Saturday, October 20, 2018

Menchie’s 2018 Halloween Color Changing Spoons


Fro-yo girl here. My World Smile Day visit to Menchie’s was a bust because the location that I went to did not have any of the three October feature flavors or the color changing collectible Halloween spoons. I’ve tried all the feature flavors before, so I’m not too concerned about finding those, but I have been in a frenzy trying to collect all 4 color changing spoons before the Menchie’s shops around here run out. I keep running into blue rock star and pink wizard spoons, but not pink rock star and blue wizard spoons. Hmm.

The four spoons all feature the mascot, Menchie. The Menchie wizard spoon comes in pink and blue. The Menchie rock star spoon comes in pink and blue. If the designs look familiar to you, Menchie’s did have wizard and rock star color changing spoons in 2015. Back in 2015, the wizard spoon came in green and the rock star spoon came in pink. In other words, the pink and blue wizard spoons are NEW and the blue rock star spoon is NEW.

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, October 18, 2018

Kayak Greek Frozen Yogurt Review, Part Two



Fro-yo girl here. I recently visited The Argentum Project in San Francisco to try their soft serve Greek frozen yogurt. They use Kayak frozen yogurt, which is imported from Greece. The Argentum Project is a Greek style coffee café which also sells Greek groceries, such as olive oil, wine, sweets, and more importantly, Kayak Frozen Greek Yogurt (the packaged kind that you can find in a supermarket freezer section).

They had the full Kayak Greek Frozen Yogurt line, which includes 500ml and 107ml pots. The large pots come in 8 flavors. The mini pots come in 6 flavors. A small pot was $2.50. A large pot was $8.

They had the following flavors: Chocolate, Madagascar Vanilla, Choco Cream Cookies, Mango & Jasmine, Red Berries & Acai, Peanut Butter Caramelized Peanuts, Pure, Mediterranean Orange

Interestingly, I spotted Kayak frozen yogurt at Bi-Rite, in the freezer, a few months ago. They had two flavors, Pure (plain, no sugar added) and Madagascar Vanilla. I decided to try another flavor, even though I didn’t like the Pure flavor.

* Mediterranean Orange Greek froyo: The texture was similar to ice cream but not as creamy. I wouldn’t say that the product was icy, but it didn’t have the scoopable quality of a high fat product. The orange flavor was present but subtle. There was little tang and it was on the bland side. I could taste the cream more than the yogurt. From what I’ve tried from Kayak, lack of flavor and tang are consistent qualities. The mini pot was cute and came with a built in spoon under the lid.

One serving was 77g, 130 calories, 5g total fat, 18g total sugars, 3g protein.

Ingredients: Milk, Greek strained yogurt (skim milk, concentrated skim milk, cream, whey, bacterial culture), sugar, orange juice, cream, skim milk, dextrose, guar gum, cellulose gum, carrageenan, mono and diglycerides of fatty acids.

Here's a link to my earlier review of the Argentum Project’s Greek soft serve froyo.


3.5 out of 5 stars.

* THE ARGENTUM PROJECT: 47 6th St, San Francisco (SOMA), CA 94103

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 16, 2018

The Argentum Project Offers Authentic Greek Yogurt in San Francisco, CA




Fro-yo girl here. When I first heard about the Argentum Project, which opened in July of this year, I knew it was a place that I had to visit. The owners grew up in Greece. The Argentum Project is a “Greek-style coffee cafe featuring Greek specialties, take away sweets & savories and gift items." One of the items on the menu is award winning soft serve frozen yogurt from Greece (Kayak brand).

The soft serve frozen yogurt is available in two flavors, original 0% no sugar added or vanilla.

Small $5/ Medium $7/ Large $9

The price includes your choice of honey syrup, sour cherry syrup, or housemade baklava crumbles. Or you can add a Greek spoon sweet (+$1.25), organic fruit (+$1.50) or granola (+$0.50).

* Original, 0% fat, no sugar added. This was icier than the vanilla. It was sweeter than I expected because the yogurt has Stevia. There was no tang and it didn’t have much flavor.

* Vanilla: Fat and no Stevia made this the better flavor. It was rich, velvety smooth, and very creamy. The vanilla flavor was subtle. While the texture was nice, the yogurt seemed to melt quickly and was never that firm, even when I first received the cup. The frozen yogurt had little tang. While it was good, it wasn’t as flavorful as I had hoped. It was different than the usual vanilla froyo – less like ice cream and more like froyo but not tangy.

In addition to frozen yogurt, the Argentum Project offers Greek specialties like spanakopita, bougatsa, hortopita, tiropita, tahinopita, baklava, kataifi, pastachio, beeftekia, Greek desserts, sandwiches, spreads, salads, and more.

If you want to check it out, be aware that it’s in a rundown area with a lot of pawn shops.

4 out of 5 stars.

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

* THE ARGENTUM PROJECT: 47 6th St, San Francisco (SOMA), CA 94103

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 13, 2018

Last Days to Take the National Frozen Yogurt Shop Owner Survey


Fro-yo girl here. Time is running out to be part of the Second National (US) Frozen Yogurt Shop Owner Survey. The survey closes at midnight PST on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.


Shop Owners Who Take the Survey Can Find Out How Their Shop Compares


The National Frozen Yogurt Shop Owner Survey is open to anyone who owns a business that serves frozen yogurt in the US. Owners can sign up to receive the survey results while taking the survey. The results will help owners better understand how their shop compares to other shops. This year's results will be compared to last year's results. 


