At a mere 37 years old, frozen yogurt is still a relatively new dessert option for the American masses. It may not seem very mature compared to other popular desserts, but it has certainly come a long way from its humble TCBY beginnings. Here are a few of the introductory froyo flavors that turned a local delicacy into a national obsession.
Eventually, vanilla would be featured in self-serve froyo shops nationwide, but in the early days of America’s frozen yogurt mania, this sweet, simple variation of a classic vanilla had everyone enthusiastically lined up.
Cookies and Cream
The real classics never fade from view, and this stalwart ice cream flavor made a seamless transition to froyo. Additionally, overloading it with crushed Oreos has been a favorite pastime of every cookie crazed froyo shop customer from 1981 to now.
Before salted caramel, red velvet or taro root froyo became de riguer, cappuccino was very exotic indeed. Coffee culture would indeed mesmerize the generation raised on after-sports-game froyo, though today it may seem more antiquated than cutting edge.