Where to find the high quality frozen...
Jason

Holtsville, NY

#1418 May 19, 2012
Hello has anyone used or know about the forte ss100 or ss200 yogurt machines.

Since: Aug 11

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#1419 May 21, 2012
masterh wrote:
only 24OZ???????? are you serious? that sounds crazy in my opinion. lol
I have 16oz and 20 oz cups. the guys charging 35 cents usually carries 20 oz + but I have 16 oz too at the same price rate.
There are some customers asking me 'do you have smaller size?' and complain it's too big for their kids.
I tried 12 oz cups 2 years ago. the average sale was something around $3.5 before.
As soon as I put 12 oz cups, I was seeing many $2.5 sales. So I got rid of that.
BUT as of now, the cup size doesn't matter. People put as little as 70 cents to $1.5 yogurt in 20 oz cups.
If I were you, I would stay at 20 ounce if you are the cheapest. I would try 16 oz if you are little higher than others. but don't put 12 oz. a lot of people will put $1 yogurt in it after trying the same or more amount of the sample
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It's a big cup! I'm more expensive than the chain store(s). I'm going back to .41, currently at .45. They are at .39. I will move to the 20 oz and 16 oz. Still debating the 12 oz cup. I had all 3 out for the weekend and didn't see much difference in average transaction. Certainly that will change when I drop my price back to where I started in September.

Hey, thanks for the input.

I'd still like to know what people's Stoelting preferences are. F231? or another?

Please let me know your thoughts.
chris

Bronx, NY

#1420 May 22, 2012
I just tried Phileo self serve - was in the old Yogurtland space on Bleeker in NY. Does anybody know who their supplier is? email me [email protected]
chris

Bronx, NY

#1421 May 22, 2012
Did you find out who is their supplier?
Megan

New York, NY

#1422 May 22, 2012
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 ,

Can anybody help to find best frozen yogurt power seller? [email protected]
Maria

New York, NY

#1423 May 22, 2012
Hi,
We want start business for frozen yogurt. But in this economy I can not afford to pay big franchisee fee, royalty fee and other expense. If any body can send me information regarding best yogurt mixes it will be great help.
Thanks
fdcookin

Scottsdale, AZ

#1424 May 22, 2012
Henrik wrote:
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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
Helio's Ingrediat. They Import and distribute YoCream in Europe.

Since: May 12

Temple City, CA

#1425 May 22, 2012
RealRawLive Rodney wrote:
I am looking for an all natural/organic frozen yogurt mix distributer in Los Angeles CA for my new Hollywood location.
[email protected]
We seem to be searching for the same mix! Have you found a distributor for natural/organic yogurt mix.? I'm in a beach town with a fabuolous location ready to secure but just researching this industry...the cart before the horse syndrome! Want to focus on organic! Would love to talk to you! [email protected]
Eric

Chicago, IL

#1428 May 25, 2012
Hey Guys,
I recently tried oatmeal cookie froyo at yogurtland. Does anyone know who makes it?
Thanks
Steve

Flushing, NY

#1429 May 26, 2012
I'm trying to find a company that leases 5 to 10 yogurt machine(prefer the Taylor brand machines). I'm willing to do a long term lease. Does anyone know of such a company that can work with me in NYC.
Peter

United States

#1430 May 26, 2012
Steve wrote:
I'm trying to find a company that leases 5 to 10 yogurt machine(prefer the Taylor brand machines). I'm willing to do a long term lease. Does anyone know of such a company that can work with me in NYC.
I am also looking into leasing 4 yogurt machines in Florida. If anyone or you get any info please let me know. [email protected]
rere

Muscat, Oman

#1431 May 27, 2012
hi am loking for yogurt icecream powder mix am considering to open shop in Oman any one can help me where to find the best mix similer to pinkperry taste

Since: May 12

Frederick, MD

#1432 May 29, 2012
janjan1 wrote:
Well Folks, we have done it. We have manufactured a totally self contained, self powered mobile frozen yogurt trailer. It has 4 machines, self serve dry toppings and self serve cold toppings (fruits etc). All self serve, totally. Naturally we have refrigs, freezers, and all required code sinks etc. A/C and all lights. AND a BR for employees. Too cool!! We have already had our first event outing and served over 600 in just under two hours. It was wild, crazy and wonderful. We now have 5 more events scheduled in the next month. This has really taken off. Our two stores continue to do well, but we foresee this mobile unit to really take off. Wish us luck guys!
Jan
Hi Jan,is your mobile frozen trailer self serve?

