Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Foxy’s Pash Frozen Yogurt Review

Fro-yo girl here. I was recently lucky enough to try Foxy’s Pash Premium Frozen Yogurt (thanks Foxy’s!). Foxy’s got its start in Australia. It’s now available in the US and it’s made with real California milk. Foxy’s is all-natural, guilty free (low in sugar, low in fat, gluten free, kosher), unique, and luxurious. A ½ cup serving of Foxy’s is 80 - 100 calories compared to 200 calories and up for a ½ cup of Ben & Jerry’s Greek Frozen Yogurt. Foxy’s contains live and active cultures. 

Pashing in encouraged. I consulted the Australian slang dictionary to understand what pash meant.Pash refers to kissing with some tongue action involved.

Foxy’s comes in four flavors: Cheeky Pash, Sneaky Pash, Naughty Pash & Sassy Pash. The fro-yo is easy to scoop and smooth.

* CHEEKY PASH (Mango & passionfruit smoothie): The creamiest of the four flavors, it’s very sweet and the flavors of mango and passionfruit are faint. There’s no tartness.
* SASSY PASH (Vanilla bean & strawberry hunks): It’s light pink and looks like strawberry ice cream with vanilla bean flecks. I was expecting a vanilla fro-yo with pieces of strawberry. Hmm. The strawberry flavor is faint and very sweet...it reminds me of strawberry banana. The flavor is just too sweet. Where were the hunks?
* SNEAKY PASH (Wild berry & chocolate flakes): Also a very sweet, icy treat. I liked the tiny chocolate flakes that were quite abundant. The berry flavor was definitely sweet and mild with no tanginess.
* NAUGHTY PASH (Honeycomb & caramel chunks): It’s very sweet and tastes like a mellow caramel.The texture is interesting; it’s not dense or too airy but it’s on the icy side. I didn’t see any caramel chunks. The flavor was pleasant but I was expecting a stronger honey flavor with visible chunks.

If someone were to ask me how I pash, I now know the answer: Sneaky. But what I’d really like is a good vanilla fro-yo with chocolate flakes, a Sneaky Sassy Pash. Or even better, a tangy fro-yo. While I liked how Foxy’s is low in calories, it seems like the cutback in calories came at the expense of creaminess and flavor. As ice milk is to ice cream, Foxy’s is to frozen yogurt. Ice yogurt?

You can order Foxy’s Pash from Icecreamsource.com

3 out of 5 stars.

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

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Yoplait Greek Yogurt Review

Fro-yo girl here. The Greek yogurt offerings keep on coming. Yoplait recently launched its nonfat Greek 100 line. Each cup is 5.3 oz., 100 calories, or 2 Weight Watchers PointsPlus value of 2. Yoplait Greek 100 targets healthy snackers who like Greek yogurt. Yoplait Greek is a good source of protein, calcium and live and active cultures. It’s gluten and gelatin free. 

Flavors: Strawberry, Key Lime, Mixed Berry, Black Cherry, Vanilla, Peach

* Vanilla Yoplait Greek 100: The texture was creamy, thick and smooth but the vanilla flavor wasn’t pleasant or natural. I didn’t see any vanilla beans. It was also too sweet. The texture was a bit whipped and the flavor too artificial.

One cup of Yoplait Greek 100 is $1.59 at Safeway (or 10/$10 for Club members).

3 out of 5 stars.

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

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Healthy Choice Greek Frozen Yogurt Review

Fro-yo girl here. Healthy Choice recently introduced their Greek Frozen Yogurt. There are four flavors: Vanilla, Blueberry, Strawberry, Raspberry. A package comes with 3 snack-size 4 fl. oz. cups. One cup (1 serving) is 100 calories with 4 grams of protein and no artificial flavors.

* Vanilla: I let it sit and thaw for about 5 minutes. The frozen yogurt was dense, creamy and chewy. It wasn’t icy at all. The texture wasn’t unpleasant but it did seem overly processed. The flavor, which was better than I expected, was sweet with very little tang. It had real vanilla bean specks. It’s like a lowfat ice cream but with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

While the package says the fro-yo is made with yogurt cultures, it doesn’t say that there are live and active cultures present. Ingredients include a long list of stabilizers, including gelatin, cellulose gum, and carrageenan.

I do think the packaging is quite cute, with happy sayings on the lid.

Find Healthy Choice Greek Frozen Yogurt next to the Healthy Choice entrees in your supermarket freezer section.

One package of HC Greek Frozen Yogurt is $4.39 at Safeway (or 4/$10 for Club members).

4 out of 5 stars.

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

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Back of the Menchie’s Chip Spoon

Fro-yo girl here. Normally when I get a fancy new fro-yo spoon, I like to post pictures of the front and back of the spoon. I forgot to post a picture of the back of the limited edition Chip spoon from Menchie’s last week.The back of the spoon is cute too; you get to see Chip’s tail.

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

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Yogurtland’s New Tagline, Cups & Flavors

Fro-yo girl here. It seems like something new is always happening at Yogurtland. They just introduced a new tagline “get real” that appears on store signage and new cups. There are four new cup designs on the way and each one features a different “get real” story, like how Yogurtland frozen yogurt is made with real California milk from happy cows. 

New fro-yo flavors have also arrived: Blackberry Passion Fruit Tart and White Chocolate Macadamia Nut. Blackberry Passion Fruit tart is successful at capturing both flavors (a good balance). The passion fruit gives it an exotic taste. It’s quite tart. White Chocolate Macadamia Nut fro-yo with double roasted macadamia nuts is smooth, sweet and creamy. It tastes mostly of white chocolate with a hint of nuttiness. It’s better than TCBY’s version which tastes more like marshmallow than white chocolate. I think I missed seeing the new topping, white chocolate macadamia nut crunch.

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

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Trader Joe’s Frozen Greek Vanilla Fro-yo Review

Fro-yo girl here. Someone at TJ’s really likes yogurt. They’ve come up with a new product, 0% Frozen Vanilla Greek Fat Free Yogurt. Their first Greek fro-yo product is currently available in just one flavor (vanilla). One serving (1/2 cup) is 100 calories and contains live and active cultures. Ingredients include milk, sugar, natural stabilizers, vanilla flavor, citric acid and live and active cultures. 

The frozen yogurt wasn’t as creamy as I had hoped. The texture was rather stiff and chewy. The vanilla flavor wasn’t very strong either. While I did like how there was some slight tanginess, the sweet bland chewiness of the frozen yogurt outweighed the positive quality of tasting like yogurt. It was still quite sweet. I recommend having the fro-yo with fresh fruit toppings because it doesn’t taste that good on its own.

A quart of TJ’s Greek vanilla fro-yo is $3.99.

3 out of 5 stars.

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

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Future Fro-yo Shop Picture: Yoppi Stonestown Galleria

Fro-yo girl here. The sign is up...Yoppi Yogurt is coming to SF’s Stonestown Galleria. The new location is by the main entrance of the mall, on the ground floor. It’s between Marbles and L’Occitane. The space used to be occupied by a florist. Yoppi is expected to open in about two months.

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

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Menchie’s Chip Spoon

Fro-yo girl here. I picked up a couple of the new Chip fro-yo spoons at Menchie’s this week. These limited edition spoons were released last week on 8/24 and they’re already out of spoons at some locations. The Chip spoon is Menchie’s first limited edition spoon design and my first brown spoon. I hope more designs are on the way! 

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