Tuesday, December 31, 2019

My Best Froyo Swirl of 2019



Fro-yo girl here. The year and decade are almost over. I might have another froyo or two but I doubt I’ll achieve a nicer looking swirl. Without further ado, my best froyo swirl of the year is a cup of peanut butter froyo with Nutter Butters and peanut butter chips, swirled on March 18 at Yogurtland Alhambra, CA. The froyo looks smooth and creamy and the full-looking swirl tapers and peaks upward slightly for a nice effect. I wish peanut butter froyo were available more often at Yogurtland. Those peanut butter chips were so good too.

This year, I consumed 160 cups of frozen yogurt (or froyo alternatives), compared to 155 cups in 2018. My first cup was from Yoga-urt in Glendale, CA. My first cup that I swirled myself was at Menchie’s Valley Village, CA (the best Menchie’s location).

I also like to look at flavors and toppings that I selected. I found the following:

  • Self-swirled (64%) of cups vs not swirled by me (36%). This was exactly the same as last year. Interesting!
  • Single flavor (91%) vs. more than one flavor (9%). I definitely like to enjoy one flavor per cup. If I do opt for more than one flavor, I like to have the swirls side by side vs. swirled together.
  • Dairy (76%) vs. non-dairy (24%). I thought I had non-dairy more often but I still love dairy.

You can see every cup that I consumed on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/froyogirl/2019-froyo-consumed-by-me/

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, December 28, 2019

New Froyo Spoons of 2019


Fro-yo girl here. Froyo spoon collectors, I’ve been tracking the collectible new froyo spoons that were released this year in the US and this is the list that I’ve come up with.

  • Menchie’s: Holiday Kiwi/Mellow light blue snowman spoon
  • Menchie’s: Halloween Menchie as a vampire dark blue spoo
  • Menchie’s: Summer Chip as a surfer dark blue spoon
  • sweetFrog: The Very Hungry Caterpillar green caterpillar spoons
  • Yogurtland: Giant orange Yogurtland spoon (given out at the Santa Ana Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Chester Cheetah meet & greet)
  • Yogurtland: Blue Everest and purple Yi Abominable spoons
  • Yogurtland: Waffle cone light purple spoon, coinciding with the launch of their waffle cones
Menchie’s had THREE froyo spoon contests. Love that.

I noticed some new spoons outside the US. Moyo (Mexico and other countries in Latin America) had Abominable spoons and spoons for another cartoon that I didn’t recognize. Llaolao had a special white 10th anniversary spoon.

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, December 26, 2019

Menchie’s New Spies in Disguise Collectible Cup



Fro-yo girl here. Menchie’s has a new limited edition cup design for the upcoming movie, Spies in Disguise. The animated spy movie from 20th Century Fox, starring Will Smith and Tom Holland, comes out on Christmas Day. The orange cup features the cartoon Will Smith and the pigeon he transforms into, I think. Cups are nice but definitely a lot less exciting than 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.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Best New Froyo Flavors of 2019

True Tahini at Yoga-urt

Fro-yo girl here. I don’t think there will be any additional new froyo flavors this year, so it’s time for me to pick my favorite froyo flavors of 2019.

Best Tart: Blueberry Avalanche Tart froyo from Yogurtland

The top two tart flavors this year were Kiwi Strawberry from Pinkberry and Blueberry Avalanche from Yogurtland. Yogurtland’s flavor was tarter and had lots of blueberry flavor. It wasn’t the most creative flavor since Yogurtland already had a blueberry tart froyo, but they put more blueberries in Blueberry Avalanche. But then again, given the rarity of new tart froyo flavors, I’m happy that there were a few new tart flavors from which to choose.

Best Sweet: Golden Graham Cracker froyo from Menchie’s


Golden Graham Cracker was the Menchie’s feature flavor way back in January. I almost forgot about it but then I remembered thinking that starting the year off with such a great flavor was a good sign for the new year. I like being able to see bits of graham crackers in the froyo. The yogurt tasted like graham crackers without being cloyingly sweet. And graham crackers go with every froyo topping, I think.

Best Vegan: True Tahini from Yoga-urt

Yoga-urt continues to wow with the best vegan froyo flavors anywhere. What sets it apart? The freshness and quality of their product for starters. They make their own vegan base with housemade cashew and almond milk. Mr. Froyo was the one who suggested the flavor. He’s also sensitive to sugar, so he LOVES that Yoga-urt’s True Tahini is made with no added sugar. I like that it’s not as sweet as halva and it’s different and interesting. Sweetening yogurt with dates makes it very Middle Eastern.

