Thursday, December 5, 2019

Menchie’s December Feature Flavors


Fro-yo girl here. Happy December! This month’s featured flavors at Menchie’s include a returning holiday favorite, Holiday Egg Nog, and a new flavor, Ginger Snaps Fresh Baked Cookie. Who likes eggnog? I don’t. But I do like ginger snaps.

Ginger snaps fresh baked cookie froyo: This is a lowfat flavor made with milk, soy, and wheat. It didn’t taste like gingerbread, but it tasted more like molasses. Any spicing was very subtle. I didn’t notice much ginger either. It’s made with ginger snaps. Recommended toppings: chocolate shell, Heath, white chocolate chips.

I picked up another Menchie’s holiday spoon, Snow One Like You, while I was there. Also, they still had holiday cups too.

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, December 3, 2019

Yogurtland New Winter Flavor, Molasses Gingerbread Cookie Froyo (and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos)



Fro-yo girl here. Yogurtland is looking festive this month with new toppings, a new holiday cup, and a new flavor of froyo, Molasses Gingerbread Cookie. Sadly, the Yogurtland location that I visited did not have the new cups or new toppings, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and Pretzel Tree Toppers, yet. However, I was able to try the new flavor.

Molasses Gingerbread Cookie is described by Yogurtland as tasting “like a chewy molasses cookie, straight from the oven, with hints of warm ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg that will keep you in the spirit all season long.” It’s lowfat and made with ginger, molasses, and cookie crumb. I like molasses and gingerbread, so I was looking forward to trying this flavor. I could definitely taste the warm spices. I didn’t notice the cookie crumbs that are in the froyo. The texture was smooth and creamy, though not as creamy as I expected. It wasn’t heavy. Recommended toppings: whipped cream, white chocolate chips, Pretzel Tree Toppers (white chocolate covered pretzels).

I have to go back for the new toppings and the new cup.

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, December 1, 2019

GivingTuesday: Yogurtland Donating to Exodus Cry


Fro-yo girl here. Did you know that this Tuesday is GivingTuesday? Giving Tuesday started in 2012 and is “GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities.”

While I was at Yogurtland, I noticed that the following locations will be donating 20% of purchases made on Tuesday, December 3, to Exodus Cry:

Alhambra, Downey, Fullerton, Genesee Plaza, Huntington Beach Edinger, Lakewood, Long Beach 7th St., Rossmoor (Seal Beach), South Gate, USC, UCI

I remember Yogurtland Cares, a non-profit organization created by Yogurtland to support charities that help women and children in need, has supported Exodus Cry for years. Exodus Cry is a non—profit that assists and empowers victims (young girls and women) of exploitation around the world.

Eat your froyo and do good at the same time.

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 29, 2019

Yogurtland 2020 Sweet Treat Booklets




Fro-yo girl here. Happy Black Friday! I stopped by Yogurtland to get the new Sweet Treat coupon booklets for 2020. There are two versions. Booklet A covers the first half of the year and Booklet B covers the second half. During Black Friday, the booklets were 2 for $40. Otherwise, the booklets are $30 each.

Booklet A: You get 3 coupons per month. The first coupon is for $1 off, the next $2 off and the last is a buy one, get one free coupon. Then there are 12 more coupons, including an 8 oz free birthday treat good on your birthday, Valentine’s Day BOGO, Tax Day BOGO, catering coupons, 20% off your purchase, and free bottled water with purchase.

Booklet B: Like Booklet A, you get 3 coupons per month: $1 off, $2 off and BOGO free. There are 12 additional coupons, including a free bottled water with purchase every month, Fourth of July BOGO, Halloween BOGO, Holiday treat BOGO, catering coupons and 20% off your purchase.

The bottled water coupons are lame, but even if you don’t use them, the coupons are a good value IF you go to Yogurtland about once a week. If you plan on froyo catering for 30 or more people, they’re an even better deal.

The coupons cannot be combined with other offers, so I think that means no reward points. But with the birthday coupon, you’ll still get the birthday treat. However, you’ll have to use it on your birthday. The birthday reward gave you more time for redemption.

The coupons are only good at participating locations in California, Arizona, and Texas. I hope I don’t lose them again!

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 26, 2019

2019 Black Friday Froyo Specials


Fro-yo girl here. It will be hard to find any place to get froyo on Thanksgiving, but get ready for Froyo Black Friday deals. You can find them at froyo shops worldwide.

The deals are listed in alphabetical order, by shop:

