It’s the great debate: ice cream or frozen yogurt? Over the past couple years, frozen yogurt shops have been popping up all over the country, claiming to be the healthier option for frozen dessert treats. Is that really the case? Yes, a half cup of frozen yogurt does have less calories and is lower in saturated fats than a half cup of regular ice cream. But, low-fat ice cream and froyo have about the same fat content, and most froyo shops are self-serve, allowing people to decide how much yogurt and sugary toppings they get. Although shops do offer fresh fruits to accompany the frozen yogurt, most people are more likely to reach for cookie dough bites and “boba balls” over the healthier options. This leads to calorie build up, and depending on how much froyo and toppings you get, one bowl of frozen yogurt could reach 500 calories.



Personally, I don’t worry about the health benefits or drawbacks of frozen yogurt.  I don’t eat it regularly, usually for a special treat after an occasion like a school concert or sports event. . If I were to choose between ice cream and frozen yogurt, I would choose ice cream. I am not a fan of the taste of yogurt, so I normally reach for the sorbet options at frozen yogurt chains like Froyo, instead of the regular frozen yogurt options. It is all based on preferences. If you plan to choose frozen yogurt over ice cream, try fresh fruits instead of candies and baked bites to enjoy a delicious, healthy nighttime (or daytime) treat.



Walking on a half day? Good or Bad Idea

Dodd Middle School gets a lot of half days, well at least so far in the year, and this is a problem for some people. As you might already know a large amount of the students walk around after school gets out on these days. Many of the students head to the Maplecroft Plaza in town because its so close and it has a variety of places to eat. When there are a large amount of kids all together it can’t come to a good outcome. Kids go through stores knocking things off shelves and making a giant mess within the stores and also disrupting residents. And businesses have had enough, some of the smaller stores kick kids out before they get a chance to do anything. For example last half day on the 21st of November,  I walked. Subway kicked me out when I walked in to say “Hey” to a friend. They were asking kids if they were gonna buy anything when they first walked in. If the response was no, you were out. But places like Rite-Aid and Stop and Shop can’t do anything about it, and just end up cleaning up after us.

I think that everyone’s fuss about it is legit, I’ve seen it happen, kids wrecking stores. I’ve been there when it happens and I completely understand why this is a problem. The other day I was sitting in Froyo after the rush left with two of my friends, and we were just sitting there talking, and the manager started sweeping and from under one of the tables out came a donut with one bite taken out of it. My friends and I laughed ‘cause we didn’t expect that to really be there. After we laughed the three of us started to talk to him. We asked what kinda stuff he finds and he said all types of crazy stuff. I then said “well with all the kids from the school you must do pretty well on these types of days” He then said “We always do well, these days we just need to do more clean up”. I thought that the stores might be a little happy because they make so much on those days but it seems they think of it as more work at the end of the day. I think it’s fun walking with friends but in the end it’s just stupid to go to Maplecroft because everyone goes there and you’re more likely to get in trouble there than anywhere else. So, if you’re going to walk, go somewhere else.


The New “Hot Spot” in Cheshire Connecticut!!

Here in Cheshire Connecticut we have never had a place to go hang out with our friends. If we wanted to go to a movie, go shopping, or even to Froyo World we had to go out of town. But in August of 2012, our town opened a Froyo World. When you walk into Froyo World they try to make you feel welcome by greeting you with a smile and a “Welcome to Froyo World!” So far in Cheshire it has been the hot spot on the map. Everyone is going there after school and on their spare time. It is always so busy but they take the time to help you out and allow you to try some of the many different  flavors. Froyo World has many different flavors as well as 1,000 different toppings.

I personally think that this is the best thing Cheshire has ever done because I love the way the workers treat you and how amazing the “froyo” is. Also, because it is a great place to go and hang out with some frozen yogurt. Even though Cheshire doesn’t have everything, at least we have a delicious, yet healthy frozen yogurt joint. So what would you do without a Froyo World in Cheshire? Well, I wouldn’t know what to do!! Froyo World is the only place that allows you to have a delicious dessert and to hang out with your friends

~Brooke Denne

Froyo World Comes to Cheshire: Good or Bad?

I think by now, everyone knows that frozen yogurt is definitely the fad of 2012. Frozen yogurt is said to provide health benefits, a healthier alternative to ice cream, and of course a tasty snack! Millions of frozen yogurt spots are being built all around the country and everyone seems to love it. With its dozens of flavors and arrays of toppings from chunks of sweet fruit, to delectable pieces of chocolate. With either whip cream or chocolate sauce, everyone can find their perfect taste while enjoying the delicious dessert. One very popular “froyo” hotspot is the national chain of Froyo World. When news spread that the famous froyo was coming to Cheshire, everyone was shocked for the better. But is Froyo World here for the better, or was this change a mistake?

Personally, I absolutely LOVE frozen yogurt, and I believe that Froyo World coming to Cheshire was a terrific idea. But I do wonder: Does froyo really provide us with the health benefits that it claims? With the terrible epidemic of childhood obesity, everyone has been watching what they eat to ensure a long, healthy life in everyone’s futures. I researched the truth about the benefits and found out that……… froyo is healthy! So now I can honestly say, Froyo World coming to Cheshire was a great idea because it’s delicious and it’s healthy!

~Cameron Pellegrino

Froyo World is The New Cheshire “Hangout”

For years, Cheshire has been a very desolate area for fun and exciting places for teens to enjoy. The town recently welcomed an entirely new look at desserts… frozen yogurt! Froyo is a rapidly spreading area of business. There are multiple frozen yogurt franchises, but none can quite compare to Froyo World: Frozen Yogurt Lounge. With its numerous variety of flavors, many different kinds of toppings and extremely high-tech displays, it stands out amongst the others. Frozen yogurt is a healthier alternative to ice cream, which still satisfies your sweet pleasures.

One of middle school students favorite things to do is to walk on half-days of school. Before, there were not many places to walk to; the usual cafe which you had to be very quiet in, or the pizza parlors along the main roads. Froyo gives kids an extremely enjoyable area to hangout with friends in and have a great time. I love walking in and seeing the cute signature sign to represent Froyo World: Frozen Yogurt Lounge, and all of the bright colors. Its almost as if it puts me in a better mood just being around it. You almost always recognize somebody when you are in there and it has become a very social place around town. Even at times when it is very hectic, the wide variety of self-serve frozen yogurt machines spread out the customers a bit, leaving spacious areas to feel comfortable. Froyo World has been a fantastic addition to town because it gives residents an area to eat delicious desserts, while having a great time with friends.

~Alexis Yamin