The survey asks about shop performance, satisfaction with suppliers, operational practices, management, etc. The anonymous survey takes about 7 minutes to complete.

Non-Shop Owners Can Share the Survey URL to See the Survey Results


Suppliers and others who are interested in the results but do not own a foodservice business that serves frozen yogurt can receive the survey results by sharing the IFYA's
 pinned Facebook post (@froyoassociation) about the survey before the survey closes on October 17, 2018. After sharing the post, send the IFYA a private message with your email address.


The survey results should be ready in November 2018.

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, October 11, 2018

The Results of the National Frozen Yogurt Consumer Survey


Fro-yo girl here. Last August, the International Frozen Yogurt Association launched the Second National Frozen Yogurt Consumer Survey. Frozen yogurt consumers in the US over 13 years old were invited to share their thoughts about frozen yogurt by taking a short online survey.

The consumer survey was designed to measure the following:

  • Loyalty 
  • Brand attitudes (towards major frozen yogurt chains) 
  • Attribute importance 
  • Current & future consumption 
  • Purchasing habits 

The IFYA also wanted to compare this year’s results to last year’s.

Consumer Survey Findings


The consumer survey included questions about loyalty, current consumption, future consumption, frozen yogurt attitudes and preferences, and demographics. For example, there were questions about how much they liked the major frozen yogurt chains, what shop attributes were important, what might increase their frozen yogurt shop visit frequency, how often they consume frozen yogurt, taste preferences, etc.

The results were similar to the results of last year's survey. For example, Yogurtland had the highest love/like ratings of all the major frozen yogurt chains in both years. Yogurtland was followed by #2 TCBY, #3 Pinkberry, and #4 Menchie's. The top 3 key attributes that consumers seek in frozen yogurt shops remained the same. Even the top 2 items consumers would consider getting from a frozen yogurt shop did not change. Consumers continue to show loyalty to their favorite shops. Taste preferences showed little change.

However, there were some interesting changes. One major chain suffered a noticeable decline on several measures of liking. And more people were going to froyo shops at a different time period compared to last year.


"With the this year's findings bearing such a striking similarity to last year's, our confidence has increased that we have captured useful information that represents the frozen yogurt consumers across the US," said Susan Linton, President of the International Frozen Yogurt Association. "We are excited to share the results with those who helped us with data collection. Our National Frozen Yogurt Shop Owner is currently open. Once those results are in, we'll have an even better understanding of the frozen yogurt industry." 

About the Respondents


The sample composition seems representative of US frozen yogurt consumers. It’s estimated that women account for 70% of frozen yogurt revenues and that 42% of frozen yogurt consumers are 18-35 years old.

The IFYA's 204 respondents were 64% female, 34% male, 41.2% between 18-34 years old. About 45.5% have children under 18 in the household, which means the majority of respondents do not have children under 18 living with them. Responses were received from every region in the US. 

Accessing the Survey Results


The IFYA shared its complete findings with those who shared our survey posts while the survey was open and IFYA’s advisory board.

The full results are also available for $150. To order the report or for more information, please contact info@internationalfrozenyogurt.com

A limited set of results is available for IFYA members in the members only Resources section of the IFYA website. 

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 9, 2018

Prices Go Up at Yogurtland Pasadena (Lake) and They Changed POS Systems


Fro-yo girl here. I experienced a bit of froyo overload after creating my unlimited cup at Yogurtland Pasadena (Lake Ave.), so I missed my weekly visit.

At some point while I was away, a few things happened. First, Yogurtland changed to a new POS system, Bypass. They had been using MICROS. I noticed the receipt looked different and asked about it. The new receipt has a lot less information. It doesn’t show how many bonus points one has, the points toward the next reward, and the points for the year. It also doesn’t show existing rewards. That was all useful information.

Second, the price went up. It was 48 cents. Now it’s 52 cents. The Old Town Pasadena location is currently charging 64 cents an ounce. Ouch.

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 5, 2018

Menchie’s World Smile Day, October’s Feature Flavors, Halloween Spoons



Fro-yo girl here. World Smile Day was created by Harvey Ball, the commercial artist who created the smiley face, and it’s been celebrated since 1999. His idea was that each of us should devote one day a year to smiles and kind acts.

Menchie’s celebrated World Smile Day today, October 5, with a special buy one, get one free offer from 4 PM – 7 PM. I have to say I left Menchie’s disappointed, yet again.

I was expecting to fill my cup with October’s feature flavors, Harvest Pumpkin (a fall favorite), Caramel Frappe, and Vanilla Latte. All the flavors are returning flavors, probably chosen because they’re fall like and complementary. Mmm, Vanilla Latte + Harvest Pumpkin = Pumpkin Spice Latte? I’ve tried them all before and liked them. Well, the Menchie’s I went to did not have any of the three flavors. The flavors they had were the same old boring standard flavors. Vanilla Snow was so icy today.

Menchie’s Halloween limited edition COLOR CHANGING spoons are back. There are four different spoons – Menchie the Wizard and Menchie the Rock Star. Both are available in pink and blue. The Menchie’s I went to ran out of color changing spoons.

