Ice Cream Horoscopes: What Does Your Favorite Flavor Mean?

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Ice Cream Horoscopes: What Does Your Favorite Flavor Mean?

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. Ice cream is one of the most universally pleasing entities of all time. But it is also a known fact that each person has their own, unique favorite flavor. Whether it’s Neapolitan, vanilla, butter pecan, or something else- the flavor of your favorite frozen treat speaks to your flavor as a human. In this new blog post brought to you by FY&I, we explore what your favorite ice cream flavor says about you (other than that you have extraordinary culinary tastes).

Vanilla

Some people might consider you a little boring or basic, but they just don't understand classic beauty. You appreciate superb quality and minimalism and this might manifest in your clothing, architecture, furniture and general style choices. You're not an anxious or stressed person, you find peace and balance in the everyday and enjoy living in the moment.

Strawberry

Strawberry ice cream is the source of a lot of controversy. The world can be divided into two kinds of people: people who like strawberry ice cream and people who think strawberry ice cream is the actual worst flavor of ice cream available to mankind. So if you like it, you're a bold individual. You don't care what anyone thinks. You walk down the street with a measured confidence that says, "I've made peace with my life choices." Go you!

Chocolate

You lead a life of contentment and self-esteem. While you have strong opinions about things, you are always open to explore new ideas and different experiences than your own. You probably live somewhere cozy and warm with gifts you've collected from various friends all over the world. You are content with what you have and you enjoy the richness of the human experience.

Neopolitan

Let’s just say that as a fan of Neapolitan, you aren’t exactly a decisive person. This isn't an inherently bad thing, as life has a lot to provide. You’d rather sample a little bit of everything life has to offer than be continuously committed to one thing. Your relationships are vibrant and full, even if they are of a shorter nature. The friends that are around you are all people you keep in your life to challenge yourself and keep things interesting and you like them each for different, admirable things.

Butter Pecan

You live a life of passion, but do so in your own way. As a lover of butter pecan ice cream, it is likely that you have an appreciation for tradition, but don’t shy away from a little decadence. You’re likely to be a bit of a hermit, not so much as in an asocial way, but more in as in you enjoy your alone time to be creative.

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Ice Cream Without the Guilt

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Ice Cream Without the Guilt

Do you love summer’s favorite frozen treat but feel guilty after every time you indulge? Well, you don’t have to. You can have your (ice cream) cake and eat it too. FY&I explores some healthy ways to eat America’s favorite chilly delicacy in our newest blog post.

Sorbet

Sorbet is a great healthy alternative to regular ice cream. Sorbet is a frozen Italian dessert made from sweetened water with flavoring (typically fruit juice or fruit purée, wine, liqueur or, very rarely, honey). It is better for you in many ways. Sorbet has zero fat as opposed to most ice creams which have approximately five to seven grams, on average. Additionally, sorbet has 80 calories compared to the 140-150 grams found in most ice creams. However, keep in mind that sorbet has more sugar (20 grams)  than full fat ice cream and nearly as much as lower fat ice creams (21 grams). As well, most sorbets have less Calcium, Vitamin A and Iron than regular ice cream, but they do have more Vitamin C. Lastly, most sorbets are comprised of loads of fresh fruit which is always a healthy, delicious option.

Protein Ice Cream

Perfect for body-builders and health-conscious ice cream enthusiasts alike, protein ice cream is usually made with protein powder, almond butter, almond milk, fruit and other materials. It is a great variation on a pre or post workout treat. You can buy protein ice cream from a variety of brands, or better yet, make it yourself. Follow this simple recipe using one frozen banana, 300 grams of low-fat cottage cheese and half a cup of banana flavored whey protein powder to make a simple, delicious banana protein ice cream. Using a food processor, blend the ingredients together to create a creamy mixture. Then, place the mixture into a container and store it in the freezer for an hour. After an hour, remove the container and give the ice cream a good stir to ensure it freezes evenly. Repeat doing this and freezing it more until it achieves the desired consistency. Once it's to your liking, enjoy and have the best workout of your life!

Smart Toppings

A lot of the caloric content in an ice cream creation is found on top. In the toppings, to be exact. Toppings like caramel or crushed candy can easily add several hundred calories to the preexisting caloric content found in ice cream. Fortunately, there are a lot of delicious low-sugar options that all fall under 100 calories. These include: maraschino cherries, strawberries, sprinkles, whipped cream, banana, chocolate syrup, pretzel M&Ms, graham crackers, mini chocolate chips and peanuts. All of these options are a (somewhat) healthy option to put on your ice cream, or even healthier to put on your protein ice cream, sorbet or frozen yogurt.

