Friday, November 30, 2018

Special Offer from Yogurtland During South Lake Avenue Holidayfest on Saturday, December 1, in Pasadena, CA




Fro-yo girl here. South Lake Avenue’s Holidayfest returns this year on Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 12 PM – 5 PM. It’s the biggest event of the year for the South Lake Avenue Business Association, with lots of family friendly events and live entertainment – and it’s free.

The event includes:

  • Complimentary Parking, Admission & Holiday Activities 
  • In-Store Specials and Promotions 
  • Photos with Santa 
  • Horse and Carriage Rides (these are very popular) 
  • Holiday Characters 
  • Live Music and Carolers 
  • A Scavenger Hunt 
  • Holiday Crafts for the Kids like cookie decorating 

Yogurtland on Lake Ave. will be offering 25% during Holidayfest. There’s still time to try their new Butterfinger Frozen Custard. For current flavors, see https://www.yogurt-land.com/locations/view/1342/pasadena-lake-avenue

Many of the shops and restaurants around South Lake Avenue are participating, including new ones like Cauldron Ice Cream and CAVA (BOGO from 12 PM – 5 PM). Expect lots of free cookies, but you can also get a free cryo facial at Facile Dermatology, free Hello Kitty crown at Sanrio, and save on wine, lighting, grooming products, etc.

For full details, see: http://www.southlakeavenue.org/south-lakes-holidayfest-2018-pasadena/ 

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.

Froyo Shop Owner Survey Reveals the Current State of the Frozen Yogurt Industry


Fro-yo girl here. Last September, the International Frozen Yogurt Association launched the Second National Frozen Yogurt Shop Owner Survey. The anonymous online survey asked frozen yogurt shop owners in the US about operational practices, shop and owner characteristics, supplier satisfaction, concerns, and shop performance.

The goals of the survey were to:

  • Provide shop owners with benchmarks to assess how they compare to other frozen yogurt shops 
  • Help suppliers learn more about how shops felt about their suppliers 
  • Provide an overall sense of where the frozen yogurt industry is headed 


Shop Owner Survey Findings


The 2018 findings were very similar to the 2017 findings. Survey respondents were optimistic about the future of their business, though they were concerned about rising costs, finding and keeping good employees, finding new customers, and the seasonality of frozen yogurt demand. They were also fairly satisfied with their suppliers, especially their soft serve mix suppliers.

Two new questions were added at the request of last year's respondents. The questions concerned sampling policies and seasonal hours.

About the Respondents


Sixty-five responses were received from frozen yogurt shop owners. Responses were received from shops located in 20 states, with the most responses from California (12.1%), Michigan (8.6%) and North Carolina (8.6%).

Respondent characteristics:

  • 89% are self-serve shops 
  • 75% are not part of a franchise 
  • 72% had no previous experience managing a foodservice establishment 


Accessing the Survey Results


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

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

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Culinary Tours Icelandic Style Skyr Review


Fro-yo girl here. Stater Bros. Market recently opened its first location in Pasadena. Of course, I had to see if I could find new frozen yogurt or yogurt products to try. And I found a new line of Icelandic style yogurt, aka skyr, that I hadn’t seen before, Culinary Tours. Culinary Tours products are carried by a variety of retailers, but the only one around here (Southern California) on the list is Stater Bros.

Stater Bros. was selling Culinary Tours Icelandic Style Skyr for 79 cents on sale. The regular price is 99 cents. That’s definitely cheap for skyr, which tends to be more expensive. One cup is 5 oz and contains at least 14g of protein. It’s made with whole milk and all-natural ingredients.

Available flavors: Coconut, Blueberry, Strawberry, Key Lime, Vanilla, Plain

  • Vanilla: I didn’t have high expectations because of the low price, but I was pleasantly surprised by this yogurt. I noticed some small clumps but when I stirred the yogurt, it was smooth, thick, and extra glossy. I saw plenty of vanilla bean specks. It wasn’t too sweet but had a sour flavor and sour aftertaste that I actually enjoy. Of the three flavors I tried, this one had the least sugar and it was the thickest. It was also the one I liked the best. One serving had 150 calories, 5g total fat, 12g total carbohydrates, 10g sugars, and 15g protein. 
  • Blueberry: This was the second best flavor. The blueberry yogurt was very thick and tangy, with an underlying sourness. It was a little chalky but the blueberry flavor was quite noticeable. I could see tiny bits of blueberry skin from the blueberry puree. 
  • Key Lime: Of the three flavors that I tried, this had the most sugar and the least yogurt intensity. It was sweeter but still tangy. The fruit flavor was not as strong. 

Ingredients (vanilla): Grade A whole milk, grade A skim milk, sugar, vanilla extract, vanilla bean, live and active cultures.

The list of ingredients is short and simple.

For some reason, there’s very little information about this product online. It’s not even listed on the Culinary Tours website.

4 out of 5 stars.

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 27, 2018

Future Froyo Shop Pics: Yoga-urt #2



Fro-yo girl here. The news broke in early October that Yoga-urt is opening a second location in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. The actual spot was just revealed, 2211 W. Sunset Blvd., and I just drove by to see it. It’s between a shop that I’ve been to a few times, Memento Mori, and a candle store, near the busy intersection of Sunset Blvd. and the 2 (N Alvarado St.). The signs are up. There are pictures of froyo and smoothies in the window.

The first shop opened three years ago in Kenneth Village (Glendale, CA). Mr. Froyo and I are regulars there and it’s the only froyo that he will eat. Yes, it’s organic, vegan, kosher, probiotic, and soy free. It’s LA’s first all organic, non-dairy froyo place. We love it because it tastes so fresh and natural. It’s handmade in small batches. They make their own almond milk. It’s the freshest, best froyo you can get. The gluten free cones are so good. The housemade sauces are fabulous. The shop has a particular scent that we love. Mr. Froyo even likes the music that they play. And the amazing woman behind Yoga-urt, Melissa Schulman, has poured her heart and soul into this business. She radiates positivity and sincerity (might be the yoga training coming through).

Expect to see Yoga-urt #2 open in Spring 2019. Of course, you should visit Yoga-urt #1, especially if you haven’t already tried it. Bring friends and anyone who loves froyo.

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

* YOGA-URT #1: 1407 ½ W Kenneth Rd., Glendale, CA 91201, http://www.yoga-urt.com/, IG: @yoga_urt
* YOGA-URT #2 (opening in 2019): 2211 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

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.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Menchie’s Mandalay Village Opens in Port Hueneme, CA



Fro-yo girl here. I did miss the soft opening on October 22, ribbon cutting ceremony on October 26, and the grand opening weekend of Menchie’s Mandalay Village (Port Hueneme, CA), but it was pretty far to travel even for free froyo. However, I did swing by the shop before it opened and I visited it recently.

As I mentioned earlier, this location has 12 flavors a day for 59 cents an ounce, and the usual Menchie’s topping bar. They also sell frozen yogurt cakes and pre-packed quarts of froyo for $6.99. On Wednesdays, waffles are free, and a 20% discount for anyone who shows a military ID. It’s a fairly large location but far from the freeway. It’s in a large shopping center next to the Habit and across from Ross.

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

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

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, November 24, 2018

New Frozen Greek Yogurt Alert: Pita GR in Downey, CA



Fro-yo girl here. Pita GR (the GR stands for Greek) is a fine-fast casual Greek street food eatery that opened in late September 2018. The chef is Greek. I also learned that there's a good number of Greeks living in Downey and a Greek church.