Also, one machine was out of order/down again. At least one machine is always unavailable when I go. This has been going on for months. Maybe that machine is broken but it’s been MONTHS. MONTHS. I wish I could tell Menchie or someone who cares.

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, October 4, 2018

Tutti Frutti Closes in Menlo Park, CA, Replaced by Cup O’ Tea



Fro-yo girl here. I was driving down Willow Road checking for Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt. Their sign is gone. There’s a new sign for a place called Cup O’Tea. Cup O’Tea is currently having a soft opening. I noticed the froyo machines were still there. The sign says that they serve frozen yogurt, bubble tea, and treats.

It didn’t look that different inside, based on what I could see while driving by. I couldn’t find any information about Cup O’Tea online and it hasn’t been reviewed yet.

At least they still have froyo.

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

* CUP O’TEA: 888 Willow Rd., Menlo Park, CA 94025

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 2, 2018

Pinkberry Introduces Pinkbee’s Tiramisu Lowfat Milk Ice Cream



Fro-yo girl here. Pinkberry just introduced a new fall flavor: Pinkbee’s Tiramisu. They recommend their Tiramisu lowfat soft serve ice cream with pairing it with whipped cream, a ladyfinger, and a dusting of cocoa powder. Pinkbee’s Tiramisu is available at participating locations from September 28 through November 15. 


I’m not a huge fan of tiramisu because it can be sweet and heavy. Typically, tiramisu is made with ladyfingers, coffee, eggs, sugar, and mascarpone cheese. But I think it could be good as a lighter dessert, in soft serve form.


* Pinkbee’s Tiramisu: This was quite good. The texture was very smooth and light. The flavor was not overly sweet. It tasted like mild coffee with cream. There were different flavor notes going on, which made it interesting. Pinkberry Los Feliz (2829 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles, CA) had the new ladyfingers topping.

Interestingly, Pinkberry had a Tiramisu frozen yogurt flavor a few years ago, but it looks like it was only available in the Middle East.

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

Here’s the official press release:

Pinkberry Announces New Pinkbee's Tiramisu Flavor 




This Low-Fat, Indulgent Treat is Available for a Limited Time Only


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sep. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinkberry® (www.Pinkberry.com) is living La Dolce Vita with a new low-fat, milk ice cream flavor, Pinkbee's® Tiramisu. This delicious flavor will be available September 28 through November 15.

Customers are recommended to top this new flavor with a lady finger, whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa powder, to truly enjoy everything Pinkbee’s Tiramisu has to offer.

"Pinkbee's Tiramisu is the perfect flavor to pair with fall," said Melissa Hubbell, director of marketing for Pinkberry. "You'll be living the good life once you taste this decadent and low-fat flavor!" 




About Pinkberry


Pinkberry® launched in Los Angeles, CA in 2005 as the original brand that reinvented frozen yogurt. Today, over a decade later, Pinkberry continues to create great tasting treats with fresh ingredients in an experience comprised of distinctive product, outstanding service and inspirational design. At Pinkberry you can taste the difference of an uncompromising commitment to quality and freshness. Most recently, Pinkberry was acquired by Scottsdale, Arizona-based Kahala Brands™, one of the fastest growing franchising companies in the world with a portfolio of 22 quick-service restaurant brands and approximately 2900 locations in 34 countries.

For more information about Pinkberry, visit www.Pinkberry.com.

For more information about Kahala Brands, visit www.KahalaBrands.com.

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.

Where to Buy Halloween Froyo Cups and Spoons



Fro-yo girl here. Halloween is definitely my favorite holiday. To me, it’s not just one day but it’s a whole season, when the excitement of Halloween builds until the most wonderful day arrives. The season starts in late September. I hope to see froyo shops put up Halloween decorations, have Halloween events, offer Halloween flavors and toppings, and switch to Halloween cups and spoons.

Not many froyo shops offer Halloween cups and spoons. You could order custom Halloween cups and spoons but that’s extremely rare. But, there are Halloween cups and spoons that aren’t custom but will still stand out.

FrozenDessertSupplies.com has spooky cups and spoons, including color changing spoons: https://www.frozendessertsupplies.com/c-94-halloween.aspx

Frozen Solutions also has Halloween cups and spoons: https://frozen-solutions.com/halloween/

Other packaging vendors like Carryoutsupplies.com, Webrestaurantstore.com, and Myyogurtsupplies.com do not offer Halloween cups and spoons. Etsy sells frozen yogurt cups and spoons but doesn’t have Halloween specific designs.

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 1, 2018

Announcing the Launch of the Second National Frozen Yogurt Shop Owner Survey


Fro-yo girl here. The Second National Frozen Yogurt Shop Owner Survey, sponsored by the International Frozen Yogurt Association, is now open. The survey includes questions about shop performance, satisfaction with suppliers, operational practices, etc. Coupled with the National Frozen Yogurt Consumer Survey, the shop owner survey results will be used to better understand the frozen yogurt market in the United States. The consumer survey closed on September 19, 2018.

Anyone who owns a frozen yogurt shop or a business that serves frozen yogurt in the US is invited to participate. Owners who take the survey will be able to sign up to receive the survey results. The results will help froyo shop owners better understand how their shop compares to other shops. This year’s results will also be compared to last year’s results.

The anonymous survey takes about 7 minutes to complete and can be found at https://goo.gl/forms/1wqf1MQGoW6ROUtC3

The survey will remain open till October 17, 2018.