For a list of the new froyo flavors introduced in 2019, see: https://internationalfrozenyogurt.com/ifya/news/new-flavors-introduced-in-2019-flavor-trends/

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

* YOGA-URT, 1407 ½ W Kenneth Rd., Glendale, CA 91201 and 2211 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.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Painful Froyo Shop Closures of 2019

former Pinkberry La Canada location

Fro-yo girl here. Sadly, every year brings froyo shop closures in California. This was the case even in the heyday of froyo. Of the 48 froyo shops that closed in 2019, I visited 21 of them. These are the ones that I will miss the most:

  • OMG! Dessert Lounge, Anaheim: This was an interesting funky independent shop in the gas station parking lot that had self-serve froyo, freakshakes, macarons, cheesecakes, smoothies, milkshakes, frappes, etc. The froyo was better than average. 
  • Pinkberry: Every location that closes brings pain, since there are so few left. This year’s casualties include the Blossom Hill location in San Jose, Hillcrest in San Diego, La Canada Flintridge, Little Tokyo (downtown Los Angeles), Newport Beach, San Francisco, and Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica. San Francisco no longer has a Pinkberry, unless you count the one at the SFO Airport. Very sad! Outside of the airport, the remaining Bay Area locations are in Sunnyvale and Palo Alto. I used to visit the La Canada and Little Tokyo locations. The La Canada location, which is now a ramen shop called Kotsu, had machine issues for a long time. Little Tokyo, which is now a Somi Somi (soft serve taiyaki chain) was better. Now there’s no Pinkberry in downtown LA. 
  • Yogurt Haven was Eagle Rock’s (a neighborhood in Northeast Los Angeles) first froyo shop. The space is still available. It opened in 2010. The froyo was decent but it did excel at building a sense of community with its open mic nights, live music, and other local events.
  • Yogurtland Westwood Village, Los Angeles: This was the last self-serve froyo shop in Westwood Village, across from UCLA. Another froyo shop called Frozen Land took over the space but it’s not self-serve.
  • Yumi Yogurt Redwood City: I wrote about this closure early. The Redwood City location was Yumi Yogurt’s very first. It closed after 35 years of serving froyo. The lease was up and the owner couldn’t afford to renovate the old building in order to stay at that location. The building will be torn down and replaced with boring office buildings.

Farewell, old friends. You are missed.

I was tempted to add Fraiche Yogurt in Palo Alto to this list (the shop closed on December 10), but I noticed years ago that the quality had declined. I first noticed this about two or three years ago, right around the time the ownership changed. Friends noticed it too. It's a shame...they had the best housemade mochi. It sounds like their SFO Airport location has also gone downhill. Fraiche Palo Alto was Steve Jobs' favorite froyo shop. 


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 17, 2019

California Froyo Shop Openings and Closings of 2019


Fro-yo girl here. As 2019 comes to an end, it’s time to look at the froyo shop openings and closings of 2019 in California. I believe that California continues to have the most froyo shops. While the focus of this post is on froyo shops, i.e., shops that primarily serve frozen yogurt, I also tried to track froyo not served in froyo shops but served from a soft serve machine, including restaurants, convenience stores, vending machines, cafeterias, hospitals, frozen yogurt trucks and trailers.

It's always much easier to track openings since most frozen yogurt have a social media presence and Yelp listing. However, many shops close quietly, without making any announcement. Fortunately, helpful Yelpers are good about reporting closings.

Here’s my attempt to track froyo shop openings and closings in California this year.