The menu is simple: choose lamb (soulva or lamb chops), pork (yeero or souvlaki), chicken souvla or roasted sweet potato as a pita sandwich, salad or plate/merida. They also have dips, meat sold by weight, sides, desserts, Greek beer, Greek wine, drinks and GREEK FROZEN YOGURT with sour cherry syrup, lemon preserve, housemade baklava, or wildflower honey.

They make their own frozen Greek yogurt with their own recipe and they make their own baklava as well. There's only one flavor, plain.

* Frozen Greek yogurt with crumbled baklava ($5): I was impressed they had a shiny new Carpigiani soft serve machine. The set up, toppings, machine and cups made me think of Souvla SF. However, Pita GR’s Greek frozen yogurt is better than Souvla’s – and I love Souvla’s. There’s one flavor, plain, and the texture is amazing – it’s thick and smooth, it’s not icy or too creamy either. It tastes fresh and mildly tangy, with a clean finish. They make it with Greek yogurt. The baklava was fresh and soft. If I lived closer, I’d come for the froyo all the time. It's amazing.

Oh, the owners plan to open a Greek donut (loukoumades) shop next, at 9232 Lakewood Blvd. in Downey. They won't have froyo at the donut shop. Greek froyo with fresh loukoumades sounds divine, doesn't it?


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 23, 2018

Pinkberry Introduces Pineapple Colada Flavor, Partners with New Aquaman Movie


Fro-yo girl here. I remember Pinkberry had a pina colada froyo flavor. Their newest flavor, Pineapple Colada, sounds very similar but it must be different because it’s listed separately on the Pinkberry website. Pineapple Colada froyo is tart and features pineapple and coconut. Sounds like pina colada? I doubt I ever had a cup of Pina Colada Pinkberry because I don’t like coconut.

However, I decided to try the new Pineapple Colada because of the special offer for Pinkcard holders, buy two Pineapple Colada Wave creations within two weeks, and get a free swirl. I was also intrigued to see the special Aquaman Pinkberry cup, because I’ve never seen a special Pinkberry promo cup before, except for the launch of the PinkCard years ago. The blue cup says Aquaman on one side and Pinkberry on the other.

The Pineapple Colada Wave features pretty blue Pineapple Colada froyo w/ fresh pineapple and metallic blue, silver, and white sprinkles. It was an unusual combination that I would have never chosen on my own but it worked. The yogurt was smooth and light. The coconut flavor was not too strong. It was mildly tangy. The sprinkles were bits of sugar that added a little crunch. The tangy pineapple pieces helped keep the creation from being too sweet.

Aquaman the Movie comes out on December 21, 2018.

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

Here’s the official press release:

Pinkberry Teams Up with the 'AQUAMAN' Movie to bring Fans a New Frozen Yogurt Flavor


Pineapple Colada Frozen Yogurt is Available for a Limited Time Only


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinkberry® (www.Pinkberry.com) is excited to introduce a new flavor, Pineapple Colada, to celebrate the new action adventure film Aquaman in partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures, on behalf of DC Entertainment. The film is set to release nationwide December 21, but customers can enjoy the special limited time flavor starting November 16.

The new tart flavor will also be featured as a combination called Aquaman's Pineapple Colada Wave. Made with Pineapple Colada frozen yogurt and topped with fresh sliced pineapple and metallic-toned sprinkles, Aquaman's Pineapple Colada Wave is a powerful new blend that is sure to please.

"We are ecstatic to team up with Warner Bros. for the theatrical release of Aquaman," said Lindsay Seli, national marketing manager for Kahala Brands™, parent company of Pinkberry. "The new Pineapple Colada flavor and super-powered combination are sure to be a hit on both land and sea!"

Pineapple Colada Frozen Yogurt is available at participating U.S. Pinkberry stores now until January 4. For more information or store locations visit www.Pinkberry.com, "Like" Pinkberry on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @Pinkberry or on Instagram @PinkberrySwirl.

About Aquaman


From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…a king.

Wan directs from a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Will Beall, story by Geoff Johns & James Wan and Will Beall, based on characters created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger for DC. The film is produced by Peter Safran and Rob Cowan, with Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Jon Berg, Geoff Johns and Walter Hamada serving as executive producers. Warner Bros. Pictures Presents a Peter Safran Production, a James Wan Film, Aquaman. The film is set to hit theaters December 21st in 3D and 2D and IMAX, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

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 27 quick-service restaurant brands and approximately 2900 locations in 34 countries.

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 22, 2018

Hundreds of Collectible Froyo Spoons For Sale or Trade


Fro-yo girl here. Confession time. I’ve been collecting froyo spoons since 2009, when Yogurtland introduced ther first character spoons, the Tokidoki froyo spoons. Over the years, my froyo spoon collection has expanded – to the point where I have TOO MANY FROZEN YOGURT SPOONS. The spoons are taking up too much space. After a couple of hours, I’ve organized my spoons and I’m ready to reduce my froyo spoon collection.

Here are the spoons that I’d like to sell or trade:

Yogurtland Looney Tunes spoons (2013)

  • 8 Bugs Bunny grey spoons 
  • 3 Tweety yellow spoons - CLAIMED
  • 5 Road Runner blue spoons 
  • 6 Marvin the Martian green spoons 
Yogurtland Ultimate Summer metallic spoons (2014)
  • 8 purple 
  • 5 blue 
  • 4 green 
  • 7 silver 
  • 10 red 
13 Yogurtland Hershey’s chocolate spoons (2015)

Yogurtland Candy Crush (2015)

  • 5 blue sphere candy Sublime spoons 
  • 10 teal gummy bear Tasty spoons 
  • 7 orange Sodalicious spoons 
  • 5 red Swedish fish Divine spoons 
  • 3 purple flower candy Sweet spoons 
7 Yogurtland 10th anniversary logo magenta spoons (2016)

Yogurtland Kung Fu Panda (2016)

  • 9 black panda spoons 
  • 2 orange tiger (Tigress?) spoons - CLAIMED
  • 6 yellow baby panda spoons 
Yogurtland Nintendo (2016)
  • 5 Princess Peach pale pink spoons 
  • 13 Mario red spoons 
  • 7 green dinosaur spoons 
  • 2 Luigi green spoons 
Yogurtland Trolls (2016)
  • 7 magenta troll spoons 
  • 14 pale blue troll spoons 
Yogurtland Hope (2017)
  • 6 sunflower yellow spoons 
  • 4 three flower pink spoons 
Yogurtland Joy (2017)
  • 6 mud pie spoons 
  • 11 red watermelon spoons 
6 Yogurtland blue flip flop spoons (2018)

Menchie’s Angry Birds (2016)

  • 2 black bird spoons 
  • 2 white bird spoons 
  • 4 red bird spoons 
4 Menchie’s purple Mookie Born in the Moo-S-A spoons

6 Menchie’s brown Chip Away spoons

19 Menchie’s green Kiwi Mix It Up spoons 



2 Menchie's blue Pan spoons

4 Menchie’s color changing Menchie blue wizard spoons

5 Menchie's Oh What Fun Christmas red spoons (Menchie holding a gingerbread man) 

8 Menchie's Unwrap the Yumm! Christmas red spoons (Menchie in a froyo cup with a bow)

7 Menchie's Alvin & the Chipmunks red Christmas spoons

3 Tutti Frutti orange fruit spoons 


2 Tutti Frutti green fruit spoons

I’m happy to send pictures of any spoons.

