Oklahoma City (Feb. 3, 2014) – To reward the millions of Americans who choose chocolate as their favorite frozen yogurt flavor, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt and Ghirardelli® Chocolate have teamed up to give two lucky people a free trip to the Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival in San Francisco. The contest launches Orange Leaf’s newest frozen yogurt flavor, Chocolate made with Ghirardelli, available at all of Orange Leaf’s more than 300 locations across the country, but only for a limited time. In addition, five second place winners will receive the ultimate indulgence: free Orange Leaf froyo for a year.
From Feb. 3 through March 2, any customer who purchases a 16 oz. or 24 oz. cup or Froyo To Go™ item of Chocolate frozen yogurt made with Ghirardelli at any Orange Leaf store will receive a game card that contains a unique entry code. Customers use that code to enter to win online at www.orangeleafyogurt.com/contest. The grand prize winner and five second place winners will be chosen at random and notified March 7, 2014.
As part of its "Year of the Flavor," Orange Leaf, America’s fastest growing froyo concept, has partnered with the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, one of the oldest chocolate companies in America, to create the first official Chocolate made with Ghirardelli froyo, boasting the same rich, premium Ghirardelli chocolate that’s been handmade in San Francisco for more than 160 years.
"We are excited that the two innovative teams at Orange Leaf and Ghirardelli could come together to create Chocolate frozen yogurt made with Ghirardelli that tastes rich and decadent like our premium chocolate," said Chris Eklem, vice president of Ghirardelli Chocolate’s Foodservice Division. "And we look forward to hosting the special contest winners at our 19th Annual Chocolate Festival where they will enjoy gourmet chocolate tastings, chef demonstrations, and some of the best chocolate in the world."
Customers are able to invent their own culinary creations with the new Chocolate made with Ghirardelli flavor, like all other Orange Leaf froyo flavors, by mixing, swirling, dividing or building the froyo with any combination of fruit, nuts, candy and other healthy or decadent treats from the do-it-yourself toppings bar. This also allows customers to control their portion size and nutritional value to fit their dietary needs and taste preferences. To inspire customers’ creations, Orange Leaf suggests the following "recipe" idea:
Chocolate froyo made with Ghirardelli
Ghirardelli Chocolate Sauce
In addition to Chocolate made with Ghirardelli, customers can check their store’s web page, or download Orange Leaf’s iPhone or Android app, to check the other flavors available at local stores in February before they visit.
There is no purchase necessary to enter into the contest. The contest is open only to individuals 18 years of age or older who are residents of the United States. Official contest rules and information are available online.
The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is a manufacturer and marketer of premium chocolate products. Incorporated in 1852 and in continuous operation since then, Ghirardelli has the richest heritage of any American chocolate company. Ghirardelli continues to honor its heritage to this day. Ghirardelli is one of the few companies in America that controls the entire chocolate manufacturing process, from cocoa bean to finished product. This control over the manufacturing process, combined with Ghirardelli’s proprietary bean blend and unique methods of roasting and processing, ensures that you are rewarded with the highest quality and richest products.
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt is a self-serve, choose-your-own-toppings frozen dessert franchisewith more than 300 locations in the U.S. and Australia. Orange Leaf offers a multitude of delicious traditional and original flavors, including no-sugar-added, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan alternatives. In 2013, Orange Leaf was ranked as the Fastest Growing Frozen Yogurt Chain based on network sales by IBISWorld; one of the fastest-growing, limited service chains by Technomic; and, one of the top three new franchises by Entrepreneur. Orange Leaf’s pro-franchisee culture offers some of the lowest fees in the industry and encourages owners to become a part of their communities. Customized with a generous selection of do-it-yourself toppings, Orange Leaf provides an innocent indulgence, "self served" in a stimulating atmosphere. For more information, visit the company’s website, "like" Orange Leaf Yogurt on Facebook, or follow on Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest.
 IBISWorld Industry Report "Frozen Yogurt Stores in the US," Nov. 2013
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Orange Leaf offers a multitude of delicious traditional and original flavors, including no-sugar-added, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan alternatives.