Monday, October 20, 2014

Fro-Yo Girl Speaks 6th Blogiversary


Fro-yo girl here. Fro-Yo Girl Speaks turns 6 years old today: October 20, 2014. Happy blogiversary!

Earlier this year I moved to the Greater Los Angeles area, the capital of the second wave of frozen yogurt. Unfortunately, the move makes it nearly impossible for me to meet my original goal of visiting every frozen yogurt shop in the Bay Area. I thought I was going to reach the goal since fewer new froyo stores were opening. On the positive side, I’m now living in an area with hundreds of frozen yogurt shops that I’ve never visited before.

Since I’ve moved, it makes sense for this blog to expand its coverage to include Northern and Southern California froyo. I recently put together my list of notable froyo shops in SoCal. Be sure to check it out later this week.

I also stopped writing for Yelp last October. For those of you who enjoy my food and froyo shop reviews, be sure to check out my review blog on Tumblr: http://formeryelpers.tumblr.com/

Join the International Frozen Yogurt Association, the association that I founded. It’s free to join. The monthly enewsletter is also free and will deliver froyo industry news to your inbox. http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/

Froyo fans, be sure to sign the petition to make froyo the official state food of California! Tell your friends to sign too: http://tinyurl.com/qdnuqkx

Thank you so much to my fans and readers and keep eating frozen yogurt!

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, October 14, 2014

Color Changing Halloween Spoons, Plus Discount Code



Fro-yo girl here. Halloween is my favorite holiday and I also happen to love fancy frozen yogurt spoons. Of course I love the new color changing Halloween spoons from Frozen Solutions. The spoons start out as a pumpkiny orange and they turn to a dark scary black while you're eating your froyo.

Froyo spoon fans, ask your froyo shop for color changing Halloween spoons.

Froyo shops, show off your Halloween spirit by carrying color changing Halloween spoons this year.


Special Deal from the International Frozen Yogurt Association


Save 10% on your Halloween color changing spoons order.

Enter (or mention) the code "IFYA" when you place your order on http://www.frozensolutions.com/ 

Order soon. You don't want to miss out on these limited edition spoons. Supplies are limited.

This discount code expires on 10/31/2014 at midnight PST.

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, October 13, 2014

Two New Flavors to Fall For Arrive at Yogurtland




Fro-yo girl here. Today marked the first day for two new Yogurtland flavors inspired by childhood treats:

Chocolate pudding pop frozen yogurt is described as “deliciously creamy, delightfully fudgy.” I found it sweet, creamy, and fudgy, while being lighter and milkier than I expected. The lightness was a nice change from the richer chocolate flavors.

Pink lemonade sorbet “uses real lemons for a perfect sweet and tart experience that is vitamin C fortified.” Pink lemonade sorbet tasted like a great lemonade - fresh, tangy and not too sweet.

Chocolate pudding pop and pink lemonade sorbet will be served through Nov. 9, while supplies last. I also spotted a new topping: Life Savers Gummies

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, October 10, 2014

Go Greek Yogurt 1st Anniversary



Fro-yo girl here. Guess what I had for lunch today? A cup of LA’s best frozen yogurt from Go Greek Yogurt.

They just started celebrating their 1st anniversary today and I snagged my 20% off discount card. On Saturday and Sunday enjoy free Greek coffee or tea with purchase.

If you love creamy, thick, rich frozen yogurt, you need to try Go Greek. Their imported triple strained Greek yogurt is all natural and has that natural yogurt tang. Yes the frozen yogurt is made with imported Greek yogurt.

Sadly, I just missed trying the rose froyo flavor, but I still love the honey flavor. Honey and yogurt just taste so right together.

* GO GREEK YOGURT: 425 N Bedford Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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, October 7, 2014

A Notable Passing: Tuttimelon Closes Its Irving Location



Fro-yo girl here. A new ice cream sandwich shop called Swich just opened at 2045 Irving St. in San Francisco, CA…the former Tuttimelon location. While many frozen yogurt shops close, this particular Tuttimelon location and the original location at 2150 Irving St. were special to me as a frozen yogurt fan. 

