The California frozen yogurt craze is based on low-fat, probiotic fresh-made tart flavors and a self-serve concept and now it is is coming to the Philadelphia region.
Twenty-something siblings Ryan (age 27) and Matt (age 24) Mealey have started Sprinkles, which will open four stores in the region over the next few months, starting with this first store in Cherry Hill followed by stores on the Penn campus, West Chester, and Malvern .Each store's opening will draw hundreds of customers with free frozen yogurt all day.
Hours are 11am-9pm weekdays and 11am-10pm weekends.
Across California, these new frozen yogurt shops have replaced most ice cream stores. At Sprinkles, 90-95% of the flavors are fat-free, with only 10 calories per ounce.
Healthy toppings such as fresh fruit and nuts have made this a popular replacement for breakfast, lunch or even dinner -- it's not just for dessert.
The difference is that this new generation of fro-yo has active yogurt cultures (adding tartness) with probiotics. Independent research has shown that eating probiotic yogurt can help improve your immune system and increase your ability to absorb calcium. Due to its healthful qualities and low-fat content, it has become an alternative late breakfast or lunch option in California