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YO MAMA Frozen Yogurt

Virginia Beach, VA

#951 May 16, 2011
We are a frozen yogurt supplier and we also run our own shop (in Virginia Beach, Virginia). We use an original recipe for both our tart and non-tart flavors. Our customers love the fresh taste and the fact that we mix it in-store. We carry a variety of flavors from Original Tart (a customer favorite) to Homemade Cake Batter, Cookies and Cream, Tiramisu, Taro (another customer favorite) and much more. We were using the frozen, pre-mixed brand but we weren't happy with the high shipping costs, the inconsistent flavor availability and the fact that every single other froyo shop in the area was using the exact same company. We wanted to set ourselves apart in taste and quality. Because our froyo comes in powder form, we are able to keep our costs LOW and plenty of stock on-hand instead of worrying about freezer space.

Our newest customer is located in New York and she, too, was unhappy with the bigger company's lack of flavor availability and shipping (both costs and time). She was about to run out of frozen yogurt and didn't have enough for the weekend. She was frantic! That same day, we quickly shipped her our powders and she's very happy with our product and customer service.

We are already supplying to several other businesses and they are very happy with our product as well. Our website is: http://yomamafrozenyogurt.com/index.htm (click the Wholesale tab) and you can email us at [email protected] We will send out free samples for you to try. These need to be made in a commercial grade machine.
YO MAMA Frozen Yogurt

Virginia Beach, VA

#952 May 16, 2011
Sara K wrote:
I will open a self serve frozen yogurt shop soon.I am looking for similar quality and texture yogurt mix compare to pinkberry. Please help!!!!! Thank you!!!!
Sara, have you purchased your commercial grade machines yet? If so, shoot us an email at [email protected] and we can ship some of our powders to you to sample for free. Our customers really love our Original Tart. We've tried Pinkberry, Red Mango and YoCream's Original Tart and we really love ours much better. It's much fresher tasting! We can ship ASAP if you're interested!
YO MAMA Frozen Yogurt

Virginia Beach, VA

#953 May 16, 2011
Ben wrote:
Hi,
Does anyone have any suggestions where I should buy my frozen yogurt (YoCream, Yo Flavor, Cielo, Honeyhills)? Has anyone tried these distributors? I'm looking for the something that has a similar taste and texture as Pinkberry's yogurt. If there are other US distributors please send me some info. Thanks for your help.
Ben, we are located in VA and could ship out some of our powders for you to sample for free if you haven't already decided on a supplier. Our website is http://yomamafrozenyogurt.com/index.htm and our email address is: [email protected] Even if you already have a supplier, you can still sample our products! We have some customers that come in every.single.day (even in the Winter) because they love our Original Tart!

Since: Feb 11

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#954 May 19, 2011
Charles wrote:
Hi Jan,
One of my friends opens a yogurt store in Portland and they are using Yo Cream product, I think they r pretty good. I am considering opening a store in china, but the distributor asking for $15 buck for a box, which is ridiculous expensive. I am considering buying yogurt mix instead of liquid; I see Cielo is a reasonable choice for me, because they using real yogurt instead of just water, which make sense to me that they saying they consist active live cultures in the final product. Have you ever tried them out? If so, how do these powders compare with the liquid, I am thinking more about the taste aspect. Also, did you notice (for both liquid and posder)any additives such as preservatives were added in?
Charles
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Have not tried this brand. The only powdered product we tried was the Nanci's. The taste of the powdered product wasn't bad, we went with the frozen liquid because it was easier to deal with. No mixing. Just thaw, and pour into machine. Easy for us.
The $15.00 per box, is that shipping? If so, I agree, that is much too expensive.
Jan
entrepreneur

Arlington, TX

#955 May 24, 2011
WOW now we know what kind of mentality you have. How do you think pinkberry started? It was based on another yogurt place but with a few changes. May I add that some of the most succesful food,companies and retail shops have been based on some other ideas or shops that were established first. Don't listen to this guy because he clearly wants to work for someone all his life. How about reading up a bit? Read up Rich dad poor dad! It might help you out a bit. If anyone has a great idea and has talked with a business advisore about your ideas then go for it. It is better to make your idea happen because who know you might have the next pinkberry or chipotle!! Goodluck to all
Stefan

Los Angeles, CA

#956 May 24, 2011
Marion wrote:
<quoted text>...how much does it cost to open a self serve yogurt shop?
I want to open a yogurt/icecream store in Los Angeles. Do you have any helpful inputs for me?

