Is Froyo high in sugar

Is Froyo High in Sugar? Let’s Find Out!

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.

Is Froyo high in sugar - Menchie's


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 FlavorTotal Sugar Per 4oz Serving
Vanilla Snow and Pure Chocolate Swirl20g
HI-CHEW Rainbow20g
Milk Chocolate Mania20g
HI-CHEW Raspberry20g
Peanut Butter Cracker Made with Ritz Crackers20g
Cinnamon Bun Made with Philadepphia Cream Cheese Frosting20g
Gourmet Pistachio Gelato20g
Gourmet Tiramisu Gelato20g
Berry Ruby Chocolate20g
Blackberry Burst20g
Original Tart20g
Pure Chocolate20g
Sweet Plum20g
Peppa Pig Cotton Candy24g
Peppermint Bark made with Oreo Cookies24g
Pumpkin Spice Made with Nilla Wafers24g
Peach Mango Tart24g
Peanut Butter Banana Made with Reese’s Peanut Butter24g
Original Strawberry24g
Mudslide Pie24g
Just The Cookie24g
Just The Crème24g
Live From NY Cheesecake24g
Milk Chocolate ‘n’ Almonds Made with Hershey’s Chocolate24g
Red Velvet Royale24g
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups24g
Rich N Nutty Pistachio24g
Rich Dark Chocolate Made with Hershey’s Milk Chocolate24g
Sea Salt Caramel Latte24g
Smooth Caramel Latte24g
Smooth Caramel24g
Holiday Eggnog24g
Taste The Cake Batter24g
I Dream of Cookies n’ Cream24g
Ice Cream Sandwich24g
Green Apple Tart24g
Harvest Pumpkin24g
Banana Pudding Made with Nilla Wafers24g
Birthday Cake Oreo Cookie24g
Cinnamon Crumb Cake24g
Creamy County Vanilla24g
Creamy Peanut Butter24g
Dark Chocolate Candy Made with Dove Chocolate24g
Dole Soft Serve Pineapple Flavor24g
Double Chocolate Made Ghirardelli24g
Dreamy Dulce De Leche24g
Dutch Apple Pie24g
Fresh Shredded Coconut24g
Frosted Cookie with Golden Oreo Cookies24g
Fruity Candy Sorbet Made with Swedish Fish Flavor24g
Gourmet Chocolate Dipped Banana Made with Hershey’s Milk Chocolate24g
Cinnamon Graham Cracker Made with Honey Maud Graham Crackers24g
Cinnamon Hot Cocoa Made with Hershey’s Chocolate24g
Classic Vanilla Cupcake24g
Cold Brew Coffee24g
Black Cherry Tart24g
Blue Raspberry Made Eith SweeTARTS Flavor24g
Blue Raspberry Tart24g
Blue Pomegranate Tart24g
Chocolate Chip Cookie Made with Hershey’s Chocolate24g
Chocolate Covered Cookie Made with Oreo Cookie Pieces24g
Vanilla Snow24g
Chocolate Hazelnut Pie Made with Hershey’s Milk Chocolate24g
Chocolate Cake Batter Made with Hershey’s Chocolate28g
Creamy Cocoa Hazelnut28g
Peppermint Brownie made with Hershey’s Chocolate28g
Toasty Marshmallow28g

Best Low Sugar Creations at Pinkberry - Pinkberry froyo


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 FlavorTotal Sugar Content Per 4oz Serving
Orange Peach Mango20g
Pineapple Orange Banana20g
Peanut Butter21g
Orange Tang21g
Vanilla Bean23g
Vanilla Latte23g
Cinnamon Churro24g
Salted Butter Caramel24g
Passion Fruit24g
Chocolate Chip Cookie24g
Spiced Autumn Cider25g
Mint Chocolate Cookie25g
Strawberry Shortcake25g
Cookie Butter25g
Salted Caramel Cookie26g
Salted Caramel26g
Cookies N Cream26g
Pina Colada26g
Island Mango26g
Chocolate Hazelnut28g
Pink Lemonade28g
Strawberry Lemonade28g

The lowest sugar frozen yogurts at Yogurtland - machine


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 FlavorSugar Per 4 oz (113g) serving
Sumatra Coffee24g
Toasted Coconut24g
Birthday Cake Batter24g
Boysenberry Pie24g
Frosted Cookie24g
Frozen Hot Chocolate24g
Madagascar Vanilla Bean24g
Matcha Green Tea24g
Peanut Butter24g
English Toffee25g
Classic Cookies & Cream25g
Alphonso Mango Tart25g
Salted Caramel Butter Pecan25g
Dulce De Leche25g
Plain Tart25g
Red Velvet Cupcake Batter26g
Dutch Chocolate26g
Fresh Strawberry26g
Chocolate Covered Strawberry26g
Cookie Dough27g

The lowest sugar frozen yogurts at Yogurtland - serving

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.

And Remember…

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