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National Frozen Yogurt Day – February 6

National Frozen Yogurt Day 

Quote of the Day: I don’t have sophisticated tastes. I have average tastes. If you looked in my collection of DVDs, you’d see ‘Jaws’ and ‘Star Wars.’ In the book library, you’d see John Grisham and Sidney Sheldon. And if you look in my fridge, it’s, like, children’s food – chips, milkshakes, yogurt. Simon Cowell

National Frozen Yogurt Day is observed annually on February 6th. It’s a great time to sample the latest yogurt flavors at your local shops.

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Frozen Yogurt Defined

Frozen yogurt (also spelled frozen yoghurt; also known as frogurt or by the tradename, Froyo is a frozen dessert made with yogurt and sometimes other dairy products. It is usually tarter than ice cream, as well as lower in fat (due to the use of milk instead of cream). It is different from ice milk (more recently termed low-fat or light ice cream) and conventional soft serve. Unlike yogurt, frozen yogurt is not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) but is regulated by some U.S. states. Frozen yogurt may or may not contain live and active bacteria cultures.

History of Yogurt

People have been eating plain yogurt for over four millennia, particularly in the Middle East and India. Yogurt was brought to the U.S. in the early 1900s and steadily increased in popularity as a health food item over the next several decades. In the 1930s Dannon began selling prepackaged yogurt for the first time in the U.S. By the 1970s, with the popularity of ice cream surging, freezing and production technology was transferred to the production of frozen yogurt.

Capitalizing on consumer demand for a sweet product that tasted like ice cream but was healthier, TCBY opened its first store in 1981. Unlike previous pre-packaged versions introduced earlier, TCBY’s yogurt was soft-serve dispensed at the point of sale through a machine. TCBY became the largest frozen yogurt franchise in the world at that time. As others saw the success of TCBY, frozen yogurt took off in the 1980s, reaching sales of $25 million in 1986. As consumers prefer healthier alternatives to desserts with high calorie and fat content, the yogurt business continues to grow in its offerings that satisfy sweet cravings.

Top Spots to Celebrate

National Frozen Yogurt Day!

TCBY: Get your first six ounces of frozen yogurt free Tuesday. Join the myTCBY rewards program for more savings.

Menchie’s: Buy one frozen yogurt; get one of equal or lesser value free Tuesday at participating locations. Join Menchie’s rewards program, the “my smileage club” for more savings.

Pinkberry: All Pinkcard rewards members get a buy-one-get-one-free deal and a bonus prize including a chance to win three free Pinkberry swirls Tuesday. Pinkcards are available in-store. Create an account online or through the Pinkberry app.

Yogurtland: Get a free 5-ounce of frozen yogurt, ice cream, and toppings 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at participating locations. Use the Real Rewards program for more savings and freebies.

Reader’s Choice Award ~ Photo Contest

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Do you enjoy food and photography? Check out this photo contest and showcase your favorite dishes for our readers to enjoy. It’s easy to enter: Snap a photo of your favorite food/beverage from our February Food Holidays and enter for a chance to win the Readers’ Choice Award Deadline midnight – 29 February 2018 

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Cross-Ties: Historical Fiction Passages

 

 

 

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