Yogurtland, TCBY, Pinkberry and Baskin-Robbins
Yogurtland, a 205-unit chain based in Irvine, Calif., introduced its first Greek yogurt, as well as its second non-dairy sorbet, and a no-sugar-added hazelnut latte yogurt, at the beginning of the year. The items are available until the end of February.
The new raspberry banana Greek yogurt contains raspberries from the Pacific Northwest and bananas from Ecuador.
The chain’s new guava grapefruit sorbet contains a full day’s supply of vitamin C in an eight-ounce serving.
Hazelnut butter from Oregon is featured in the Hazelnut Latte Yogurt, along with coffee flavor.
All of the new items are between 35 cents and 49 cents per ounce, depending on the location.
TCBY is rolling out cookie-, brownie- and cake-flavored soft-serve yogurts in the first quarter of 2013.
Nonfat Frosted Sugar Cookie soft-serve frozen yogurt will be offered in participating units in the more than 400-unit chain in January. Nonfat Double Fudge Brownie will be rolled out in February, and 97-percent fat-free Wedding Cake will be introduced in March.
The first two flavors fit the Broomfield, Colo.-based chain’s standards to be classified as “Super Fro-Yo,” meaning they contain at least three grams of fiber, four grams of protein, seven types of live and active probiotic bacteria cultures, and at least 20 percent each of the recommended daily requirements for vitamin D and calcium.
The frozen snacks are available at prices ranging from $2.99 to $5.49 based on size and location. For self-serve locations, they are priced between 39 cents and 49 cents per ounce.
Pinkberry is rolling out half a dozen new flavors in 2013 and bringing back six old favorites, providing customers with a new flavor each month.
The first new flavor, which the 220-unit chain introduced nationwide last week, is grapefruit. To go with the new flavor, it also added hand-cut grapefruit pieces, caramelized almonds and a grapefruit basil puree as toppings, at a suggested retail price of $4.95 for a small serving. The flavor will be available through mid March.
Baskin-Robbins also added to its frozen yogurt offerings. Its flavor of the month for January, Berry Passionate Frozen Yogurt, is part of its BRight Choices line of lower-calorie items. The item blends passion-fruit-flavored yogurt with a raspberry ribbon. It is available at participating restaurants nationwide in January at a suggested retail price of $2.29 for a 2.5-ounce scoop, and $2.49 for a four-ounce scoop.
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