Froyo Shop Openings (in alphabetical order): 

  1. 21 Choices Pasadena (moved)
  2. Blitzer’s Yogurt, Murrieta (replaced FroYoLand)
  3. Cups and Cones, Pittsburg
  4. Fog City Yogurt, Pacifica
  5. FROLO Frozen Yogurt, Manteca (moved)
  6. Froyo Freeze, Harbor City
  7. Frozen Land, Westwood, Los Angeles (replaced Yogurtland)
  8. Live Culture Café, Encinitas
  9. Mangos Frozen Yogurt, Downey (replaced Wild Berry)
  10. Menchie’s, Chula Vista
  11. Menchie’s, Citrus Heights
  12. Menchie’s, Pinole 
  13. Menchie’s, Upland
  14. Menchie’s Victory Plaza, Whittier (replaced Frugo’s)
  15. Original Yogurt Shack, Carlsbad
  16. Peachwave, Seal Beach
  17. Swrlies, Los Angeles (pop-up)
  18. Tiki Tiki Frozen Yogurt & Ice Cream, El Monte (replaced Green Apple Frozen Yogurt)
  19. Tutti Frutti, Montrose (moved)
  20. Yoga-urt, Echo Park, Los Angeles
  21. Yogi Berry, Fresno (replaced Mickey’s Yogurt West)
  22. Yogurt Factory, Temecula (2nd location)
  23. Yogurt Time, Santa Rosa
  24. Yogurt Now, El Sobrante
  25. Yogurtland, Anaheim (Katella)
  26. Yogurtland, La Habra
  27. YOLO, San Anselmo

There were 27 openings this year, compared to 43 in 2018 and 64 in 2017. I've been to 8 of them so far. The number new openings has been on the decline since peaking in 2016. Five new Menchie's locations opened compared to two for Yogurtland. Several shops moved or replaced other froyo shops.

Froyo Shop Closures (in alphabetical order):


  1. Berries, Rancho Cucamonga
  2. Berrystar, Palmdale
  3. Big Spoon, Sacramento
  4. Big Spoon, Fair Oaks
  5. Bougie’s Frozen Yogurt, Perris
  6. Bravo! Frozen Yogurt, Salinas
  7. Cherry On Top, Pasadena
  8. Chillz Frozen Yogurt, Riverside 
  9. Chillz Frozen Yogurt, Grand Terrace
  10. Cones, Pittsburg (merged, now part of Nick’s Sandwiches, still offers froyo)
  11. Corner Yogurt, Half Moon Bay
  12. Fraiche, Palo Alto
  13. Friza Frozen Yogurt, Torrance
  14. FROLO Frozen Yogurt, Manteca (moved)
  15. FroYoLand, Murrieta (now Blitzer’s!)
  16. Frugos, Whittier (taken over by Menchie’s)
  17. Fusion Mix, Fremont
  18. Go Bananaz, Tustin
  19. Go Greek, Thousand Oaks
  20. Go Greek, Glendale
  21. Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt, Calabasas
  22. Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt, Rancho Santa Margarita
  23. Great American Yogurt, Huntington Beach
  24. Loving Cup, Hayes Valley, San Francisco
  25. Major Brain Freeze, Loma Linda
  26. Menchie’s Carmenita Rd., Whittier
  27. Menchie’s, Compton
  28. Menchie’s, Dublin
  29. Mickey’s Yogurt West, Fresno
  30. Moonlight Yogurt, Encinitas 
  31. OMG! Dessert Lounge, Anaheim
  32. Pinkberry Blossom Hill, San Jose
  33. Pinkberry Hillcrest, San Diego
  34. Pinkberry, La Canada Flintridge 
  35. Pinkberry Little Tokyo, Los Angeles
  36. Pinkberry, Newport Beach  
  37. Pinkberry, San Francisco
  38. Pinkberry, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica
  39. sweetFrog, Camarillo
  40. Swirls, Encinitas
  41. Tutti Frutti, La Crescenta
  42. Tutti Frutti, Huntington Park
  43. U Yogurt, Ventura
  44. Wild Berry, Downey
  45. Yogurt Haven, Eagle Rock, Los Angeles
  46. Yogurt Shack, Carlsbad
  47. Yogurt Time, La Palma
  48. Yogurt Zone, Vacaville
  49. Yogurtland, Old Town Pasadena
  50. Yogurtland, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles
  51. Yogurtland, Poway
  52. Yogurtland, Westwood, Los Angeles
  53. Yumi Yogurt, Redwood City 
There were 53 froyo shop closures in 2019, compared to 68 in 2018 and 99 in 2017. With fewer froyo shops opening, fewer froyo shops are closing as well. But there are more closures than openings, as in 2017 and 2018. Another batch of Pinkberry shops closed, seven in total. Three Menchie's locations closed and four Yogurtland locations. 

