I have been a big fan of TCBY since I was a child in the 80’s – TCBY was the only frozen yogurt shop in Miami at that time, and I have preferred the smooth, creamy texture of their frozen yogurt over traditional ice cream ever since I can remember!
So you can imagine my delight when I found out that TCBY Grocery was going to be selling products in the freezer isle of Walmart in March! I was SO EXCITED! Yes, I get excited about having TCBY Frozen Yogurt at the grocery store!
There is a local frozen yogurt shop in our neighborhood that allows you to choose your frozen yogurt flavor and then add toppings from a huge topping bar – the possibilities are endless, really! My daughter loves going there, but it can be very expensive – to the tune of $6.00 a bowl once all of the toppings are added and weighed in. So, to celebrate the launch of TCBY Grocery items coming to Walmart, I decided to take that idea of the expensive froyo shop and bring it home – at a fraction of the price.
I went shopping at Walmart and purchased every variety of TCBY Grocery frozen yogurt and their novelty items as well, and then I went shopping for all of the toppings for our dessert bar! You can read all about shopping for TCBY frozen yogurt at the grocery store in this Google+ story.
Before I went shopping at Walmart, I checked out the TCBY Grocery website to find out what to expect as far as selection goes. I found four different flavors that should have been available in quarts:
- Cookies and Cream
- Strawberry Swirl
- English Toffee Crunch
- Classic Vanilla Bean
I purchased a ton of candy bars for the dessert bar because I wanted a lot of different options to suit everyone’s taste buds.
After spending about an hour going through all of the isles in Walmart and collecting all of my toppings for my TCBY dessert bar, I headed to the check out line with a cart full of goodies!
Once I returned home, I laid out all of my non-freezer items on the counter to decide how to present my toppings. I love hosting dinner parties and was really excited about how my TCBY Grocery launch party would be visually pleasing and exciting to my family!
I decided to chop up all of the candy bars and present them in little ramekins, and added a few margarita glasses and a sundae glass that I had in my cabinet to spice things up a little. With the candy bars that I had enough of, I stuck whole pieces out of the ramekins to show my guests which candy was in that dish. Doesn’t it look cute?
My favorite was the gummi bears, Rolos and mini Reeses – they look SO CUTE in these margarita and sundae dishes!
My daughter and oldest niece were really excited when they saw the dessert bar being set up. I had to smack a few hands away from sneaking pieces of candy before the TCBY containers were set out!
As soon as I presented the TCBY Grocery items, my niece jumped on the chair closest to the table and started gazing longingly at the Strawberry Swirl frozen yogurt! She is only two, but she already knows that pink = strawberry and she loves strawberry!
My sister has three children, so it’s a little difficult to watch the two little ones with ice cream at the same time. Since both my niece and nephew love strawberry, she gave them each a TCBY yogurt swirl strawberry bar – my niece was in heaven!
As you can see, my nephew was also quite happy with his TCBY treat! This photo came out a little blurry because I couldn’t get him to stop eating it long enough to get a still shot!
I purchased the Strawberry Swirl, Orange and Vanilla, Frozen Yogurt Sandwiches and the Chocolate Fudge bar, but when I got to the checkout line, the cashier showed me where the Chocolate Fudge Bar box had been opened somehow, so I put it back. We were still really happy with the selections I brought home, and I sent the Orange and Vanilla and Strawberry Swirl home with my sister for my nieces and nephew to have their own little TCBY Grocery stash at home!
The kids absolutely loved the TCBY Grocery flavors that came in quart size, especially the Cookies and Cream! They piled their bowls high with TCBY and then added fun toppings like marshmallows, candy bits and whipped cream!
Once the kids were done making their bowls, the adults started to get in line to make their own! I think the adults were even more excited than the children to learn that TCBY was being sold at Walmart, because like me, they remembered going to TCBY shops as kids and couldn’t wait to be able to bring home the sweet treats to have in their own freezer! I had to keep reminding everyone that they were brand new and only available at Walmart because they kept asking, “Where can I buy them?”
The TCBY pint flavors that I purchased were Mint Chocolate Chunk and English Toffee Crunch because those were the only two flavors that my Walmart had that weren’t the same as the quart sized flavors. But TCBY also has available:
- Strawberry Swirl
- Supreme Cookies and Cream
- Chocolate Chocolate
- Tropical Mango Peach
- Cookie Dough
While the adults helped themselves to delicious TCBY items, I made sure to tell everyone that TCBY Grocery has a new Facebook page to go along with their launch of selling TCBY in Walmart. Following a company on Twitter or Facebook is a great way to stay up to date on their new product offerings, any coupons that might be available and all kinds of great promotions!
I am really excited about the launch of TCBY Grocery at Walmart stores! We are always looking for healthier options to satisfy our sweet tooth – and the smooth, creamy, sweet goodness of TCBY is going to become out go-to for healthier desserts! While I was checking out all of the options at Walmart, I compared the calories and fat content to some of the regular ice cream brands and found that most of the flavors have HALF of the fat grams as ice cream! Isn’t that wonderful!?
Oh, and the most popular flavor of the evening? Cookies ‘n Cream!
What are you waiting for, go to Walmart and try the brand new line of TCBY Grocery items for yourself!
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias, but all opinions are my own. #CBias