Price list:

  • 1-9 spoons: $1 each 
  • 10 spoons: $8, 80 cents each additional spoon 
  • 20 spoons: $15, 70 cents each additional spoon
  • 30 spoons: $20, 60 cents each additional spoon 
  • 50 or more spoons: 50 cents each 
Shipping:
  • $2.75 + 75 cents for each additional item 
  • Free shipping if you order 10 or more spoons 
If you’d like to trade, I’m looking for the following froyo spoon designs:
  • 16 Handles heart and froyo cup spoons in pink and green, blue logo spoons, Welch’s grape spoons 
  • Frogurt Calgary white mascot spoons
  • JOJI Yogurt purple space girl spoons 
  • Moyo spoons from Mexico (especially the Sanrio ones, but also the yeti ones, bird ones, heart ones, etc.) 
  • Sour Sally green hand spoons 
  • Yogen Fruz blue spoons with cut out smile/U shape 
  • Yoppi Yogurt Hello Kitty spoons from Taiwan 
If you think you have some rare froyo spoons that I haven’t mentioned but might be interested in, let me know. I also have other frozen yogurt spoons, not listed here (e.g., Yogurtland's Tokidoki and Sanrio spoons, Tutti Frutti light up spoons, Tuttimelon spoons), that I might be willing to trade if you have any of the spoons that I’m looking for. Leave a comment below or email froyogirl@gmail.com.

Also, if anyone wants hundreds of plain Yogurtland and regular Menchie's spoons, let me know.

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 20, 2018

Tenth Blogiversary of Fro-yo Girl Speaks


Fro-yo girl here. This is embarrassing, but I forgot to acknowledge my tenth blogiversary on October 20, 2018. I was so busy planning for Halloween that it just slipped my mind. This week I finally organized my froyo spoon collection and I realized I’ve been collecting froyo spoons for almost ten years. I have so many spoons that I need to sell or trade some of them (see my next post).

Ten years. I’ve seen so many froyo shops come and go. The ones that closed that I really miss are:

  • Culture Organic Frozen Yogurt in Palo Alto (my 2008 cup of Culture strawberry froyo with nectarines is pictured, the first picture ever posted to this blog) 
  • Jubili in San Francisco: The first place I tried tart froyo and mochi balls
  • The original (1st) Tuttimelon on Irving St. in San Francisco 
  • Pinkberry in Pasadena and Glendale 
  • Sno:la in Beverly Hills 

The question I get asked the most is who has the best froyo. During the past few years while froyo shops have added soft serve ice cream, gelato, and frozen custard, along with indulgent flavors, I’ve been obsessed with the simplicity of the plain Greek frozen yogurt with Greek toppings at Souvla in San Francisco, the organic, sophisticated flavors at Easy Breezy in San Francisco, and the plant-based, organic, kosher, soy-free, probiotic luscious offerings at Yoga-urt in Glendale, CA. The frozen yogurt at the three places I listed tastes fresher and less processed.

If I lived in NYC, I’m sure that I would be a frequent visitor to Culture. I’m happy that I’ve been there more than once. 


My favorite froyo memories over the years are:
  • Attending the 2014 Critics Choice TV Awards as Yogurtland's guest. Yogurtland served froyo at the event. The big winners that year were Orange Is the New Black, Masters of Sex, and True Detective. Thanks, Yogurtland!!!
  • Attending YoCream's Froyo Conference in 2011 as YoCream's guest. I learned about froyo store operations, toured the factory, and met the founder of YoCream, John Hanna, and other important people in froyo. Thanks, YoCream!!!
  • Visiting Yogurtland HQ and talking to Phillip Chang in his office.
  • Visiting Menchie's HQ and talking to Amit Kleinberger. He kept smiling!
  • Meeting the Pinkberry team, including Ron Graves, and sampling test flavors at Pinkberry HQ
  • Attending the NRA Show in Chicago
  • Meeting Roy Lam of Tuttimelon and getting the VIP treatment at Tuttimelon openings. I still have all the t-shirts, Tuttimelon merchandise, and Tuttimelon bear.
  • Visiting Jonathan Rim, the owner of Blush Organic Frozen Yogurt in Dublin and getting free froyo to take home
  • Spending time with the owners of the Bay Area Red Mango locations: Richard, Steven and Yul
  • Every National/International Frozen Yogurt Day
  • Starting the National Frozen Yogurt Association
  • Conducting froyo research
  • Winning the Yogurtland San Francisco marketing plan competition
  • The time Yogurtland sent me a set of Tokidoki froyo spoons and a Tokidoki t-shirt
I started the blog in 2008 to track frozen yogurt news – and that’s still the main purpose. 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.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Black Friday 2018 Froyo Specials



Fro-yo girl here. Since I spotted multiple Black Friday froyo specials, I decided to compile them for froyo fans. Most of the deals are for Black Friday but some are good for more than one day. A few countries are represented.