"We are excited to bring back the National Frozen Yogurt Survey and hope to see even greater levels of participation this year. Our comprehensive surveys of frozen yogurt consumers and shop operators offer insights that can’t be found elsewhere. While we kept most of the questions the same, we added a few based on feedback from last year's respondents. We are eager to see and share the results with others in the frozen yogurt industry," said Susan Linton, President of the International Frozen Yogurt Association.

Suppliers and others who are interested in the results but do not own a frozen yogurt store can receive the survey results by sharing IFYA’s pinned Facebook (@froyoassociation) post about the survey or retweeting the pinned survey tweet (@froyogirl) before the survey closes.

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, September 29, 2018

Taste & Sounds on South Lake Avenue (Pasadena, CA) Recap



Fro-yo girl here. I’m back from Taste & Sounds of South Lake Avenue which was held today, Saturday, September 29, from noon – 5 PM. The event provides a nice reason to stroll down South Lake Avenue in Pasadena, CA and check out the local businesses. 

Businesses are constantly opening and closing in the area, it seems. For example, some new businesses that opened this year include Cauldron Ice Cream, Panda Express + Tea Bar, CAVA Grill, Urbane Café, Kreation Organic, Maquina, and Mercado. Businesses that closed this year include Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, Abricott, SECO, etc. Speaking of new businesses, Mendocino Farms is opening on October 11, with a special sneak preview on October 8. They were giving out buy one, get one free coupons at the event. 

The format was a bit different this year. There wasn’t a big vendor village though there were still some vendor booths near Macy’s. Yogurtland didn’t have a booth or a table outside. Some businesses had tables outside of their storefront. Prize wheels were very common. Samples were provided by Jersey Mike’s, Mendocino Farms (they had the longest line), Nothing Bundt Cakes, Urbane Cafe, and Which Wich. Other businesses had special discounts. For example, Yogurtland (Lake Ave.) is offering 25% off from 12 PM – 5 PM today. Samples are always free at Yogurtland. There was a trivia game and a chance to win raffle prizes.

I met Hello Kitty and she was in the cutest Halloween dress. I also got a Sanrio headband, coupons, and an Urbane Café water bottle.

The main reasons that I attend the South Lake Avenue events are (1) they’re close, (2) Yogurtland participates. It’s not the most exciting neighborhood but it is nice and it does have some good restaurants and stores. The South Lake Avenue Business Association also puts on elaborate events. Today’s event featured live music, cooking demos from celebrity chefs, family friendly activities, samples, special discounts, etc. Admission is free and so is parking.

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, September 28, 2018

World Smile Day 2018 Celebration at Menchie’s on Friday, October 5


Fro-yo girl here. Menchie’s is celebrating World Smile Day this year on Friday, October 5. Here’s their message: “CELEBRATE WORLD SMILE DAY WITH BOGO FROZEN YOGURT! Harvey Ball created the smiley face in 1963. This image is the most recognizable symbol of goodwill in the world. He also created World Smile Day, believing we should devote one day each year to smiles and kind acts throughout the world. This year, World Smile Day falls on October 5th. Visit any Menchie's location from 4pm - 7pm on October 5th for buy one, get one free frozen yogurt. At Menchie's, our mission is to make you smile!”

Who are you going with?

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, September 27, 2018

Remaining CUPS Frozen Yogurt Locations in California Have Closed



Fro-yo girl here. Last August I wrote about NJ based froyo chain, CUPS Frozen Yogurt, which at the time had two locations left in California. The Torrance and Westminster, CA locations closed earlier.

Cups Irvine (8581 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine, CA) held its grand opening in May 2016. Their last Facebook post was in July 2016. By late 2017, the shop had irregular hours. It closed earlier this year.

The Northridge location (9301 Tampa Ave #146, Northridge, CA) managed to stay open for three years. It is now called Cool Creations and is no longer affiliated with Cups as of earlier this year. Cool Creations still carries frozen yogurt, as well as shaved ice, Dippin’ Dots, smoothies, acai bowls, and frappes.

Last August, the Cups website listed 2 locations in Florida, 1 in Texas, 5 in New Jersey and 1 in New York, for a total of nine locations. Now it shows 3 locations in NJ, 1 in NY, and 1 in FL. The Texas location closed and rebranded. It's called Sweet Frozen Bar now. One wonders if they’ll have any locations left by this time next year.

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, September 25, 2018

Kefir Cheese from Achadinha Cheese Company


Fro-yo girl here. I spotted the Achadinha Cheese Company stand at the Silver Lake Farmers Market in Los Angeles. Achadinha is a family dairy in Petaluma, CA (Sonoma County). They make their own cheeses by hand. They also make kefir and cultured butter.

The farm has about 250 goats and 60 cows. Their products are made with a blend of cow and goat milk, which seemed unusual to me. But it’s probably blended to reduce the strong taste of goat milk? The goats are fed brewer’s grain and hay. The resulting products have no hormones, antibiotics, or pesticides.

There were a few flavors of kefir cheese in plastic tubs. The tubs did not have flavor labels. I think the flavors were fig, lemon, plain, Bavarian, jalapeno, and strawberry? Three small tubs were $22 but the kefir is very rich, so a little goes a long way. Goat milk is higher in fat than cow milk. They also strain the kefir to give it a thicker consistency.

