Candy Crush-Inspired Flavors Now at Yogurtland! @Yogurtland #YogurtlandSweetTreats

Candy Crush-Inspired Flavors Now at Yogurtland!

By Erin

Need something to cool down from the heat? Enjoy some “Sweet Treats” with Candy Crush inspired flavors at Yogurtland! Whether you’ve ever played the game or not, you can now power-up in real life. Now through September 13th, frozen yogurt fans can enjoy two new flavors every two weeks, along with a new collectible Candy Crush character spoon! Recently, I got to attend a media night at their corporate office, to get a sneak peek of these amazing flavors. And guess what? They actually have someone in a lab coat trying to match to perfection the frozen yogurt to the flavor they’re trying to go for. It’s like being in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate factory, except the Frozen Yogurt version of it. 😉  To get that orange yogurt to taste like the real thing?  They add real oranges and try to get the flavor to match as closely as possible.


Oh to be a kid again. My feelings exactly. Getting to go to the corporate office to try all kinds of frozen yogurt and toppings? Why walk if you can run? The faster you can get to this magical place, the better, right?


This week Orange Fizz Sorbet and Maple Donut made their debut. Orange Fizz is made with real oranges and is packed with vitamin C for a Sugar Crush Flavor. Maple Donut combines the warm doughy magic of maple donut into a creamy delicious treat! Maple Donut was my personal favorite out of all the flavors we got to test taste!


Next up, we have Blue Raspberry Sorbet and Chocotastic Sorbet making their appearance starting on July 20th! Blue Raspberry Sorbet is made with real raspberries to create this flavorful gem. Chocotastic Sorbet uses real chocolate.


Then, we have Candy Clouds and Salted Caramel Gelato arriving on August 3rd. Candy Clouds is a perfectly pink swirl of sweet and airy goodness, making for a delicious cotton candy flavor. Salted Caramel Gelato is made with real caramel.


We have Lemonade Lake and Cupcake Carnival making their way to the spotlight on August 17th. Lemonade Lake is a delicious summertime mix of sweet and tart while Cupcake Carnival gives you a smooth, yellow cupcake batter flavor.


Last up, we have Butterscotch and Minty Meadow starting August 31st. Butterscotch combines real caramel and real butterscotch for a sticky taste that can’t be beat. Minty Meadow takes real peppermint and mixes it with real cocoa to whisk you away for a refreshing jaunt down to the mint meadow.


Now for the fun part! Making our Yogurtland creations! Mine is the one in the middle…


Oh, and the toppings? Check out the new “Flavor Boosters” that are sure to bring your Candy Crush experience a new, flavorful and fun level.

yogurtland candy crush flavor boosters

So many FUN new toppings! Frosted Donuts, Color Bombs, Blue Raspberry Candy Bears, Chocolate Wafer Wharfs, and Candy Fish? Yes Please! Talk about bringing a game to life; and the best part is being able to eat it!


You will want to make sure to enter Yogurtland’s Instant Win Sweepstakes featuring hundreds of ‘unlimited cup’ prizes and 10 grand prizes where winners will receive free frozen yogurt for a year!


Which Candy Crush flavor are you most looking forward to try?


Join in on the fun! Share your Candy Crush adventures by using and following the hashtag #YogurtlandSweetTreats and #YogurtlandCandyCrush. For more information, please visit their website at for all the latest info.

Boudin Bakery Presents: NEW Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches! @Boudinbakery #BoudinGrilledCheesePlease

Boudin Bakery Presents: New Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches!

By Erin

*I was invited as a guest to a media tasting for purposes of this review.  All thoughts and opinions remain my own.*

What happens when you take an American Classic comfort food like the Grilled Cheese Sandwich and have the creators of Boudin Bakery spice it up a bit? You get 3 new Gourmet Grilled Cheese favorites! The Great Grilled Cheese (with or without bacon), the new Jalapeno Grilled Cheese, and the Grilled Brie with Apples & Fig Jam!


 We got to meet with Corporate Chef Alan Skversky who enlightened us about these new creations and Boudin Bakery’s history. Boudin’s sourdough bread uses only 4 ingredients, contains no yeast, it’s started with a wild yeast that’s only found in the air of San Francisco, or “mother” dough that provides the bread with a unique tang. A portion of the original mother dough still starts each and every sourdough loaf that Boudin makes. The types of sandwiches that Boudin has created over the years have evolved into gourmet tastes and flavors to please every palate.