  • 16 Handles (Clifton Park, Fairfield, Stamford, Summit): Get a $100 gift card for $50 
  • 20 Degrees (Cookeville, TN): Free $5 gift card with $25 gift card purchase
  • Cherry on Top (Riverside, CA): Buy $20 gift card, get $10 in free gift cards from 11/29-12/1 
  • Berri Yummi (Wilmington, DE): 50% off gift cards from 6:30-8:30 AM on Black Friday
  • Chill’d (Conifer, CO): $5 deal all day on Black Friday
  • Chills Froyo & Custard (Kennewick, WA): Buy $30 in gift cards, get a $5 gift card for free on Black Friday
  • Cuppa Yo (Bend, OR): Buy $20 in gift cards, get $5 free on Black Friday
  • Cup n' Spoon (Morganton, NC): Buy $20 in gift cards, get a $5 gift card free on Black Friday
  • Dolci Mango (Chula Vista & Poway, CA): $7 unlimited cup on Black Friday
  • Front Porch (Round Rock, TX): Spin the wheel for discounts up to 50% off on Black Friday from 12 PM - 6 PM
  • Froyoholic Cafe (Phoenix, AZ): BOGO free on froyo and crepes on Black Friday
  • Happy Cow (Wesley Chapel, FL): For each $25 gift card purchased, receive a free $10 gift card
  • Just Peachy (Burlington & Marysville, WA): 30% off gift cards with a minimum purchase of $10 on Black Friday
  • Kiwi Loco (Rexburg, ID): BOGO on gift cards on Black Friday
  • La Yogurteria di Vico Equense (Vico Equense, Italy): 30% off on Black Friday, 20% on Nov. 30, 10% off on Dec. 1, 2019
  • llaollao (Houston, TX): Follow @llaollao_houston on IG and show post with Black Friday offer to get a free petitllao with a medium tub purchase
  • llaollao (Malaysia): Black charcoal froyo one day only, Black Friday, while supplies last
  • llaollao (Singapore): 1 for 1 medium tubs on Black Friday
  • llaollao (Switzerland): 25% off your purchase on Black Friday
  • Marcel's Frozen Yoghurt (South Africa): Get two limited edition Marcel's black cones for R50 from November 29 - December 1
  • Menchie’s (Ann Arbor & Rochester Hills, MI): Save 30% on froyo cups on Black Friday, not valid with any other offer or promotion, including Mysmileage points
  • Menchie's Antelope Valley Mall: BOGO free on Black Friday, show offer on IG: menchies_av
  • Menchie's Butler North (Gainesville, FL): BOGO free on November 29
  • Menchie's (El Centro, CA): $6 fill up cup on Nov. 29
  • Menchie’s Kelsey Creek (Bellevue, WA): $6 fill up your cup on Nov. 29 all day
  • Menchie's Mandalay Village (Port Hueneme, CA): BOGO on Black Friday from 11 Am - 5 PM, mention "5free" and get a $5 gift card
  • Menchie's (Miami, FL): BOGO on Black Friday
  • Menchie's National (West Allis, WI): 30% off on Black Friday
  • Menchie's at Northcrest (Charlotte, NC): 30% off froyo on Nov. 29, plus a free gift while supplies last
  • Menchie’s Northpointe (Lynnwood, WA): $6 fill up your cup on Nov. 29 all day
  • Menchie's (Pico Rivera, CA): 50% off your cup on Black Friday from 12 - 6 PM, show offer @IG: menchiespicorivera
  • Menchie's (Pinole, CA): BOGO free, 1-4PM on Black Friday, $5 minimum purchase
  • Menchie's Redstone (Indianland, SC): 30% off on Black Friday
  • Menchie's (Rialto, CA): BOGO free on Black Friday, show coupon on IG @menchies_rialtomarketplace
  • Moolala (Merrick, NY): 20% off your purchase from 3 - 9 PM on Black Friday
  • Nectar Frozen Yogurt Lounge (Portland, OR): On Black Friday, spend $25 or more on gift cards, get 20% off, spend $50 or more on gift cards, get 35% off, spend $100 or more on gift cards, get 50% off
  • Orange Leaf (participating locations): Get a shake or smoothie for $1 when you buy $5 in gift cards on Black Friday, with coupon
  • Oregon Froyo (Oregon, WI): Buy a $25 gift card, get $5 card free Black Friday weekend
  • Pinkberry (US): Triple points on Black Friday, also purchase $50 in eGift cards, get a $15 eGift bonus from Nov. 29 - Dec. 6
  • Pinkberry Nigeria: 50% off a large take home cup on select flavors from November 25-30
  • Red Mango (Centennial & Mcallen, TX): $5 flat rate cup with toppings on Black Friday
  • Redberry, Poland: 30% to 50% on second same or cheaper product
  • Skinny Sweet Froyo (Glen Ellyn, IL): All you can fill for $4.99 on Black Friday
  • Sincerely Yogurt (Bridgeville, PA): Get a $25 gift card for $15 on Black Friday
  • Sincerely Yogurt (Cranberry Township, PA): Get a $25 gift card for $15 on Black Friday
  • Sincerely Yogurt South Side (Pittsburgh, PA): Get a $25 gift card for $15 on Black Friday
  • Smooy (Spain): Free sauce with froyo purchase on Black Friday
  • Snog (UK): Special charcoal black Snog available from Nov. 29 - Dec. 1 only
  • Spoons Frozen Yogurt (Alexandria, LA): 15% off your total purchase on Black Friday
  • Suzy's Swirl (Lake Bluff, IL): BOGO on gift cards. Buy one gift card, get one of equal value from November 22-29, 2019
  • sweetFrog: Buy $30 in gift cards, get $10 in leap back cards from Nov. 29-Dec.2
  • Toppings (Rohnert Park, CA): First 50 customers who mention the Black Friday offer on Black Friday get BOGO 1/2 off, lower priced item receives the discount, not valid on gift cards
  • Tutti Frutti (San Carlos, CA): 30% off any size cup of froyo on Friday, November 29th 12 pm-6pm.
  • U-Swirl (Waco, TX): $5 all you can fill cup on Black Friday
  • Vanilla Spoon (El Salvador): Buy one, get one 50% off on Nov. 29 -30
  • Yagoot (Cincinnati, OH): BOGO free on Black Friday
  • Yo Factor (Toms River, NJ): Buy $25 in gift cards, get a free $5 bonus card on Black Friday
  • Yo! G's Frozen Yogurt (Poulsbo, WA): Buy $25 in gift cards, get $10 free on Black Friday
  • Yo Zone (Beaverton, OR): Double points on Black Friday from 11 AM - 3 PM
  • Yog Bar (UK): 50% off everything with minimum spend on Black Friday
  • Yogli Mogli (Douglasville, GA): BOGO 50% off on Black Friday, show the cashier the IG post @douglasvilleyoglimogli
  • Yogurt Andias (Hialeah, FL): $6 flat rate cup on Nov. 29
  • Yogurt City (Dickson City & Wilkes Barre Township, PA): On Black Friday from 10 AM – 10 PM, 50% off gift certificates. Buy five $10 gift certificates for $25. Must purchase in quantities of five.
  • Yogurtini Oxigeno (Costa Rica): 50% off on Black Friday
  • Yogurtland: Some locations will be selling Sweet Treat booklets for $40 for two booklets for $30 each booklet (up to $260 in savings) on Black Friday
  • Yogurtland (Compton, CA): BOGO free on Black Friday from 3 PM - 8 PM
  • Yogurtland (Lafayette, LA): $5 fill up on Black Friday
  • Yogurtland Santa Monica Promenade (Santa Monica, CA): BOGO free on Black Friday
  • Yogurtland Towne Center (Baton Rouge, LA): $5 all you can fill cup on Black Friday
  • Yogurtland Uptown (New Orleans, LA): $5 all you can fill cup on Black Friday
  • Yogurtland (Yucaipa, CA): Buy $25 in gift card, get $5 gift card free from Black Friday - January 1
  • Yoyogurt Cagliari: 20% off all orders from 11/29-12/1