The ingredients on the label: goat/cow milk, cultures, fruit, sugar. No nutritional information was provided.

Bavarian: The texture threw me. It was whipped, creamy and thick – similar to the texture of cream cheese. It tasted like a rich pastry cream, only tangy with a sweet/sour aftertaste and hint of vanilla. So good! I would eat this with spread on toast with fresh fruit.

Lemon: Tangier than the Bavarian flavor, the texture was also thick, smooth and very creamy. There were bits of lemon rind. The lemon flavor pervades the entire tub.

This kefir cheese is very rich and feels like something that should be used more as a condiment than eaten in large amounts. But, it tastes amazing.

You can find Achadinha Cheese Company at select farmers markets in the Bay Area and Southern California. See: https://www.achadinhacheese.com/famersmarkets

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, September 20, 2018

Taste & Sounds on South Lake Avenue Returns to Pasadena, CA on Sept. 29


Fro-yo girl here. San Gabriel Valley’s largest culinary community event, Taste of South Lake, celebrates its 10-year anniversary. This year’s event is called Taste & Sounds on South Lake and will take place on Saturday, September 29, from noon – 5 PM.

This free event includes live music, cooking demos from celebrity chefs, family friendly activities, and the chance to taste the offerings of over 20 South Lake Avenue restaurants, including Yogurtland, Mercado, Nektar, SunLife Organics, SanSai, Urbane Café, The Counter, Du-Par’s, and Mendocino Farms. Mendocino Farms hasn’t opened its Lake Ave. location yet.

Free admission and free parking.

For a list of participating businesses, musical acts, and cooking demos, view the event flyer: http://www.southlakeavenue.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/tastes-sounds_flyer-web.pdf

I can’t wait to see what Yogurtland (Lake) brings (pumpkie pie 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.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Samlip Mamade Blueberry Yogurt Big Chou Review




Fro-yo girl here. I remember when Beard Papa first opened in San Francisco. Many people were excited to try fresh cream puffs. After eating a few cream puffs, I lost interest. But then I spotted Samlip Blueberry Yogurt flavored cream puffs at Hmart in Arcadia, CA and I was intrigued.

One bag comes with four cream puffs. The puffs are imported from Korea. Hmart was selling one bag of puffs for $2.99. They had some other puff flavors too, but only one yogurt flavored kind.

The puffs can be eaten frozen, at room temperature or even baked in the oven. I had to try it frozen because then the filling can be considered as frozen yogurt (but with no yogurt cultures).

Frozen chou: I was impressed by the ample amount of filling. The chou shell was light and dry/chewy. The blueberry frozen yogurt filling was creamy, dense, heavy, and smooth. It tasted like blueberry ice cream w/ a hint of yogurt from the addition of yogurt powder. The filling was sweet without any tang. I could taste the blueberry though the flavor was not intense. The filling and the chou were not too sweet.

Room temperature chou: The filling softened but stayed dense, thick, and creamy.

The list of ingredients is crazy long. Two puffs are 200 calories, 15g total fat, 14g total carbs, and 2g sugars. One puff is round and 2 inches in diameter.

4 out of 5 stars.

* HMART: 1101 W Huntington Dr., Arcadia, CA 91007

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, September 17, 2018

Complete Short Frozen Yogurt Survey for a Chance to Win Froyo Gift Cards



Fro-yo girl here. There's still time to be part of the Second Annual National (US) Frozen Yogurt Consumer Survey before time runs out. The survey closes at midnight on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.

For a chance to win froyo gift cards, just complete the short 5 minute survey:
http://tinyurl.com/2ndfroyoconsumersurvey

The survey is open to anyone over 13 who lives in the US. Responses will remain anonymous. One response per person please.

Five winners will be selected. Each winner will receive a $30 froyo gift card to a froyo shop of her choosing. The shop must sell online gift cards.


Be sure to tell your friends and loved ones to take the National Frozen Yogurt Survey too! 

The International Frozen Yogurt Association would like to hear from frozen yogurt consumers across the country about their frozen yogurt consumption, attitudes, and preferences. The results of the survey will be shared with frozen yogurt stores and others in the frozen yogurt industry.

Share the Survey URL to Gain Access to the Survey Results


Anyone who is interested in the survey results simply needs to share IFYA’s pinned Facebook post (https://www.facebook.com/froyoassociation/) by midnight PST on September 19, 2018, and then send a private message with an email address after sharing.
* NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. For complete rules, see: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/second-annual-national-frozen-yogurt-consumer-survey-official-rules/

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

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Remembering Yeti Yogurt, the Pacific Northwest Froyo Chain


Fro-yo girl here. Back in April 2013, five years ago, I shared some pictures of the newly opened Yeti Yogurt in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle, WA. The location in the University District of Seattle seems to have opened around the same time.

This was the beginning of Yeti Yogurt’s expansion as they sought to dominate froyo in the Pacific Northwest. Yeti Yogurt exploded onto the scene in 2013 in a way that I hadn’t seen before. They opened most of their locations in 2013. Suddenly, Yeti Yogurt had two locations in Tacoma, both opened in 2013, and locations in Sumner, Puyallup, Maple Valley, Tukwila and two in Canada, in North Vancouver and Burnaby. 


The Canadian locations were sold to Qoola. The other locations started to close. It looks like only one location remains, in Sumner, WA, with reduced hours (2 PM - 9 PM on weekdays, 11 AM - 10 PM on weekends). Their website domain, is available from GoDaddy. The last @yetiyogurt Instagram post was on June 7, 2016.