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Ice Cream Recipes That Will Blow Your Mind

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Ice Cream Recipes That Will Blow Your Mind

Kind of like shrimp, Bubba Gump's fruit of the sea, there are a million ways you can eat ice cream. Sundaes, ice cream sandwiches, ice cream cake, cones, popsicles, etc. Whatever your flavor, FY&I has a new and exciting way for you to experience a classic summer treat. Read below for suggestions to put a spin on a quintessential frozen delicacy.

Sundae Cones

You can use store-bought ice cream (such as the amazing selection offered at FY&I) to put inside of these delicious, homemade cones. To make the cones, set them upright in a loaf pan filled with uncooked rice. Microwave ¼ of the chocolate in 30-second increments, until smooth. Spoon into the tips of the cones and let them cool. Freeze the cones to secure the chocolate, then add the ice cream and lastly, add more chocolate on top of the ice cream. To do this, simply invert each cone, dip them in chocolate, set them upright in a pan and sprinkle them with nuts and other toppings of your choosing.

Sundaes with Spoon Shaped Cookies

These sundaes are the cutest little things! Complete with spoon shaped cookies and the ice cream flavor of your choosing, these delicacies are a great summer treat. To make the cookies, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Then, cream butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Mix in egg and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture and mix until dough comes together. Shape dough into 2 disks and bake them at 325 degrees. After the cookie spoons are done, create the sundae of your dreams with an ice cream flavor of your choosing and toppings you like as well.

Ice Cream Cake

A favorite at birthday parties and family get-togethers alike, ice cream cake is sure to be a crowd pleaser at whatever event you’re preparing for. This ice cream cake recipe utilizes fudge sauce and graham crackers for a crispy, fudgy texture and taste. To make it, whip up a fudge sauce with cream, cocoa and sugar. Let the fudge sauce cool and then select the ice cream you want to use for the cake. Press the ice cream into the pan, then top it with a layer of graham crackers. Then drizzle the fudge sauce over the graham crackers. Repeat this for as many times as seems right to create the cake of your wildest dreams!

Ice Cream Sandwich

This is perhaps the most classic of all ice cream inspired treats. You can make it with either cookies or brownies. To create this culinary masterpiece, simply whip up the cookie or brownie recipe and divide the yield into two portions. Spread half the brownie/cookie with ice cream, invert the remaining half on top and wrap the combination tightly in plastic. Freeze until firm, about two hours and then unwrap the creation and cut it to serve. Voila, you have a tasty, homemade treat perfect for a summer party or just for chilling at home!

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Ice Cream Around the World

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Ice Cream Around the World

Ice cream is served in a variety of ways across the globe. In this blog, FY&I takes you on an around-the-world culinary adventure to explore how the sweet treat is consumed in different nations. And one thing’s for sure, no matter how it's prepared, ice cream is all around appealing!


France

Foie Gras Ice Cream

This ice-cream creation is not for the faint of the heart and is very, very french. Fois Gras, or over-fattened duck liver (often used in appetizers or entrees, not desserts), is used to make this french delicacy. I don’t know about you, but I’ll stick to the wide selection of gelatos and ice creams at FY&I over duck ice cream, thank you!

 

Israel

Halva Ice Cream

How do the Israelis enjoy ice cream? By creating their own take on it, named halva ice cream. Halva, a sweet candy-like treat made from sesame seeds smashed into a sugar-and-honey paste, is common in many Israeli dishes. This culinary creation is very sweet and perfect for cooling off on a hot day in Tel-Aviv.

 

Japan

Mochi

This delightful masterpiece mixes the most American of treats (ice cream) and the most Japanese of desserts (mochi) to create a delicious, international dessert fusion. It consists of tiny balls of mochi (sticky rice pounded into a soft texture) with an ice-cream filling in flavors like green tea and red bean. But you don’t have to travel halfway across the world to try this treat: it can be found at your neighborhood Asian grocery store or market.

 

Italy

Gelato

Gelato is perhaps the most quintessential Italian dessert and do not be caught calling it ice cream in front of an Italian. While the two treats are similar in their deliciousness, gelato is typically denser and milkier than traditional ice cream. And the good news? Gelato contains less fat than ice cream, since it uses more milk than cream. The other good news is that you don’t have to book a flight to get some of this delightful delicacy, you can check out the gelato selections offered at FY&I today.

 

Iran

Faloodeh

Made of thin vermicelli noodles frozen with corn starch, rose water and lime juice, Faloodeh is a unique blend of citrus and floral tastes. This Persian treat is especially refreshing on a hot day in the middle east.

 

Philippines

Cheese Ice Cream

This Filipino dessert combines two amazing comfort foods: cheese and ice cream. Once sold only by street vendors, today it’s crafted with real cheese by the brand Magnolia and sold in stores all over the Philippines, ensuring much easier consumption and availability.

 

Turkey

Dondurma

Turkish ice cream, dondurma, has a similar pliability to taffy. The dondurma street vendors in Istanbul have fun with its pliable texture, putting on a show for customers and passersby, alike.

