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The Truth About Costco’s Frozen Yogurt

The Truth About Costco’s Frozen Yogurt

By Micah Moen 42 Comments February 12, 2020


Though Costco’s food court menu has gone through
plenty of changes over the years, its frozen yogurt still remains. It’s plenty tasty on its own, but there are
ways to make it even better. Here’s what you need to know to get the most
out of Costco’s cold dessert. Sometimes it’s nice to change things up, and
at Costco you can do exactly that by enjoying a sweet treat that you won’t find on the menu. The next time you’re at the food court, order
a vanilla frozen yogurt and a soda. Then head over to the fountain drinks and
fill your soda cup about three quarters of the way with root beer. Spoon in as much frozen yogurt as the cup
can handle and then slowly top it off with a bit more root beer. For about $2, you’ve just made yourself a
classic root beer float! And if you have a shopping companion, or if
you just really like root beer floats, you can then top off the now-half-empty frozen
yogurt cup with more root beer. If you’re not a fan of root beer, you can
press the orange soda button for an orange creamsicle float. Or can you keep it simple with a Coke float,
or test out your creativity with another selection. The bottom line is, you get to enjoy your
frozen yogurt and drink it, too. Add this off-menu item to your must list for
your next Costco trip! Costco introduced the frozen yogurt and churro
combination to its menu in March 2019. But it’s a pairing that customers have already
been creating themselves for quite some time. If you haven’t tried this popular combo yet,
it’s worth the little extra. For only $1 more, you can go ahead and add
that churro to your frozen yogurt. Lightly covered in cinnamon and sugar, this
crunchy-on-the-outside, warm-on-the-inside treat makes the perfect dipping tool to scrape
up every last bit of vanilla goodness. But before you bolt out the door to devour
this sugary sensation, be sure to check your watch. For the freshest churro to go along with your
frozen yogurt order, lunch time is probably your safest bet. Lines may be longer at that time of day, but
longer lines means that menu items are regularly being made and haven’t been sitting out waiting
for you to arrive. And you probably won’t feel guilty about shelling
out the extra dollar as that freshness hits the sweet spot on your taste buds. “Ah! That hit the spot.” Costco has dropped the vanilla chocolate swirl
from its fro-yo menu, but that hasn’t left customers without options when it comes to
combining flavors. A new acai blend was introduced as part of
the store’s healthy menu additions to take chocolate’s place. So if you
miss the two-tone frozen yogurt that used to fill your dish, you’re in luck, as you
can now order a vanilla acai swirl. Since the acai mix is also served up like
frozen yogurt in the soft serve machine for just $2.99 in most locations, you can enjoy
this superfood combination to your heart’s content. Found in the South American rainforest, acai
berries are known to add an extra punch to your daily diet. These tiny berries are filled with fiber,
antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids. Now you don’t have to feel guilty when you
eat every last spoonful of your vanilla acai swirl. Just think of all the nutrients, instead of
calories and sugar, that you’re feeding your body! And for those of you who are ecologically
conscious, you’ll be happy to know that the acai mix Costco uses is certified organic
and fair trade. “Organic, huh?” “It’s good for you.” “I love that!” A swirl of vanilla in a cup may not be enough
to satisfy a craving. But before you head down the street to the
local ice cream shop to shell out the big bucks for some fancy treat, try making one
of your own right in the Costco food court. All you have to do is raid your home pantry
of all the toppings you love and bring them with you on your next shopping trip. This is a strategy that can both save you
money and ensure variety as you bring toppings like candy and flavored syrup into the mix. If you feel a little guilty smuggling in outside
items, you could always peruse the Costco aisles first and buy any toppings that catch
your eye. It may not seem as scandalous when you’re
pulling out items that can be found on your receipt, and also you should have plenty of
these ingredients left over to bring along for your next fro-you trip. Either way, if you’re looking to enjoy a good
sundae on a budget, this is a great workaround. Have you ever reached for your freshly served
frozen yogurt only to find a giant hole in the middle? You may even be able to actually see the bottom
of the cup. A part of you probably wants to get back in
line for a replacement, but don’t do it. That hole in the center isn’t a mistake. It’s supposed to be there. Employees are actually trained to serve it
that way, and the reason all comes down to looks. According to one Costco employee who posted
on Reddit, frozen yogurt is sold by weight,12 ounces specifically. But if employees just filled the cup solidly
with 12 ounces, it wouldn’t look full. So they swirl the frozen yogurt around the
outsides of the cup so that you think you’re getting more than you really are. Don’t worry though, because no matter the
size of the hole in the cup, you’re not getting ripped off. Since frozen yogurt is served by weight, you’ll
get the full 12 ounces no matter what. Plus, the hole can actually be a bit of a
lifesaver. If your fro-yo starts to melt as you slowly
peruse the aisles, it’ll just fill in that hole in the middle, rather than dripping down
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42 Comments found