Expect a few more updates to this post, 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.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Pacifica Gets Its First Froyo Shop as Fog City Yogurt Opens




Fro-yo girl here. Can you believe that Pacifica, the small coastal city 15 miles south of San Francisco, didn’t have a froyo shop till recently? With a population of 39,000, it might not be so surprising. Half Moon Bay has had multiple froyo shops and the population there is 12,000. Anyway, things seem to be looking up in Pacifica.

Fog City Yogurt opened in late October, a block from City Hall. The shop is very small but the building is older, so there’s not much room for more soft serve machines. The yogurt is self-serve and there are two Taylor dual hopper machines with four flavors on tap. The yogurt and toppings are 45 cents an ounce.

During my visit, the flavors were Chocolate, Vanilla, Orchard Cherry, and Cookies N Cream. The flavor choice seems very safe and conventional but with only two machines, it makes sense to offer the basic flavors. There were no dairy-free, low carb, no sugar added alternatives during my visit.

The toppings bar was small with limited options, including candy, cookies, sprinkles, nuts, mochi, chocolate chips, cereal, canned fruit, and syrups. None of the fruit was fresh fruit, which is disappointing.

The vanilla yogurt tasted fine and it had good texture (thick and smooth). It tasted like soft serve ice cream, actually.

The shop also offers gelato, coffee, soda and chips. It’s family oriented and meant to appeal to local kids looking for a snack after school. The décor is minimal and there’s no place for customers to sit inside. For a small town yogurt shop, it’s fine. I’m used to much more variety though.

3 out of 5 stars.

* FOG CITY YOGURT: 1610 Francisco Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044

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 19, 2019

New Menchie’s Holiday 2019 Snow One Like You Spoons




Fro-yo girl here. It’s taken me awhile to track down Menchie’s new holiday spoons, but I finally found them in Berkeley. I thought there were two spoon designs, but it’s one spoon that’s double-sided. Kiwi the Snowman is on the front with a striped scarf and ear muffs. Mellow the Snowman is on the back with a striped snowflake scarf. They’re pale blue.

There’s a holiday spoon contest too. To enter, take a selfie with the Menchie’s Snow One Like You spoon in your Menchie’s mix, post it on Instagram, tag @MyMenchies and use the hashtag #MenchiesSnowman, and make sure your account is public, you’ll be entered into the photo contest. The prize is a $25 Menchie’s gift card. One winner will be chosen every week in November and December. Good luck!

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

Looking for more frozen yogurt news, discussion boards, and resources? Check out the International Frozen Yogurt Association website at http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/. The IFYA is the independent voice of the frozen yogurt industry.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Results of the Third National Frozen Yogurt Survey





Fro-yo girl here. Last fall, International Frozen Yogurt Association (IFYA) sponsored the Third Annual National (US) Frozen Yogurt Survey to better understand the state of the US frozen yogurt market. As in previous years, there were two versions of the survey, one for frozen yogurt consumers and another for frozen yogurt shop operators. The consumer survey was open in September and the shop owner survey in October. The National Frozen Yogurt Survey is the only measure of national frozen yogurt consumer sentiment.

Frozen Yogurt Consumer Survey


All frozen yogurt consumers in the US over 13 years old were invited to share their thoughts about frozen yogurt by taking the short online survey. There were 214 responses.

The consumer survey was designed to measure the following:

  • Loyalty 
  • Brand attitudes towards major frozen yogurt chains
  • Frozen yogurt preferences
  • Attribute importance of frozen yogurt shops
  • Current & future consumption
  • Purchasing habits
  • Demographics

The results were quite similar to the results of last year's survey. The top 3 key attributes that consumers seek in frozen yogurt shops remained the same. The top 3 non-froyo items consumers would consider getting from a frozen yogurt shop did not change. Three out of four respondents expressed willingness to pay more for quality froyo, similar to 2018.

The survey measured liking for frozen yogurt chains with several questions. The order changed but the top four remained (in no particular order) Menchie's, Pinkberry, TCBY and Yogurtland.

However, there were some interesting changes. Loyalty as measured by going to a shop more than 75% of the time for froyo, declined. More people are going to get froyo without others compared to last year.

The respondents were younger and included more males than last year. Of the 214 respondents, 57% were female, 43% male, with 52% between the ages of 18-34. In 2018, respondents were 64% female, 34% male, and 41.2% were between 18-34 years old.

Shop Owner Survey Results


The shop owner survey was also an anonymous online survey. The survey asked frozen yogurt shop owners in the US about operational practices, shop and owner characteristics, supplier satisfaction, concerns, and shop performance.

The main goals of the shop owner 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 by looking at trends over time

The shop owner survey included three questions to capture shop performance. One concerned the current performance of the shop. The second asked the owner to predict the shop's performance over the next 12 months. Finally, we asked shop owners how satisfied they were with their decision to open their business.

While more respondents reported that their business was doing better than doing worse over the past year, we did see an increase in the number of respondents who reported their shop was doing slightly worse. Fewer respondents expected business to be better in the next year compared to 2018 respondents. Rising costs are their main concern. Respondents were also fairly satisfied with their suppliers, especially their soft serve mix suppliers.

Thirty nine responses were received from frozen yogurt shop owners. Responses were received from shops across the country, with the most responses from California. Most respondents were owners of independent froyo shops who owned one shop.