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#1433 May 29, 2012
I know the Taylors are expensive and reps are difficult to deal with. We went totally with the Stoeltings at both stores and our mobile unit. Mobile units are air cooled, the store units have chillers. They do a good job at a much better price.
We only have the 16 oz cups. It is up to the customer to control their fill and their costs. For the mobile unit sometimes we have the 12 oz cups and charge $5.00 each. money maker. not everyone fills to top. But then you do have some folks who attempt to put in 64oz into a 12 oz cup. Adults and kids. Still see alot of waste.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#1434 May 29, 2012
It's a big cup! I'm more expensive than the chain store(s). I'm going back to .41, currently at .45. They are at .39. I will move to the 20 oz and 16 oz. Still debating the 12 oz cup. I had all 3 out for the weekend and didn't see much difference in average transaction. Certainly that will change when I drop my price back to where I started in September.
Hey, thanks for the input.
I'd still like to know what people's Stoelting preferences are. F231? or another?
Please let me know your thoughts

The F231's are what we use. Consistent and a good machine.
The mobile unit has the table tops, not the cabnet models, and yes in answer to question, unit is totally self serve. All we do is make sure machines, toppings cold & dry are full, then set back and collect the money. And we have scale to measure weight. In our stores we charge 39 cents per oz, on the mobile unit it is 42 cents per ounce. The propane and fuel is high, thus the reason to charge more. The generator sucks up about 4 gallons per hour so it can be expensive. We like the events we can plug up to rather than run the generator. BTW, the generator is a 20KW. HUGE. Most of the time we use our regular 16 oz cups. But sometimes if we go to a school or other event, we charge by the cup, so we go with a 12 oz cup, and get either $5 or $6 per cup. Both a win win. Still awaiting the patent on the trailer, should be coming soon.
JAN JAN

Phoenix, AZ

#1435 May 29, 2012
your statement about Taylor says that all reps are difficult i had a very good experience with Taylor. I surely doubt you have talked to all of them since they are located in multiple countries.

Since: May 12

Frederick, MD

#1436 May 30, 2012
Thanks Jan for the info on the mobile unit. I am interested in having something similar as well for events and fair. Any input would be helpful interms of cost and getting a good designer.
penny

Nanuet, NY

#1437 May 30, 2012
how much did you pay for taylor c723??
JTM

Nicholasville, KY

#1438 Jun 1, 2012
JAN JAN wrote:
your statement about Taylor says that all reps are difficult i had a very good experience with Taylor. I surely doubt you have talked to all of them since they are located in multiple countries.
Might want to reread what she posted. She said "I know the Taylors are expensive and reps are difficult to deal with."

The statement doesn't say "ALL Reps" are difficult. Since she would only be dealing with the "Reps" in her area, its easy to conclude that she is talking about the Reps she's dealt with.:)

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#1439 Jun 1, 2012
JAN JAN wrote:
your statement about Taylor says that all reps are difficult i had a very good experience with Taylor. I surely doubt you have talked to all of them since they are located in multiple countries.
I STAND CORRECTED, LET ME REPHASE WHAT I WROTE BEFORE,

The Taylor machines are more expensive than the Stoeltings. In my opinion, the Stoeltings not only look better, function better and are cheaper and seem to be ideal in my shops. Also let me rephase about the reps....the reps we spoke with in MY area of the country were not easy to speak or deal with. In fact, because we are "small" , just starting out and only wanted to order 8 machines at the time (and paying cash),(we currently have 20 Stoelting machines) they didn't want to deal with us. They did not even call us back when we first started out. So we went totally with Stoelting. Again let me say, in my opinion and my experience...and everyone has one of their own, but in my own personal experience, that is all I can go by, my own experences.
I have seen some Taylors in other shops, and even have seen afew others such as Electrofreeze and some off brand foreign machines too. But the Stoeltings just look good. And they are work horses, always on the go, always freezing. Now saying that I will also say that we have had a couple machines that give us problems, board go out, compressor messing up, making adjustments to mix etc. But over all, they are good stable machines. BUT again, this is JMHO.
I do not sell any machines, I do not advertise machines, I only use what I have.

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