Yeti Yogurt stores featured a minimum of 16 flavors every day and over 60 toppings. The design was bright and colorful. The Yeti mascot likely appealed to kids. The Yeti bigfoot spoons appealed to people like me, the yogurt spoon collectors. They had proprietary flavors and more toppings and yogurt flavors than the competition.

How did Yeti Yogurt grow so quickly? The explanation seems to rest in the fact that it was started by BigFoot Investments, which also founded the BigFoot Java specialty coffee chain in the Pacific Northwest. Yeti Yogurt even offered some BigFoot Java branded flavors, such as Mythical Mocha®, Strawberry Sasquatch® or Nutty Yeti®.

What happened to Yeti Yogurt? Reading through the old employee and customer reviews, people cited lack of management and poor training. The stores started strong but later, towards the end, the yogurt was runny, the shop was dirty, and the price was very high. Another factor is probably location. People don’t eat as much froyo in the Pacific Northwest compared to California.

Sadly, I never tried Yeti Yogurt, but on the bright side, I do have their yogurt spoons.

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, September 11, 2018

Homemade Kombucha Kefir/Yogurt Experiments




Fro-yo girl here. Kefir is typically made with kefir cultures but it is possible to make something like kefir with kombucha SCOBY. I’ve read that kombucha kefir can be made with any type of milk, dairy or non-dairy. Since I love yogurt and kefir, I was very excited to make my own kefir kombucha or yogurt kombucha.

I tried making kefir kombucha using three different methods.

Method 1: 
Add SCOBY to milk 

I started with Whole Foods brand 2% milk. After preparing the kombucha yogurt by adding a SCOBY directly to the milk, I checked on it every day. It never smelled pleasant and the SCOBY curled up and looked like it had died. After three days at room temperature, the mixture separated and remained in liquid form. The bottom half of it was whey. It smelled and looked awful, so I threw it away without trying it. 

In retrospect, it seems odd to put a SCOBY in refrigerated millk, since the SCOBY prefers a warm environment. It seemed like a good idea to try Method 2, scald the milk first and incubating in a warm place. 


This time I used 2% milk from Aldi (Friendly Farms brand). I scalded half a gallon of milk, and let it cool to a warm bath temperature. I added a SCOBY around 9 PM. The next day I warmed the oven three times (at the lowest temperature setting) and put the jar of milk w/ the SCOBY in the oven. About 24 hours later, the mixture separated. It was still liquid but there was whey on top. It didn’t smell as bad as what I created w/ Method 1, so I gave it a try. It tasted okay but didn’t have much flavor or tang. Since it didn’t get thicker, I don’t think this method worked for me. But small curds had formed and they tasted okay. I didn’t like the texture. 


Method 3: Incubate your SCOBY first using kefir, then add milk 

This method involves creating a hybrid kefir/kombucha mother first. Since it involves buying commercial kefir first, I tried this method last.

Basically, you put your SCOBY in a jar and pour a layer of kefir on top, swirl it and leave it for a few days. Repeat the process until you’ve used up the bottle of kefir. This creates a hybrid kefir/kombucha mother.

I used a quart of unsweetened, original Lifeway Kefir made with whole milk. I poured some in for five days straight, swirled it around, and on the fifth day, added a quart of 2% milk from Aldi. I waited two more days before pulling the SCOBY out.

The SCOBY was definitely doing something to the kefir. The kefir smelled warm and yeasty and it looked bubbly. When I tasted it, it was very sour. It was a bit thicker than milk and it had curds, but the whey hadn’t separated out. It smelled similar to my batches using Methods 1 and 2 but it looked better since the whey hadn’t separated out.

I made this kefir during the summer, when the temperatures were in the high 90’s during the day and the 70’s at night.

It tasted okay – it was too sour even for me. When I sweetened it, it tasted better but it still didn’t seem worth the effort because I like commercial kefir better. I could have strained it to thicken it up, but it didn't seem worth the hassle.


Method 3 was the only method that worked for me.



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

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Pressed Juicery Testing New Products, Overnight Oats and Chia Pudding



Fro-yo girl here. During my recent visit to the Pressed Juicery in Hollywood to get my Pressed Freeze, I spotted a sign for overnight oats and chia pudding. I haven’t seen that sign at the other Pressed Juicery locations that I’ve been to. They had four varieties for $5 each:

  • Almond Vanilla Chia Pudding with Berries 
  • Lemon & Blueberry Overnight Oats 
  • Coconut Chia Pudding with Blueberries 
  • Peanut Butter & Banana Overnight Oats 

The price seems very reasonable. I didn’t try it but I should have bought one for later. I made overnight oats once, but I didn’t like the mushy texture at all. Chia pudding has some texture that overnight oats lack.

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

* PRESSED JUICERY: Pressed Juicery, 6201 Hollywood Blvd., Ste 128, Los Angeles (Hollywood), CA 90028

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Pumpkin Pie Froyo Returns to Yogurtland, Early!



Fro-yo girl here. It doesn’t feel like fall until I’ve had my cup of pumpkin pie (or pumpkin) frozen yogurt. Yogurtland brought back Pumpkin Pie froyo late last year. Fortunately, it’s back early this year, at certain locations. Check the Flavor Finder feature on the Yogurtland website or Real Rewards app. I wasn’t sure if they’d bring back Pumpkin Pie or Pumpkin Whip, or offer a different pumpkin flavor altogether.

