Thursday, November 24, 2022

2022 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Froyo Specials

 




Fro-yo girl here. Happy Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday & Cyber Monday! Most froyo shops are closed on Thanksgiving Day. Some are closed all Thanksgiving week.

While froyo shops are resting, I’ve been busy finding Black Friday/Cyber Monday froyo specials. And here they are, in alphabetical order.

  • 16 Handles (New City, NY): Get $100 in gift cards for $50 on 11/25, in-store only
  • 16 Handles (participating locations): 30% off a $100 gift card, 20% off a $50 gift card, on 11/25/22
  • Blitzer's Yogurt (CA): Spend $20 in gift cards on 11/25, get $5 in Blitzers Bucks
  • Blue Spoon (WA): Buy a $25 gift card on 11/25, get a $5 gift card free
  • Cityice (Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina): Ask for a voucher on Black Friday for 55% off icew cream and 65% off froyo
  • Froyo Shoppe (Simsbury, CT): Buy one, get one 8 oz froyo on Black Friday 
  • Frutti Swirl (Mauritius): 50% off waffle cones on 11/25 & 11/26
  • Go Greek: BOGO free froyo on 11/25/22
  • Golden Spoon (Upland, CA): Buy one froyo, get a second for 50% off on 11/25 - 11/27
  • Hoopla (St. Joe, MI): Buy one, get one half off on 11/25 for froyo, Hoopla shirts & gourmet popcorn
  • Igloo Frozen Yogurt Bar (Berea, OH): Buy $20 in gift cards, get $5; buy $40, get $10 on 11/25 - 11/26
  • Island Frozen Yogurt Bar (Henderson, NV): Buy 1, get one of equal or lesser value free on 11/25/22
  • Just Peachy (Burlington, WA): 10% off physical gift cards, 15% off egift cards on 11/25
  • La Yogurteria (Trento, Italy): Buy one, get one 50% off from Nov. 25 - 27
  • La Yogurteria (Vico Equense, Italy): 30% off on 11/25, 20% off on 11/26, 10% off on 11/27
  • Llaollao (Spain): 30% off your purchase during Black Friday week for Club llaollao members
  • Llaollao (Malaysia, Brunei): Black llaollao available one day only, 11/25/22
  • MeltenCo (Brazil): Buy 2 froyo cups for 50% off on Black Friday
  • The Mix (Valdosta, GA): BOGO $5 gift cards on Black Friday
  • Myfroyoland (Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India): BOGO free on 11/25/22
  • Myo Frozen Yogurt (CA): Buy $25 in gift cards on 11/25 and get a free 16 oz cup of froyo, limit one per transaction
  • Pinkberry (Nigeria): 50% off froyo - all sizes and flavors on 11/25
  • POG (Ireland): 10% off on gift cards on 11/25/22
  • Spoon (Williamstown, MA): Buy a $20 gift card, get a $30 value on Black Friday
  • The Sweet Escape (Asheville, NC): 30% off on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday
  • SweetFrog: On Black Friday, enjoy 2 small cups of froyo for $10 for loyalty members
  • SweetFrog (Dominican Republic): Fill your pink cup for RD$199 + ITBIS on 11/25/22
  • Tasty Waves (New Milford, CT): Spend $25 in gift cards, get $5 card for free on 11/25 -11/26
  • Tutti Frutti (Australia): No weigh $9.95 cup on 11/25
  • Ultimate Yogurt (Eureka, CA): Get a $40 gift card for $20 on November 25 – 26, December 1
  • Urban Swirl & Scoop (Granger, IN): Buy $25 or more in gift cards, get a $5 bonus card starting 11/25
  • Yo-Gainz (Carrum, Australia): BOGO free on November 25 - 26
  • The Yog Bar (UK): On Black Friday, save up to 50%, screenshot the offer on IG @theyogbar to redeem
  • Yogiboost (Sweden): Flat rate froyo cups, max price 69 SEK/cup from November 24 - 27, 2022
  • Yogurt Beach (Naperville, IL): Buy $25 in gift cards on 11/25 & get a free gift card
  • Yogurtland (Guam): 30% off orders on 11/25/22
  • Yogurtland (US): On November 28 only, guests will receive a $5 Bonus Card with any eGift purchase of $25 or more and Real Rewards members get 3x points. On Cyber Monday, get a $5 bonus card with $25 eGift card purchase
  • Yogurtland (South Africa): Buy one, get one free for the first 25 guests on Black Friday, medium or large froyo with no toppings (toppings sold separately)
  • Yogurtlandia (Brezice, Slovenia): Save up to 40% on froyo on 11/25 (10% off for a small, 20% off a medium, 30% off a large, 40% off an extra large)
  • Yogurtini Legends: Spend $20 and get a free $5 gift card on 11/25, show offer IG @yogurtinilegends
  • Yole (Cambodia): Buy 2 small cups, get 1 free from 11/25 - 11/27/22
  • Yum Frozen Yogurt (Hornell, NY): $5 fill up 12 oz cup, $8 for a $10 gift card on 11/25