The deals are listed in alphabetical order, by shop:
  • 3 Spoons (Waco, TX): Coupon for free yogurt (up to $5) when you buy $25 in gift cards now through Christmas
  • 16 Handles (White Plains, New Rochelle, Lynbrook, Glenmont, Fort Lee, Jericho, Port Washington): Get a $100 gift card for $75, one per guest, on Nov. 23
  • 20 Degrees Frozen Yogurt Lounge (Cookeville, TN): On Nov. 23, the first 25 customers get 5 oz free, BOGO 25% off from 3-5 PM, BOGO 50% on quarts
  • Alpine Chill (Alpine, CA): Buy one, get one free on Nov. 23 from 12 PM – 9 PM 
  • Arctic Ape (Windcrest, TX): For every $25 in gift cards purchased, get $5 gift card free from 11/19-11/26/2018
  • Berrywinkle (Muncie, IN): $4.99 quarts on Nov. 23
  • Eventyrlig (Godteland, Norway): 30% off froyo and free coffee on Nov. 23
  • Feeney's (Greensboro, NC): Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 gift card free plus an 8 oz froyo creation free, mention Instagram post to cashier on Nov. 23
  • Hopkinton Yogurt (MA): On Nov. 23, buy a $25 gift card and get a $5 gift card FREE
  • Hoopla! (St. Joe, MN): BOGO free on froyo on Nov. 23
  • Igloo Frozen Yogurt (Berea, OH): $5 free for every $25 spent on gift cards from 5 PM -9 PM on Nov. 23
  • Jak Frost (Baraboo, WI): Receive $5 gift certificate for every $30 spent on Nov. 23-24
  • KRAVE (Ludington, MI): Buy a $25 gift certificate, get a $5 bonus certificate on Nov. 23 from 3 PM - 8 PM
  • La Creme Frozen Yogurt (ID): Buy one, get one 50% off on Nov. 23
  • La Yogurteria (Italy): 30% off on Nov. 23, 2018
  • llaollao (Vietnam): Black Friday Special! Buy one get one free llaollao small tub frozen yogurt this Friday, 23 Nov at all llaollao Vietnam outlets.
  • llaollao (Ecuador): Purchase two medium froyos, get a free small tub Nov. 23-25
  • Menchie's Alliance (Ft. Worth, TX): Froyo is 50% off from 12 PM - 4 PM on Black Friday
  • Menchie’s Ann Arbor (MI): 50% off froyo on Nov. 23, 2018 
  • Menchie's Baldwin Park (CA): BOGO from 12 PM - 5 PM, then $4.99 flat rate cup from 5 PM - 10 PM on Nov. 23
  • Menchie's Barrie (Canada): Fill your cup for $8 on Nov. 22 & 23
  • Menchie's Butler North (Gainesville, FL): BOGO free Nov. 23 from 12 PM - 6 PM
  • Menchie's Cornwall (Canada): Buy one cup of froyo, get one 1/2 off on Nov. 23-24
  • Menchie's Doral (FL): Buy one froyo, get one 1/2 off on 11/23/2018 from 12 PM - 5 PM
  • Menchie's El Centro (CA): Buy one froyo, get one 1/2 off on 11/23/2018 from 12 PM - 5 PM 
  • Menchie's Highbury (West Valley City, UT): Buy one froyo, get one 1/2 off on 11/23/2018 from 12 PM - 5 PM 
  • Menchie's Homestead (FL): Buy one froyo, get one 1/2 off on 11/23/2018 from 12 PM - 5 PM 
  • Menchie’s Johnson Ave. (Bronx, NY): Buy one, get one free all day on Nov. 23, 2018, mention Instagram offer 
  • Menchie's Kelsey Creek (Bellevue, WA): $6 fill your cup all day on Nov. 23
  • Menchie's La Puente (CA): BOGO all day on Nov. 23
  • Menchie's Lincoln Heights (San Antonio, TX): 25% off Menchie's merchandise and BOGO froyo on Nov. 23
  • Menchie's Mission Viejo (CA): BOGO free from 12 - 2 PM, 6-9 PM $5 fill your cup on Nov. 23
  • Menchie's Quaker Village (Greensboro, NC): 50% off froyo on Nov. 23
  • Menchie's Northpointe (Lynnwood, WA): $6 fill your cup all day on Nov. 23
  • Menchie's West Covina (CA): BOGO all day on Nov. 23
  • Mister Frozen (Brazil): 20% off on Nov. 23
  • Moolala Froyo (Merrick, NY): 20% off on Thanksgiving and Black Friday
  • Orange Leaf (The Woodlands, TX): Buy one smoothie or shake, get one for $1 on Nov. 23
  • Orange Leaf Westpointe Village (New Braunfels, TX): Buy one smoothie or shake, get one for $1 on Nov. 23
  • Pinkberry: Pinkcard exclusive - purchase $30 in egifts online, get $10 bonus from 11/23-11/30/2018
  • Sincerely Yogurt (Gibsonia, PA): Get a $10 gift card for free w/ every $15 in gift cards purchased on Nov. 23
  • Suzy’s Swirl (Lake Bluff, IL): Buy one gift card and get a gift card of the same value free! PLUS- get a $5.00 cup card for every $20 spent in gift cards from Nov. 16-23 
  • sweetFrog (Bangor, ME): Buy $30 in sweetFrog gift cards and get $10 in Leap Back cards on Nov. 23 & 24
  • sweetFrog Dundalk & Timonium (MD): Buy $30 in sweetFrog gift cards and get $10 in Leap Back cards on Nov. 23
  • sweetFrog Fredericksburg (VA): Buy $30 in sweetFrog gift cards and get $10 in Leap Back cards on Nov. 23
  • sweetFrog Salisbury (NC): Buy $30 in sweetFrog gift cards and get $10 in Leap Back coupons, buy one froyo, get one free from Black Friday - Cyber Monday
  • sweetFrog Sebring (FL): Buy $30 in sweetFrog gift cards and get $10 in Leap Back coupons, buy one froyo, get one free from Black Friday - Cyber Monday
  • Swirls Cafe (Dominica): Buy one cup of froyo w/ toppings (minimum 7 oz), get one free on Nov. 23
  • The Patio (Coldwater, MI): Buy $30-$49 n gift cards, get $5 gift card free. Buy $50 in gift cards, get $10 gift card free on Nov. 23
  • The Yogurt Shoppe (CA): Buy $25 in gift cards, get a free $5 gift card on Nov. 23 & 24
  • Toppings Frozen Yogurt (Big Rapids, MI): BOGO 1/2 off from 2 PM - 9 PM on Nov. 23
  • Topz Frozen Yogurt (McMinnville, TN): Buy $25 in gift cards, get $5 gift card free from Nov. 23 - Dec. 23
  • U-Swirl (Waco, TX): $5 all you can fill 16 oz cup on Nov. 23
  • Vanilla Spoon (El Salvador): 50% off on Nov. 23-25, 6 oz minimum
  • Yo Factor (Toms River, NJ): Get a $5 bonus card for every $20 purchased on Nov. 23
  • Yo! G's Frozen Yogurt (Poulsbo, WA): Buy $25 in gift crads, get $10 free on Nov. 23 - 24
  • Yofresh Brighton (MI): Buy $15 or $20 in gift cards, get a $5 gift card free, buy $50 in gift cards, get a $25 gift card free on Nov. 23
  • Yogli Mogli (Niles, IL): $5 flat rate cups on Nov. 22 & 23
  • Yogo Delish (Port Jefferson, NY): 10% off gift cards on Black Friday
  • Yogotogo (Kaysville, UT): Purchase a $10 gift card for $6 on Nov. 23-24
  • Yogomania (Dominican Republic): 20% off on Black Friday
  • Yogurberry (Bogota, Colombia): On Nov. 23, buy one, get one 1/2 off
  • Yogurt Breeze (Orlando, FL): 50% off on Nov. 23
  • Yogurt City (Dickson City, PA): Receive 50% off gift certificates when you buy five $10 gift cards, no limit, on Nov. 22 & 23
  • Yogurt Haven (Los Angeles, CA): Buy $25 worth of gift cards, get a $10 gift card free on Nov. 23
  • Yogurtland Alhambra (CA): BOGO free all day on Nov. 23 and Monday, Nov. 26 from 11 AM - 3 PM - show Instagram offer, @yogurtlandalh
  • Yogurtland Beverly Connection (Los Angeles, CA): BOGO free all day on Nov. 23 and Monday, Nov. 26 from 11 AM - 3 PM - show Instagram offer, @yogurtland155
  • Yogurtland Chino Hills (CA): Selling 2019 coupon voucher booklets starting on Black Friday 
  • Yogurtland Fairfield (TX): Buy one, get one free all day on Nov. 23
  • Yogurtland Fullerton (CA): BOGO free all day on Nov. 23 and Monday, Nov. 26 from 11 AM - 3 PM - show Instagram offer, @yogurtland_fullerton
  • Yogurtland Genesee Plaza (San Diego, CA): BOGO free all day on Nov. 23 and Monday, Nov. 26 from 11 AM - 3 PM - show Instagram offer, @_yogurtlandgeneseeplaza
  • Yogurtland Lakewood (CA): BOGO free all day on Nov. 23 and Monday, Nov. 26 from 11 AM - 3 PM - mention Instagram offer
  • Yogurtland South Gate (CA): BOGO free all day on Nov. 23, show coupon (IG post, @ylsouthgate) to the cashier
  • Yogurtland USC (Los Angeles, CA): BOGO free all day on Nov. 23 and Monday, Nov. 26 from 11 AM - 3 PM - show Instagram offer, @yogurtlandusc
  • Yogurtown (Allen Park, MI): Buy $75 gift card, get $25 gift card for free on Black Friday

I’ll update this list a few times, since many shops announce deals at the last minute, even on Black Friday. You can also view Black Friday froyo specials on this Pinterest board, https://www.pinterest.com/froyogirl/black-friday-froyo-specials/

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.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Menchie’s Mid-November Flavor Change


Fro-yo girl here. Happy mid-November! It’s time for the continuation of Menchie’s holiday promotion, with two feature flavors. Both are returning frozen yogurt flavors.