Accessing the Survey Results


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

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

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


Looking for more frozen yogurt news, discussion boards, and resources? Check out the International Frozen Yogurt Association website at http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/. The IFYA is the independent voice of the frozen yogurt industry.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Menchie’s is Testing Froyo + Acai Superbowls



Fro-yo girl here. Remember back in 2015 when Menchie’s released Power Pomegranate Acai and encouraged guests to make their own acai bowls? Menchie’s is testing acai bowls again, only this time they’re combining froyo with acai and calling the creation a Superbowl. They’re using Sambazon Amazon acai. Several Superbowl recipes were provided, including the Super Berry, Tropicalicious, and PB Power Boost.

I spotted the Froyo + Acai Superbowls at Menchie’s University in Encino, CA. I also spotted new three new organic granolas from Nature’s Path: Love Crunch, Pumpin Seed + Flax, and Summer Berries.

I didn’t try a Superbowl because I just don’t like acai bowls. Someone must be eating acai bowls. At this point, many froyo chains have carried acai bowls, including 16 Handles, Orange Leaf, Pinkberry, Red Mango, and Yogurtland.

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


* MENCHIE’S UNIVERSITY: 17245 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA 91316

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 11, 2019

2019 Veterans Day Froyo Offers


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

  • 3 Spoons (Waco, TX): Up to $5 free froyo w/ military ID or proof of service on Nov. 11
  • 20 Degrees Froyo (Cookeville, TN): 15% off on Nov. 11 for active duty and vets w/military ID
  • Arctic Ape (Windcrest, TX): First 8 oz free on Monday, Nov. 11 for all active military and veterans
  • Ayelada (Pittsfield, MA): Free froyo for vets and active duty on Nov. 11
  • Berry Bear (Clarksville, TN): Active and retired military get 15% off on Nov. 11
  • Berry Fresh Desserts (Bayport, NY): 15% for vets on Nov. 11
  • Cherry on Top (Pearl City, HI): 20% off for military members and family with ID on Nov. 11
  • Cherry on Top (Riverside, CA): 15% off with military ID on Nov. 11
  • Chill Zone (Rio Rancho, NM): 10% off for vets on Nov. 11
  • Chiller Bee (Conroe, TX): Free froyo for vets on Nov. 11 w/ ID
  • Chilly Billy's (MN): 10% off for vets and active duty on Nov. 11
  • Cool King (Huntington Beach, CA): Buy 10 oz, get up to 10 oz free on Nov. 11
  • Cool Spoons (Carbondale, IL): Free froyo for vets with military ID on Nov. 11
  • Cool Spot (Brentwood, CA): 15% off for military every day, free coffee or slushy on Nov. 11
  • Counter Culture Line & Youree (Shreveport, LA): BOGO free on any size of Humphreys for vets and active military on Nov. 11
  • Counter Culture Airline (Bossier City, LA): BOGO free on any size of Humphreys for vets and active military on Nov. 11
  • Crazy for Yogurt (Carmichael, CA): 6 oz free for military personnel and vets w/ military ID on Nov. 11
  • Cup N Spoon (Morganton, NC): 50% for vets on Nov. 11
  • Cyber Yogurt (El Monte, CA): 20% with valid military or vet ID every day
  • Delish Frozen Yogurt (New Paltz, NY): Free froyo for vets and active military on Nov. 11
  • Feeney's (Greensboro, NC): 4 oz free for vets and active duty on Nov. 11
  • Frannie's Goodie Shop (Mt. Kisco, NY): Show military ID for free froyo on Nov. 11
  • Freeze Frame Yogurt (Columbus, GA): 10% off w/ military ID on Nov. 11
  • Frosty Parrot (Blacksburg, VA): $1 off any item for vets on Nov. 11, 10% off every day
  • Froyo Bubble Bar (Rigby, ID): Active military & veterans receive 25% off on Monday, November 11th
  • Froyo Earth (Spokane, WA): Vets and their families get a free 8 oz froyo on Nov. 11
  • Froyo Maya (Scottsdale, AZ): 50% off for vets on Nov. 11
  • Frozen Delight (Tucson, AZ): 25% off with military ID, police or fire ID every day
  • Happy Cow Froyo (Wesley Chapel, FL): Free 6 oz with military ID on Nov. 11
  • House of Yogurt (Costa Mesa, CA): Vets and active duty, get 8 oz of froyo for free w/ ID on Nov. 11
  • Island Froyo (Henderson, NV): 50% off for vets w/ military ID on Nov. 11
  • Just Chill (Clinton, NJ): Active and retired military enjoy a free sundae on Nov. 11
  • Kelani Yogurt (Boerne,TX): 15% off for military on Nov. 11
  • Kiwi Loco (Rexburg, ID): Free 16 oz froyo for vets on Nov. 11
  • Menchie’s (US locations): Menchie’s continues to its tradition of celebrating vets and active military personnel with 6 oz of free froyo with proof of service (military ID) on Veterans Day, November 11
  • Monster Yogurt (TX): Veterans eat free on Nov. 11 with ID
  • NoY Frozen Yogurt (Davie, FL): 30% off for vets on Nov. 11
  • Oh My Yogurt (Lodi, CA): 6 oz free for vets on Nov. 11
  • Olo Yogurt (Albuquerque, NM): 3 oz free w/ military ID on Nov. 11
  • Orange Leaf: Free froyo for active and retired military on November 11 at participating locations
  • Peachwave (Bettendorf, IA): On Nov. 11, veterans and active military members will receive 30% off any size cup, smoothie or shake with a valid military ID at the point of purchase. 
  • Peachwave (Holland, MI): On Mon, November 11, all veterans who present a military ID or proof of service and purchase another cup or beverage will get a FREE white cup.
  • Pink Octopus Cafe (Rockport, TX): Active and retired military discount applies every day
  • Pinwill's Frozen Yogurt (Glenwood Springs, CO): Free cup of froyo for anyone with a military ID on Nov. 9 & 10
  • Red Mango (Franklin Square, NY): 30% off purchase with military ID every Monday
  • Royal Berry Bar (Katy, TX): Active and retired military get a free drink or froyo with military ID or proof of service 
  • Skinnysweet Froyo (Glen Ellyn, IL): 20% for veterans on Nov. 11 
  • Strawberry Fields (Union, NJ): Free froyo for vets on Nov. 11
  • Suzy's Swirl (Lake Bluff, IL): All military personnel receive 50% off all day on Veterans Day, November 11
  • sweetFrog: Vets and active military, enjoy a free 12 oz cup of froyo on 11/11/19 with military ID
  • Sweetsie Treatz (Elizabethton, TN): 6 oz free on Nov. 11 for active and retired military personnel
  • Sweetspot Frozen Yogurt (Longview, WA): Active duty and veterans receive a free 8 oz cup on Nov. 11
  • Sweet by Holly (Orlando, FL): 10% off for vets and active duty military on Nov. 11
  • Sweet Luna's (Old Saybrook, CT): Free treat for veterans on Nov. 11, mention at the register that you served
  • Sweet Spot (TX): 15% off a purchase of $5 or more for vets with valid ID every day
  • Sweet Things (San Diego, CA): Free 8 oz froyo for active and retired military w/ military ID on Nov. 11
  • Swirl Bliss (Baldwin, NY): 15% off for vets on Nov. 11
  • Swirl Fiesta (Riverside, CA): 50% for vets that show their ID on Nov. 11
  • TCBY: First 6 oz free for active and retired military on November 11 at participating locations
  • Toppings (Big Rapids, MI): 50% for vets on Nov. 11 w/ military ID
  • The Pink Spoon (Forest Grove, OR): Free cup of froyo for vets on Nov. 11
  • The Swirl (North Bend, WA): 15% with military ID on Sunday, Nov. 10 & Tuesday, Nov. 11
  • TNT's (Santa Maria, CA): Free item for military vets, 20% off for their family on Nov. 11
  • Ugurt (Salt Lake City, UT): Come with someone with a military ID and get 50% off on Nov. 11
  • Uswirl (Las Vegas, NV): Vets and active duty military get 10% off every day
  • Yog-art (San Diego, CA): 10% off every day for active and retired military w/ID
  • Yogart Froyo (Edgewater, NJ): Vets and active duty military get a free dessert with ID on Nov. 11
  • The Yogurt Experience (Round Rock, TX): Free froyo for active and retired military on Nov. 9-11, 2019
  • Yo Zone (Beaverton, OR): Veterans and active military get 6 oz of free froyo on Nov. 11 with valid ID
  • Yogli Mogli (Douglasville, GA): 50% off for vets and active military on Nov. 11
  • Yogo Crazy (Wyomissing, PA): Enjoy 8 oz free with military ID on Nov. 11
  • Yogurt 101 (San Diego, CA): 20% off for those who served, show military ID on Nov. 11
  • Yogurt Factory (Temecula, CA): Free cup of froyo for vets and active military, up to 16 oz, on Nov. 11
  • Yogurt Mill (Central Valley, CA): Show your military ID for a free small froyo on Nov. 11
  • Yogurt Mountain (Hoover, AL): Free 6 oz for vets and active military on Nov. 11
  • Yogurt Shoppe (Pendleton, OR): Free small cup of froyo from noon - 4 PM w/ military ID on Nov. 11
  • Yogurtland (Anaheim Hills, CA): BOGO for vets and active duty military with military ID on Nov. 11
  • Yogurtland (Anaheim Katella, CA): Show your military ID for 25% off 
  • Yogurtland (Bountiful, Jordan Landing, UT): Free froyo for vets with military ID on Nov. 11
  • Yogurtland (Chandler, AZ): Show your military ID for 20% off 
  • Yogurtland Dallas (Northcrest Hwy): BOGO for vets and active military w/ ID on Nov. 11
  • Yogurtland (Orange, CA): Show your military ID for 25% off 
  • Yogurtland (Pico Rivera, CA): Show your military ID for 25% off 
  • Yogurtland (Pomona, CA): Show your military ID for 25% off 
  • Yogurtland (West Covina, CA): Show your military ID for 25% off on Nov.11
  • Yogurtland Waterside (Fort Worth, TX): Show your military ID for 25% off  
  • Yogurtology: Vets and active military get 5 oz of free froyo on Nov. 11
  • Yojo Coffee & Frozen Yogurt (Menifee, CA): 15% off with military ID on Nov. 11
  • Yoloberry (Davis, CA): Free 8 oz froyo for those who have served with ID on Nov. 11 
  • Zo Yogurt (AZ): 10% off everyday for military active and retired personnel

I will update the list as I come across new offers.

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 8, 2019

Menchie’s November Feature Flavors, Gift Card Special, Holiday Spoon, Holiday Cup & Contest




Fro-yo girl here. Happy Holidays! It feels like Christmas season starts the day after Halloween? Anyway, it’s the time of year for holiday froyo flavors. This November is a busy one at Menchie’s. There are two new holiday flavors, Frosted Cupcake froyo and Mrs. Smith’s Famous Apple Pie froyo. They also have a new limited edition holiday cup, a holiday spoon with two Sweet Friends on one spoon (one side with Kiwi, one side with Mellow), a new holiday spoon photo contest and a gift card special. The spoons weren’t available during my visit. If you take a selfie with the Menchie’s Snow One Like You spoon in your Menchie’s mix, post it on Instagram, tag @MyMenchies and use the hashtag #MenchiesSnowman, and make sure your account is public, you’ll be entered into the photo contest. The prize is a $25 Menchie’s gift card. One winner will be chosen every week in November and December

* Frosted Cupcake froyo: It tasted different than vanilla froyo…I guess it tasted more like vanilla cake with frosting. It was thick and creamy. Recommended toppings: Nilla wafers, white chocolate chips, and sprinkles.

* Mrs. Smith’s Famous Apple Pie froyo: I’ve never had apple pie or any pie from Mrs. Smith’s. I was surprised to taste apple first and then cinnamon. The yogurt muted the pie flavor so it wasn’t cloyingly sweet. I liked it better than the Frosted Cupcake froyo. Recommended toppings: pretzels and cheesecake bites.

