Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Meiji Peach Yoghourt Gummy Chocolate Review

Fro-yo girl here. I’ve seen  50g tubes of Meiji choco gummy candies before but I only recently realized that one of the flavors contains yogurt. There isn’t a picture of yogurt or the word yogurt on the front of the package. Flavors include strawberry, apple, lychee, orange, and muscat. The peach one is the only yogurt flavor that I’ve seen.

The peach gummy looks like a small egg and is about the size of a peanut. The exterior is a thinshell of milk chocolate. The peach gummy inside is white. It’s chewy and a little tangy. There isn’t much yogurt flavor. It’s a strange candy. The chocolate isn’t particularly tasty and neither is the gummy.

99 Ranch carries Meiji gummy candies.

Ingredients: sugar, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, malt syrup, humectant, vegetable fat, gelatin, concentrated peach juice and apple juice, skim milk powder, lactose, peach powder, etc.

3 out of 5 stars.

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

Friday, February 24, 2012

January Poll Results: Your Perfect Cup of Fro-yo

Fro-yo girl here. The poll results are in. I recently asked my readers how many flavors of fro-yo would they prefer in their ideal cup of fro-yo. The most popular response was 2 fro-yo flavors, with 46% of the vote. Three flavors came in 2nd place (28%), 4 or more (13%), and 1 (11%). The results are interesting. I also chose two flavors. It’s nice to have some variety but the more you add to your cup, the harder it is to ensure harmony between individual flavors. I like to pair two tart fro-yo flavors. It seems like any tart fro-yo flavor goes well with original tart and perhaps the same is true for vanilla fro-yo for sweet flavors. I can appreciate fro-yo shops that put complementary flavors next to each other in the same machine with the option of swirling the two together.

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

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Future Fro-yo Shop Picture: Yoppi Yogurt Oakland

Fro-yo girl here. Here’s a picture of the future home of Yoppi Yogurt at the City Center in downtown Oakland. It’s next to Radio Shack with no visible Yoppi signage. However, Yoppi is listed in the center’s directory. I walked by the old SoGreen Yogurt Oakland space in the same complex. It’s still vacant and available for lease.

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

* YOPPI YOGURT: 500 12th Street, Suite C125, Oakland, CA

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

New Fro-yo Website: Compass Yogurt

SR Food Group Inc. is pleased to announce its formation of subsidiary company; Compass Yogurt which has been set up specifically to diversify SR Food Groups successful advisory business. Compass Yogurt will focus principally on the provision of consultancy services in frozen yogurt start ups. Compass Yogurt is being joined by Chris McCabe as Director of the new business. Chris has some 25 years of relevant experience in the industry and is based in Compass Yogurt's office in Reno, CA.

Tom Ostoich, founder of SR Food Group stated: “I am delighted Chris has joined the team, he is well respected in the industry and has a lot of diverse experience to offer to help us drive forward new areas of the business.”

In conjunction Compass Yogurt is announcing the launch of their new website about consulting services available for the yogurt business. The newly launched website will take you to the tour of all the amazing offers and services being provided by Compass Yogurt. “The new website is useful for individuals thinking about starting up as well as for those who are running a business and want to expand”, said Tom Ostoich of Compass Yogurt. The new website is informative and helpful, as not only it tells about the company and its services but also describes all the equipment and food products that Compass Yogurt deals in. The newly launched site contains categories providing information on what equipment is required in opening a yogurt store as well as descriptions on the yogurt machines available. Products are showcased in high professional way with descriptions, pictures and videos making it easy for users to browse around.

The website also includes its academy page where users can find information on this exciting two-day conference on how to start and operate a yogurt business. The academy section also serves as a great informational resource for those who want to get an idea of the various products available for the business.

For more information on Compass Yogurt please visit http://www.compassyogurt.com

Friday, February 10, 2012

Fro-yo Closures and Moves

Fro-yo girl here. SoGreen is on the move. Today was the last day at their Crocker Galleria location and they should be open at the New Metreon food court in 1 - 2 weeks.