* Double Espresso Tiramisu: This lowfat frozen yogurt is made with real cookies, mascarpone, and cocoa. It’s a good flavor - not super strong coffee/espresso but sweeter and more indulgent because of the mascarpone. Recommended toppings: Nilla wafers, almonds, chocolate chips, Cool Whip

* Spiced Gingerbread Cookie: This lowfat flavor tastes more like gingerbread spices than gingerbread cookies. It's a bit powdery tasting, so I'm not a fan. The spices like ginger and cinnamon are definitely noticeable but not overpowering. Recommended toppings: almonds, Heath, Magic Shell and brownies.

I haven’t seen any holiday spoons, cups, or gift cards. Hmm…

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 15, 2018

YQ by Yoplait Review


Fro-yo girl here. Yoplait introduced YQ by Yoplait this past summer. The innovative new yogurt is made with ultra-filtered milk and it’s low sugar, protein-rich, gluten free, and 99% lactose free. It’s sweetened with cane sugar. The ingredients list is short and everything is natural.

YQ by Yoplait is available in 8 flavors: Plain, Coconut, Peach, Mango, Lime, Strawberry, Blueberry and Vanilla. YQ Plain has 1 gram of sugar per serving and 17 grams of protein, while the flavored varieties have 9 grams of sugar and 15 grams of protein per serving. One serving is 5.3 oz.

The packaging is quite elegant, with a graceful curved shape and pastel colors. It’s clean looking.

While I’ve seen ultra filtered milk before, I’ve never had it. Ultra-filtered milk is filtered to concentrate the protein and calcium while reducing the amount of sugar and lactose. Yoplait combined the ultra-filtered milk with active cultures to create YQ.

Blueberry: It’s a blended yogurt and it’s supposed to be thick, creamy, and smooth but not as sweet. The yogurt looked thick but not as smooth as Greek yogurt. Stirring it made it look smoother. It smelled like sweet blueberries. The flavor was unusual – sweet but of course not very sweet and bland, though I could taste the blueberries. There was a little tang from the blueberries but not from the yogurt. While it’s supposed to be simple, it did taste processed to me. It’s like the removed the yogurt flavor. On the other hand, it was creamy and probably would be perfectly fine in smoothies or as an ingredient in recipes. It’s like yogurt for people who don’t love yogurt. Hmm. I love the flavor and tang of yogurt, so YQ isn’t for me, but I think it’s good for people who are lactose intolerant.

Strawberry: This tasted a bit better because of the stronger strawberry flavor. It doesn't taste bad but they removed the yogurt flavor.

One serving has 130 calories and 2.5g fat. The retail price is $1.49.

Ingredients (Blueberry YQ): Pasteurized grade A ultra-filtered milk, blueberries, cane sugar, pectin, black carrot juice, natural flavor, yogurt cultures. 


I have to wonder who these people are that Yoplait talked to. They want to eat yogurt but they don't like the taste of yogurt. Weird.

3 out of 5 stars.

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 13, 2018

Yogurtland’s No Weigh Tuesday $5 Cup Event Recap



Fro-yo girl here. I’m back from the Yogurtland No Weigh Tuesday ($5 flat rate cup) event that takes place today, November 13, from 4 PM – 9 PM at Yogurtland locations in the US. The event highlighted the new flavor, Butterfinger Frozen Custard and new topping, Butterfinger Bites (they’re mini bite-sized Butterfinger bars).

While my freezer is full of frozen yogurt and I’ve already tried Butterfinger frozen custard, I didn’t want to miss out on the Yogurtland event. Luckily, Yogurtland Pasadena (Lake) had Sumatra Coffee froyo. I headed over and it wasn’t easy to build a cup because of the crowds. There were no new cups or spoons. The new peppermint pretzels taste so good with Sumatra Coffee froyo. Yum. Why hasn't someone created a peppermint pretzel coffee froyo? Hint, hint. 


My cup was over 30 ounces. I didn't go too crazy, but people were still staring.

Yogurtland had a similar event last November 14, 2017. The Yogurtland Ultimate Creation event also featured 16 oz $5 flat rate cups. They also had two new flavors, made with Ghirardelli, Frozen Hot Chocolate frozen yogurt and Dark Chocolate Blueberry sorbet, new Ghirardelli sauces and toppings, new cups and new I Heart Ghirardelli froyo 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.




Monday, November 12, 2018

Golden Spoon Reopens in Glendora, CA, Under New Ownership





Fro-yo girl here. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Golden Spoon Glendora, which closed late last year, is BACK. They moved one spot over and have new ownership, a new sign (the logo looks different), and an expanded menu. Since they just reopened, they're still in soft opening mode, without the full menu.

During my visit, they had 4 froyo flavors and limited toppings. I was told that they'd have 10 flavors swirling later this week and they’ll also offer coffee and gelato. The froyo machines are behind the counter, so it's not self-serve. Ask for samples. 

Prices: Mini ($2.95)/ Regular ($3.95)/ Large ($4.95)/Quarts ($8). Toppings: 60 cents for mini, $1 for other sizes. They have cups and cones.

It’s not the same Golden Spoon that was founded in 1983. GS had a tough year last year. Not only did seven locations close, but so did the corporate office. There are no longer any Golden Spoon franchisees or a corporate office to oversee GS locations.

The girl who swirled my froyo had impressive swirling skills. They still have golden spoons.

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

* GOLDEN SPOON FROZEN YOGURT: 1365 E Gladstone St., Ste. 100, Glendora, CA 91740

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, November 10, 2018

Veterans Day Froyo Offers


Fro-yo girl here. I’ve compiled a list of froyo shops that are honoring veterans with a froyo discount or free froyo on Veterans Day (November 11). Here’s the alphabetical list:

  • 20 Degrees Froyo (Cookeville, TN): Active and retired military enjoy 5 oz free on Nov. 11 (with military ID)
  • Arctic Ape (Windcrest, TX): $5 flat rate cup for active and retired military on Nov. 11
  • BeBop's Frozen Delights (Sevierville, TN): Active & retired military get 15% off during Veterans Day weekend, mention IG post at the register before checkout, @bebopsdelights
  • Bellas Frozen Yogurt (St. Louis, MO): Active and retired military, get 50% off froyo on Nov. 11
  • Blitzer's (Menifee, CA): Free 12 oz cup of froyo for veterans on Nov. 11 & 12, one per customer
  • Chewy Boba Froyo (Oviedo, FL): Free 16 oz froyo or drink on November 11 & 12 with Military ID. One per person.
  • Cherry on Top (Pearl City, HI): 6 oz of free froyo for vets on Nov. 11
  • Chill Out by Simple Sugars (Ruidoso, NM): Free blue cup of yogurt to all veterans with military ID on Nov. 11
  • Chiller Bee (TX): Vets eat free on Nov. 12
  • Chill'z Frozen Yogurt (Baker City, OR): Veterans and active duty military get any one item free on Nov. 11
  • Chosen Yogurt (Fresno, CA): On Monday, November 12, veterans and current military personnel get a free frozen yogurt! Just show military ID at checkout
  • Counter Culture Youree (Shreveport, LA): All military past or present receive a free 6 oz yogurt on Sunday, November 11 and/or Monday, November 12. Please show your military ID to receive the yogurt. 
  • Crazy For Yogurt (Carmichael, CA): Vets get 6 oz free on Nov. 12 with military ID
  • Di'lishi Morganton (NC): 5 oz free on Nov. 11 when you mention that you are a vet on Nov. 11
  • Exquisito (CA): 15% off for vets on Nov. 12
  • Feeney's Frozen Yogurt Bar (Greensboro, NC): First 4 oz free for vets and active military with military ID or proof of service - valid on Nov. 12 & Nov. 13
  • Fiji Yogurt (Hillcrest, San Diego, CA): Veterans receive 50% off on Nov. 11
  • Frog Frozen Yogurt (CA): Show your military ID for 20% off on Nov. 12
  • Froyoz (Corbin, KY): Veterans can come in to Froyoz to receive a free cup of frozen yogurt on Nov. 12
  • Golden Spoon (La Costa, CA): Show your military ID for 50% off on Nov. 11
  • Happy Cow Frozen Yogurt (FL): Veterans, enjoy 6 oz free froyo with your military ID on Nov. 11
  • House of Yogurt (Costa Mesa, CA): Veterans and active duty officers, get 8oz free froyo on Nov. 11 with military ID 
  • JOJI Yogurt (Margate, FL): 10% off for all Active, Retired and Veteran Military Personnel on Nov. 11. Mention Instagram post to the cashier prior to ordering. 
  • Juicy Sweet (Aptos, CA): Vets and active members receive 10% off with military ID on Nov. 12
  • Menchie’s (US locations): First 6 oz free with military ID on Veterans Day, Nov. 11
  • Menchie's Pico Rivera (CA): First 6 oz free for vets with any purchase and a valid ID on Nov. 12
  • Millie D's Desserts (MS): Veterans receive 25% off all day on Nov. 11
  • Ojai Bliss (Ojai, CA): 50% off of your purchase for active and retired military, just show your ID on Nov. 12
  • Orange Leaf (US locations): Get a coupon for free froyo on Veterans Day for active and retired military
  • Papsy's Place (Wilmington, OH): Vets, get $1 off a regular or large bowl on Nov. 12
  • Peachy King Frozen Yogurt (Fresno, CA): Vets and active duty military enjoy 20% off on Nov. 11 & 12 
  • Pinwills Frozen Yogurt (Glenwood Springs, CO): Free cup of froyo for anyone w/ a military ID on Nov. 10 & 11 
  • Sincerely Yogurt (Gibsonia, PA): Buy 8 oz, get 4 oz free or $2 off any smoothie with military ID on Nov. 11
  • Skinny D's Yogurt (Everett, WA): 10% off for active and retired military all year
  • Stakz (Bowling Green, KY): Active and retired military, get 20% off when you show your military ID on Nov. 12
  • Sweet Creations Frozen Yogurt (Fuquay Varina, NC): Active and retired military get a free frozen yogurt with military ID on Nov. 11 
  • Sweet Luna's (Old Saybrook, CT): Vets get a free treat on Nov. 11 & Nov. 12, mention that you served at the register.
  • sweetFrog: Active & retired military get 12 oz free on Nov. 11
  • Swell Yogurt Cafe (Manorville, NY): 25% off for vets on Nov. 11 & 12
  • Swirls Frozen Yogurt (Paducah, KY): 40% off for veterans on Nov. 11 & Nov. 12
  • TCBY Auburn (AL): Free cup for active & retired military on November 12
  • TCBY Azalea (Summerville, SC): 3 oz free for vets on Nov. 11
  • TCBY Hot Springs (AR): 50% off on Nov. 11 w/ military ID
  • TCBY In The Village (Grosse Pointe, MI): All veterans and active duty military will receive their FIRST 6 oz FREE when they present their valid military ID or proof of service on Nov. 11
  • TCBY Moss Bluff (LA): 6 oz of free froyo to active and retired military w/ ID on Nov. 12 
  • TCBY Ballantyne, Birkdale, Blakeney, Colony, West Ashley (NC, SC): 6 oz of free froyo to active and retired military w/ ID on Nov. 12 
  • The Mix (Valdosta, GA): 8 oz free for vets on Nov. 12
  • The Patio (Coldwater, MI): Vets get $1 6 oz bowls on Nov. 11
  • The Yogurt Shoppe (CA): Vets and anyone in Marvel swag, receive 8 oz free by showing the offer @theyogurtshoppe on Instagram, on Nov. 12
  • Top That (Glendale, AZ): 25% off self-serve products for vets & active duty military w/ military ID on Nov. 12
  • Toppings Frozen Yogurt (Big Rapids, MI): Active military & vets get a free 12 oz cup of froyo on Saturday, Nov. 10 or Sunday, Nov. 11, with military ID
  • Tutti Frutti Millenia (Orlando, FL): 10% off for vets on Nov. 11
  • U-Swirl Waco (TX): 50% off w/ military ID on Nov. 12
  • Urban Swirl (Granger, IN): Vets enjoy 4 free oz on Nov. 11 w/ military ID or proof of service 
  • Yo'Brez (Jacksonville, NC): Vets get a free cup on Nov. 11
  • Yogli Mogli East Cobb (Marietta, GA): On Nov. 11, vets, military, EMS, firefighters & police get 50% off - just show the discount post on Instagram, @yoglimogliecobb
  • Yogli Mogli Marietta (GA): On Nov. 11, vets, military, EMS, firefighters & police get 50% off - just show the discount post on Instagram, @yoglimoglimarietta_
  • Yogli Mogli Tech Square (Atlanta, GA): On Nov. 11, vets, military, EMS, firefighters & police get 50% off - just show the discount post on Instagram, @yoglimogligt
  • Yogli Mogli Virginia Highland (Atlanta, GA): On Nov. 11, vets, military, EMS, firefighters & police get 50% off - just show the discount post on Instagram, @yoglimoglivirginiahighland
  • Yogli Mogli Hiram (GA): On Nov. 11, vets, military, EMS, firefighters & police get 50% off - just show the discount post on Instagram, @yoglimoglihiram
  • Yogo Crazy Wyomissing (PA): Vets get 8 oz of free froyo w/ ID on Veterans Day, Nov. 11
  • Yogurt Factory (Temecula, CA): Free froyo (up to 16 oz) for active and retired military on Nov. 11 & 12
  • Yogurt Farms (Santa Rosa, CA): Free froyo for vets on Nov. 12
  • Yogurt Mill (Central CA): FREE small froyo for all veterans on Veterans Day, Nov. 11
  • Yogurt Mountain: 6 oz free for vets on Nov. 11 w/ a valid military ID
  • Yogurtland Fairfield (Cypress, TX): Vets get 50% off with military ID on Veterans Day 
  • Yogurtland Temecula (CA): 20% off for military on Nov. 12
  • Yogurtland Ontario (CA): Show your military ID on Nov. 12 for 25% off your cup
  • Yogurtology: Veterans and active military enjoy FREE* frozen yogurt on Sunday, November 11th and Monday, November 12th (up to 5 oz at participating locations)
  • YoJay’s Yogurt Treats (Forest Park, GA): 50% off for all active & retired military on Veterans Day 
  • Zoyo (Phoenix, AZ): Vets get 6 oz free on Nov. 12 w/ military ID

