Is Froyo high in sugar? It is time to talk about Froyo (which if you didn’t know stands for frozen yogurt). It’s the swirly dairy stuff that brings us back to our childhoods and is often seen as a healthier alternative to ice cream. You know, the soft serve we go wild swirling into a cup and which we pile high with tons of toppings. Froyo is often perceived as being a “better for you” frozen dessert, but does anybody know if froyo is high in sugar?
In order to answer this question, I have painstakingly gone through the sugar contents of a 4oz serving of all of the dairy froyos available at three of the biggest froyo chains out there – Menchie’s, Yogurtland, and Pinkberry to draw some conclusions on the average sugar content of froyo.
So let’s dig on – is froyo high in sugar?
Is Froyo High in Sugar?
As a general rule, a 4 oz serving of soft serve froyo tends to contain around 24g of sugar. Menchie’s froyo has an average of 23g of total sugar per 4oz serving, Pinkberry froyo has an average of 24g of total sugar and Yogurtland has an average of 25g of sugar per 4oz serving.
A lot of froyo places also have no sugar added froyo varieties which are lower in sugar, as well as vegan froyo options which also tend to be lower in sugar.
How Much Sugar is in Menchie’s FroYo?
Menchie’s. It may be one of the froyo chains with the highest number of locations, but does it also have the highest sugar? Well, actually no.
I have summarized in the below table the total sugar content of a 4oz serving of every Menchie’s froyo flavor. I haven’t included their vegan or carbolite/no sugar added varieties as I want this post to be looking at just regular dairy froyo (you can find out about the sugar content of these varieties here – How Much Sugar is in Menchie’s Froyo – hint they are lower in sugar). I then calculated the average sugar contents of all of Menchie’s regular dairy froyos and that average came out the 23g of sugar.
That is the lowest average sugar content out of Menchie’s, Yogurtland, and Pinkberry.
Summary Table – Sugar Content of All Menchie’s Flavors
|Menchie’s Flavor||Total Sugar Per 4oz Serving|
|Vanilla Snow and Pure Chocolate Swirl||20g|
|Milk Chocolate Mania||20g|
|Peanut Butter Cracker Made with Ritz Crackers||20g|
|Cinnamon Bun Made with Philadepphia Cream Cheese Frosting||20g|
|Gourmet Pistachio Gelato||20g|
|Gourmet Tiramisu Gelato||20g|
|Berry Ruby Chocolate||20g|
|Peppa Pig Cotton Candy||24g|
|Peppermint Bark made with Oreo Cookies||24g|
|Pumpkin Spice Made with Nilla Wafers||24g|
|Peach Mango Tart||24g|
|Peanut Butter Banana Made with Reese’s Peanut Butter||24g|
|Just The Cookie||24g|
|Just The Crème||24g|
|Live From NY Cheesecake||24g|
|Milk Chocolate ‘n’ Almonds Made with Hershey’s Chocolate||24g|
|Red Velvet Royale||24g|
|Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups||24g|
|Rich N Nutty Pistachio||24g|
|Rich Dark Chocolate Made with Hershey’s Milk Chocolate||24g|
|Sea Salt Caramel Latte||24g|
|Smooth Caramel Latte||24g|
|Taste The Cake Batter||24g|
|I Dream of Cookies n’ Cream||24g|
|Ice Cream Sandwich||24g|
|Green Apple Tart||24g|
|Banana Pudding Made with Nilla Wafers||24g|
|Birthday Cake Oreo Cookie||24g|
|Cinnamon Crumb Cake||24g|
|Creamy County Vanilla||24g|
|Creamy Peanut Butter||24g|
|Dark Chocolate Candy Made with Dove Chocolate||24g|
|Dole Soft Serve Pineapple Flavor||24g|
|Double Chocolate Made Ghirardelli||24g|
|Dreamy Dulce De Leche||24g|
|Dutch Apple Pie||24g|
|Fresh Shredded Coconut||24g|
|Frosted Cookie with Golden Oreo Cookies||24g|
|Fruity Candy Sorbet Made with Swedish Fish Flavor||24g|
|Gourmet Chocolate Dipped Banana Made with Hershey’s Milk Chocolate||24g|
|Cinnamon Graham Cracker Made with Honey Maud Graham Crackers||24g|
|Cinnamon Hot Cocoa Made with Hershey’s Chocolate||24g|
|Classic Vanilla Cupcake||24g|
|Cold Brew Coffee||24g|
|Black Cherry Tart||24g|
|Blue Raspberry Made Eith SweeTARTS Flavor||24g|
|Blue Raspberry Tart||24g|
|Blue Pomegranate Tart||24g|
|Chocolate Chip Cookie Made with Hershey’s Chocolate||24g|
|Chocolate Covered Cookie Made with Oreo Cookie Pieces||24g|
|Chocolate Hazelnut Pie Made with Hershey’s Milk Chocolate||24g|
|Chocolate Cake Batter Made with Hershey’s Chocolate||28g|
|Creamy Cocoa Hazelnut||28g|
|Peppermint Brownie made with Hershey’s Chocolate||28g|
How Much Sugar Is In Pinkberry Froyo?
