If you’ve ever been to one of the 25 Best Frozen Yogurt Shops Across the U.S., you’ll be familiar with the following scene: a seemingly endless supply of handles protrude from brightly colored walls, each labeled with some tantalizing flavor of sweet self-serve goodness. Past the yogurt dispensers, an endless field of bright, sugar-coated toppings awaits harvesting. No, this isn’t Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory; this is a real-life chain froyo shop.
Frozen yogurt chains have made heaping piles of money by promoting their products as being healthier than ice cream, but we’re not so sure that such proclamations are accurate. While some frozen yogurt flavors certainly do have fewer calories than ice cream, not all of them are created equal. Frozen yogurt is just one of many foods that pretend to be healthy.