New Places Serving Froyo But Not a Froyo Shop: 


  • Al’s Deli, San Francisco
  • Apizza, San Francisco (Loving Cup)
  • Coit Tower Café, San Francisco
  • Eatery, Encino Freshii, Oakland
  • Loop Neighborhood Market, Temecula
  • Souvla Marina, San Francisco
  • N2 Lab, Monrovia, January 2019
  • Nick the Greek, Morgan Hill
  • Nick the Greek, San Carlos
  • Nick the Greek, Santa Clara
  • Nick the Greek, Santa Cruz
  • Nick’s Sandwiches, Pittsburg (merged with Cones)
  • Quarters Kitchen, Yorba Linda
Froyo is on the menu at the restaurants and convenience stores. Nick the Greek is a fast casual Greek chain that's currently in growth mode in the Bay Area. Loop Neighborhood Market continues to offer self-serve froyo.

Froyo Shop, Temporarily Closed:

  • Golden Spoon, Long Beach
Golden Spoon Long Beach is expected to reopen in December. 21 Choices was closed in Claremont for months but it did reopen after remodeling.

Reopened in Same Spot After Remodeling:

  • 21 Choices, Claremont
Not New, Not a Froyo Shop, Started Offering Froyo:
  • Happy Days Café, Sherman Oaks
Had Froyo but No Longer Offers:
  • Yalla, Seal Beach – machine broken
New Management not a Froyo Shop:
  • Health Habits, Valley Springs
New Ownership, Froyo Shop:
  • Razzle Dazzle, Upland 
  • Yogurt Creations, Arroyo Grande
  • Yogurt Creations, Atascadero
  • Yogurt Creations, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
  • Yogurt Creations, Lompoc
  • Yogurt Creations, Paso Robles
  • Yogurt Creations, Santa Maria
Coming Soon:
  • Apizza Belmont 
  • Dolci Mango, Poway 
  • Easy Breezy, Corte Madera 
  • Fraiche, Stanford Hospital, Palo Alto
  • Jon & Bon’s Yogurt Shoppe, Rocklin 
  • Loop Neighborhood Market, Sacramento 
  • Loop Neighborhood Market, Meridian – San Jose 
  • Pinkberry Valley Fair, Santa Clara
  • YogoFarm, Los Angeles
  • Yogart, Grantville, San Diego
  • Yogurt & Yogurt, Moreno Valley
There's a lot to keep track of! Expect to see Reis & Irvy's froyo robots in California, next year. I hope Pinkberry does open new locations because so many have closed. The only ones left in the Bay Area are in Palo Alto and Sunnyvale. I feel sad for all the people who want Pinkberry but don't live close to one. And while they now have a foodservice program that allows just about any business to serve Pinkberry, it's still hard to find. For example, the Eatery in Encino offered Pinkberry for a month but then they discontinued. Polkatots in Pasadena apparently had Pinkberry briefly, but every time I call about it, they say that they've run out???

Since I find out about openings and closings after publishing my post, I’ll keep updating this post. Did I miss any openings or closings in 2019? 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.

Monday, December 16, 2019

New Yoga-urt Winter Flavor: Mexican Hot Chocolate



Fro-yo girl here. Yoga-urt just introduced a new winter flavor, Mexican Hot Chocolate. Mexican Hot Chocolate is the first Yoga-urt flavor made with their Chocolate Bliss as a base. Like all Yoga-urt offerings, Mexican Hot Chocolate is probiotic, vegan, soy-free, kosher, organic, gluten-free, and all natural.

Both Mr. Froyo and I aren’t chocolate froyo fans, but we both really liked this flavor. The spicy cayenne kick was surprising and delightful. There’s also cinnamon and probably other spices. The spices make the flavor more interesting. Recommended toppings: cacao nibs, housemade chocolate shell, whipped cream. I paired it with Mint Magic, which is a cooling flavor. Combining it with spicy chocolate made for a flavorful combination of contrasts.


Mexican Hot Chocolate froyo is made in small batches by hand and is available for a limited time only. Hurry over to the Glendale (1407 W Kenneth Rd, Glendale, CA 91201) or Echo Park (2211 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026) location to try it. P.S. There’s still time to buy a $25 (or more) Yoga-urt gift card, which comes with a free mini froyo. I think the offer ends on December 24.

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, December 12, 2019

West Los Angeles Froyo Update



Fro-yo girl here. I recently heard that Frozen Land opened, taking over the old Yogurtland space in Westwood Village, across from the UCLA campus. I never had the chance to go to that Yogurtland, since I figured it would be open for a long time. It was there for ten years, so that is a long time.

Interestingly, there is no self-serve frozen yogurt left in Westwood Village. What’s left? Frozen Land is the only froyo option in Westwood Village proper and it’s no longer self-serve. If you go down Westwood Blvd., you’ll run into Bon Bon Berry, Penguin’s, and The Bigg Chill. Frozen Land offers 10 froyo flavors a day, along with scoopable ice cream and gelato. Bon Bon Berry replaced Frost Frozen Yogurt in 2014 and is known for acai bowls. The Bigg Chill and Penguin’s are old school, from the 90’s. Ralph’s the supermarket in Westwood Village, had self-serve froyo for awhile, but they no longer offer it. I was surprised to see the soft serve machines were still there and the empty toppings bar.

This move away from self-serve is surprising, when self-serve was all the rage for years. You can still get self-serve froyo in West LA but you have to go to Century City. Culver City, Brentwood, and Santa Monica. West Los Angeles was an important place for froyo, but it no longer feels like froyo central. Red Mango opened its first US location in Westwood Village, Pinkberry’s first location was in West Hollywood, and Pinkberry HQ was in Santa Monica. On the other hand, Westwood Village has a lot of empty storefronts, so it’s not just froyo that’s suffering.

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 10, 2019

Blush Dublin for Sale



Fro-yo girl here. Back during the early days of this blog, I used to go to and write about Blush Dublin all the time. It was the very first Blush location and it opened in 2008. I was there for the opening of Blush in Walnut Creek, San Francisco, Milpitas, and Burlingame. Jonathan Rim, who founded Blush, was super passionate about frozen yogurt and he created amazing froyo flavors. My favorites were pumpkin, green tea tart, blush, original tart and pomegranate. I hadn’t been back to the Dublin location in a few years because I moved to Southern California and Dublin was quite far from my father’s house.

I went back to Blush Dublin last December and asked about Jonathan. The employee didn’t know who he was. That’s when I found out that he sold the business. And now it’s for sale again. I came across the listing on BizBuySell. The lease expires next year. Sad. I still miss Blush’s froyo.

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 8, 2019

Yogurtland & Cheetos Santa Ana Event Recap




Fro-yo girl here. Yogurtland hosted a special event at the Yogurtland inside Main Place Mall in Santa Ana, CA on Saturday, December 7. The event promoted their new limited time topping, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.

I arrived around the time the event started, a little after 1 PM. There were two tables set up and it looked like you could walk up and take whatever was on the table without making a purchase. They had giant green and pink Yogurtland spoons, Yogurtland coupons for free froyo, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos samples, and small bags of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Chester Cheetah was also there for a meet and greet. I even saw him holding a cup of froyo and using the giant orange Yogurtland spoon.

The giant orange Yogurtland spoons were hard to get and it was unclear how to get one. I didn’t see how to win branded merchandise, like the Yogurtland Cheetos t-shirts. You probably had to get there right at 1 PM or earlier. It would have been better to set up a prize wheel.

I did get the new holiday cup which is inspired by their new Molasses Gingerbread Cookie flavor and I put Flamin’ Hot Cheetos on my plain tart froyo. The Cheetos overwhelmed the yogurt flavor. It wasn’t bad though.

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

* MAIN PLACE MALL: 2800 N Main St. Santa Ana, CA 92705

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, December 6, 2019

Yogurtland & Cheetos Santa Ana Event


Fro-yo girl here. Frito-Lay and Yogurtland have partnered to make Flamin’ Hot Cheetos a limited time froyo topping at Yogurtland locations across the country, starting December 2. They’re also hosting a special event at Main Place Mall in Santa Ana, CA. The event starts at 1 PM and ends at 4 PM. Chester Cheetah will make an appearance. Guests will have the opportunity to take photos with Chester, win branded merchandise, and enjoy Flamin’ Hot Cheetos with their froyo.

I wonder what froyo flavors would pair well with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Mango comes to mind because of mangonadas. Corn. Plain tart.

I'm hoping to get some giant orange Yogurtland spoons. Fingers crossed.

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

* MAIN PLACE MALL: 2800 N Main St. Santa Ana, CA 92705

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, 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.