There’s one new Holiday cup design featuring Menchie’s and his friends, Cup, Sprinkle, Kiwi, Chip, Mellow, Mookie, and Barry looking festive.

And the holiday gift card offer is back. When you buy $25 in gift cars, you’ll get a free $5 bonus card. 


Don't forget about the Veterans Day offer on November 11. Active and retired military get 6 oz of froyo free with 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 7, 2019

New at Yogurtland: Milk Chocolate Candy made with M&M’s Froyo, M&M’s Topping, Ultimate Creation, New Milkshake Flavor




Fro-yo girl here. I was happy to see that Pumpkin Pie froyo had returned to Yogurtland and they introduced a new froyo flavor and topping that complements Pumpkin Pie froyo.

Milk Chocolate Candy frozen yogurt made with M&M’s is described as, “We used real M&M’S® Candies in our smooth and creamy, sweet frozen yogurt for a rich milk chocolate flavor. It’s like tasting a million M&M’S® Candies in every bite.” And it did taste like Milk Chocolate M&Ms in froyo form. It wasn’t crazy sweet. Texture-wise, it was rich, smooth, and creamy. Yes, I’m biased because I like M&M’s. I paired this flavor with Pumpkin Pie froyo, White Pumpkin Pie M&Ms, whipped cream, and Teddy Grahams. It was the perfect combination.

The new topping is White Pumpkin Pie M&Ms. They’re big M&M’s and they have pumpkin pie spice. They’re actually tasty but on the waxy/chewy side.

I was also able to try the new milkshake flavor, Cookies & Cream. It was good (creamy, with chocolate cookie flavor) but I prefer froyo…

There was also a sign for the Ultimate Creation event. On November 12, 2019, come to Yogurtland for a special offer: $5 for any cup or cone.

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 5, 2019

Yasso’s New Gingerbread Frozen Yogurt Review




Fro-yo girl here. Yasso recently announced their limited time winter flavor lineup: Gingerbread, Peppermint Crunch, and Sugar Cookie. The Gingerbread flavor is new. I found it at Target where one box of 4 Yasso bars (14 fl oz) is currently $4.94.

The box with the gingerbread man eating a Gingerbread Yasso bar is adorable. Each bar is individually wrapped. There were different gingerbread men on the wrappers. Awww. One 65g bar is 110 calories, 1.5g total fat, 15g total sugars, 5g protein, and 19g total carbohydrate.

* Gingerbread: The bar was smooth, creamy, and light. The warm gingerbread spices were noticeable but not overwhelming or too strong. The spices were more mellow. I could not taste yogurt but I still enjoyed the bar. The bar has cream cheese swirls. Those are mild too.

Ingredients: Nonfat Milk, Greek Yogurt (Nonfat Milk, Yogurt Cultures), Frosting Swirl [Cream Cheese (Milk, Cream, Cheese Culture, Salt, Carob Bean Gum, Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum), Sugar, Invert Sugar, Water, Corn Starch, Calcium Carbonate, Cream Cheese Powder, Natural Flavor], Sugar, Gingerbread Base (Tapioca Syrup, Brown Sugar, Water, Cane Sugar, Apple Extract (for color), Natural Flavors, Corn Starch, Molasses, Cinnamon), Milk Protein Concentrate, Maltodextrin, Cream, Fruit and Vegetable Juices for Color, Hibiscus Concentrate for Color, Locust Bean Gum, Guar Gum

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.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Halloween 2019 Froyo Shop Spirit Winner Announced


Fro-yo girl here. Happy Froyo Halloween! I love seeing Halloween spirit at froyo shops and there’s a lot of it out there, all over the world. For example, Myfroyoland in India is having a pumpkin carving party and has flavors like Count Chocula, Spookberry, Witch’s Brew Sorbet, and Boo-tterscotch.

Each year, I like to recognize one froyo shop (or chain) for showing the most Halloween spirit. After careful consideration, the award for the most Halloween spirit goes to…Menchie’s.

Menchie’s, a multi-year Halloween spirit winner, came out with a new Halloween froyo spoon (Menchie dressed as a vampire), sponsored a Halloween spoon froyo contest, made Monster froyo cakes and had spooky Halloween inspired froyo flavors and flavor signs (Haunted Harvest Pumpkin and Sugar Cookie Spell). Sugar Cookie Spell is a new froyo flavor.

The previous winners were:

2013: Menchie’s

2014: 16 Handles

2015: Wakaberry

2016: Menchie’s

2017: Yogurty’s

2018: Smile Yogurt

Last year’s winner, Smile Yogurt in Hong Kong, creates elaborate froyo parfaits for Halloween and other holidays.

For a list of shops with Halloween specials, check out IFYA’s list: http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/news/2019-halloween-froyo-shop-specials/

For over 1,500 Halloween froyo images, visit IFYA’s Pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/froyogirl/halloween-froyo-froyo-shop-decorations/

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, October 30, 2019

New Pinkberry Holiday Flavor, Cranberry Orange Frozen Yogurt




Fro-yo girl here. Pinkberry just introduced its holiday flavor of 2019, Cranberry Orange (tart) frozen yogurt. Cranberries and oranges do go together, so I had high hopes for the new flavor. It’s available from October 25 until January 5, 2020. Pinkberry recommends pairing Cranberry Orange froyo with fresh orange pieces, dried cranberries and honey granola. I noticed cute table decals to promote the new flavor.

* Cranberry orange froyo: It was tarter than average which I appreciated. The yogurt was a pale pink color. Texture-wise, it was smooth and light. It melted quickly for some reason. I could definitely taste cranberry and only a hint of orange. The cranberry dominated the other flavors. I would have preferred a stronger note of orange. Recommended toppings: fresh orange pieces, almonds, and gummy bears.

It’s been many years since I last had Cranberry Orange froyo. Yogurtland had it back in 2013. I haven’t seen at Yogurtland in years.

Here’s the official press release from Pinkberry:

PINKBERRY INTRODUCES CRANBERRY ORANGE FROZEN YOGURT FLAVOR


This Tart Swirl is Available for a Limited Time Only


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinkberry® (www.Pinkberry.com) invites you to spend the holidays delighting in our new Cranberry Orange frozen yogurt flavor! This flavor will be available from October 25, 2019 until January 5, 2020.

This refreshing tart swirl will also be featured in a combination topped with cranberries, fresh orange pieces and honey granola to create the perfect holiday treat.

"The refreshing combination of tart cranberries and orange citrus is the perfect break from your typical decadent holiday treats," said Melissa Hubbell, senior director of marketing for Kahala Brands™, parent company of Pinkberry. "The new Cranberry Orange frozen yogurt will definitely make your season feel merry and bright!"

At Pinkberry, guests can customize their sweet citrus flair with a variety of toppings that include fresh, never frozen, fruit that is hand-cut in stores daily, along with premium granolas and nuts, specialty chocolates, and much more. Pinkberry is swirling with possibilities!

Promotional Flavor:

Cranberry Orange frozen yogurt

Promotional Combination:

Cranberry Orange frozen yogurt topped with cranberries, fresh orange pieces and honey granola

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 U.S. was acquired by Scottsdale, Arizona-based Kahala Brands™, one of the fastest growing franchising companies in the world with a portfolio of nearly 29 fast-casual and quick-service restaurant brands with approximately 3000 locations in 35 countries.

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

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

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

Looking for more frozen yogurt news, discussion boards, and resources? Check out the International Frozen Yogurt Association website at http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/. The IFYA is the independent voice of the frozen yogurt industry.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

New Test Flavor at Menchie’s: OREO Fruit Crème



Fro-yo girl here. Menchie’s University in Encino, CA is currently testing a new frozen yogurt flavor, OREO Cookie with Fruit Crème. Did Nabisco make Oreos with fruit crème? They probably did, since there’s a frozen yogurt version now. The fruit crème seems to be a mixture of lemon, lime and cherry flavors. Chocolate cookies with fruit crème don’t sound too appealing.

OREO Cookie with Fruit Crème: It tasted like a mild chocolate frozen yogurt but slightly different because of the hint of fruit flavors. It wasn’t terrible but the fruit flavors were quite faint. Had they been stronger, the froyo might have tasted worse. But it didn’t have much Oreo cookie flavor. The texture was light and creamy.

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

* MENCHIE’S UNIVERSITY: 17245 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA 91316

Looking for more frozen yogurt news, discussion boards, and resources? Check out the International Frozen Yogurt Association website at http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/. The IFYA is the independent voice of the frozen yogurt industry.

Monday, October 21, 2019

National Frozen Yogurt Shop Owner Survey Closes on Wednesday, October 23



Fro-yo girl here. Time is running out to be part of the Third National (US) Frozen Yogurt Shop Owner Survey. The survey closes at midnight PST on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.


Take the Survey to Find Out How Your Shop Compares


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

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

Take the survey now at https://tinyurl.com/3rdfroyoshopsurvey


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


Suppliers and others who are interested in the results but do not own a foodservice business that serves frozen yogurt can receive the survey results by sharing the IFYA’s pinned Facebook post (@froyoassociation) about the survey before the survey closes on October 21, 2019. After sharing the post, send the IFYA a private message with your email address.

Most 2018 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. In addition, they were also fairly satisfied with their suppliers, especially their soft serve mix suppliers.

The 2019 survey results should be available next month.

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, October 20, 2019

Blogiversary Number 11 for Fro-Yo Girl Speaks


Fro-yo girl here. It’s hard to believe that Fro-Yo Girl Speaks is over 10 years old. Today marks the eleventh anniversary of my very first blog post. Eleven years is a long time and I still love froyo. Here’s a quick overview of what I’ve been up to over the last year.

Pasadena fro-yo update: My favorite Yogurtland location on Lake Ave. in Pasadena changed ownership late last year, raised prices, and went down hill. I’m very sad about it. I miss the owner, Steve, and the employees (the old ones left). Yogurtland Old Town Pasadena closed. I haven’t been going to Yogurtland as often as I did in previous years. On a positive note, 21 Choices just reopened, after moving from De Lacey and Colorado to chose to the new food hall on Union at Fair Oaks.

Progress towards meeting the blog’s original goal: I had to change my old goal of going to every froyo shop in the Bay Area to going to every froyo shop in greater Los Angeles. The rate of new openings has slowed and more froyo shops have closed, so I’m making good progress. I think I’ve been to every froyo shop within a 15-20 mile radius of my residence. I’m moving onto the 20-30 mile range, including Downey, Compton, and Santa Monica

Froyo spoon collection: I was able to sell about half of my extra froyo spoons on eBay. Hope I can sell more spoons in the future.

Soft and grand openings attended this year: So far, I’ve been to the openings of Yoga-urt in Echo Park, Menchie’s Sycamore Hills (Upland, CA), 21 Choices Frozen Yogurt in Old Town Pasadena and Eb & Bean #3 in Portland, Oregon. 


Current froyo obsessions: We're regulars at Yoga-urt in Glendale and Echo Park. So much about Yoga-urt is amazing - the vegan, organic soft serve, those crunchy gluten-free housemade cones, the housemade chocolate sauce. Drool. I still go to Souvla every time I go to SF. And I think about Pita GR's Greek frozen yogurt all the time but Downey isn't close, unfortunately.

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

Looking for more frozen yogurt news, discussion boards, and resources? Check out the International Frozen Yogurt Association website at http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/. The IFYA is the independent voice of the frozen yogurt industry.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Ripple Creamy Yogurt Alternative Review



Fro-yo girl here. I first tried Ripple’s Greek Yogurt Alternative product about 1 ½ years ago. It wasn’t a positive experience. Then the product disappeared from shelves. I guess I wasn’t the only one who didn’t like it.