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Make Your Next Event Extra Sweet with FY&I

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Make Your Next Event Extra Sweet with FY&I

FY&I Frozen Yogurt and Ice Cream Shop offers great in-house treats for all members of the family. But, we also offer catering, perfect for birthdays or special events! We offer a selection of goodies for delivery, catering and in-store including: protein shakes, birthday cakes, sundaes, pies, banana splits, milkshakes and candies. Our ice cream flavors include: vanilla, chocolate, almond praline, steller coffee, double fudge brownie, cookies and cream, peanut butter cup, cookie dough, butter pecan, fudge track, mint chocolate chip, rum raisin, strawberry, chocolate chip, superman, birthday cake, cotton candy, pistachio, banana cream pie and black cherry vanilla and our gelato offerings include: dark chocolate, chocolate hazelnut, caramel macchiato, cookies and cream, stracciatella and sea salt caramel. Whatever your tastes, we have a variety of selections to surely please guests at any type of party. With the sweets aspect of your party covered, all you have to decide upon is what kind of party you want to throw. Here are a few of our ideas:

Housewarming Party:

What better way to welcome someone to a new home or neighborhood than with delicious ice cream or gelato? Throw a housewarming party for your friends, neighbors or yourself and make the event one to remember by setting up the new space with beautiful decorations and candles and an in impressive spread of food. Your guests will especially love if the spread includes some amazing sweet treats. Even better: send out ice cream themed invites and thank you cards.

 

Dinner Party:

One of the most classic parties of all time, the dinner party focuses on why everyone really goes to parties: the food. Select a theme of your choosing for the meal and choose an accompanying ice cream flavor to provide some continuity.

 

Birthday Party:

The most traditional party, most birthday parties are begging for a way to add some pizzazz. Spice things up at the next birthday party you throw or attend by providing guests with the ice cream of their dreams. You could even throw an entire ice cream themed party, especially for younger kids.

 

Themed Party:

You can go wherever your imagination takes you with a themed party. Awesome ideas include: ancient Greece, decades, Rubik's Cube, hippies vs. hipsters, bad family portraits, underwater, puns, murder mystery, Mad Men and Hawaiian luau. Any of these themes can be easily improved with a scoop of FY&I’s tasty ice cream.

 

Holiday Party:

This is a great theme because there are so many holidays throughout the year! Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Easter, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, thanksgiving, Fourth of July, Halloween, or anything else, make sure your celebration includes something sweet!

 

Family Reunion:

Let’s face it, sometimes we need an awesome spread of food to congregate at when we’re taking breaks from our more taxing family members. Give everyone delicious ice cream treats to share and they’re way more likely to ask you about the gelato than your ex-boyfriend.

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It's National Ice Cream Month!

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It's National Ice Cream Month!

On July 9th, 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed a document into public law proclaiming the month of July 1984 as “National Ice Cream Month”, and July 15th, 1984 as “National Ice Cream Day”. He recognized that ice cream brings people together during the dog days of summer and is a staple in our diet enjoyed by over 90 percent of our nation’s population. President Reagan called for all Americans to observe this day with the “appropriate ceremonies and activities.” Even though this resolution only mentioned a specific date in 1984, the celebrations have continued every year ever since. The third Sunday of July each year National Ice Cream Day rolls around, and families gather to enjoy one of their favorite past times, snacking on delicious frozen desserts from ice cream to milkshakes, sundaes, gelato, ice cream floats, and frozen yogurt.

The International Ice Cream Association encourages consumers and retailers to celebrate, and why not? The United States’ ice cream industry brings in an average of $39 billion of revenue to the national economy every year and creates more than 188,000 jobs across the entire country. According to the International Dairy Foods Association, the average American consumes roughly 23 pounds of ice cream each year. Around 87% of Americans have ice cream in their freezer waiting to be consumed as we speak. As a nation, we produce the most ice cream in the world. In 1946, Americans celebrated our victory in World War II with ice cream. That year, citizens across the country ate a total of 20 quarts of ice cream per person. Even one of our Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson, had a detailed recipe for vanilla ice cream that can still be seen today in the Library of Congress.

Even though ice cream has an extensive history in the United States, we didn’t see the appearance of the ice cream cone until the St. Louis World’s Fair of 1904 where a Syrian waffle maker began rolling his pastries into a conical shape, known as a cornucopia, to help out an ice cream vendor who had run out of dishes to serve his customers. Thus began the birth of the waffle cone we all know as a classic today. The idea of using a cone to serve ice cream had been patented by the Italian baker Italo Marchiony in New York City in December of 1903, about a year earlier than the St. Louis World’s Fair, but the popularity of the idea didn’t take off until word spread about the event in St. Louis. St. Louis quickly capitalized on the success of the ice cream cone. Entrepreneurs set out to invent special baking equipment just to produce the famous World’s Fair cornucopia cones.

