Posts tagged ‘ice cream’

September 17, 2011

Yelp me! I want to party!

Hey pals! How are you enjoying this fine fall weather? Well don’t blink, you know how long a midwestern fall lasts… wait. Is that snow i see? Okay maybe not yet.

We’re gearing up for an awesome event hosted by the fine folks at Yelp. The event is called, Cirque du Yelp, a carnival themed one-night event at The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington, KY on October 1st from 8 to 10pm. You can RSVP by going to this WEBSITE. If you don’t already have a Yelp account you should sign up so you can get all kinds of fun information about your favorite local businesses and events. You can also review businesses and read other’s reviews, it’s a great tool for when you’re feeling adventurous and want to try a new restaurant.

The Pro*Zen girls will be handing out some tasty snack at Cirque du Yelp along with tons of other great local food and beverage vendors. You don’t want to miss this one, and it’s free!!

A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Abi

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August 25, 2011

Have you seen us lately?

Our packaging got a bit of a facelift recently. We’re moving up in the world and now have fancy new labels for our Cookies n’ No Cream, Kai’s Good Karma, Enlightened Lemon Lavender, and Mint Meditation. All of these superstars are still vegan, gluten free, peanut and tree nut free!

A great way to see our new pints in action is to pick one up at Picnic and Pantry, Meals to Go, and Park + Vine. An even BETTER way to see them would be by coming out to Park + Vine this Friday for Final Friday in Downtown Cincinnati. You could grab an ice cream sandwich and chat with the fun and always fabulous Phro*Zen ladies! Mention the secret word “facelift” and your face will get a lift with a smile because you’ll receive $.50 off your ice cream sandwich.

 We look forward to seeing our Phro*Zen fans this Friday!

August 10, 2011

A little something to enjoy

 

Hello out there! I wanted to introduce you to our newest product, the vegan ice cream individual cup (pictured above).

Not only is the stuff inside the cup really tasty and exciting, but the cup itself is pretty neat too. It’s made of plant materials, so it’s actually biodegradable. So why should anyone be excited about that? There are plenty of reasons, including knowing it will eventually break down instead of adding to the tons of trash we create everyday, and then there’s this:

Yep. After you finish enjoying your Phro*Zen, you can clean out the cup, poke a few holes in the bottom, and start your cold weather plants in it. The sugar cane fibers will break down and you’ll have some happy little seedlings. You can find these cups at Caffeine Dreams, next to the bike trail in Loveland.

May 24, 2011

Food allergy facts and more

Food allergies are a scary thing when you think about how many ways a person could be affected, and the possible severity of the reactions, but what’s been worrying me lately is the whole labeling issue involved with allergens.

Recently we’ve been looking into some packaging improvements, including what the FDA requires as far as ingredient listings, etc. There are some pretty strict rules, as there should be, because let’s face it – shouldn’t the consumer know what they’re getting?

Well, in a perfect world, all of the ingredients would be listed clearly in every product, every time. Unfortunately, especially for those with food allergies, sometimes allergy-inducing ingredients get into foods that were previously safe. Whether it’s traces of that ingredient that somehow made it into a batch, or an ingredient that has changed and wasn’t listed, what may seem like a small error can cause huge health problems.

Most recently, my friend Heather alerted me to the fact that Silk soy milk may contain almonds. Um…yea. That soy milk that you thought was safe to buy for your family member with nut allergies – well – isn’t. (By the way, those of you out there with nut allergies, we don’t use Silk.)

While I don’t personally have allergies, nor does anyone in my family who I might share food with, I care very deeply about doing all I can to keep our products safe. One family in particular has inspired me to take on food allergies as a cause of sorts, and they’ve shared not only their experiences, but a whole lot of information that I have learned so much from.

One site that I started clicking through the other day is http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org. Frustrated about the Silk nonsense, I read the list of recalls first, which may have been a bad decision because it only served to make me more upset. There is a recall almost every day!!! Do you know how many products are out there with misleading allergen warnings?! Aaahhh!!

Anyway, after I freaked out a little, I felt so frustrated. Being frustrated does no good though, so I’m going to try really hard to do what I can, and to make more people a little more aware about these issues. While I can’t promise it (let’s face it, my schedule gets crazy sometimes), I’m going to make an effort to write monthly and hopefully more about some food allergy issues. I know not everyone is interested in learning more about them, but I really hope that some of you will at least consider reading because it may not sound like the most exciting topic, it’s a pretty important one for anyone that knows someone affected. Plus, I might include some photos of ice cream, or Ida, or some adorable kittens just to get you to scroll.

Thank you for reading and for learning along with us! Love, Meg

May 19, 2011

Invading a freezer near you…

Well, we’ve been lucky enough to be busy again this week, and we’ve got news for you. Phro*Zen is now available at Picnic&Pantry!

Yep – we’re in the super-cold freezer near the food bar, so after you’ve stopped by Melt for a tasty lunch, or shopped at one of Northside’s eclectic shops, cool off with a pint of Phro*Zen.

In another development, we’ve gotten special requests for our anise flavor featured at the two Please events we’ve collaborated on. You’ll be able to find that at Park+Vine very soon!

That’s all for now, thanks for sticking with us, and watch for more updates soon! Love, Meg

March 21, 2011

Ooh la la almond!

Spring is officially here as of yesterday, and we are so ready to enjoy it! In the spirit of new growth and beginnings, we’re revealing our first gourmet flavor: Almond Fig Awakening

Almond Fig Awakening, the first flavor to be released in our gourmet line. Fancy teacup not included.

It’s creamy, dreamy almond Phro*Zen with sliced dried figs that really accentuate the sweetness of the almond. In short, it’s a fancified, animal product free, delicious little indulgence. It’s rather fitting that the fig tree is a symbol of sweetness and abundance, no? It’s also a symbol of prosperity and good luck. In fact, it was a sacred fig tree that Buddha sat beneath when he found enlightenment, so eating a fig in your ice cream can’t be all bad!

It’ll be hitting Park+Vine and Meals-To-Go freezers this week, along with more flavors. Keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter to find out where and when you can get it!

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March 14, 2011

Join us, won’t you?

Hey everyone! Before everyone gets started on their busy schedules for this week, we wanted to invite you to an event we’ll be serving samples at this Friday, March 18th. We’ll be serving up a couple of flavors at the Malton Gallery in Rookwood from 5-7, and we’d love to see everyone there! There will be art to check out and ice cream to eat – what’s not to like?!

Malton Gallery website: http://www.maltonartgallery.com/index.php

We’ll write again tomorrow – see you then! Love.