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Newsletter – Last week for Coffee

This week at Frozen Fruit Co…

Hello lovely people. 

25 July 2020

This week at Frozen Fruit Co: (1) it’s the last week for coffee; (2) we make some almond butter cups; (3) we make lots of pints, pints, pints, (4) we get a GIANT new A sign (seriously, it is massive), and (5) Truckie gets a new schedule.

But, before all of that here is a fun fact: Did you know that “Second Street” is the most common street name in the U.S.; ‘First Street’ is the sixth. Next stop “Second Street”.

Last Week For Coffee

summer coffee

 

Java, Joe, Dirt, Mud, Brew or just plain ol’ Coffee. Whatever you like to call your “morning nectar”, we can all agree we love Coffee. On average, we drink 3.1 cups of coffee per day (if you don’t like coffee you may want to skip this bit).

Did you know there are over 38 different ways to drink you coffee, whether its a Lungo, Cafe Cubano, Ristretto, Espresso Romano (that’s with a slice of Lemon), Espressino or Cortado – we can all agree on one thing. The best way to have your coffee is as an ice cream (seriously, what were you expecting us to say).

July’s special flavor is coffee. Made from Coconut Cream, Coffee and Date (that’s it). This week will be the last week for Coffee before our new monthly special arrives on 01 August (Salted Caramel).

So, if you love coffee then be sure to get your scoop on this week. It’s your last chance before coffee disappears.

Weekend Hours

Want to visit our Santa Monica store this weekend? We are open for carry out and online orders via Postmates, Ubereats, Grubhub and Doordash. Here are our weekend hours.

Saturday 25 July 1pm to 10pm

Sunday 26 July 1pm to 10pm

Find Truckie This Weekend and New Schedule

Truckie at Studio City

 

This weekend Truckie will be out today Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 July. Find Truckie outside Barnes and Noble (or close to there)on Ventura Blvd and Laurel Canyon this Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-7pm on Saturday and 12pm-6pm Sunday.  This weekend Truckie has a limited amounts of Cookies & Cream and Strawberry Cheesecake on it (in case you wanted to know).We have also put in place a new weekly schedule for the truck.

You can now find the truck weekly on the following days in Studio City:

Tuesdays – for Chocolate Peanut Butter Tuesday – 2pm to 7pm

Fridays – 1pm to 7pm

Saturdays – 12 noon to 7pm

Sundays – 12 noon to 6pm

The Santa Monica store will remain open for carry out and delivery from 1pm to 10pm and is available for online ordering on Postmates, Grubhub, Doordash and Ubereats.

Wow, you read this far…

Wow, you read this far. You are just simply wonderful. As a reward here is your riddle. Can you solve it?

First, think of the color of the clouds. Next, think of the color of snow. Now, think of the color of a bright full moon. Now answer quickly what do cows drink?
Answer to last week’s riddle: “What has a neck but no head?”. It’s a SHIRT! Did you get it?
Big Love
Newsletter Summer

Newsletter – 11th July 2020

This week at Frozen Fruit Co…

Hello lovely people.

This week: (1) it’s a Californian heatwave; (2) Coffee is back; and (3) find Truckie this weekend.

But, before all of that here is a fun fact: The longest place name in the word, at 85 letters, is “Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu,” New Zealand. Locals just call it Taumata Hill. If anyone can actually pronounce this let us know. 

How to Survive a Heatwave

This weekend it is going to be hot. Like super hot. Like 100 degrees F hot, which (even if it is not in Celsius) is HOT. Even for California. With the “mercury rising” we thought we would share a few tips on how to stay cool in the Summer heat.

1. How to stay cool without AC? – freeze a bottle of water and place it in front of a fan. The cold bottle will help blow cold air at you.

2. Eat more salad – yep, in Summer we tend to eat more salads mostly because these types of vegetables have more water content helping to keep us hydrated.

3. Drink more water – that is pretty self explanatory.

4. Cool your pulse points – the quickest way to cool yourself down is to cool yourself at your pulse points. Apply something cold, like a cold towel, to your pulse points to cool down quickly.

5. Eat more ice cream (what you think we weren’t going to include this in the list).

Coffee, Coffee, Coffee

summer coffee

Coffee is back! Our new special of the month our coffee flavor is made from coconut cream, coffee and date. Creamy with a wonderful hint of coffee.

This flavor has, literally, been one of the most requested to come back. So, we thought about it, listened and decided to bring it back.
Coffee will be in the store until the end of the month.

Weekend Hours

Want to visit our Santa Monica store this weekend? We are open for carry-out and online orders via Postmates, Ubereats, Grubhub and Doordash. Here are our weekend hours.

Saturday 11 July 1pm to 10pm

Sunday 12 July 1pm to 10pm

Find Truckie this weekend

This weekend Truckie will be out today Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July. Find Truckie outside Barnes and Noble (or close to there) on Ventura Blvd and Laurel Canyon this Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-7pm on Saturday and 12pm-6pm Sunday.

The Santa Monica store will remain open for carry out and delivery from 1pm to 10pm and is available for online ordering on Postmates, Grubhub, Doordash and Ubereats.

Wow, you read this far…

Wow, you read this far. You are just simply wonderful. As a reward here is your riddle. Can you solve it?

What can’t be burned in a fire nor drowned in the water?