Here in South Florida, there’s nothing like a classic waffle cone of your favorite ice cream flavors to cool you down in the brutal heat. Here at FYI Delray, we have an assortment of desserts to satiate your appetite. From frozen snacks to ice cream, milk shakes, sundaes, gelato, frozen yogurt, and ice cream floats, we have just what you’re looking for. Do you work on Atlantic Avenue? Then stop by and enjoy special discounts and benefits just for local employees who work in Downtown Delray. If not, then pick up your V.I.P. discount card today and enjoy the benefits of 10% off every purchase and 1 free ice cream after you make 7 purchases.

Stop by FYI Delray today! We’re located in the heart of downtown Delray Beach near the Pineapple Grove Archway at 9 NE 2nd Ave. Contact us anytime, Monday-Sunday 11:30am-Midnight, at (561) 450-7402.

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The History of Ice Cream

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The History of Ice Cream

The origins of ice cream have been known to reach as far back as the second century B.C., though no specific inventor nor date of origin can be pinpointed for its discovery. Alexander the Great was known to enjoy ice and snow flavored with nectar and honey. The Bible mentions that King Solomon was fond of iced drinks during harvest time. It was also said that during the time of the Roman Empire, Nero Claudius Caesar would frequently send his runners into the mountains to retrieve snow, which was then flavored with an assortment of honey, fruit, and juices.

Over an entire millenum later, Marco Polo returns home to Italy after a trip from the Far East with a recipe that resembles what we is now known as sherbet. Historians believe that this recipe evolved into what we now know as ice cream sometime within the 16th Century. England was credited with discovering ice cream around that same time, perhaps even slightly sooner. "Cream Ice", as it was known, was a regular at the table of Charles I throughout the 17th century. The French were introducted to similar frozen dessrts in 1553 when Catherine de Medici married Henry the II of France. Around 1660 ice cream was made available to the general public. Cafe Procope was the first to intoduce a recipe blending milk, cream, butter and eggs in downtown Paris.

 

Ice Cream in America

Ice Cream was first officially documented in the New World in a letter written by Governor William Bladen in Maryland, 1744. The very first advertisement marketing ice cream appeared in the New York Gazette on May 12th, 1777, announcing that ice cream would be available “almost every day” from the confectioner Philip Lenzi. Records still intact from the era state that our first president, George Washington, spent over $200 on ice cream during the summer of 1790 in Chatham Street, New York. The inventory records taken from Mount Vernon after George Washington’s death also revealed to us “two pewter ice cream pots.” It was said that President Thomas Jefferson also had a favorite 18-step recipe for an ice cream delicacy resembling a modern-day Baked Alaska. Dolley Madison also served a magnificent strawberry ice cream creation at President James Madison’s second inaugural dinner in the White House.

Up until around 1800, ice cream remained a rare and exotic treat only enjoyed by the elite. Around that time came the invention of insulated ice houses. The manufacturing of ice cream soon became a booming industry, pioneered by a Baltimore milk dealer named Jacob Fussell in 1851. Like many other American industries, the production of cream increased because of technological innovations, including mechanical refrigeration, steam power, the homogenizer, packing machines, electric power and motors, and new freezing processes and equipment. Motorized delivery vehicles also dramatically changed the ice cream industry. The culmination of all these ongoing technological advances is that the annual production of frozen dairy in the United States reached around 1.6 billion gallons.

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All About Gelato!

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All About Gelato!

You have to hand it to the people of Italy, they deserve major kudos for all the wonderful culinary creations they’ve brought into the world. From pizza and pasta to pesto and marinara sauce, many of the things we enjoy have roots in Italian culture. Although these dishes are wonderful, nothing instantly satisfies the palate on a hot summer day like a cold cup of gelato. With a history as rich as its flavor, there is a wealth of information out there on gelato and its origins. Here are a few things you probably didn’t know about gelato.

 

Congelato is the Italian Word for Frozen

The word congelato translates to frozen in Italian and congelare means to freeze. Though gelato is basically the Italian version of ice cream, it isn’t just Breyer’s with an artisanal flair. Much like ice cream, gelato contains sugar, milk, ice, and flavorings such as fruit, nuts, or caramel, but also has less air whipped into it, less cream, and no egg yolks.

 

Early Gelato Was Closer to Sorbet than Normal Ice Cream

Although gelato has its roots in Italian culture, food historians tell us that the history of ice cream begins with ancient flavored ices dating back to as early as 3000 BC.  The ancient cultures of China and Egypt added fruit and salt to snow to make a primitive cold dessert. Allegedly ancient Roman emperors ate similar desserts, and frozen treats were one of the myriad of culinary inventions brought to Paris from Florence, Italy by Catherine de Medici upon her marriage to the King of France. The lack of milk at the time meant that the Italians had to use water, making early gelato more closely resemble sorbetto, or sorbet.

