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Fun Times with FroYo: Trying Kemps Yo²

Click any of the photos with Yo² in them, or any of the Yo² links in the post, to learn more about this great new product.


Before we start, I just need you to know something. My obsession with Wegmans goes back as far as a Jersey girl’s obsession could go. They opened their first NJ store in the late 1990s, and even though we were college-aged, i.e. the least likely of all possible ages to be really into grocery stores, my friend Marshall realized immediately that Wegmans was the best place ever.

Marshall is a true genius in more ways than one, including having made a high-profile career out of identifying all the best new things. (I kvell.) Let’s just say I’m glad about the way things have shaken out: the Tamagotchis of the same era seem to have come and gone, the band Hanson is still available to listen to nostalgically on demand, and Wegmans continues to grow while keeping it real. As I mentioned yesterday, it’s a complicated time to be American, but honestly all I need is a quick stroll through the prepared foods section at Wegmans to remember we’re the luckiest people on earth.

Okay, whew, just had to get that off my chest.

Now please watch this short video that I made with my mini-me, which fans on social media rave is “adorable” and “such a cute video!” Heh.

Even though we would obviously go to Wegmans for any reason or no reason at all, our latest trip was a mission to find the new frozen yogurt Yo² from Kemps. It’s called Yo², and it’s REALLY GOOD. We tried Mudslide, Raspberry Cheesecake, Cold Brewed Coffee, Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge and Very Vanilla. I was really hoping for Salty Caramel Cookie Crunch too (I mean, hello), but they were out. Next time, yo.

Yo² is all about the fun flavors — for example, I was psyched to find little bits of crumbly graham cracker crust goodness in the cheesecake flavor and ripples of chocolate in basically everything. But you can sneakily feel good about it, too. It’s got a “clean label,” meaning no high-fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors and no artificial growth hormones. I loved that even though the flavors seem indulgent, it’s not overly sweet and it doesn’t weigh you down unnecessarily. I can definitely see Yo² fitting into my life on a regular basis, even when I’m trying to keep things a little lighter for spring and summer.

We were also excited about the synchronicity of driving down a street called Kemp to go buy our Kemps Yo², but that might be just us. (And honestly, if you’d rather not associate with us because of it, we will understand.)

This girl did like half the work for this blog post, but I’m lucky she was more than happy to take payment in kind. When you’re eight, unfettered access to dessert before dinner might be better than money, actually.

When you’re 40, it’s kind of a toss-up.

Okay, I’ll leave you with a gentle nudge to  learn more abou Kemps Yo² for yourself. Hope you like it as much as we do. And hey, maybe we’ll see ya at Wegmans one of these days.

Talk to you soon.

Carolyn xx

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Hi there, I'm Carolyn, and I'm delighted you're here. I'm a NYC-area food, travel, yoga, coffee, wine, running, music making and book obsessive with a great family and a love for sharing it all with you. Grab a drink and come on in. Learn more.

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