Recently, I noticed the return of Ripple Yogurt, with new packaging and a new formulation. It’s no longer positioned as a Greek yogurt alternative, but instead is called a Creamy Yogurt Alternative. Of course, their yogurt features Ripple’s proprietary Ripptein pea protein. Interestingly, Ripple admits that they “messed up” their first attempt at yogurt, because of scalability issues.

I found Ripple Creamy Yogurt Alternative at Target for $2.35 each. One cup is the standard yogurt size, 5.3 oz. The product is nut free, soy free, gluten free, lactose free, and vegan.

Available flavors: Original, Blueberry, Peach, Strawberry, Vanilla

* Vanilla Yogurt: The color was light yellow-grey and I could see the tiny vanilla bean specks. It seemed to smell better than I remembered, like vanilla protein powder. The texture was smooth and creamy, but not as thick as Greek yogurt. The flavor was sweet with a little tang and a sweet aftertaste. It tasted like vanilla soy milk with protein powder. Not bad. It’s an improvement.

* Strawberry Yogurt: The greyish light pink color wasn’t appealing but the flavor was better than I expected. The texture was smooth, creamy and a bit thicker than the vanilla yogurt. There were tiny pieces of strawberry and seeds throughout. The strawberry made it a bit tangier than the vanilla yogurt and it wasn’t that sweet. It also had that soy milk meets protein powder taste. It was light on the tongue, with a clean aftertaste.

I recommend stirring the yogurt before consuming it. Doing so makes the texture smoother.

One serving is 160 calories, 6g total fat, 15g sugars, and 6g protein. It has more sugar and less protein compared to the earlier Ripple Greek Yogurt Alternative.

Ingredients (Strawberry Yogurt): Pea protein blend (water, pea protein), water, organic cane sugar, sunflower oil, strawberries, tapioca flour, contains less than 2% of strawberry puree, yeast extract, pectin, locust bean gum, beet juice concentrate for color, natural flavors, live and active cultures.

3.5 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, October 15, 2019

Pressed Juicery: New Pumpkin Freeze, New Pumpkin Oat Milk



Fro-yo girl here. I was definitely excited when I heard about Pressed Juicery’s new fall flavor, Pumpkin Freeze. It’s made with just a few ingredients: pumpkin puree, almond milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and maple syrup. I headed over to Pressed on National Dessert Day to try it. While I found Pumpkin Freeze, the employees said they were having problems with the soft serve machine and the texture. Pumpkin Freeze was either runny or too hard. I tried a runny sample. I did like it because I could taste the pumpkin and the spices. It was clean tasting and not too sweet. However, the texture was off (soft and gritty). Too bad!

While I was there I tried the Pumpkin Oat Milk which has oat milk, maple syrup, pumpkin, vanilla, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg. The pumpkin and the spice flavors were much weaker. It tasted like watery oat milk. Their almond milk drinks are definitely better. 


Update: I was able to get a cup of Pumpkin Freeze at The Americana (Glendale).

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

Looking for more frozen yogurt news, discussion boards, and resources? Check out the International Frozen Yogurt Association website at http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/. The IFYA is the independent voice of the frozen yogurt industry.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Calling All US Froyo Shop Owners, the National Froyo Shop Owner Survey is Now Open


Fro-yo girl here. The Third National Frozen Yogurt Shop Owner Survey, sponsored by the International Frozen Yogurt Association, is now open. 

Who Should Take the Survey


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

The National Frozen Yogurt Survey for consumers and shop owners is now in its third year. Coupled with the results of the IFYA's National Frozen Yogurt Consumer Survey, the shop owner survey results will be used to better understand the overall frozen yogurt market in the United States.

The anonymous survey takes about 7 minutes to complete and can be found at https://tinyurl.com/3rdfroyoshopsurvey

The survey will remain open from now till October 23, 2019.


How to See the Results


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

Only foodservice business owners who participate in the current National Frozen Yogurt Shop Owner Survey, those who share the survey URL, and IFYA advisory board members will have free access to the full results of the shop owner survey. IFYA members will have free access to a limited set of results.

The survey results should be available in mid-November.

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

Looking for more frozen yogurt news, discussion boards, and resources? Check out the International Frozen Yogurt Association website at http://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/. The IFYA is the independent voice of the frozen yogurt industry.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Yasso Greek Frozen Yogurt Bars: New Pecan Pie Bars Review



Fro-yo girl here. Yasso has launched a new fall flavor of Greek frozen yogurt bars, Pecan Pie. The bars come in a box of four 3.5 fl oz bars. I found them at Target for $4.44 a box. Their other seasonal flavor, Pumpkin Cheesecake, is also back. Both are available nationwide for a limited time.

Pecan Pie bars are described as having “cinnamon graham swirls and glazed pecans nestled in the creamy cold goodness of brown butter frozen Greek yogurt.” Each bar has 5g of protein, 130 calories, 4.5g total fat, 14g total sugars, and 19g total carbohydrates.

Pecan Pie Bars: I’m not a huge fan of pecans, but these bars are delicious and perfect for fall. They’re soft and creamy, not too sweet, and with a warm brown butter flavor. There are small bits of glazed pecan throughout and the cinnamon swirls aren’t too strong. It’s balanced and not too sweet. There was little yogurt flavor.

Ingredients: Nonfat milk, Greek yogurt (nonfat milk, cultures), sugar, cinnamon graham swirl [graham cracker crumb (unbleached unenriched wheat flour, whole wheat/graham flour, sugar, palm and palm kernel oil, molasses, honey, salt, sodium bicarbonate), soybean oil, powdered sugar (sugar, corn starch), cinnamon, coconut oil, salt, soy lecithin), brown butter base [tapioca syrup, water, butter (cream, salt), sweetened condensed skim milk (skim milk, cane sugar, vitamin A palmitate), apple extract, natural flavors, corn starch, sugar, sunflower lecithin, salt, molasses], pecans (pecans, sugar, honey, natural flavor, salt), milk protein concentrate, maltodextrin, cream, locust bean gum, guar gum, natural flavor).

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.