 

The First Gelato Café Opened in Paris, 1686

In 1686, a Sicilian fisherman and chef from Palermo by the name of Francesco Procopio dei Coltelli made the first gelato machine. He proceeded to open up a café in Paris called Café Procope, which sold coffee and gelato to Parisians and great literary thinkers like Rousseau and Voltaire. To this day you can still visit Café Porcope, which now serves classic French dishes such as duck foie gras, beef tartare, and snails.

 

Gelato Packs More Flavor but Less Fat than Ice Cream

By some miracle straight from the divine maker him/her-self, gelato somehow contains less fat than ice cream but seems to taste more flavorful. Gelato expert Morgan Morano explains in a conversation with NPR, gelato is smoother, softer, and denser than ice cream because less air is churned into it and it has less butterfat. “Butterfat coats your palate, and if you have less of it you can taste the flavors more quickly,” explained Morano.

 

It's Warmer Temperature Packs a Stronger Flavor

Gelato is properly stored at a temperature slightly above that of ice cream. While ice cream is typically served between 0-10 degrees Fahrenheit, gelato is served at temperatures between 7-15 degrees Fahrenheit. That slight difference in temperature makes all the difference, and gives gelato its soft, silky texture that is more pleasing to your taste buds. The higher temperature also means your tongue is numbed less by the cold, allowing you to better appreciate the flavor of your gelato.

 

Just a few interesting things to consider next time you decide to go out for a nice cup or cone of gelato. Stop by anytime and check out our massive selection of gelato flavors to cool you down and satiate your palate in the Florida summer heat!

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Top 5 Fruit-Based Flavors of Frozen Yogurt

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Top 5 Fruit-Based Flavors of Frozen Yogurt

When it comes to deciding on flavors to try, you can’t ever go wrong with fruity flavors. Blending cream with nature’s own sweets has always been a smart idea. If you decide to get multiple kinds of flavors on your ice-cream cone, it would be a shame to not include at least one fruit flavor. Let’s take a look here to see what new flavor you can discover for yourself. Here are 5 of the most fantastic fruit flavors of frozen yogurt.

Peach

Peach flavored frozen yogurt is the perfect treat for warm spring afternoons. The great thing about this flavor is that it seems that peaches were made for frozen yogurt. Just biting into them alone brings a soft, yet juicy texture to your taste-buds.

Coconut

A classic flavor, coconut’s tangy taste works great with the natural sweetness of frozen yogurt. If you are looking for a tropical taste this summer, why not try the coconut frozen yogurt? It certainly is a cult taste. Not everyone likes it, but those who do absolutely love it!

Banana

Banana is one of the few fruits that goes with nearly everything. Often referred to as nature’s candy, bananas carry a thick texture that goes great with the light, creaminess of the frozen yogurt. Banana is also available in other sweet treats. These include the banana/strawberry frozen yogurt and the banana-split.

Black Raspberry

Say what? I bet you didn’t see this one coming. And yes, black raspberry is certainly one fruit flavor you do not want to miss out on. The definition of sweet and sour, black raspberry gives you an unforgettable flavorful experience.

Strawberry

You can’t go wrong with this classic. It just had to be strawberry. One of the key flavors of most sweets, strawberry brings a delightfully sweet juiciness to your yogurt. And the great part about this is that it goes great with vanilla, chocolate, and most toppings that you can think of. Why not go crazy and put strawberries on top of your strawberry yogurt?

There are plenty of other frozen yogurt flavors to check out. If you are not so familiar, or just downright not interested in fruit-based flavors, then that is perfectly all right. There are many more flavors to choose from. However, if you would like to try some fruit-based flavors, but not sure which you'll like, then you can try integrating them into your favorite flavor. Try a scoop of strawberry in your chocolate. You’ll never know until you try. The possibilities are endless as to what new flavor you will discover. Also don’t forget to check out our gelato, ice cream, and other sweet treats on our flavors page. For information on our location, please see here.

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Top 5 Chocolate Based Flavors

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Top 5 Chocolate Based Flavors

Any chocolate lovers out there? We are quite sure that there are plenty out there. Here at FYI, we are here to meet the demand for the most popular sweet treat in the world. Chocolate is easily found in the top 5 flavors for ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt, and other sweet treats. But one of the great things about chocolate is how compatible it can be with other flavors. Have you ever thought about all of the things that go great with chocolate? Well, we sure have! In order to help you discover new flavors, we would like to present 5 of our most delicious chocolate-based ice cream flavors.

Chocolate-Peanut Butter

Simple, but beyond effective. Probably the most popular combination for sweets, chocolate-peanut butter works on so many levels. Chocolate has a strong taste to it. But it can easily become very bland while alone. The peanut butter balances its strength with its more relaxed taste.