Thanks,
Stefan
Stefan

Los Angeles, CA

#957 May 24, 2011
I want to open a yogurt/icecream store in Los Angeles. Any helpfull comments for me?
Thanks,
Stefan
machines

Dubai, UAE

#958 May 25, 2011
hi
1)What is the difference between chineese made machines and taylor ? the chineese machines are much much cheaper. please explain , does it affect the taste of the yogurt ? why chinese machines are not an option please reply.

2)How much is shipping by air to Oman per kg from the US because I would like to buy from the US the powdered yogurt and open the store in oman.
ipieinternationa l

Topanga, CA

#959 May 25, 2011
machines wrote:
hi
1)What is the difference between chineese made machines and taylor ? the chineese machines are much much cheaper. please explain , does it affect the taste of the yogurt ? why chinese machines are not an option please reply.
2)How much is shipping by air to Oman per kg from the US because I would like to buy from the US the powdered yogurt and open the store in oman.
Hi Sharjah.
1. Chinese machines are bad knock-offs. It will definitely affect the taste and texture of your yogurt. We have many Chinese customers in China that would rather purchase our Korean made machines vs. their own China made.
2. I don't think air shipping is an option. The cost is ridiculously high. It's something like $15-$20/kg.
IpieInternational has offices in the Middle East. We can definitely help your store in Oman. Ipieinternational.com
We also have offices in LA, Houston, Atlanta, and Miami. If you need more info please email us at [email protected]
We can set you up with a demo and tasting.
AndyTX

Pflugerville, TX

#960 May 25, 2011
Hi janjan1,
What was the deciding factor for going with primarily Honey Hill Farms over YoCream? Please let me know your feedback, whether it was taste, pricing, quality & etc. How do the customers like it?

Since: Feb 11

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#961 May 26, 2011
AndyTX wrote:
Hi janjan1,
What was the deciding factor for going with primarily Honey Hill Farms over YoCream? Please let me know your feedback, whether it was taste, pricing, quality & etc. How do the customers like it?
Well, we use both Honey Hill and Yocream. The price I guess since we get more product. In one case, we get 4 gallons of HoneyHill to 6 1/2 gallons from Yocream. So basically we get one gallon free from HoneyHill to the 3 gallons of Yocream. Look at it by case basis. But you also have to look at it by what flavor taste best too. Do your own taste test.
In a small independent shop, one free gallon adds up.
Jan
AndyTX

Pflugerville, TX

#963 May 26, 2011
janjan1 wrote:
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Well, we use both Honey Hill and Yocream. The price I guess since we get more product. In one case, we get 4 gallons of HoneyHill to 6 1/2 gallons from Yocream. So basically we get one gallon free from HoneyHill to the 3 gallons of Yocream. Look at it by case basis. But you also have to look at it by what flavor taste best too. Do your own taste test.
In a small independent shop, one free gallon adds up.
Jan
What does Honey Hills quote you at for price? I found that Yocream comes out cheaper. Yocream charges average $25.99 for 3gallons, while Honey Hills charges $39-42 for 4gallons. Amounts to almost $1 more a gallon. How does your customers like the product for Honey Hills?

Since: Feb 11

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#964 May 27, 2011
AndyTX wrote:
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What does Honey Hills quote you at for price? I found that Yocream comes out cheaper. Yocream charges average $25.99 for 3gallons, while Honey Hills charges $39-42 for 4gallons. Amounts to almost $1 more a gallon. How does your customers like the product for Honey Hills?
If that is the case then good for you. Look not only at the price, but also the taste of product. We buy some flavors from Yocream and some flavors from HoneyHill. Both companies have good flavors but it is up to you to make the decision about which has the better flavor for the price. Also either company may be the only one who carries a certain flavor.(NSA Strawberrybanana for example) I know that Yocream has Hershey products, but honeyhill seems to have better selection of sorbets. Love the orange, watermellon etc. Also look at the selection of NSA flavors too. AND IMPORTANT, CAN THEY KEEP OR GET THE FLAVORS. We have found that sure the company offers that certain flavor, but the supplier is unable to get that flavor. So why offer it if you can not get it. You may start off with say, cheesecake, but after a couple weeks, you are unable to get it anymore. Then your customers will complain because your supplier can not supply it anylonger. Bummer
AndyTX

Pflugerville, TX

#965 May 28, 2011
One last question janjan1,
Are you using the rosetto dispensers, if so how are they working with stickier stuff like gummy bears, gum drops, or jujyfruit. I figure they would only work well with dryer stuff like m&ms, nuts n cereals.

