Something new at the local TCBY is selling off the shelves, but it’s not typical yogurt – though it sure tastes like it.
Last month, TCBY and Silk launched the first national dairy-free, almond milk-based frozen yogurt, called Silk Chocolate Almond.
The move is a celebratory moment for those who are vegan, have lactose intolerance or dairy allergies.
Dennis Kaplan, who runs the TCBY in East Northport, across from the Elwood Shopping Center, said that he sold out of the almond milk-based frozen yogurt within the first weeks it was introduced.
“The company only put out a small order for the first batch. I don’t know if they were expecting it would sell so fast,” he said.
“We definitely have people coming in and asking for it,” he added.
A half-cup serving of the Silk Chocolate Almond has about 110 calories, is low in sodium and fat. It’s also cholesterol-, gluten- and soy-free.
The brand currently only offers the one chocolate flavor, but the company stated that it plans to expand the line.
We tried a taste of the new almond-milk frozen yogurt to see what the buzz was all about. The verdict? Delicious. We’d bet that if we didn’t just tell you it was vegan, you’d never know the difference.
Residents can get a taste of the new item at TCBY located at 9 Vanderbilt Motor Pkwy., Commack and 1955 Jericho Tpke., East Northport.