February 2, 2008 – the first day at Tuttimelon’s first location at 2150 Irving St. (Outer Sunset) and I was there. I had a cup of original tart with red beans as a topping. It was my favorite frozen yogurt shop back then and it was open late every day, even on Christmas. I could have delicious extra tart froyo whenever I wanted it. When it started out, Tuttimelon only had one flavor, original tart, but oh, what a delightful flavor. I couldn’t get enough of it, especially when sprinkled with green tea powder.

February 2 later became known as Tuttimelon Day. Two two, tutti, get it?

The original location was the size of a closet, so they moved up the street and let customers serve themselves. The new location at 2045 Irving St. opened on October 24, 2009. I was there with Tracy T. and Danny (now engaged) and I met Matt G. (Fro-Yo Boy) and Wilhelm Y. I got a ride in the Tuttimobile and a Tuttimelon umbrella. Tuttimelon Bear and Joe Cool met for the first time and became friends.

http://froyogirl.blogspot.com/2009/10/tuttimelon-irving-grand-opening.html

I remember going to Tuttimelon to meet Jonathan W., to collect Tuttispoons, feeding Tuttimelon Bear, and to stock up on the 99 cents/cup special.

The original Tuttimelon location became a Teaway (same ownership), the first self-serve bubble tea bar. It’s still a Teaway.

The Tuttimelon on Chestnut St. closed around the same time as the Irving location. They still have a San Francisco location: Teaway/Tuttimelon on Broadway in Chinatown…but it’s not the same as the Irving location. I will always have the fondest memories of Tuttimelon Irving. How I loved their almond, pomegranate, original, mango and Japanese yogurt froyo.

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.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Yogurtland Burbank Media Center 5 Year Anniversary Celebration




Fro-yo girl here. Happy 5 year anniversary to Yogurtland Burbank Media Center and thanks for the anniversary bash!

People in/near Burbank love their froyo, judging from the size of the line before the shop opened. A few minutes before 11AM the music started, courtesy of DJ Vicious Lee. They also had a face painting station and spin the wheel station outside.

At 11 AM the doors opened. A friendly Yogurtland employee handed each guest an 8 oz Yogurtland cup which he/she could fill with as much froyo and toppings as desired. Pumpkin pie froyo was on tap...after leaving the register, someone handed me a green Yogurtland cooler bag, coupon for 3 oz of free froyo and a spoon. I then wandered over to the prize wheel. Prizes included coupons for free froyo, Yogurtland cooler bags, pencils, keychains, water bottles, etc. I won a Yogurtland megaphone which will come in handy at sporting events and graduations. They also had raffle giveaways every 30 minutes.

The celebration continues till 8 PM tonight.

2 - 5 PM: First 3 ozs free
5 - 8 PM: Buy one, get one free

* YOGURTLAND BURBANK MEDIA CENTER: 304 N. San Fernando Blvd., Burbank, CA 91502

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, October 1, 2014

Color Changing Cups Arrive at Menchie’s




Fro-yo girl here. It’s October and that means the new color changing froyo cups have arrived at Menchie’s! The color-changing cups are available for a limited time and are inspired by my favorite holiday, Halloween. It’s the first time that I’ve seen a color changing cup at a froyo shop.

The cup, which is made out of paper, has Halloween and Menchie’s designs (e.g., ghost, spider, bones, witch’s hat, jack o’lantern) printed on it. The designs look white. Put cold froyo in the cup to start the transformation. The printed images turn green, orange, blue, purple and pink. There’s one design and the cups are available for a limited time only.


What a clever way to encourage you to fill up your froyo cup.

Menchie’s also introduced a new pumpkin flavor for October, Harvest Pumpkin. Harvest Pumpkin features real pumpkin puree, cinnamon and ginger. The cinnamon flavor was very pronounced, more so than last year.

Last October Menchie’s introduced its first color changing spoons, featuring the Sweet Friends, as well as color changing magic crystals (sugar) and a pumpkin froyo flavor called It’s Pumpkin Time.

I’m so happy to see Halloween spirit at Menchie’s and will be visiting multiple times in October.

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.