Since: May 11

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#966 May 29, 2011
janjan1 wrote:
<quoted text>
If that is the case then good for you. Look not only at the price, but also the taste of product. We buy some flavors from Yocream and some flavors from HoneyHill. Both companies have good flavors but it is up to you to make the decision about which has the better flavor for the price. Also either company may be the only one who carries a certain flavor.(NSA Strawberrybanana for example) I know that Yocream has Hershey products, but honeyhill seems to have better selection of sorbets. Love the orange, watermellon etc. Also look at the selection of NSA flavors too. AND IMPORTANT, CAN THEY KEEP OR GET THE FLAVORS. We have found that sure the company offers that certain flavor, but the supplier is unable to get that flavor. So why offer it if you can not get it. You may start off with say, cheesecake, but after a couple weeks, you are unable to get it anymore. Then your customers will complain because your supplier can not supply it anylonger. Bummer
Hi Jan - Can you give any insight into how you configured your shop "prep area" as far as number/model of refrigerator(s), freezer(s), any refrigerated prep tables, etc? I've read it seems to be more important to have more refrigeration space than freezer space? Also, did you do the mosiac tile type of borders around your machine? If so, any ideas as to where to find good mosiac material/supplier/etc.?
Chrissy

Jacksonville, FL

#967 May 30, 2011
machines wrote:
hi
1)What is the difference between chineese made machines and taylor ? the chineese machines are much much cheaper. please explain , does it affect the taste of the yogurt ? why chinese machines are not an option please reply.
2)How much is shipping by air to Oman per kg from the US because I would like to buy from the US the powdered yogurt and open the store in oman.
I have heard the chinese machines have wood boards in them under the stainless so they don't last as long as all stainless plus it makes them less expensive as well. Check it out.
Henrik

Barcelona, Spain

#968 May 31, 2011
susanne wrote:
I need a fozen yogurt supplier for Germany, asap!
Thank you, Susanne
Hi Susanne,I am opening a frozen yogurt shop in Spain. Did you find any suppliers for frozen yogurt in Europe? The only one I have found is Plas Farm in UK whom Im meeting this Friday. Do you know anyone else? Which one did you choose in the end?
In case you do not wish to put this info on the site, you can email me on [email protected]

Hope to hear from you.

Henrik
Laura

Barcelona, Spain

#969 May 31, 2011
Sorry I also have a very basic question that I have not managed to find an answer to (also wrote to Cielo without getting a response).

If a Frozen yogurt shop has to mix yogurt powder (such as Cielo) with real yogurt, what is the part that the powder mix is actually adding besides taste (which can be added in other ways)? Just to clarify, what does e.g. Cielo plain powder mix add when I am planning to mix it with an already great tasting yogurt?

Since: Feb 11

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#970 May 31, 2011
AndyTX wrote:
One last question janjan1,
Are you using the rosetto dispensers, if so how are they working with stickier stuff like gummy bears, gum drops, or jujyfruit. I figure they would only work well with dryer stuff like m&ms, nuts n cereals.
Yes we are still using the rosetto dispensers. But remember, they have two difference sizes on rollers. One small, one larger. So look at the items you are putting in to determine which size to use. The gummy bears=larger roller. Sprinkles=smaller roller. We also have about 4 stackable dispensers, but that is for things like gummy worms, you know, things that just wont work in the rosetto but kids love them. But generally we use the rosetto's for all. Remember, no sneeze guard for these. Anything generally will go thru them.
Jan

Since: Feb 11

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#971 May 31, 2011
dbrand1 wrote:
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Hi Jan - Can you give any insight into how you configured your shop "prep area" as far as number/model of refrigerator(s), freezer(s), any refrigerated prep tables, etc? I've read it seems to be more important to have more refrigeration space than freezer space? Also, did you do the mosiac tile type of borders around your machine? If so, any ideas as to where to find good mosiac material/supplier/etc.?
1. If we had it to redo, we would have more prep space. The next shops will really have more thought into the kitchen/prep area for sure.

2. We move alot of product. So we don't need the freezer space really. The product comes in frozen remember. It takes 3 days to thaw out to be ready to used. If you place in refirgerated space, it will be ready to use in no time. we have product delivered 3 X week sometimes. As it is now, we are running out of space. We have to do an emergency thaw occasionally. On our next shops, we will prop go with a HUGE walk in cooler rather than several 3 door True refrigerators. Again, it comes back to what space you have to work with.

3. Boarder around the machines, well it is not around the machines, it is the whole wall. You really need to look at where you can get the color/style of tile you want. Something to go with your color ideas for your shop. I will tell you that is can be expensive for sure. A huge expense, but well worth the wow factor it brings back from your customers.

Jan

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