Where to find the high quality frozen...
yansen

Seattle, WA

#305 Aug 25, 2008
Hi,
I want to buy high quality non-fat frozen yogurt powder mix wholesale quantity. can anyone send me an email at crayon_kando@hotmail.com? if anyone sell or have any information about it.
yansen

Seattle, WA

#306 Aug 25, 2008
Im also interesetd in opening a frozen yogurt store in ovearseas. anyone knows good suppliers too? thankn you
Tyana

El Centro, CA

#307 Aug 26, 2008
Hi

I am opening a frozen yogurt shop in Colorado and was hoping anyone could help me locate vendors to purchase quality powder mixes, machines, cups.... Thanks and have a great day!
Please email me at sweettoothproduction@yahoo.com
Ron

Los Angeles, CA

#308 Sep 1, 2008
The mix you referring to is it Organic?
Could you share your Italian source?
Please let me know at look4neo@yahoo.com
Thanks
Ron
Zeon wrote:
Where to find 100% all natural low-fat plain frozen yogurt mix powder with reasonable price??
We are planning to open up a frozen yogurt kiosk in Los Angeles area. We were reffered to a Italian yogurt powder supplier but their stuff is EXPENSIVE! Runs like 40 bucks for 1kg bag (roughly 2.2lbs).
Could anyone give us recommand for a quality supplier or brand?
Besides where we can get the best deal on cups, cones etc?
Thanks a million!
Joe Zhou

Rosemead, CA

#309 Sep 2, 2008
KCool wrote:
I am having trouble keeping everything straight. I am looking for advice from other business owners, not resellers or manufacturers. I keep hearing "you must use Taylor equipment" but then I also hear Well Spring makes perfectly fine equipment too. Which is it? Also, on one hand I hear a dry mixture can be VERY good and then on the other hand that dry mixes end up gritty.
Please, someone with real experience...
Well Spring machine is made in Korea. Taylor is made in the US and for a higher price but well worth it.

Liquid pre-mix has consistent flavors but tend to melt much faster than powder mix. Of course with powder mix you'll need to mix them every time before use and that can take up quite some time for a busy store.
yogurt freak

Long Beach, CA

#310 Sep 2, 2008
i am very big interest in opening frozen yogurt. please anyone have advise or commet.willing to take all inquire paula73chh@yahoo.com.thanks
Connie

Corona, CA

#311 Sep 3, 2008
I'm posting up my latest findings for those who may find it useful. I'm opening up a new frozen yogurt business in a few months and am planning to expand from there. I have tried Yo-Cream, and contrary to comments that say their stuff is 'excellent', I found it rather bland and not as tasty as others found in the market. Yes, I liked the fact that Yo-Cream is a liquid based mix, but that was about it--the taste was nothing like what I've tried in other stores like Pinkberry, Red Mango, and Yogurtland. And that is not to say that Pinkberry or Yogurtland has the best yogurt because I personally prefer Red Mango's over any of theirs.
Next, I tried Yo-flavor's mix, which was a tad better but still not to my expectations. I found the texture to be a bit icy and the taste was more 'lemony' or 'citricy' than soft (for lack of better words). Using it with milk is good, but then you have to remember that yogurt in powder form does not have enough live cultures and for me, that is a huge setback as I want to deliver only the top-quality products with enough nutritional benefits for my clients.
And I couldn't sell such products as real frozen yogurt when I'm actually using yogurt powder and milk..felt a little uneasy on my part because I am a very honest seller.
Next I tried Cielo mix--and I'm glad I found them through this site because their mix was just what I was looking for. Tastes really good and texture is perfect--creamy and not icy. Not lemony and citricy like Yo Flavor and bland like Yo Cream. I also love the fact that their mix uses real yogurt rather than milk because I feel a lot better about selling a product that uses real yogurt rather than 'yogurt powder' or milk. I don't know how their mix is able to enhance real yogurt to taste the way it does, but it is excellent. For those of you who are looking for top quality yogurt mixes, this is what I found and I hope you found above information helpful.
Connie

Corona, CA

#312 Sep 3, 2008
Thomas wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't think Carbawhey is actually frozen yogurt, but rather soft serve ice cream. I tried YoCream at a Yogurtland and it was absolutely horrible; very water based. Pinkberry makes their own yogurt; I am not sure about ceFiore. I suggest Cielo USA ( http://cielousa.com ). I just tried some of their yogurt the other day and I was unbelievably creamy.
As for machines, I would agree that Taylor is the best. At a high price, though. I haven't checked out the second one you mentioned, so I couldn't give you any advice about that.
I second that feedback. Red Mango does not use Yo Cream because both Red Mango and Pinkberry produces their own products. I prefer Cielo's mix than Yo Flavor. I've tried both on two occasions, tested them side-by-side, and you can taste the difference right away.
Joe Zhou

Rosemead, CA

#313 Sep 4, 2008
Hi Connie, you mentioned that Cielo use real yogurt, not powder or milk. I'm kinda confused coz I just requested a sample powder bag from them and they email me back with their powder info and mix instructions. So I really don't know what you mean when you say they don't use powder.
Yogurt Consultant

Corona, CA

#314 Sep 5, 2008
Check out this article I found about Frozen Yogurt Business. It's an Article in Forbes Magazine.Hope this helps.

http://www.rimag.com/articleXml/LN842163868.h...
Connie

Corona, CA

#315 Sep 5, 2008
Joe Zhou wrote:
Hi Connie, you mentioned that Cielo use real yogurt, not powder or milk. I'm kinda confused coz I just requested a sample powder bag from them and they email me back with their powder info and mix instructions. So I really don't know what you mean when you say they don't use powder.
Sorry, I will clarify. I meant their mix is used WITH real yogurt rather than milk. Their mix is in powder form but it needs nonfat yogurt to create final cup.
Tony Lam

