Golden Spoon yuzu/yuja yogurt
Southern California–based Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt introduced a new nonfat flavor in May 2010 that would make any Korean feel at home.
Yuzu — yuja, in Korean — yogurt is one of the company’s newest offerings, inspired by its four Japanese locations: two in Tokyo and one each in Hiroshima and Osaka.
Golden Spoon of Long Beach announced the introduction of this new flavor:
Yuzu is a tart flavor which developed in our Tokyo Golden spoon. Yuzu is a citrus flavor, and it tastes great with fresh fruit and mochi.
According to on the announcement on theirGolden Spoon Butler page on Facebook, the yuzu yogurt was released as a “secret test flavor.” I didn’t find reference to it on the corporate site.
I purchased a “small” 8-ounce serving at a Bay Area location and shared with my husband. It was tart but refreshing. My father-in-law said it would make an excellent palate cleanser between courses; he meant that as a compliment.
I added some chopped peanuts to the mix. The slight saltiness did help balance the tartness of the yuzu yogurt. As long as this market test lasts, I’ll be a willing subject.