozen yogurt flavors that Jeni makes but Mont Blanc would be nice on top of pie or with a hot beverage (e.g., in an affogato).

Take advantage of Jeni’s special now through Cyber Monday: Buy 4 pints, get 2 pints in the scoop shops and online (use the code TWOFREE at checkout).

* JENI’S ICE CREAMS: Find a Jeni’s scoop shop at https://jenis.com/scoop-shops/

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, November 25, 2016

New Yogurtland Trolls Poppy Spoon, Branch’s Peanut Butter Caramel Flavor, Black Friday Special






Fro-yo girl here. Happy Black Friday! What a day – lots going on at Yogurtland. First, the Black Friday 2017 voucher booklets went on sale at participating Yogurtland locations. You get a year’s worth of yogurt (a $290 value) for $50. The booklet has one coupon for every week. Each coupon is good for 12 ozs of free yogurt good during that week only. Limit one voucher per customer per cup. The coupons can be redeemed at the locations listed in the booklet (in California, Washington, Colorado and Louisiana). It’s definitely a great deal if you are a Yogurtland regular. The booklets were selling quickly. The shop was supposed to open at 11 AM and people were asking about the booklets starting at 8 AM.

Yesterday was supposed to be the first day for the new Branch’s Peanut Butter Caramel flavor. However, most Yogurtland locations were closed yesterday. 

Branch’s Peanut Butter Caramel froyo is described as “If you thought peanut butter couldn’t get any better, think again. We swirled dark roasted peanuts with real caramel for a deliciously sticky situation that even Branch can’t help but get excited about.” The flavor is low-fat and gluten free. I could taste the peanuts and the caramel. The caramel had a buttery flavor. It seemed like the caramel flavor was stronger but that might be because I prefer peanut butter. Recommended toppings: peanuts, raspberry puree, Nilla wafers, mini Nutter Butters and peanut butter sauce…inspired by PB&J.

I also picked up the new Poppy spoon. It’s a bit hard to see her features (the imprint is light) and the back of the spoon is plain. The spoons and new flavor are available while supplies last.

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.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Black Friday Froyo Specials at Yogurtland


Fro-yo girl here. Some Yogurtland locations (Bakersfield, Chino Hills, Monrovia, Pasadena/Lake, Rancho Cucamonga, San Ramon) have announced Black Friday specials. They’re selling the 2017 Voucher Booklet (a $290 value) for $50. The first 25 guests will be able to purchase the booklet for $25 at certain (but not all) locations. The booklets will be available while supplies last. Voucher booklets only available with yogurt purchase. The vouchers are only good at the location where they are purchased.

There will be giveaways for the first 50 guests at select locations. I’ll be there for sure and I’ll report back with pictures of the vouchers. 


Here's the list of participating locations:

California


  • Almaden
  • Bakersfield
  • Bishop Ranch
  • Burbank
  • Campbell
  • Capitola
  • Carson
  • Century City
  • Chino Hills
  • Dana Point
  • Escondido
  • Fair Oaks
  • Fullerton Downtown
  • Huntington Beach 5 Point
  • Inglewood
  • Irvine Spectrum
  • Miracle Mile
  • Mission Viejo
  • Monrovia
  • Montebello
  • Morgan Hill
  • Mountain View
  • Murrieta
  • Newport Beach
  • Pasadena Lake Ave.
  • Rancho Cucamonga
  • San Ramon
  • Santa Ana
  • Stockton
  • Watsonville
  • Westgate

Colorado

  • Cherrywood Square
  • Denver 5th & Grant
  • Governor's Plaza
  • Northridge Center

Louisiana


  • Lafayette
  • LSU
  • New Orleans
  • Towne Center, Baton Rouge


Washington

  • Bear Creek Plaza
  • Bellevue
  • Kent
  • Lynwood
  • Sammanish

P.S. Your local Yogurtland is likely going to be closed on Thanksgiving and they might be closing early on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

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.