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 8, 2018

Yogurtland’s No Weigh $5 Cup on Tuesday, November 13, New Butterfinger Frozen Custard, New Toppings




Fro-yo girl here. Earlier this week, Yogurtland sent an email about their upcoming No Weigh $5 Cup event on Tuesday, November 13 from 4 PM – 9 PM. The unlimited cup offer is for a 16 oz cup. I’m not sure that I’m ready to build another unlimited cup, since my freezer is still full of froyo from my last unlimited cup. It’s also not pleasant to build an unlimited cup when its crowded. But, it sounds like a fun event and they added another enticement: a new flavor, Butterfinger Frozen Custard, and new toppings, Butterfinger Bites and Peppermint Pretzels.

Yes, it’s frozen custard, not frozen yogurt (sad face). However, I’m a long time fan of Butterfinger. The best part of the Butterfinger is the crispy peanut butter center. The texture is so satisfying. While frozen custard or frozen yogurt can’t have a crispy texture, Butterfinger Bites can.

Yogurtland’s Butterfinger Frozen Custard is made with BUTTERFINGER®, of course. One ounce has 60 calories, 7g carbohydrates, and 1g protein. Their custard was very rich and super thick – like twice as thick as their frozen yogurt. The texture was smooth and while I could taste the Butterfinger (the peanut butter center), the flavor was more muted than I expected.

Menchie’s introduced a Butterfinger frozen yogurt flavor in 2016 called Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar which had more Butterfinger flavor.

https://froyogirl.blogspot.com/2016/02/menchies-nfyd-2016.html

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 6, 2018

Menchie’s November Feature Flavors, Holiday Cups, Gift Card Special




Fro-yo girl here. Happy November! The day after Halloween is always a very sad one, but thankfully, Menchie’s has new feature froyo flavors to look forward to – and more than the usual two per month. Their holiday promotion has begun and the flavor schedule is as follows:

  • November 1: Homemade snickerdoodle cookie, La crème brulee 
  • November 16: Double espresso tiramisu, Spiced gingerbread cookie 

I think I’ve had all four flavors in the past, but I had to go Menchie’s to get the new holiday cup (see the picture). It’s a cute cup, with Menchie and his friends decorating a festive giant cup of Menchie’s froyo.

The holiday gift card promotion is back. During November and December, you’ll get a $5 bonus card when you buy $25 worth of Menchie’s gift cards.

* Homemade Snickerdoodle Cookie: I quite enjoyed this flavor because it tasted like cinnamon. I’m also pumpkin spiced out, so cinnamon is a nice change but still a warm fall flavor. The texture was smooth and creamy. Recommended toppings: Chocolate shell, Heath, almonds, Nilla wafers.

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.

Election Day Froyo Specials


Fro-yo girl here. I’ve compiled a list of froyo shops that are offering an election day froyo discount today.

Here's the alphabetical list:

  • 16 Handles (Stamford, CT): Mention IG discount for 10% off Election Day discount
  • 16 Handles Glenmont (NY): Show your "I Voted" sticker on Nov. 6 for 16% off your froyo till 8 PM
  • 20 Degrees Frozen Yogurt (Cookeville, TN): Show your “I Voted” sticker at the register for the 15% off on Election Day
  • Abby's Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt (Ellijay, GA): Show your "I Voted" sticker on Nov. 6 for 50% off your froyo
  • Bellas Frozen Yogurt (St. Louis, MO): Show your "I Voted" sticker on Nov. 6 for 50% off your froyo
  • Blitzer's Frozen Yogurt (Menifee, CA): Show your “I Voted” sticker at the register for 4 free oz on Election Day
  • Cool Spot (Brentwood, CA): Show your “I Voted” sticker at the register for 10% off on Election Day
  • Dexter Creamery (Dexter, MI): Show your "I Voted" sticker for 25% off your favorite treat on Election Day
  • Di'lishi Asheboro, Athens, Freeport, Greensboro, Hickory (NC): Show your “I Voted” sticker at the register for the 10% Election Day discount
  • Fresko Kitchen (Phoenix, AZ): Show your "I Voted" sticker to get 20% off on Election Day
  • Heavenly Yogurt (San Diego, CA): Show your "I Voted" sticker to get 3 oz free on Nov. 6
  • House of Yogurt (Costa Mesa, CA): Show your "I Voted" sticker to get 15% off on Election Day
  • Jeni's Ice Creams scoop shops: Show you voted and get an extra scoop for free on Election Day (choose froyo)
  • Juicy Sweet (Aptos, CA): Come in with your "I Voted" sticker or ballot stub and receive 10% off on Election Day
  • Just Chill (Clinton, NJ): Show your "I Voted" sticker to get 10% off on Election Day
  • Jeni's Ice Creams scoop shops: Show your "I Voted" sticker to get a free extra scoop (choose froyo)
  • Kelani Yogurt (Boerne, TX): Show your "I Voted" sticker on an Election Day for 25% off
  • Menchie's Acworth & Windward (GA): Wear your "I Voted" sticker on an Election Day for $1 off, 1 offer per guest
  • Menchie's Chatsworth (CA): Show your "I Voted" sticker on an Election Day for $1 off your cup of $5 or more
  • Menchie's Glendale & South Pasadena (CA): Four oz free when you show your "I Voted" sticker on Election Day
  • Menchie's Hesperia (CA): Get $1 off your froyo when you show your "I Voted" sticker and the offer post on IG @menchieshesperia on Election Day
  • Menchie's Hidden Valley Plaza (Corona, CA): Show your "I Voted" sticker on an Election Day for 10% off
  • Menchie's Lee Vista Promenade (Orlando, FL):  Show your "I Voted" sticker on an Election Day for 20% off
  • Menchie's Rivertowns Square (Dobbs Ferry, NY): Show your "I Voted" sticker on an Election Day for 20% off
  • Menchie's San Tan Village (Gilbert, AZ): Show your "I Voted" sticker on an Election Day for 10% off
  • Menchie's Van Nuys (CA): Show your "I Voted" sticker on an Election Day for 20% off
  • Menchie's Victor Valley Mall (CA): Get $1 off your froyo when you show your "I Voted" sticker and the offer post on IG @menchiesvictorvalleymall on Election Day
  • Menchie's Wekiva Riverwalk (Apopka, FL): Show your "I Voted" sticker on an Election Day for 20% off
  • Ojai Bliss (Ojai, CA): 10% off your purchase when you show your "I Voted" sticker on November 6
  • Orange Leaf (El Paso, TX): 25% off your purchase when you show your "I Voted" sticker on November 6
  • Oregon Froyo (Oregon, WI): Show your "I Voted" sticker on an Election Day for free toppings
  • Papsy's Place (Wilmington, OH): Wear or show your "I Voted" sticker on Election Day from 3 PM - 9 PM and get $1 off a regular or large bowl of froyo
  • Peachwave Calabasas (CA): Show your "I Voted" sticker on an Election Day for a discount
  • Peachy King (Fresno, CA): Show your "I Voted" sticker on an Election Day for 10% off
  • Red Mango LA Live (CA): Show your "I Voted" sticker on an Election Day for 10% off
  • Stakz (Bowling Green, KY): Show your "I Voted" sticker on Election Day for 10% off your purchase
  • Summit Swirl (Truckee, CA): Show your "I Voted" sticker on an Election Day for a discount
  • Suzy's Swirl (Lake Bluff, IL): Show your "I Voted" sticker on Election Day for 2 free oz
  • Sweet Luna's (Old Saybrook, CT): Wear your "I Voted" sticker into Sweet Luna’s and get 20% off any treat on Election Day
  • sweetFrog Colchester (CT): Come in with your “I VOTED” sticker for $1 off on Election Day
  • sweetFrog Guilford (CT): Come in with your “I VOTED” sticker for $1 off on Election Day
  • sweetFrog Sebring (FL): Come in with your “I VOTED” sticker for 15% off on Election Day
  • sweetFrog Spotsylvania (VA): Show your “I Voted” sticker for 25% off your entire purchase on Election Day. *Valid at Spotsylvania Cosner’s Corner, Virginia location 11/6/18 only. Please mention this offer. Not to be combined with other discounts or coupons.
  • TCBY Auburn (AL): Get 20% off with your "I Voted" sticker on Nov. 6
  • TCBY Azalea Square (Summerville, SC): On Nov. 6, show your “I voted” sticker, you’ll receive $1 off your treat. Cannot be combined with another discount.
  • The Igloo (Philadelphia, PA): Free doughnut cones on Election Day with your "I Voted" sticker
  • The Patio (Coldwater, MI): Get 50% off any bowl or shake on Nov. 6 with your "I Voted" sticker
  • The Yogurt Shoppe (Pacific Palisades & Brentwood, CA): Show your "I Voted" sticker on Nov. 6 for 3 free oz
  • Yoga-urt (Glendale, CA): 20% off (1 item per customer) on November 6 when you wear your "I Voted" sticker or can prove that you voted.
  • YogoLaada (Pikesville, MD): Show your "I Voted" sticker on Nov. 6 for a 10% froyo discount
  • Yogurt Beach (Reno & Sparks, NV): Show your "I Voted" sticker on Nov. 6, grab a green cup and fill it up as much as you want for $5
  • Yogurt Shack (Carlsbad, CA): Show your “I voted” I sticker & receive 5 ounces free on Nov. 6 from 12pm- 8pm.
  • Yogurtini Bell Towne
  • Yogurtini Surprise (AZ): Show your “I voted” sticker for 10% off your purchase on Election Day
  • Yumberries (Hermitage, PA): Get 10% off if you are wearing your “I Voted” sticker on Election Day
  • Zoyo Yogurt (AZ): 20% off your treat on Election Day with your "I Voted" sticker