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The Great Grilled Cheese


The Great Grilled Cheese- (vegetarian)includes Havarti & sharp cheddar melted to perfection on Parmesan-crusted sliced sourdough bread. According to Chef  Skversky, Havarti cheese is used because they only wanted to use the best, and most flavorful premium ingredients. Love Bacon? Who doesn’t!? 😉  You can also order this delicious sandwich with bacon or ham. Three strips of applewood smoked bacon on your grilled cheese sandwich? Yes please! That sounds like heaven to me. Chef also told us that the bacon is strategically cut and placed on the sandwich in a way that each bite, from start to finish, is the same from crust to crust. This one was my favorite, and I know I’ll love this one even more with the bacon!

Grilled Brie with Apples & Fig Jam


The Grilled Brie with Apples & Fig Jam-(vegetarian) This one was a close second favorite for me. Grilled with melted brie, Havarti cheese, sliced Granny Smith apples, and fig jam, all on Parmesan-crusted multigrain bread. This one is on the sweeter side. Think of it as a dessert grilled cheese sandwich. 😉 I loved it!

Jalapeno Grilled Cheese


The Jalapeno Grilled Cheese-(vegetarian) Melted cheddar on their Jalapeno Sourdough Bread makes up this one. Not overly spicy, the jalapenos are mild, bringing just the right amount of heat. It might be pretty simple, but it packs plenty of flavor. If you don’t like spicy at all, then you might want to stick to the other two options above, but if you don’t mind a little bit of spice, then this ones for you.

Boudin Turtle

Boudin Bakery creates such adorable bread animals like this turtle! Too cute!

Be sure to Download & Print this Coupon for an awesome deal!!

Looking for Fundraiser Ideas?  Attention Teachers, Sports & School Organizers!

One other awesome thing I need to share about is the amazing opportunities Boudin has for communities, sports teams and schools. Coming from a family of educators, I know how important it is to keep students motivated. Boudin has some special awards that teachers can inquire about to reward their students with for achieving their goals. Reward your students with a FREE Kid’s Meal at Boudin Bakery. You can email David Keller at to inquire about setting up a fundraiser for your school or organization and for copies of the award certificate!

Boudin-Grilled-Cheese-3Now, which grilled cheese sandwich would your taste buds want to try first? 😉

Celebrate Summer with Ruby’s new Shakes! #RubysSummerShakes

Celebrate Summer with Ruby’s new Shakes!

By Erin

Summer is here and what better way to celebrate than with some cool and refreshing shakes from Ruby’s? When Ruby’s asked if I’d come in to try out their new summer shakes, I couldn’t resist! Ruby’s has three new shakes available for a limited time, as sadly, summer doesn’t last forever. So get them while they  last! There are three special flavors for summer – Kit Kat, Double Dark Chocolate and Heath Bar. These shakes will make you Chocolate Happy!


Ruby’s has 40 locations across the U.S. in California, Hawaii, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania & Texas.


Before we get to the shakes though, we started out with some french fries to share and a nice ice-cold Cherry-Coke! So refreshing on a warm summer night!

Of course, if you go to Ruby’s and have some fries… you are going to want to have a burger with those fries! 😉


I had one of my favorites. The Hickory Burger. A half-pound of premium USDA choice beef, topped with two slices of melted cheddar cheese, with thick-cut bacon, crisp lettuce, tomato, Ruby Sauce, and crispy Ruby Rings. Topped with a delicious and zesty BBQ sauce! It’s a whole lot of “yum” in one bite! On the side I got some hot, crispy, garlic fries! I love all the fresh garlic they top them with!


My friend that I was dining out with, chose one of her personal favorites, The Classic Ruby Burger. Still simple, yet delicious after all these years. Topped with crisp lettuce, tomato, Ruby Sauce and Pepper Jack cheese, makes for another delicious option.


If you are not a french fry person, then you might like their golden, crispy, onion rings!


Or maybe you are looking for a healthier option, especially if you plan on indulging in a delicious summery shake afterwards? 😉 Then give the Ruby’s Apple, Pecan & Blue Cheese Salad a whirl. A fresh, spring mix of romaine, Julienne apples, dried cranberries, candied pecans and golden raisins tossed in a Pomegranate Vinaigrette with Blue Cheese crumbles. You can also get this served with Chicken if you wish. Now onto the best part, right? Dessert!!


The first up of the 3 new summer shakes, was the Double Dark Chocolate shake. A very chocolaty shake, topped with chocolate chips, whipped-cream and a cherry. If you love chocolate and want something simple, then you’ll love this one!

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