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“Life’s too short to be artificial“. That’s the slogan written on a page in their website. A frozen yogurt company from Atlantic Canada, Goji’s Frozen Yogurt is making waves across the Canadian East Coast.
Most of their locations are in the Atlantic region and are expanding westward, as I see they currently have a Kelowna location and a Calgary location opening soon. No locations yet in Ontario and that’s probably why I have not heard of it until recently. Like its competitors, Qoola and Menchies, it’s only the third that I have seen so far in Canada that displays the NYA Live Active Cultures (LAC) Seal, which is great. That means, Goji’s frozen yogurt has at least 10 Million Live Active Cultures per gram. We need more of those.
Like Qoola, Goji’s also publish the daily nutritional value in their website. Great!
However, I noticed that they use ‘Non Fat Dry Milk’ in many of their frozen yogurt flavours. After a quick ‘google’ of what ‘dry milk’ is, I think this is nothing but powdered milk. And I find at least one flavour, Blueberry Açai Tart, uses yoghurt powder. As discussed before, I personally hate powder ingredients in frozen yogurt. Read about why I oppose it, here.
Looking at the ingredients they use in their frozen yogurt, they remind me of the ingredients Menchie’s use in theirs, with one difference, Goji’s does NOT use Aspartame in their no-sugar-added products!!! With the published controversies over the use of Aspartame, that’s a definite plus for Goji’s as compared with Menchie’s. While this is a win vs. Menchie’s, they still have a long way for them to catch up with Qoola, which does not use powder at all and seems to have 10 to 100 times more probotics in their frozen yogurt than them, Menchie’s, and Yogen Fruz.
To learn more about Goji’s Frozen Yogurt, visit their website at http://gojisyogurt.com/.