Chocolate chip cookie dough

Whoever thought of eating cookie dough without it being cooked was a genius. The chocolate chips work as a humble, yet noticeable compliment to the cookie-dough. You could almost think of the chocolate chips as a topping that was already integrated into the ice cream.

Chocolate covered cherries

Not quite what you might have expected, right? But the great thing about ice cream shops is that you get the opportunity to discover something new. In this flavor, the sweet chocolate meets the strong tang of the cherries in spectacular fashion. If you are a fan of chocolate covered fruit, you will not want to neglect this one.

Mint chocolate chip

Another classic. This flavor awakens your senses with its strong, yet all sweet flavor. Similar to the chocolate-peanut butter, the Mint seems to be destined for the chocolate-chip compliment.

Rocky Road

Who hasn’t grown up on rocky-road? Well, even if you haven’t, why not start today? Rocky road is a classic wild-card flavor. It is the trail mix of the ice cream world; it contains combinations that appear to be chaos, but actually go wonderfully together. It contains chocolate, nuts, and marshmallows for something that can only be eaten to fully explain.

Chocolate has plenty of capabilities as a flavor. But there are plenty of other flavors that go great with other combinations. Vanilla, Strawberry, and Peanut butter all are excellent ice cream flavors that can blend well with chocolate. By this logic, you can create your very own ice cream flavor. Check these ideas on our flavors page. You will find plenty of flavors to try from on your next trip to the ice cream shop. Also, don’t forget that there are other chocolate-based flavors for Gelato, Frozen Yogurt, and Dole Sorbet. For information on our Delray location, please see here. Also a big thanks to Delray Biz Directory for all the help!

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Top 5 Most Popular Frozen Yogurt Flavors

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Top 5 Most Popular Frozen Yogurt Flavors

Frozen Yogurt is quickly becoming just as, if not more popular than ice cream. The healthier, smoother alternative has been surging in popularity, and part of the reason why is because of the various flavors. We at FYI are happy to house some of the most popular flavors around the world. Such flavors include the following.

Vanilla

It might seem boring, but vanilla’s pure taste goes with almost anything. It is probably the most common of frozen yogurt flavors because of it being used in common desserts. It goes great with berries, oats, and other toppings. And it is often the go-to flavor to mix other flavors together with. A perfect example would be the chocolate/vanilla swirl.

Chocolate

Speaking of chocolate, this flavor is certainly one of the most loved in the world, regardless if it is in the form of yogurt. Like vanilla, chocolate is a great mixing flavor with other tastes. Sprinkles and whipped cream go great with it, but so do some surprising flavors like pistachio and coconut.

Strawberry

One of the most popular (if not THE most popular) fruit flavors, strawberry is a cult classic taste for desserts. We often see people search through the store, just to find the strawberry flavor. It can often be confusing at first since there are other flavors that have similar colors. But there really is nothing that tastes quite like strawberry. I am often tempted to put strawberry toppings on my strawberry frozen yogurt or ice cream. But that would be crazy… and yes I have done it.

Cookies and cream

It might seem like something exclusive to ice cream, but in actuality, cookies and cream work well in frozen yogurt form as well. Don’t believe us? Give it a try! You’d be surprised with how well it melts in your mouth. The great thing about some flavors is that they sound like they shouldn’t work, but do anyway.

Banana

Ah, banana! The candy of all fruit as a frozen dessert. This was always a good idea since they started making banana split sundaes. But an entire banana flavor? Yep, it works! Give it a try mix3ed with the chocolate flavor.  We assure you that you won’t be disappointed. Both chocolate and banana are equally sweet but in different ways. Chocolate has a strong, yet soothing kick to it. But banana tastes a lot smoother.

These flavors may be popular with many people, but what matters most is which one you decide is your favorite. We at FYI love to have new flavors and tastes discovered every day. In fact, there are far more frozen yogurt flavors to be discovered. This list doesn’t even come close to the number of frozen yogurt flavors that we have in stock. And the combinations are even greater once you start getting creative with the flavors. So come on down! For more information on our flavors, be sure to contact FYI here.

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Top 5 Ice Cream Flavors for Sundaes

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Top 5 Ice Cream Flavors for Sundaes

So you are having a party and decide to share an ice cream sundae with your friends. Well, that’s all fine and dandy, but which flavor are you going to choose? Well, here at FYI Delray, we would like to make special recommendations for you. By discovering what makes a great sundae, you yourself can learn to play around with the flavors and make your own sundae combination. After all, a good day at the ice cream shop is based on your own enjoyment. So here are the top 5 ice cream sundae flavors.