This year it’s Pumpkin Pie froyo’s turn and I’m happy with that. It’s their classic pumpkin flavor. Pumpkin Pie froyo is made with real pumpkin and real pumpkin pie spices. I love the warm notes of cinnamon and nutmeg in the yogurt. My favorite Pumpkin Pie froyo toppings are whipped cream, almonds, graham cracker crumbs, Nilla Wafers, and occasionally crushed Butterfingers.

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, September 6, 2018

New Frozen Yogurt Survey Launched, Respondents Have Chance to Win Froyo Prizes


Fro-yo girl here. The National Frozen Yogurt Survey, sponsored by the International Frozen Yogurt Association, is back. 

The consumer survey is now open. All survey participants who respond by September 19, 2018, will be entered into a drawing to win one of five $30 froyo shop gift cards to any US shop that offers online gift cards. The survey is open to anyone over 13 who lives in the US.

The five minute survey has questions about frozen yogurt loyalty, current consumption, future consumption, frozen yogurt attitudes and preferences, and demographics. This year, the IFYA will compare the current results with last year's results. 

Take the National (US) Frozen Yogurt Consumer Survey, http://tinyurl.com/2ndfroyoconsumersurvey

Tell others to take the survey too!

Anyone who is interested in the survey results simply needs to share the survey invitation. There are several ways to share the survey invitation, including sharing IFYA’s pinned Facebook post about the survey (https://www.facebook.com/froyoassociation/), pinned tweet (@froyogirl) or Instagram survey post (@intlfroyoassn) before the survey closes.

For the complete contest rules, visit http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/second-annual-national-frozen-yogurt-consumer-survey-official-rules/

The Shop Operator Survey


The frozen yogurt shop operator survey will launch in late September, after the consumer survey closes. The shop operator survey will include questions about shop performance and outlook, operations, main challenges, and more. Anyone who takes the shop operator survey will receive the results. Suppliers and others will also be given the opportunity to share the operator survey in order to obtain access to the full set of results.

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, September 4, 2018

Yes To Superblueberries Skin Recharging Greek Yogurt & Probiotic 3-in-1 Mask, Scrub & Cleanser Review


Fro-yo girl here. Yes To Superberries is a newish line of products that includes moisturizer, hand soap, skin repair serum, face oil, night cream, eye cream, cleansing wipes, and a variety of masks. All of the products contain blueberries. Most contain Greek yogurt as well.

Yes To Superblueberries products are made with 95% natural ingredients. According to Yes To, “Superblueberries [are] a vital nutrient that contains reservatrol, known to keep skin radiant and youthful.

Greek Yogurt & Probiotics [have] high levels of lactic acid and bacterial cultures [that] balance skin without stripping moisture.”

I found the 3-in-1 Mask, Scrub & Cleanser 4 oz tub at TJ Maxx for $3.99. The MSRP is $15.99, so it was a steal.

To use the mask, you scoop however much you want with the little spoon they include, apply to the skin, leave on for 10-15 minutes, and rinse off with water. As you rinse, scrub the mask to activate the exfoliating beads.

The mask was thick, creamy, and white, with tiny blue exfoliating beads throughout. It smelled like a cleanser; the scent was slightly floral, not like blueberries or Greek yogurt. Like other masks, it feels tighter as it dries out. It left my skin feeling softer and also the exfoliation really helped, since I hadn’t exfoliated in quite some time. I didn’t love the scent though.

3-in-1 mask ingredients: Water (Aqua), Bentonite, Glycerin, Kaolin, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Jojoba Esters, Cetearyl Alcohol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Betaine, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Lauramidopropyl Betaine, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Yogurt Powder, Inulin, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Phytate, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene, Linalool.

You can buy the Yes To Superberries line on Ulta.com.

4 out of 5 stars.

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

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

626 Night Market Asian Food Trends Report





Fro-yo girl here. 626 Night Market continues to be the place to see and taste Asian street food trends. This year they added a Northern California version, but I think the Arcadia market is still the biggest and best. I haven’t been to the OC or Northern CA night markets.

The layout was similar to last year. Start at the information booth to study the map if you’re looking for specific vendors or foods. The vendors are also listed on the 626 Night Market website.

This year I noticed a few trends:

  • More Korean foods, including Korean pizza, Korean fries, Korean corn dogs, and more. Apparently South Koreans call corn dogs hot dogs and one of their hottest street foods is hot dogs (but they’re actually corn dogs). Some are encrusted in French fries and others are sprinkled with sugar and drizzled with ketchup and mustard. Ghostix had both kinds. The Cheeze on Stix featured a huge mozzarella cheese stick dipped in batter with tempura flakes, sugar, mustard, and ketchup ($10): The batter was lighter and crunchier than the typical cheese on a stick. The sugar added a little sweetness. It was interesting but didn’t have Korean flavors. I like Hot Dog on a Stick’s cheese on a stick better. 
  • More puffle cones. Puffle cone vendors have been at 626 Night Market for years, but there were more of them than ever. 
  • More drink vendors, especially milk tea vendors. Those baby bottles were everywhere. 
  • Elote, corn in a cup and Cheetos. Elote has been at 626 for years, but colorful versions were all over this year, including those coated in Cheetos. 
  • Foot long French fries - these are a new street food trend in Japan. I'm not sure where to get them other than the 626 Night Market.
I didn’t see froyo, but there was an ice cream truck with soft serve. I also got a free cup of Alove Yogurt and free Puchao candy.

