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After introducing a new dairy-free Chocolate Almond Frozen Yogurt in August, 2013, sales in some stores jumped 80%! We hope this means that the new option will remain. We had a chance to taste-test it, and everyone loved it (even our resident dairy ice cream eater). It is soy-free, gluten-free, and vegan, too. As for toppings, TCBY offers several dairy-free options, from candies to fruit to nuts. They do not consider their establishments “nut-safe” which I believe is why they opted to go with an almond milk-based yogurt (produced by Silk).

The dairy-free frozen yogurt flavor is available nationwide, but they will run out of inventory sometimes, and do rotate flavors, so call ahead if you are making the trip just for the Chocolate Almond. Most locations also offer a dairy-free sorbet flavor. Cross-contamination may be a concern.

See the corporate website below for locations.

Website: www.tcby.com

 

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

4 Comments

  1. I was able to try the new vegan Chocolate Frozen Yogurt on Sunday, and it was a winner for me!! Usually, I don’t care for chocolate “ice cream”, but this was marvelous, especially topped with some chopped nuts. Hope the keep this one, and add a vanilla as well.

  2. I’ve had this twice now and it’s great! Mixed bag results with my local TCBYs however. The one that’s closest to me, had it for a week and ran out. I asked when they’ll be getting it back in stock and the manager told me, “never”. I nicely explained that was disappointing because of me and my son’s milk allergy. She shrugged at me and said, “well, for every one of YOU people, we have ten others who want sugar-free. So, we’re going for sugar-free instead.” I stormed out, feeling a bit insulted. Today I spoke with the owner of the other location and her response was, “I see this non-dairy option as filling a much needed niche.” I will always try to keep it stocked at my location (she said right now, the stores are limited to 3 cases per week). She also went on to tell me that she only uses it in her non-dairy specific machine, so that I need not every worry about cross-contamination. So…a big thumbs down to one location and an enormous thumbs up for the other. I told the second person that she earned a customer for life.

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