Chocolate

A classic. Chocolate sundae is about as well loved as apple-pie. Among the flavors you pick for your sundae, it would be wise to have this one in the bowl. After all, wouldn’t it be best to have it right in the middle, surrounded by other complimentary flavors? That’s right, the chocolate flavor is a king among the other ice cream flavors. It deserves subjects to support it. Think of all of the combinations that go great with chocolate! Not to throw any shade, but we are about to get to some of them in a minute.

Vanilla

Don’t laugh! It sounds bland and boring, but we all know that vanilla is as delicious as any other flavor. And before you go calling it a boring flavor, think about it. How many desserts do you have that has the vanilla flavor in it? Yeah, I bet you can name a few. Plus, there are plenty of others that you won’t even know have vanilla in them. It is the foundation for so many other creamy pleasures that it would be a crime not to have in your sundae!

Peanut butter

Ah, now we are going with some style! Peanut butter ice cream is designed for a sundae. Whereas other flavors such as chocolate and vanilla support the whole sundae, peanut butter is the special part that you cannot wait to dig into.

Strawberry

The king of the fruity flavors! Many great chocolate sundaes go the route of neapolitan ice cream. The reason why? Because strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla just go so perfectly together. Why do you even have to deny it? Even if you are not a fan of strawberry, you cannot deny the fact that it does well with plenty of other flavors. This is perfect material for any sundae.

Tipple Caramel

How could we leave triple caramel off of this list? Caramel is the flavor that everyone wishes were on everything! That’s why everything is dipped in caramel!

Although these certainly are some of the most popular of all sundae flavors, there is still one other that we are forgetting. Your favorite flavor! Whichever one is your favorite is the best one for you. You can have an entire sundae composed of it, or you can combine the flavor with any one of these other flavors. 

For more information on our flavors and offers, please feel free to contact FYI here.

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Top 5 Weird (Yet Awesome) Ice Cream Flavors

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Top 5 Weird (Yet Awesome) Ice Cream Flavors

You have to admit, there are some ice cream flavors on our list that just seem weird. Sure there are the classics like chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. But then there are those oddballs. Some flavors make you wonder what they were thinking when they invented them. But if you give these flavors a try, you just might figure out what they were thinking. Sometimes going the road less traveled is far better than the road mostly traveled. Here are some of the best, weird ice cream flavors that we have in our flavors list.

Rainbow sorbet

The weird thing about this flavor isn’t even the colors. It is weird because sorbet is an entirely different kind of dessert? How exactly do you combine ice cream with sorbet? They are way too similar! Well, whatever makes sorbet unique, we have it in our ice cream flavor. Don’t ask us the science behind it. We are in the same boat as you.

Chocolate covered cherries

Chocolate covered strawberries, sure. But chocolate covered cherries might be overdoing it, right? After all, aren’t we supposed to be sparring with the cherries? You’re only supposed to put one on top of the sundae. Well, think again. The tang of cherries and the sweet texture of the chocolate is a perfect flavor combination. Don’t believe us? Give it a try for yourself!

Krazy colors

This one shouldn’t even have to be described to know that it is weird. It is all in the name. After all, what flavors are those colors? Well, that’s a surprise that you’ll have to find out when you come here. Yes, we are going to hold you in suspense.

Strawberry cheesecake

Like the rainbow sorbet, this one seems like a mistake. Cheesecake is an entirely different kind of dessert. How do you combine it? HOW?! Well, whoever figured it out is owed a great debt of appreciation. This flavor is to die for. If you think that you liked strawberry cheesecake before, just wait until you taste this flavor.

Cotton candy

Anarchy. THIS IS ANARCHY!!! Cotton candy is an ice cream flavor, and it is awesome. I assure you, if you give it a try, you won’t be sorry. Cotton candy ice cream carries the flavor of your favorite fluffy treat. And now that flavor works as a creamy, cold treat. This one is certainly well loved.

It may seem a little odd to just go ahead and try any one of these flavors. Some people are afraid to try these because they don’t want the flavor to ruin their ice cream day. But as long as you are adventuring and trying new things, your ice cream day will be well worth it. If you would like to try any of these weird flavors, please feel free to come on down to our shop. For any further information, you can contact us anytime.

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The Best Occasions for Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts

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The Best Occasions for Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts

Whether it is ice cream, gelato, milkshakes, or sundaes, sweet treats can always brighten up someone’s day. And while there is never a bad time for ice cream, there are certainly special times where desserts are absolutely necessary. Here is a list of some of the best times for ice cream, gelato, and other sweet desserts.

The Beach

This one is a classic opportunity. It is almost customary to grab some ice cream during or after a good time at the beach. You are already hot and sweating from the sunny activities, so there might be no better time for sweet refreshment. Since our store location is close to the beach, we should be expecting some summer customers looking for something cooler.

Birthdays

Birthday traditions come and go. But no matter if you are 7 or 70, birthday cake is never out of style. Ice cream and cake is one of the highlights of the birthday celebration. Not only do you get to enjoy the cake, but also everyone else gets a piece. Just be fair, and try not to take up too big of a piece.

