YoCream Announces New Carrot Cake, Apple Pie and Gingerbread Frozen Yogurts

Oct 28, 2010, 06:00 ET from YoCream International, Inc.

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- YoCream International, Inc. (Pink Sheets: YOCM) is pleased to announce the release of delicious Carrot Cake, Apple Pie and Gingerbread nonfat YoCream frozen yogurts. Ready for the winter season, these flavors join the recent release of no-sugar-added Coffee, Praline, Mint and Cheesecake to YoCream's extensive line of frozen yogurts.

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"We want to provide operators with a few more tasty flavors to warm up consumer's taste buds in the coming months," stated Suzanne Gardner, YoCream's Director of Marketing. "You can really taste the carrot in Carrot Cake, the baked apple in Apple Pie, and the batter in Gingerbread. And, the best part about these scrumptious frozen yogurts? They are nonfat and filled with beneficial live and active yogurt cultures!"  YoCream frozen yogurts are carefully crafted to contain high levels of beneficial yogurt cultures and exceed the National Yogurt Association's (NYA) requirements for the Live and Active Culture (LAC) seal. "YoCream frozen yogurt is a better-for-you indulgence at a time of year when many consumers are challenged with finding healthier offerings," stated Gardner.

Many YoCream University graduate operators are also warming up consumer taste buds using fall and winter menu marketing concepts like rounding out their topping selections with warm apple or mixed berry compotes and caramel, hot fudge and maple syrups for garnishing YoCream frozen yogurt. Their shops offer a gathering place with a fun, warm atmosphere at a time when it is nice for consumers to get out of the house.

"Frozen yogurt operators offer 6 to 20 flavors at a time," stated Tyler Bargas, YoCream's Director of Sales, "so we expand our flavor variety to help them create the entertaining environment that consumer's enjoy." YoCream offers over 70 frozen yogurt flavors in nonfat, lowfat/premium and no-sugar-added varieties. All but four of the flavors are gluten free. In addition, the Company offers seven non-dairy, vegan sorbet flavors and will be adding Key Lime Sorbet at the beginning of December.  "Consumer's expect YoCream to deliver outstanding flavor profiles and we feel we've hit the ball out of the park on Carrot Cake, Apple Pie and Gingerbread," concluded Bargas.  

YoCream International, Inc. is a world leader in the frozen yogurt industry. Since 1977, YoCream has pioneered the innovation, production and marketing of frozen yogurt and fruit-based frozen desserts and beverages. The Company operates a state-of-the-art production facility in Portland, Oregon, to manufacture its "true" frozen yogurt, which contains real yogurt that is fermented and cultured on site daily. The Company offers over 110 flavors of frozen yogurt, ice cream, frozen custard, sorbet, smoothies, frozen carbonated beverages, slushes and frozen drink mixes. In addition to the YoCream brand, the Company also provides other branded flavors such as Hershey's™ (e.g. Hershey's™ Kisses™, Reese's™, York™, Jolly Rancher™, Twizzlers™, Bubble Yum™) and Rockstar™ under exclusive licenses. YoCream's end-user customers number in the thousands and include marquee convenience stores, quality quick service restaurants, warehouse stores, prestigious eating establishments, large grocery chains, frozen yogurt shops, colleges, military and government foodservice locations, international restaurants and neighborhood stores involving over 250 specialty and full line distributors in the supply chain. YoCream is currently selling its frozen yogurt products in 17 foreign countries.

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