Corona, CA

#316 Sep 5, 2008
I found this article online. You should read it.

http://www.forbes.com/global/2008/0901/070.ht...
Phil

United States

#317 Sep 5, 2008
Like everyone else here, I am planning on opening a frozen yogurt shop within a year. Because of the good reviews I've read about Cielo's products, I decided I would try them first as a product source. My experience was not pleasant, however. The first time I called I was transferred to the "sales" department. I don't know what happened, but it seemed like I was transferred outside the company where I was rudely greeted by a man who demanded to know who I was and what I wanted. I asked him if this was Cielo and he said no. Very strange. I called again and this time I spoke to a person named Dan in the sales dept. I explained I was in the product research and development stage and was looking for a product supplier. He asked me if I had a machine (yes, I do) and asked me if I had a brick and mortar location (nope, not yet). He seemed to lose interest at that point and asked me for my email address so that he could send me a sample request form. I gave it to him but I could tell he wasn't really writing the info down - never asked for spelling, etc. Well, sure enough, three days later and no email. Their product may be good, but I guess you have to be open for business before you have a product to sell. I'm not looking for free samples if that is what put him off - I'm willing to pay. I guess I'll have to try one of the other companies that are listed on this board.
Rocco

New York, NY

#318 Sep 12, 2008
Connie wrote:
I'm posting up my latest findings for those who may find it useful. I'm opening up a new frozen yogurt business in a few months and am planning to expand from there. I have tried Yo-Cream, and contrary to comments that say their stuff is 'excellent', I found it rather bland and not as tasty as others found in the market. Yes, I liked the fact that Yo-Cream is a liquid based mix, but that was about it--the taste was nothing like what I've tried in other stores like Pinkberry, Red Mango, and Yogurtland. And that is not to say that Pinkberry or Yogurtland has the best yogurt because I personally prefer Red Mango's over any of theirs.
Next, I tried Yo-flavor's mix, which was a tad better but still not to my expectations. I found the texture to be a bit icy and the taste was more 'lemony' or 'citricy' than soft (for lack of better words). Using it with milk is good, but then you have to remember that yogurt in powder form does not have enough live cultures and for me, that is a huge setback as I want to deliver only the top-quality products with enough nutritional benefits for my clients.
And I couldn't sell such products as real frozen yogurt when I'm actually using yogurt powder and milk..felt a little uneasy on my part because I am a very honest seller.
Next I tried Cielo mix--and I'm glad I found them through this site because their mix was just what I was looking for. Tastes really good and texture is perfect--creamy and not icy. Not lemony and citricy like Yo Flavor and bland like Yo Cream. I also love the fact that their mix uses real yogurt rather than milk because I feel a lot better about selling a product that uses real yogurt rather than 'yogurt powder' or milk. I don't know how their mix is able to enhance real yogurt to taste the way it does, but it is excellent. For those of you who are looking for top quality yogurt mixes, this is what I found and I hope you found above information helpful.
Hi Connie. Thanks for your awesome feedback. Where are you opening a store and are you already open? I am thinking of opening one in NJ and am doing all the due diligence nowadays to prepare.. Did you have a business plan that you would be willing to share with me? ANy help would be greatly appreciated. If not, no worries, I just am looking to learn from someone who has been through it already :)
Thanks
Matt Y

Pittsburgh, PA

#319 Sep 12, 2008
Hello! Thanks to everyone for the great information on this topic. I'm looking to open a store in PA and would appreciate any guidance as well such as operations or general pitfalls to avoid. Thanks in advance!
Matt Y

Pittsburgh, PA

#321 Sep 12, 2008
Joe Zhou wrote:
<quoted text>
Well Spring machine is made in Korea. Taylor is made in the US and for a higher price but well worth it.
Liquid pre-mix has consistent flavors but tend to melt much faster than powder mix. Of course with powder mix you'll need to mix them every time before use and that can take up quite some time for a busy store.
Joe> Can you explain the process of mixing for those of us just starting out? What is involved, time required, etc. I think it would be very helpful.

thanks!

Since: Sep 08

West Yarmouth, MA

#322 Sep 14, 2008
Matt Y wrote:
<quoted text>
Phil> I too had a similar experience. Very poor support, not at all what was portrayed on their website. I'd be interested to know who you decide to go with!
I was contacted by the sales rep Dan Kim. There is a Daniel Kim that is associated with Red Mango - based on a Forbes mag url posted here. When I first called it sounded as if an answering service was used to forward the call to Dan. Does anyone know if this company is reliable and has an operation to support yogurt mixes.

Since: Sep 08

West Yarmouth, MA

#323 Sep 14, 2008
Connie wrote:
<quoted text>
I second that feedback. Red Mango does not use Yo Cream because both Red Mango and Pinkberry produces their own products. I prefer Cielo's mix than Yo Flavor. I've tried both on two occasions, tested them side-by-side, and you can taste the difference right away.
Here is an article on YoCream manufacturing Red Mango's proprietary frozen yogurt

http://www.yocream.com/press/pr_091107.htm
Matt Y

Pittsburgh, PA

#324 Sep 14, 2008
Thanks Harry. Have you tried contacting YoCream to try their product? I took a quick look at their site and didn't see anything. Are you opening a store as well? I'm trying to see where others are as well as share things learned so far.
CHRIS

San Mateo, CA

#325 Sep 17, 2008
I am confused. I thought you cant mix dry powder anymore?

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