I have also written a separate post on the lowest sugar Pinkberry orders here – 10 Best Low Sugar Creations at Pinkberry You Need To Try (spoiler alert this post involves a lot of mini-sized coconut milk options).
I have summarized the sugar content of a 4oz serving of Pinkberry’s dairy froyos below. Just be aware that Pinkberry’s sizes are 3oz (mini) and 5oz(small) but to make this comparison fair I prorated the sugar contents, so they were applicable to a 4 oz serving (just in the name of science you know). As I did with Menchie’s I calculated the average from the below numbers. The result? There are on average 24g of total sugar in a 4oz serving of Pinkberry Dairy Froyo.
Summary Table – Pinkberry Flavors Sugar Content
|Pinkberry Flavor||Total Sugar Content Per 4oz Serving|
|Orange Peach Mango||20g|
|Pineapple Orange Banana||20g|
|Salted Butter Caramel||24g|
|Chocolate Chip Cookie||24g|
|Spiced Autumn Cider||25g|
|Mint Chocolate Cookie||25g|
|Salted Caramel Cookie||26g|
|Cookies N Cream||26g|
How Much Sugar is in Yogurtland’s Froyo?
Finally, I also carried out the same experiment with Yogurtland. Below are the total sugar contents of a 4oz serving of all Yogurtland’s dairy froyos. Like with the above I haven’t included sorbets, ice creams, and no sugar added varieties. The average total sugar content of Yogurtland’s froyos came out to be 25g per 4oz serving.
If you want to learn more about the lowest sugar options at Yogurtland then you can find out more in my post – The 10 Lowest Sugar Frozen Yogurts at Yogurtland.
Summary Table – Sugar Content of Yogurtland Flavors
|Yogurtland FroYo Flavor||Sugar Per 4 oz (113g) serving|
|Birthday Cake Batter||24g|
|Frozen Hot Chocolate||24g|
|Madagascar Vanilla Bean||24g|
|Matcha Green Tea||24g|
|Classic Cookies & Cream||25g|
|Alphonso Mango Tart||25g|
|Salted Caramel Butter Pecan||25g|
|Dulce De Leche||25g|
|Red Velvet Cupcake Batter||26g|
|Chocolate Covered Strawberry||26g|
Is Froyo High in Sugar? – The Final Bite
Is froyo high in sugar? What have we learned from the above? Well, firstly froyo shops have a lot of flavors. Secondly, you can expect an average sugar content of 24g of sugar for a 4oz serving of frozen yogurt. Now, you can get this sugar content even lower by picking one of the lower-sugar flavors from any of the establishments I listed above. For example, the lowest sugar normal option flavor comes out to around 20g of sugar per serving. As for the lowest froyo chain I looked at…it was actually Menchie’s with an average sugar content of 23g of sugar per 4oz serving.
Just remember the above looked at only the “regular” flavors from the three main froyo chains. Each of these chains does sometimes offer special low-sugar options which I will look at in separate posts for each chain.
Ingredients and/or manufacturing processes may change. Always double-check ingredient lists and nutritional information before purchasing any food items.
WANT TO FIND MORE LOW SUGAR OPTIONS?
Do you want to learn about some other low-sugar options at your favorite coffee chains, fast food, or restaurant joints, or just while you are shopping for groceries? If you do, then check out some of my other articles below: