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Frosty Freeze truck catches fire overnight while charging

According to a Colorado Springs Gazette article there was a fire at the Frosty Freeze garage where they park their ice cream trucks:


Fire crews quickly put out an ice cream truck that caught fire early Wednesday morning at a Frosty Freeze warehouse.

According to firefighters, the fire broke out at 1:30 a.m. at the Frosty Freeze warehouse, 913 Sierra Madre Street. The location houses ice cream trucks that are used by the company.

Frosty Freeze of Colorado Springs

Frosty Freeze has ice cream trucks in Colorado Springs.

Dippin Dots files for Bankruptcy

Dippin Dots, which has several locations around Denver, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Dippin' Dots is based in Kentucky and has over $11 million in debt. The "Future of Ice Cream" - according to founder and current CEO Curt Jones.

There are two important notes in this story:

  • Chapter 11 bankruptcy is for "re-organization" meaning that the company won't pay every back the money that they have borrowed (a judge decides who gets how much, following complex rules in each loan the company has). But the company will continue operating.

Red Trolley becomes Sputino in Northwest Denver

Former Red Trolley was purchased by the owner of Parisi and Firenze a Tavola, other Northwest Denver staples. We were big fans of Red Trolley, and were not nearly as impressed with the level of friendliness and tastiness of the gelato. The new restaurant is called Sputino, and means little snack in Italian. It seems their focus is a bit more on food and coffee, although they still offer gelato with the addition of fancy/fresh popsicle flavors.

yogurtini froyo menu and nutritional information

The list of flavors at Yogurtini includes information on fat and calories. I think this makes it pretty clear who the target audience is: folks who care about nutrition (or more specifically low-cal/low fat) as a top priority.

The flavors at the time of the photo were:

  • "The House" Plain Tart
  • Signature Blueberry Tartini
  • Classic Vanilla
  • Ultimate Chocolate
  • Ruby Red Grapefruit Tartini
  • Blueberry Muffin
  • Red Velvet
  • Dulce de Leche
  • Birthday Cake Batter
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pineapple
  • Island Coconut
  • Strawberra Banana NSA (no sugar added)

directions to make yogurt at yogurtini

Here are instructions for how to make your yogurtini delicious frozen yogurt concoction.

  1. Swirl it: Swirl any combination of flavors.
  2. Top it: with a favorite treat.
  3. Weight it
  4. Pay it

Seem simple enough. Oddly they don't include "enjoy eating it" which might make sense since froyo feels, to me, like more of a focus on health than enjoyment.

nova frozen yogurt grand opening

Here's the front of Nova Yogurt on a fall evening in 2011, shortly after their grand opening.

decoratively arranged spoons at nova froyo on university

Not everyone take the time to make their spoons look cool. Cheers to Nova for being a little more creative than most.

Magills Home Made Ice Cream at University Groundz

This sign-board was displayed on University in front of University Groundz coffee house staring mid-summer of 2011. From their website it appears this is Magills Ice Cream.

University Groundz Coffee House - DU

Get your grounds at University Groundz (website).

Parking is available behind the shop - parking next door is likely to get you towed.

In the summer of 2011 they started serving Magills Ice Cream with a big sign out front proclaiming "Home Made Ice Cream."

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