I’ll update this list a few times. You can also view Black Friday froyo specials on this Pinterest board, https://www.pinterest.com/froyogirl/black-friday-froyo-specials/

A lot of shops (e.g., Menchie's, Pinkberry) already have gift card specials that I haven't listed, unless the promotion is specifically for Black Friday or Cyber Monday.

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, 2022

Menchie’s Burbank Could Reopen This Month

 


Fro-yo girl here. It’s been a year since I reported that the Menchie’s location in Burbank, California was moving (but staying in the same shopping center). They had to build out the new spot, which is right next to their old spot. The old spot became an Urbane CafĂ© which recently opened.

The goal was to open in the fall, before the school year started. They’re now hoping to open right before Thanksgiving! You heard it here first. And the exterior sign is up. The windows were covered, so I couldn’t see anything.

Update: It looks like the opening will occur in December.

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

* MENCHIE’S: 3800 W Verdugo Ave, Burbank, CA 91505

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, November 17, 2022

Pressed Pumpkin Freeze Returns, Try the Spiced Pumpkin Pie Freeze Sundae

 



Fro-yo girl here. Pressed first introduced Pumpkin Freeze in 2019. I remember liking it then but the texture was off (too melted, too gritty). Shame. Well, Pumpkin Freeze is back. I was told that it’s been tweaked to be creamier than before. And my experience backs up that statement. It’s really good! The spices aren’t overpowering and you can really taste the pumpkin. Plus, it’s not so sweet. The texture was thick and smooth this time!

Pressed is recommending the Spiced Pumpkin Pie Freeze Sundae: Pumpkin Freeze with granola butter and pecan pralines. Sounds good but I loved Pumpkin Freeze with my favorite Pressed topping, almond butter, plus the pecan pralines and snickerdoodle cookie crumble. Crunchy, creamy, nutty and delightful!

Pumpkin Freeze ingredients: Water, Pumpkin Puree, Maple Syrup, Almonds, Vanilla Extract, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Nutmeg.

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 15, 2022

Yogurtland Holiday Stickers

 



Fro-yo girl here. Look at what I found at Yogurtland for free – a sheet of holiday stickers! The stickers include a penguin holding a cup of froyo, a cup of froyo, a snowman holding a cup of froyo, a red Yogurtland spoon, etc. Thanks, Yogurtland! Happy holidays! Will be eating lots of Yogurtland froyo…especially the Snickerdoodle 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.

Friday, November 11, 2022

2022 Veterans Day Froyo Offers



Fro-yo girl here. Thank you, vets and active military, for your service to this country. I’ve compiled a list of froyo shops that are honoring veterans & active military with a froyo discount or free froyo for Veterans Day. Here’s the alphabetical list:

  • 3 Spoons (Waco, TX): Vets get a free 8 oz cup of froyo on 11/11
  • Aspen Leaf (Farmington, NM): Vets & active military enjoy a FREE cup of 14oz yogurt on 11/11/22
  • Ayelada (Pittsfield, MA): Free froyo on 11/11/22 for military vets and active duty personnel
  • Blenderz (Evansville, IN): 20% off for vets & active duty military on 11/11
  • Blue Cow Frozen Yogurt (Boise, ID): Vets and active military enjoy a free cone on 11/11
  • Cherry On Top Hawaii: Vets take 10% off your purchase on 11/11
  • EZ Freezy (Portland, OR): Vets get 50% off their bubble tea or froyo on 11/11
  • Farmhouse Froyo (TX): Vets get 8 oz free on 11/11
  • FroYo (St. Louis, MO): Vets & active military take 20% off your purchase on 11/11
  • FroYo 2 Go (Fort Belvoir, VA): Vets and active military, enjoy 10% off on 11/11 and 11/12
  • Froyo Factory (Lavale, MD): Vets get a free milkshake, boba drink or 12 cup of froyo on 11/11
  • Froyo Shop (Madison, OH): Vets enjoy a free bowl of froyo, up to $5 on 11/11
  • Frugos (Yucaipa, CA): Vets & active duty get 50% off on 11/11
  • Hoopla (St. Joe, MI): Veterans who come in on 11/11 get a free small sundae
  • Menchie’s: First 6 oz free for vets and active military on November 11
  • The Mix (Valdosta, GA): Vets receive a free 16 oz cup of froyo with a military ID on 11/11
  • Monster Yogurt (Dallas, TX): Vets & active duty military eat free on 11/11
  • Never Better Frozen Yogurt (Lake Elsinore, CA): First 10 oz free for all active and retired military on 11/11 or enjoy a free float
  • Oh My Yogurt (Lodi, CA): Vets get a $4 discount on froyo on 11/11
  • Orange Leaf (Washington, MO): On 11/11, vets and active military get a free small cup of froyo
  • Orange Leaf (Springfield, MO): On 11/11, vets and active military get a free small cup of froyo
  • Orange Leaf (Norwood, MA): Current & former members of the military get a free 8 oz cup on 11/11
  • Orange Leaf Towne Lake (Cypress, TX): Vets get $2 off your purchase on 11/11
  • Orange Leaf (Overland Park, KS): 50% off a cup of froyo on 11/11 for those who served
  • Peachwave (Holland, MI): Vets & active military get 20% of one bowl, smoothie or hot cocoa on Nov. 11, 2022
  • Pinkberry (Michigan): Vets & active military enjoy 10% off your order on 11/11/22
  • Rainbow Frozen Yogurt (Apple Valley, CA): Vets get 50% off their froyo on 11/11
  • Simply Swirled (Cape Girardeau, MO): Vets enjoy 6 oz of free froyo on 11/11
  • The Skinny Dip (Plantation, FL): Honoring all who served with a 20% discount on 11/11
  • The Skinny Dip (Hampton, VA): Vets and active duty military enjoy a free bowl of froyo on 11/11
  • The Skinny Dip (Sarasota, FL): Veterans enjoy 20% off your purchase on 11/11
  • The Skinny Dip (Ocoee, FL): Vets and active duty military enjoy a free bowl of froyo on 11/11
  • Spoon Cafe (Williamstown, MA): On 11/11, free small two topping froyo for all who served
  • SummerSweet Frozen Yogurt (Colorado Springs, CO): Vets and active military take 25% off your purchase on 11/11
  • Sweet Spot (Escalon, CA): 25% off for vets on 11/11
  • Sweet Susie's (Branson, MO): Vets get a complimentary slice of cheesecake per frozen treat purchase on 11/11
  • Sweet Toppings (Andover, MN): All who served get a free sundae on 11/11
  • Sweetfrog (Victorville, CA): Vets & active military enjoy a free cup of froyo on 11/11
  • Sweetfrog (Findlay, OH): Vets & active military get a free small cup on 11/11
  • Sweetfrog (Cincinnati, OH): 25% off military discount on 11/11
  • Sweetfrog (Dundalk, MD): Vets & active military enjoy a free cup of froyo on 11/11
  • Sweetfrog (Rosedale, MD): Vets & active military enjoy a free cup of froyo on 11/11
  • Sweetfrog (Salisbury, MD): Vets & active military enjoy a free cup of froyo on 11/11
  • Sweetfrog (Laurel, MD): Vets & active military enjoy a free cup of froyo on 11/11
  • Sweetfrog (Salisbury, NC): BOGO free with military ID on 11/11/22
  • Sweetfrog (Schererville, IN): Vets & active military enjoy a free cup of froyo on 11/11
  • Sweetfrog (Chantilly, VA): Vets & active military enjoy a free small cup of froyo on 11/11, up to a $5 value
  • Sweetfrog (Brambleton, VA): Vets & active military enjoy a free small cup of froyo on 11/11, up to a $5 value
  • Sweetfrog (Hickory, NC): Free 12 oz cup of froyo on 11/11 for active duty military & vets
  • Sweetfrog (Horseheads, NY): Vets get a free small cup with ID on 11/11
  • Swirl Time (Rohnert Park, CA): All who served, enjoy 20% off on 11/11
  • TCBY (nationwide): First 6 oz free for vets and active military on November 11
  • Tutti Frutti (Port St. Lucie, FL): Vets get 20% on 11/11
  • Wild Culture (Hastings-on-Hudson, NY): Vets enjoy 15% off on 11/11 and 10% off for the rest of the week
  • Yagoot (OH): Vets get $1 off on 11/11
  • Yodels Froyo (Muskegon, MI): Free cup of froyo for all who have served on 11/11
  • Yogo Crazy (Wyomissing, PA): Honoring all who served on 11/11/22 with 8 oz of free froyo (limit one per customer)
  • Yogurt Breeze (Lake Nona, FL): Vets and active duty military enjoy 30 % off your purchase on 11/11
  • The Yogurt Experience (Round Rock, TX): Free froyo for vets & active duty military on 11/10 - 11/12/22
  • Yogurt Factory (Temecula, CA): Vets & active duty military, get up to 16 oz free froyo on 11/11
  • Yogurt Mill (Modesto, CA): Vets come by the truck for a free froyo on 11/11 from 11 AM - 2 PM, the froyo truck will be parked outside Texas Roadhouse
  • Yogurt Pop! (Rancho Murieta, CA): Free froyo or milkshake for vets & current service members on 11/11
  • The Yogurt Shop (McMinnville, OR): All vets get a free cup of froyo with one topping on 11/11
  • Yogurt Shoppe (Pendleton, OR): Vets get a free froyo on 11/11
  • Yogurt Stop (West Hollywood, CA): Vets receive 15% off on 11/11
  • Yogurtini Legends (Kansas City, KS): Vets & active military eat free on 11/11/22
  • Yogurtini Plaza, Shoal Creek & Overland Park (KS): Vets eat free on Nov. 11
  • Yogurtology (FL, AZ): Vets and active military enjoy 5 oz free on 11/11