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BlueBenRex

first!

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lucky bat

Wow dats the truth I guess…

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Am I The Only Person Who Has Never Had Frozen Yogurt?

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Mashed

How do you trick out your froyo?

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Hawrtz

10 Minute Mark

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Devil dog 101

400th !

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Howie Grossman

Kill me all we do is shop eat and listen 👂 t politics and see the reality shows are popular kill me 😂😂😂😂😂😂✌️

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Howie Grossman

45 years ago someone said all you Gotta do is work for Costco work for Amazon shop with Amazon shop at Costco and you will be all in a little village called Costco Amazon google Apple and I said to them are you crazy. We are all screwed😂😂😂😂😂

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jess1 smith

So much for a trim waist line eating this stuff.

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ZaaraSaara Ahmed

Food is Food

I eat it

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Lamar Martin

12th watch this!!!

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Susie Katperson

OMG some I just go to Costco to go to the food court! LOVE the hot dogs. last week I ordered a whole pizza and I'm still eating it ! It's huge!

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Black Dog

These pretzels are making me thirsty!

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SoberRS

their chicken bake has gotten smaller but the calories and flavor food your getting for the cost unbeatable same with their churros hot dogs pizza (hot dogs ask for a polish dog same price but there's pepper and spices in the wiener compared to plain ones)

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Jorge Bravo

They dont have root beer coke or orange soda

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Anh Vuong

How the heck do you make a coke float when Costco only has pepsi products at their soda machine?

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jay22

Wtf ice cream and rootbeer??

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S S

This should be titled "What you can pair with Frozen Yogurt." Not sure where the "truth" part comes in.

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Jo Stallworth

This makes me really want Rita's. Come on spring!

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matt gyure

Who the hell gambles on a flavor like acai to replace a classic like chocolate?

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BdonDaGREENKing

Ey

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Dr. Mantis Toboggan M.D.

The chocolate flavor soft serve gave me gnarly runs with I was 7 💩 haven’t had it since but that açaí looks bomb AF

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Adrienne RB

The churro thing is hella old news!!!!
Been doing that for like 20years.

The acai blend is such a great addition!!!

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De Chai Soul

Delicious, tempting, cheap, sure.

So how many calories in one 12 oz cup of yogurt (and then how many when you add soda or a churros)?

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beautifulsoul251

Not in Canada: (

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Beth

Did not know Acai was pronounced like that omg, ive been saying it wrong

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Cameron Davis

Yummy, high fructose corn syrup. I like obesity too.

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Person Incognito

We don't have these options at my Costco. These are regional choices.

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101 Life

Sugar…sugar. .😩

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Usual Poser

Welcome to Costco. I love you.

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David Lee

Ugh… No root beer, churro, acai swirl at our Costco. Soon to drop Mountain Dew from dispensers.

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gtamike_TSGK

Ew sugar no thanks.

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Devon Smith

It looks so much like ice cream.

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Vivek Maharaj

Wtf can you stop with Costco please?

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Akshaj Shetty

noice

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Unwanted Guest

Next video: The truth about foreskin

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chiggins

I miss the chocolate swirl

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Harold

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angelo ucol

It is $1 here in the Philippines and still it is expensive for the majority of us

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Gunnar

I do not remember seeing rootbeer on the fountain drinks area. I have been to over 40 Costco's. I really like Costco…..

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Greg Power

None of these nimrods ever went to costco to learn they don’t have root beer, or coke😒

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terry ortiz

I’m still mad they ended their almond covered chocolate dipped vanilla ice cream bar.

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