National Frozen Yogurt Day
National Frozen Yogurt Day falls on the 6th of February every year. It’s a day when people can enjoy this sweet treat—a treat that was originally developed during the 1970s. Although we’re not sure why this holiday wasn’t placed during one of the summer months instead of February, it’s still a good day for people to enjoy this popular treat and eat a dessert that many consider to be healthier than ice cream.
The History of Frozen Yogurt
We might not know who invented this holiday or why they placed it in February, but we can tell everyone a little bit about the invention of frozen yogurt. Although yogurt has been around for over 5,000 years in the Middle East and India, it wasn’t until the 1970s that someone decided yogurt wasn’t good enough and it needed to be frozen.
The man behind the first frozen yogurt—a product called “Frogurt”—was H.P. Hood. This product was like a soft-serve dessert, very similar in texture and flavor to ice cream. During the early 1980s, another company called TCBY created their own frozen yogurt and opened up a shop in 1981. By the mid-1980s, there were more than 100 frozen yogurt chains all over the United States. Over the following few years, the yogurt industry would become a multi-million dollar industry.
Facts About Yogurt & Frozen Yogurt
Now’s a good time to discuss some cool facts about frozen yogurt. Although frozen yogurt has been around for over 40 years now, not many people know a lot about this food. That’s why we’ve decided to list some of the facts that we feel are the most compelling. The following list should give everyone something to think about as they’re enjoying their favorite frozen yogurt.
- The bacteria in yogurt are not only great for digestive health but may also help people combat bad breath.
- Yogurt has been around for over 5,000 years and was originally made by storing milk in an animal’s stomach.
- Frozen yogurt can help people with osteoporosis because of its high calcium levels.
- Americans eat over 300,000 tons of yogurt annually. Only a portion of that yogurt is frozen, however.
- Greek yogurt has half the carbohydrates and sodium of regular yogurt.
Celebrating National Frozen Yogurt Day
To celebrate this holiday, all one has to do is obtain their favorite type of frozen yogurt. Frozen yogurt can be bought at a specialty shop, a grocery store, or one can opt to make their own at home. No matter how one celebrates it, however, they should be sure to use the hashtag #NationalFrozenYogurtDay on their social media feeds to let everyone know that they’re enjoying this tasty frozen treat.