Get the Skinny on Great Frozen Yogurt
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Why eat frozen yogurt?
Yogurt is naturally full of important essential nutrients like calcium, protein, potassium, vitamins D, B12 and B2, as well as, live active cultures. These nutrients build strong bones and teeth, boost your immune system, and speed up your digestive system. Yogurt has fewer calories and less saturated fat than ice cream. It's even been proven to clear up your complexion and freshen your breath.
Fairfield’s frozen yogurt companies all have a different twist. Whether you go for their specialty flavors, low calorie options, or exotic toppings, it'll be love at first swirl.
16 Handles rotates 58 unique frozen yogurt flavors, featuring 16 flavors weekly (including 2-4 sorbet flavors) like Pomegranate Raspberry, Pistachio, and Green Apple Tart. Their yogurt is manufactured in a facility that processes products containing tree nuts, peanuts, soy, milk, wheat and eggs.
Most Popular Flavor: Birthday Cake
38 Dry Toppings: like Animal Crackers, Brownie Bites, Cap'n Crunch®, Dark Raspberry Truffle Cups and Toasted Coconut.
11 Fresh Fruit Toppings: like Bananas, Kiwi, Lychee, and Pineapple.
Syrups: Caramel, Dark Chocolate, Honey, Hot Fudge, Marshmallow Sauce, and White Chocolate.
How to Eat it: Self-Serve Cup, & Quarts.
1300 Post Rd., 203-292-9841; 16handles.com
Cold Stone Creamery scoops up delicious frozen yogurt (in addition to their ice cream) with 4-5 flavors featured daily like Raspberry, Pineapple, and Blueberry. All of their frozen yogurt is made on site. For almost 20 years they've been serving up "Creations™"—custom made smooth and creamy ice cream and frozen yogurts—made by mixing in your choice of nuts, fruits, syrups and candy on a frozen granite stone.
Most Popular Flavor: Chocolate and Vanilla
40 Dry Toppings: like Yogurt Covered Pretzels, Almond Joy® Candy, Cashews, and Toasted Coconut.
10 Fruit Toppings: like Blackberries, Maraschino Cherries, Peach Pie Filling, and Raisins.
Syrups: Fat Free Butterscotch, Fat Free Caramel, Fat Free Chocolate, Honey, and Marshmallow Crème.
How to Eat it: Cup, Cone or Quarts & Gallons.
2323 Black Rock Tpke., 203-371-4111; coldstonecreamery.com
Sweet Rexies will turn you into a kid in a candy shop, literally! With 5 house made frozen yogurt flavors (in addition to their ice cream) and 1 non-dairy sorbet in yummy flavors like Cake Batter and Tart Pomegranate Raspberry. Their frozen yogurt is probiotic, made from live liquid cultures, and non-fat or low fat depending on the flavor. But it's their vast selection of over 150 toppings (you get to choose from the toppings bar and the wall of candy!) that really gives them the edge! It's obvious why they've been voted Best of the Gold Coast.
Most Popular Flavor: Peanut Butter
150 Dry Toppings: like Organic Granola, Walnuts, Peanut Butter Cups or choose from 125 Candy Bins!
Fresh Fruit Toppings: like Pineapple, Peaches, Raspberries, Strawberries and Mango, rotated seasonally.
Sauces: Sugar-Free Carmel, Hot Fudge, Chocolate Syrup, and Agave Nectar.
How to Eat it: Self-Serve Cup, Cone, Waffle Bowl & Quarts.
Promotions: Join their text club and receive weekly promotions. Text the word "candy" to 57711.
1552 Post Rd., 203-254-3254; sweetrexies.com
Pinkberry has 6 flavors with 2 flavors that change daily like Strawberry, Peach and their "Original" flavor. All are made fresh on site and have Pinkberry’s signature "tang”— a more yogurt-y flavor than like ice cream. They have inventive toppings like a Balsamic Glaze to add more pizazz.
Most Popular Flavor: Pomegranate and Chocolate
Tons of Dry Toppings: like Honey, Sea Salt, and a local Chocolate Granola by Nothing But.
Fresh Fruit Toppings: like Strawberry, Raspberry, Blueberry, Mango, Kiwi, Pineapple, and Banana are never frozen and are cut daily on site.
How to Eat it: Cup or Cone, Take Home Container (serves 4-6), a Dollop on a Fresh Fruit Bowl, Smoothies, and Fruit Parfait.
1512 Post Rd., 203-292-9364; pinkberry.com
Robeks is known for their smoothies, but they also rotate 7 flavors of non-fat frozen yogurt, featuring 2 weekly, like their Original Tart and Acai Blueberry. You can create-your-own-frozen-yogurt by choosing up to 3 fresh fruits and they'll custom blend your yogurt.
Most Popular Flavor: Original Tart
Dry Toppings: like Pecans, Almonds, Coconut, and Granola
Fresh Fruit Toppings: Strawberry, Banana, Blueberry, Mango, Raspberry, Pineapple, and Peach
How to Eat it: Cup, Smoothie, or Pints & Quarts.
1983 Post Rd., (203) 256-0503 and 2055 Black Rock Tpke., (203) 923-8800; www.robeks.com
Tasti D-Lite wins with the most flavors— 120!—of a delicious low calorie frozen “dairy based dessert” (it’s neither yogurt nor ice cream) in flavors like Coffee Crumb, Peanut Butter, and Oreo Mint. Most of their flavors have 80 calories (or less), with fewer than 1.5 grams of fat and 14 grams of carbs per four-ounce serving and most are gluten free. It’s blended fresh every day.
Most Popular Flavor: Nutella
15 Dry Toppings: like Peanut Butter Cups, M&M’s, and Almonds
6 Fresh Fruit Toppings: like Strawberry, Blueberry, Raspberry, rotated seasonally.
How to Eat it: Cup or Cone, Smoothies, Shakes, Cakes, Pies, Pints & Quarts.
Promotions: Buy 1 get 1 Free on pre-packed Pints, daily and $5 off Cakes during the summer months.
1201 Kings Hwy., 203-212-3530; tastidlite.com/fairfield