I'll update it if I find new offers. I've never seen so many election day froyo offers before!

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

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Monday, November 5, 2018

New Flavor at Yoga-urt for World Vegan Day: Pistachio Passion



Fro-yo girl here. Happy Belated World Vegan Day, November 1. Yoga-urt created a new flavor in honor of World Vegan Day: Pistachio Passion. I don’t think I know anyone without a nut allergy who doesn’t like pistachios. Mr. Froyo and I were both looking forward to the new flavor. It’s vegan, organic, kosher, probiotic, hand-crafted, and soy free like all of Yoga-urt’s flavors.

Pistachio Passion: This flavor is made with organic pistachios grown in Santa Barbara. It’s not made with a paste or puree. Yoga-urt grinds the pistachios themselves and adds it to their housemade almond/cashew base. Three kinds of nuts! Unlike other pistachio froyo, it’s full of pistachio flavor and has the added texture of the ground nuts. Mr. Froyo said it’s one of Yoga-urt’s best flavors and has so much more pistachio flavor than other pistachio froyo flavors. We both had a cup and it was so satisfying, wholesome, fresh, and just amazing. Yoga-urt recommends pairing Pistachio Passion with Strawberry Serenity, crushed pistachios, and fresh cut strawberries. I would include some granola. Or add my own pistachio baklava. Drool.

World Vegan Day is celebrated every November 1 since 1994. The Chair of the Vegan Society in the United Kingdom established World Vegan Day to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Vegan Society.

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

* YOGA-URT: 1407 ½ W Kenneth Rd., Glendale, CA 91201

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Unilever Launches Culture Republick, Probiotic Light Ice Cream (Review)



Fro-yo girl here. I’ve been haunting Target looking for the new Yasso Pumpkin Cheesecake flavor and walking away unsuccessful in my quest to find it for months. Today, I noticed a new offering right next to Yasso at Target. Culture Republick is a probiotic light ice cream. Since it’s probiotic, I thought of frozen yogurt. However, Culture Republick ice cream doesn’t contain Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus, so it’s not really frozen yogurt.

Target had one CR flavor during my visit, Milk & Honey. I also saw signs for two other flavors, Chocolate & Cherry and Lemon & Graham. One pint was $4.39. Milk & Honey is vanilla ice cream with swirls of honey. One pint is 440 calories, 17g protein, 4.5g total fat, 17g sugars, and 6g protein. From the flavors and the ice cream positioning, I wasn’t expecting any tang. The flavors are a little more interesting than usual, especially the Turmeric Chai & Cinnamon. Lemon & Graham also sounds worth trying.

Milk & Honey: The texture is nice – very creamy and scoopable though a bit chewy and not as rich as full fat ice cream. The honey vanilla flavor is very pleasant and mild though the honey flavor is very strong and very sweet. There aren’t that many honey swirls though, so the honey isn’t too overwhelming. It has a sweet cream aftertaste and no yogurt flavor. I’d prefer a stronger vanilla flavor. The packaging features the work of an artist, Joe Geis, @joe_geis.

According to Unilever, “Culture Republick™ is a premium ice cream with probiotics on a mission to support culture both inside and out, with a unique connection to the arts. There are currently seven unique flavors of Culture Republick premium light ice cream, which include Milk & Honey, Turmeric Chai & Cinnamon, Cold Brew & Chocolate Chip, Pistachio & Caramel, Lemon & Graham, Chocolate & Cherry, and Matcha & Fudge. In addition to the probiotics in the ice cream, each pint is designed by a different emerging artist. The brand also pledges to use 10 percent of all profits to support arts in local communities across the country, with all charitable donations made possible by the Unilever Foundation. Culture Republick is currently available at select retailers for an average retail price of $3.99 to $4.99. To find the nearest retailer and learn more about Culture Republick, visit CultureRepublick.com.”

Unilever has launched a new probiotic ice cream brand called Culture Republick, which the company claims is the first premium ice cream containing probiotics.

Each pint contains 3 billion live active cultures and is made with no artificial sweeteners. I like how a portion of the profits goes to support the arts in local communities.

Ingredients (Milk & Honey): Skim milk, cream, sugar, soluble corn fiber, honey, milk protein concentrate, less than 2% of: cornstarch, vegetable gums (guar, carob bean), monoglycerides, natural flavor, salt, lemon juice concentrate, pectin, bacillus coagulans GBI-30 6086, xanthan gum, vitamin A palmitate.

4 out of 5 stars.

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

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