Be sure to bring your military ID or proof of service. I plan to update this list a few more times.

Also, I'd like to point out that Menchie's has been the most consistent about recognizing vets and active duty military on Veterans Day. 

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, November 10, 2022

Pinkberry Brings Back Chocolate Chip Cookie Frozen Yogurt



Fro-yo girl here. Pinkberry’s latest flavor introduction, their last in 2022, is Chocolate Chip Cookie frozen yogurt. They first introduced this flavor in 2014 and I thought it was decent – haven’t had it much since it was introduced. In fact, I don’t remember seeing it for a long time. I’m not super excited about the return of the flavor but I can see why they’ve brought back a sweet flavor for the end of the holiday season.

From the Pinkberry press release: “To celebrate the holiday season and first few days of the new year, our beloved Chocolate Chip Cookie frozen yogurt will spark fond memories and inspire new ones to be enjoyed with family and friends. This satisfying swirl will also be featured in combination with chocolate chip cookie crumbles. For an extra festive spin, guests can also top any swirl with peppermint bark, available for a limited time.”

Here's my review from 2014, "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."

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 9, 2022

New Yogurtland Holiday Flavors, New Holiday Spoon & Cup & More







Fro-yo girl here. ‘Tis the season and Yogurtland is full of festive spirit. They’ve also been busy putting together a big holiday promotion that includes new froyo flavors, new froyo toppings, a new holiday cup, a new holiday spoon, and branded merchandise and accessories. 

Let’s start with the new cup design, featuring gold stars on a background of red and burgundy, a cup of froyo, and the words Love, Hope, and Joy. Love, Hope & Joy were the inspiration for  the 2017 Yogurtland campaign and the words also appear on some of the new branded Yogurtland merchandise. The last new Yogurtland cup design was introduced in 2020 for the launch of the smoothie bowl.

The new holiday spoon is red and has a present on the end of the handle. On the back of the spoon, it says Join Real Rewards. It’s the third new Yogurtland spoon this year.

The two new froyo flavors are both inspired by holiday cookies. 

Chocolate Peppermint Cookie: This new flavor reminded me of the old Yogurtland flavor, Chocolate Mint Cookies. I haven’t had Chocolate Mint Cookies in so long! And I used to like it a lot. Chocolate Peppermint Cookie was pretty chocolatey but I could also taste peppermint. I think I like Chocolate Mint Cookies froyo better. Recommended toppings: chocolate shell, chocolate chips, and whipped cream.

Snickerdoodle: The cinnamon wasn’t too strong; the mild flavor of cinnamon and buttery cookies was delicious. The texture was smooth and creamy. Recommended toppings: Biscoff cookie crumbs, mini Stroopwaffel cookies

There was also a White Elephant froyo flavor. The mystery flavor is described as: “Like the iconic White Elephant holiday gift exchange, this ever-changing and unexpected flavor is a fun and mysterious surprise.” The yogurt was red and creamy; it tasted like red velvet cupcake batter. 

The new toppings included mini Stroopwaffel cookies and tree-shaped holiday gummies.

In other Yogurtland news, Yogurtland launched its first branded apparel and merchandise collection. The collection includes apparel for adults and kids, bibs, giant froyo spoons, mugs, tumblers, hats, totes, backpacks, pet accessories, and more. Proceeds from the sale of Yogurtland merchandise will be donated to Yogurtland Cares, Yogurtland's non-profit that supports organizations that assist women and children.

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.