Ghirardelli® Chocolate and Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt Feature Three Decadent Froyo Flavors Made with Ghirardelli Chocolate

OKLAHOMA CITY - Dec. 29, 2014 // PRNewswire // - Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt has teamed up with the legendary Ghirardelli® Chocolate Company to bring the richest, most perfectly balanced froyo to America's chocolate lovers. As part of the partnership, Orange Leaf has created three decadent flavors that will be featured at all of the more than 300 participating Orange Leaf locations from Dec. 29 to March 1. The flavors include White Chocolate Flavored Strawberry made with Ghirardelli, White Chocolate Flavored Raspberry made with Ghirardelli and Chocolate made with Ghirardelli.

Each participating Orange Leaf location will feature at least two of the three "made with Ghirardelli" flavors from now through the month of February. Customers may remember the Chocolate made with Ghirardelli froyo when it was originally introduced as a limited time offer in February 2014 as part of Orange Leaf's "Year of the Flavor" campaign.

The three flavors join the ranks of other customer favorites at Orange Leaf such as Salted Caramel, which was voted by customers as the best new flavor in 2014, as part of its Year of the Flavor campaign. Customers become the chef when creating their own froyo treats, choosing from their local store's customer-driven selection of 16 flavors, taken from the menu of 70 plus, including no-sugar-added, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan alternatives. These flavors are blended in proprietary machines that create a richer and creamier product than other froyo brands.

"We are excited that the two innovative teams at Orange Leaf and Ghirardelli could come together to create Chocolate and White Chocolate flavored frozen yogurt made with Ghirardelli," said Chris Eklem, vice president of Ghirardelli Chocolate's Professional Products Division. "We look forward to continuing to build this valued partnership".

Customers are invited to invent their own culinary creations with the new "made with Ghirardelli" flavors, 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 these froyo-topping pairings:

  • White Chocolate Flavored Strawberry made with Ghirardelli froyo topped with strawberries
  • White Chocolate Flavored Raspberry made with Ghirardelli froyo topped with raspberries
  • Chocolate made with Ghirardelli froyo topped with marshmallows, peanuts and Ghirardelli Chocolate Sauce

"Orange Leaf is proud to shine a spotlight on Ghirardelli's rich chocolate paired with our creamy froyo," said Reese Travis, CEO of Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt. "Ghirardelli's rich history of more than 160 years and its distinctive methods of roasting and processing are just some of the many reasons why America – and Orange Leaf - loves Ghirardelli."

Orange Leaf customers can check their local store's web page, or download Orange Leaf's iPhone or Android app, to check the other flavors available at stores before they visit.

About Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

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.

About Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt is a self-serve, choose-your-own-toppings frozen dessert franchise with 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, and dairy-free and vegan alternatives. Customized with a generous selection of do-it-yourself toppings, Orange Leaf provides an innocent indulgence, "self-served" in a stimulating atmosphere. In 2014, Orange Leaf was recognized for its growth by top media and institutions including Entrepreneur (ranked Orange Leaf as one of the top three new franchises), Inc. (listed the company on its annual Inc. 5000 which ranks the nation's fastest-growing private companies), Nation's Restaurant News (ranked Orange Leaf 8th on its "Next 20" list of top 20 chains in America that are on the rise) and Technomic (ranked the company as one of the top five fastest-growing chains). 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. For more information, visit the company's website, "like" Orange Leaf Yogurt on Facebook, or follow on Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest.

SOURCE Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

Media Contact:

Lisa Riley
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Phone: 405-463-7303
lriley@orangeleafyogurt.com

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