Culture Organic Frozen Yogurt in Palo Alto closed its doors. I feel blessed to have had their tangerine fro-yo and will miss their homemade organic toppings, especially the pumpkin spice granola and chocolate chip cookies. It’s a sad day for Bay Area fro-yo.

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

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Valentine’s Day, Fro-yo Style 2012

Fro-yo girl here. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I’ve been thinking up romantic fro-yo creations. This year I felt inspired by the decadent combination of chocolate and fruit.

* Raspberry chocolate truffle: Raspberry and chocolate fro-yo, chopped Andes mints, fresh raspberries
* Strawberries & cream: Strawberry fro-yo, fresh chopped strawberries, whipped cream, white chocolate curls, heart shaped sprinkles
* Cherry dipped in chocolate: Cherry fro-yo on a cone, topped with crunchy chopped almonds, dipped in magic shell chocolate

Fro-yo shops are celebrating Valentine’s Day with special new flavors like red velvet, orchard cherry and Hershey's Kisses.

If you really want to impress someone, make your own fro-yo at home and serve with chilled champagne. Perhaps the new Snog (UK frozen yogurt chain) cookbook will inspire you.

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

Monday, February 6, 2012

Blue Spoon Frenzy Yogurtland Pictures

Fro-yo girl here. Today I witnessed the Blue Spoon Frenzy at Yogurtland in honor of the most important of holidays, National Frozen Yogurt Day. Around 4 PM YL brought out the special NFYD 5 oz. fro-yo cups. Patrons grabbed a cup (one cup limit per person), swirled and then added toppings. Though the line was long, it moved in an orderly quick fashion (yay). They still weighed each creation and then doled out the special limited edition blue fro-yo spoon.

I saw one guy with spiky black hair swirling Double Cookies n’ Cream fro-yo like a true professional. In fact, the swirling skills of the crowd were quite good...must be true fro-yo lovers in line. They ran out of mochi in under 15 minutes.

Thanks Yogurtland! I felt happy as I enjoyed my fro-yo (original tart and mango mixer tart fro-yo with grapefruit, mango, pineapple and Cap’n Crunch) with my special blue fro-yo spoon.

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

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Happy National Frozen Yogurt Day (2/6)

Fro-yo girl here. I’m loving how people are making plans for National Frozen Yogurt Day. I get more excited about it every day.

If you live near a Yogurtland, do swing by for their National Frozen Yogurt Day celebration on Feb. 6th from 4 - 7 PM to get your free fro-yo with toppings and collectible blue fro-yo spoon. Thanks Yogurtland! I know other shops have special promotions (e.g., YoBlendz, Twisted Yogurt, Kikiberri, Josie's) so check with your local fro-yo shop.

Go out and eat fro-yo on National Frozen Yogurt Day!

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

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Future Fro-yo Shop Picture: SoGreen Yogurt at the New Metreon

Fro-yo girl here. The New Metreon food court had a “soft” opening today but not much was open. Contrary to what was reported in the SF Chronicle, EaterSF, Inside Scoop SF and other sources, SoGreen Yogurt isn’t open and won’t be for “a few weeks” (source: Metreon security). In fact, the SoGreen space doesn’t have a sign up yet but the guard pointed to the wall (across from Sanraku, close to where Starbucks used to be ages ago) behind which construction is occurring.

In the meantime, you can still get fro-yo at the Metreon at Yogen Fruz (movie theater snack bar area).

The top level of the Metreon is still closed. Downstairs where the food court is, they added tables and chairs...probably making it the largest indoor seating area in downtown SF. I like the shiny new globe pendant lamps.

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

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Tuttimelon Turns Four: Tuttimelon Day Feb. 2, 2012

Fro-yo girl here. Tuttimelon turns 4 today. Yes, the first location opened four years ago on Feb. 2nd at 2150 Irving St. in San Francisco, CA. That location is now home to their sister business, Teaway, the first self-serve bubble tea bar. I remember going there on the first day and returning many times for the 99 cents fro-yo special. On the first day, they only had one flavor, original tart.

Tuttimelon’s been busy opening locations in Hong Kong, with more locations to come this year. I’ve been busy collecting Tutti Spoons, though I’d have to go to Hong Kong to get all the colors.

Happy b-day Tuttimelon!

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