Free parking. Admission is $5.

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

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Friday, August 31, 2018

Mystery of Yogurtland’s Generic Pink Yogurt Spoons


Fro-yo girl here. About three weeks ago, I noticed that my Yogurtland switched to generic pink yogurt spoons. These generic spoons do not say Yogurtland on them. I thought they ran out of spoons and were waiting for a new shipment…however, it’s been three weeks, they still only give out generic pink spoons. Not only that, but I went to another Yogurtland location which only had generic pink spoons. 

A quick search on Instagram revealed that most of the recent Yogurtland pictures feature generic pink spoons.

Could this be the end of the Yogurtland’s custom spoons? 


The trade war with China is driving up costs of yogurt cups and spoons, according to my packaging source.

Somehow my froyo doesn’t taste as good with a generic spoon, and it certainly doesn’t look as nice. But I do have to ask myself whether I'd rather pay more for froyo or have generic spoons. I guess generic spoons are okay if they have special spoons for campaigns. But what if the Yogurtland cups go away too? Hmm...


In a 2012 interview with Yogurtland founder, Phillip Chang, he said:

"Fifteen million spoons are used a year in our stores. So we made our spoon really substantial. All the customers notice the spoons and they keep them. … They have them in their kitchen drawers.

Chang says the fact that Yogurtland’s signature spoons are reusable makes them “green,” something that he says is important to his business fundamentals.

“I can’t accept something that is used once and thrown away,” he says. “It doesn’t go with my philosophy of frugality.”

Another bonus: “Little kids love the spoon,” Chang says, making the one in the kitchen drawer a constant reminder of Yogurtland."


Speaking of cups, I wonder why Yogurtland is still using the Joy cup design? That Joy promotion was last summer’s promotion. The Joy cups have been around for a year now. 

Thanks, Yogurtland, for reaching out to tell me that Yogurtland custom spoons will return. The Joy cup design became the standard cup design because they liked the design so much, but a new cup design will be released in 2019.

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, August 30, 2018

Planet Yogurt Closes in Daly City



Fro-yo girl here. My froyo ambassador notified me that Planet Yogurt inside Serramonte Center in Daly City, CA, has finally closed. I never liked their yogurt and probably last went in 2012, when I reviewed it for thefrozenyogurtreview.com. I gave it 2.5 stars out of 5 at the time. Half a star was for offering more tart flavors than average. Daly City has always had poor froyo options, for some reason. Remember Yogurt Circle?

Planet Yogurt opened at the Serramonte in 2008. It was a smaller shop with 12 self-serve fro-yo flavors a day and the usual toppings of nuts, mochi, cookies, candy, fruit, jellies, popping boba, cereal and syrups. It was definitely cheap and convenient if you happened to be at the mall.

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

* PLANET YOGURT: 40 Serramonte Ctr, Daly City, CA 94105

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Future Froyo Shop Pictures: Menchie’s Port Hueneme, CA



Fro-yo girl here. It looks like Menchie’s Port Hueneme is close to open. They are currently hiring employees. While the main sign hasn’t gone up outside of the building, the interior looks close to being finished. The shop was filled with boxes of supplies. The furniture was inside as well.

There will be 12 self-serve froyo flavors a day for 59 cents an ounce. Menchie’s is located next to the Habit.

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

* MENCHIE’S MANDALAY VILLAGE: 563 West Channel Islands Blvd., Port Hueneme, CA 93041

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Peachwave Opens First Location in California




Fro-yo girl here. Peachwave is a self-serve froyo chain founded in 2009. A new owner and CEO took over in 2015 with the goal of growing the brand. Unlike many froyo chains, Peachwave does not charge its licensees a fee or royalties. And so, the first Peachwave opened in the land of frozen yogurt (Southern California) in late July. Peachwave Calabasas is in a new strip mall that’s mostly vacant at the moment.

The space is brand new and it looked clean, bright, and spacious inside. There were 12 self-serve flavors a day with housemade waffle bowls, cup dividers, toppings, and sauces for 49 cents an ounce. The toppings bar is extensive and included fresh fruit, mochi, popping boba, cookie dough, coconut, candy, cookies, nuts, granola, marshmallows, and sauces. Toppings were labeled.

They use Stoelting soft serve machines. I found the texture to be too soft. The yogurt wasn’t special. I found the froyo flavor selection to be rather boring (e.g., chocolate, vanilla, salted caramel, cookies & cream) though they had NSA flavors, gelato, and non-dairy options. I wish the flavors were more interesting and that they had more than one tart flavor. Also, if you blindfolded me, I could not tell the difference between sweetFrog and Peachwave. Peachwave has better décor without all the Biblical quotes and the knockoff Keroppi mascots.

You can also create your own smoothie or shake, using the clear cups. They have a special, No Weigh Thursdays. Because of the excellent service, I hope they are successful in Calabasas.

According to the Peachwave website, another location is opening in downtown Los Angeles.

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

* PEACHWAVE: 5755 Las Virgenes Rd, Ste B, Calabasas, CA 91302

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.