Answer to last week’s riddle: “How can you place 10 coins in 3 cups so that each cup contains an odd number of coins?” Answer: Put 3 coins in one cup, then put 2 coins in the second cup, place the second cup in the first cup. The two cups together have 5 coins. Put the remaining 5 coins in the last cup”

Everything you need to know about Matcha

Everything You Need To Know About Matcha

The beginning of January we launched, for only the second time ever, our limited edition Matcha flavor at our Santa Monica Store. If we are going to be completely honest, we had no idea how much of a hit it would be. If anything its second run in the store has been even more popular. Made from coconut cream, dates and Matcha (that is literally it) – this flavor got us wanting to learn a little more about this green-leafed, green powdered creation which (let’s face it) is taking over the world. Okay, it may not be taking over the world (yet), but it is responsible for some of the best memes out there. “I LOVE YOU SO MATCHA”, “THANK YOU SO MATCHA”, “WE’RE THE PERFECT MATCHA” and “YOU’VE MET YOUR MATCHA”.

But, what is Matcha and why has it taken us all by storm? Well, fear not, because in this blog piece we wanted to share everything you need to know about Matcha.

What is Matcha?

What on earth is Matcha?“, if you find yourself thinking this every time you enter a coffee shop (or a vegan plant-based ice cream store) then this is for you.

Derived from plants called Camellia Sinensis, Matcha is more familiarly known to you and me as Green Tea.

“Hold on you may be thinking. I have had green tea and Matcha is nothing like it”. And you are not wrong. You see whilst Matcha comes from the same leaves and plants that make your Green Tea it differs in that it is the powdered form of the Green Tea leaves.

Matcha is 100% Green Tea leaves that have been ground into a finely powdered concentrate. The result. Stronger flavor and tasting experiences. In fact, the concentration of the Green Tea leaves (by drying them out and then disintegrating them into dust) ends up completely changing the flavor of the Green Tea. Giving Matcha it’s distinctive richer and more buttery flavors as a result.

It’s just a Hollywood Fad, Right?

Actually, no. Matcha has been a popular drink in China and Japan for centuries. In fact, Matcha is old. Like really, really old. Its origins can be traced back all the way to the 7th – 10th centuries Tang Dynasty in China. Tea harvesters would steam tea leaves into bricks in order to make them easier to transport. The resulting Green Tea leaf bricks would then be re-constituted by roasting and crushing the leaves and then mixing the resulting powder with water.

Is Matcha good for you?

Yes. It is loaded (and when we say loaded we mean loaded to the max) with antioxidants. Reports put it as having 137 times more antioxidants than regular Green Tea does.

It is also loaded (there’s that word again) with polyphenols, which purportedly help prevent cancer, heart disease, and regulated blood sugar levels. It is grown in the shade so has more chlorophyll (which is the latest thing in detox) and because you are eating the whole leaves you even get some fiber.

Oh, but it does not stop there. Some reports even go as far as to say that the high levels of catechins in Green Tea can help burn calories. A study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that consuming Green Tea can increase your calorie-burning rate from 8 to 10 percent and that drinking Matcha before a workout can result in 25 percent more fat burning during exercise.

Feeling stressed? Drink Matcha. That’s right. Those little green leaves contain L-Theanine which can help create a calming and relaxing effect as well as the production of hormones dopamine and serotonin (you definitely want more of these – you can see why in our blog post 3 Ways To Instantly Increase Happiness).

Is it really that good for you? 

Yes. Did you not read the above? Now you do have to be careful with the type of Matcha you buy and use. A lot of Matchas are sweetened or contain milk. You also want to be careful with Matcha from China as these tend to have slightly elevated levels of lead in them from the soil. Always make sure you pick the best Matcha and from a reputable source.

Still not convinced by Matcha?

If you still need convincing then how about the fact that most people in Japan credit their long lives due to the high antioxidants in Matcha. You want to live long – then you should probably drink some Matcha – apparently.

Is Matcha Caffeinated?

“But, wait. I heard Matcha is caffeinated. A small cup will keep me up for hours”. 

First, the elephant in the room – caffeine. This is probably the most common question we get asked about our Matcha Vegan Plant-Based Ice Cream. In short, yes. Matcha is naturally caffeinated. Green Tea leaves contain about 5-6 per cent caffeine. A usual cup of Matcha will contain about 70mg of caffeine (approximately). A cup of coffee, by comparison, has around 163mg of caffeine.

So, yes Matcha is caffeinated but not as much as coffee. There you go. You now know the answer.

Remember, caffeine affects people in different ways. So, if you can’t have a coffee past 2pm in the afternoon you probably shouldn’t have a Matcha after this point in time either. Make some caffeine ground rules and follow them (if you are curious our Matcha Vegan Plant-Based Ice Cream only has a very small amount of Matcha in it – around 40g per gallon made – so much much less than a cup of freshly made Matcha).

In Summary…

Matcha is not a Hollywood fad. If anything it is about as close to a modern-day “superhero” any food could be. Feeling tired? Want to lose some weight? Increase happiness maybe? Or just live a long time. Then go drink some Matcha (or if you are feeling creative have some Matcha Plant-Based Vegan Ice Cream made by Frozen Fruit Co).

Big Love

P.S. Matcha is currently a limited edition flavor at our Montana Ave Store until 31 January 2020. After then…who knows.