Rave: Yogurty’s, Jamba Juice and Yogen Früz bring you contest fun

We fourth floor ladies love yummy treats as much as we love movies. We’re excited to share news about some upcoming contests from our friends at Yogurty’s, Jamba Juice and Yogen Früz. It’s never too cold for quality froyo or a smoothie. Besides, you can keep warm at the movies with these hot flicks hitting theatres in a few short weeks.


Warm Bodies 
First up is Warm Bodies, opening February 1. A funny twist on a classic love story, this zom-rom-com is a tale about the power of human connection. After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human – setting off an exciting, romantic and often comical chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world. Watch the trailer here and the first few minutes of the film here.

Yogurty’s and Jamba Juice have partnered with eOne Films to offer you a chance to win a pair of tickets to a private screening in Toronto. No promises, but we hear stars Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer might even attend. Plus, the fourth floor is giving away an awesome prize pack valued at $105, with a Warm Bodies hoodie, T-shirt and mittens to keep you warm, plus buttons and chapstick. 

Want to win the Warm Bodies prize pack from On The Fourth Floor? Simply
tweet at @rockitpromo: Warm Bodies opens in theatres Feb. 1. I want to
win a prize pack! My fave Warm Body is ___ . And tag
@JambaJuiceCA or @Yogurtys.

You can also enter to win passes to more advance screenings and prize packs by following @Yogurtys and @JambaJuiceCA and using the hash tags #YogurtysWarmBodies or #JambaJuiceCAWarmBodies. Plus eOne Films is giving away $20 gift cards to Yogurty’s through their social media channels. Yum. 

Grand Prize – Warm Bodies
Wait – there’s more! There is a grand prize trip for two for you and your favourite warm body to a sunny destination. Second prize is a private screening for two and complete his and hers outfits from Roots Canada. Awesome, right? Just visit http://www.warmbodies.ca to enter. Contest starts January 18.


Safe Haven
Yogen Früz is working with Alliance Films to celebrate the Valentine’s Day opening of Safe Haven, starring Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel, and based on the novel from best-selling author, Nicholas Sparks.


The one and only Nicholas Sparks. 


When a mysterious young woman arrives in a small North Carolina town, her reluctance to join the tight knit community raises questions about her past. Slowly, she begins putting down roots, and gains the courage to start a relationship with Alex, a widowed store owner with two young children. But dark secrets intrude on her new life with such terror that she is forced to rediscover the meaning of sacrifice and rely on the power of love in this deeply moving romantic thriller. Watch the trailer here. Valentine’s date night anyone?

Text to win: Enter for your chance to win a trip for two to the red carpet Hollywood premiere of Safe Haven. This contest* is up and running so just text HAVEN to 12345 (standard rates apply). 

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*For full set of rules
visit alliancefilms.com/safehaven.


So there you have it. Prizes, froyo, romantic movies and sunny vacations. What more could you ask for?

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Rave: Childhood treats

Here on the fourth floor we love good candy from time to time. Besides adding them to our weekly Yogurty’s creations, on occasion we’ll run out and grab ourselves a sweet afternoon pick-me-up.


While we miss the days of penny candies that actually cost a penny, certain treats have a nostalgic effect and bring back memories of our childhood summers. Below is a round up of candies we loved while growing up (and still love).


Gobstoppers
The everlasting candy. These gems were great as a candy option you could enjoy for hours, as opposed to devouring in the first 10 minutes. The small ones were the right size for us when we were kids, but now we’d probably need one of the jumbo ones to occupy us. 




Big Foot
Classic, delicious and fruity. Big Foot candies were always a staple in our 5-cent candy bags when perusing the aisle. Now they’re available in different flavours, which brings a whole new ball game. We especially love the raspberry flavoured ones. 





Pop Rocks
Both a noisy and delicious candy option. How many people tried the pop rocks and soda combo to see if that urban myth was true? After rigorous testing, this was proven false by children everywhere. Then more scientifically by the Mythbusters.






Fruit Roll-ups
While we’re not sure exactly how much real fruit is used, or Vitamin C you can get from a Roll-up, we can tell you how delicious these are. Rolling them up and putting them on your fingers, cutting out shapes or eye holes, or smushing them into a ball – these were a perfect recess snack.  


Sodalicious
Another example of a great recess snack from our youth…and surprisingly hard to find photos of online. Sodalicious were the perfect combination of two things we love(d), soda and candy. With the different flavours we swore tasted exactly like Orange Crush, root beer, Grape Crush or 7-UP, you had to eat them the proper way, the top first, then the rest of the bottle. Plus, who can forget the awesome commercial – so Soda-licious! 




Fun Dips
Essentially bags of sugar that you dip a sugar stick into. As a kid (or maybe young adult…) what’s not to love?




Popsicles
While not exactly candy, these are quite possibly the perfect summer treat. You could break it in half to share with a friend, or eat it as fast as possible before it melted. Remember when you could win prizes and earn points on your popsicle sticks? We sure do. 

Yum, yum: Yogurty’s froyo

It didn’t take us long for us to hustle down the street when we heard a new frozen yogurt shop had set up in our ‘hood! Today we give you the scoop on Yogurty’s, where you can get soft-serve, serve-yourself frozen yogurt, a.k.a. the latest and greatest place for a cool treat in the city. 

The cute shop at 652 Queen Street West.

The hook at Yogurty’s is that you get to serve yourself, choosing exactly what you want. Start with the yogurt from the soft-serve machines lining the walls. Choose from a variety of delicious flavours, including banana split, peanut butter, red velvet, vanilla and chocolate. There’s also a “twist” handle for a combination of two from one machine!

Anticipating a first taste of Yogurtys.

Next, stroll past the toppings bar and create the ultimate sundae from your childhood fantasies. Fixin’s include fresh fruit, nuts, candies, coconut, chocolate, cookies, cheesecake bits, sprinkles… all the usual suspects, plus many more.

This topping bar is dazzling.

Don’t get too excited by all the toppings: you’re paying by weight! Once you’ve finished, the lovely cashiers will weigh your customized creation and tell you exactly how much you owe.

Dessert by weight.

This delicious sundae (tart and red velvet yogurt, topped with strawberries, kiwi, peanuts & fresh coconut) cost around $5:

Red velvet + fresh fruit = love.

The verdict from the fourth floor? Love! Nearly all of us have made the pilgrimage down the street at least once. This treat isn’t too damaging for your waistline either: all the yogurts are non-fat or low-fat, with calorie counts starting around 35/cal per oz. Just watch your toppings (opt for fruit), and you’re good!


Our only complaint? It definitely takes a while. We stopped by on a (beautiful & sunny) Thursday afternoon, and there were about 6 people in line. To move each person through the line, making their selections and serving themselves takes some time. Not sure how that will work out in the middle of a heatwave in the summer, once the word spreads. Despite that, it’s a definite must-go and we think it’s worth the wait. The yogurt is delicious, store and toppings bar are clean, and the staff is friendly and helpful.

Getting a chocolate fix.
Not in our neighbourhood? Not a problem! According to their website, there are a ton of locations opening across Toronto, including Bathurst & Bloor, Bloor West Village, Liberty Village, The Beaches, and more. Make sure you stop by! Say hi to the rock-it promo staff when you inevitably bump into us indulging in an afternoon treat. 🙂


Find them on Twitter @yogurtys or Facebook here.