Dates

Whether or not it is your first or fiftieth date, any kind of sweet treat can bring a smile to your significant other. It is especially sweet when you surprise the other person with their favorite flavor.

Family Outings

This is one opportunity that can bond the family together like no other. Aside from expected traditions like birthdays and graduations, it is voluntary to have desserts for family outings. So if you are on a road trip or picnic, why not grab an ice cream cone or a cup of gelato? For some reason, it always tastes better when eating with the whole family. 

There are much more possible occasions for desserts out there. But the best thing that we can recommend is always being open for a fun time. For as long as there is fun, there will always be ice cream. For more information about our services, please see here for our location and contact information.

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5 Underrated Ice Cream Flavors

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5 Underrated Ice Cream Flavors

We all have our favorite flavors. Chocolate, Strawberry, and Cookies and Cream tend to rank pretty high on our list of favorite ice cream flavors. But don’t you ever get tired of eating the same desserts over and over again? Eventually there comes a time when you have to be adventurous and try something new. Here at FYI, we encourage our guests to try flavors that they have never experienced before. Here are some flavors in our ice cream selection that we personally feel are a little too underrated.

Chocolate covered cherries

This one might seem odd, but it really isn’t if you think about it. There are plenty of flavors that mix different tastes together. For instance, there is chocolate peanut butter, pecan pie and cream, and cherry vanilla. So why not go for chocolate covered cherries as the next big thing?

Rum Raisin

This one ought to be a cult classic. This treat takes delicious raisins and mixes them through the rum and cream for spectacular effect.

Birthday Cake

It might sound crazy, but Birthday cake ice cream can potentially be the right amount of crazy for your taste buds. If, for whatever reason, you cannot have birthday cake and ice cream together, you could always cut out the middle-man and go straight for this delicious combination.

Cotton Candy

The sweet flavor you find in cotton candy does not have to come exclusively from the fluffy dessert. Cotton candy ice cream mixes the flavor into a creamy texture for a whole new kind of sensation.

Coconut

Why don’t enough people talk about this one? Coconut is wildly popular as a flavor on its own (especially among desserts). Now what coconut lover could resist tasting that flavor among all of the other fruit-based ice cream options?

No matter if you prefer to have the popular or the obscure tastes, there are plenty of options to choose from. If you still can’t decide between one flavor and the other, then there is always the option to mix the two together. Part of having fun is experimentation. And we at FYI know that as long as you are having fun, then we have completed our job. For more information on our flavors for ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt, and all other desserts, be sure to either call us or visit our store today. 

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Protein Shakes: Blending Happy With Health

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Protein Shakes: Blending Happy With Health

With advancements in nutrition today, the idea that a healthy snack or drink cannot taste great is officially false. One of the healthy options we provide here at FYI are delicious and energy-fueled protein shakes. These shakes are not only a great reward for your morning jog or exercise routine, but they are more importantly a great support substance for your muscle building activities. With this kind of fuel running through your body, you will feel more capable and motivated to conquer the world.

Health Benefits

Proteins not only offer the necessary nutrition for muscles, but they also help build nucleic acids, hormones, immune system essentials, and enzymes. Our bodies need protein for the most basic functions, from healing to natural growth. Proteins with the greatest amount of Biological Value have greater capacity for supporting growth. Whey protein is often one of the best sources for a protein, not only because of its high BV amount, but also because of its amino acid count.

Nutritional and Satisfying

Protein shakes are so filling that they also have been suggested to work well as meal replacement sources. Studies have indicated that a protein shake meal replacement can be great for weight loss since the shake can give you the proper nutrients required while still containing great fillings. However, shake contents can vary as much as the different people who require them. Some people need less protein, while others require a large boost. We recommend talking to your doctor or health advisor before going full force on protein shakes or other health supplements.

Great Service

If it is wise to start or continue drinking protein shakes, then don’t be afraid to experiment with different tastes as well. Here at FYI Delray are always here to promote a customer’s happiness. And happiness starts with a happy living style. For options on Protein shakes’ nutrition contents, be sure to come on down to FYI’s Delray shop, or simply contact us for more information. Also feel free to check out our other flavorful snack options, such as our Frozen Yogurt and gluten-free Dole Sorbet.

Sources:

http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/benefits-protein-shakes-women-8821.html

https://www.bodybuilding.com/content/the-benefits-of-protein-shakes.html

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Top 5 Favorite Ice Cream Toppings

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Top 5 Favorite Ice Cream Toppings

Earlier we covered the top 5 most popular ice cream flavors in the United States. However, you’d be a fool not to try at least one of the many toppings in our selection. Some of these toppings are so delicious that they are considered the most favored in the whole country! Can you guess which ones made the list? Here are the top 5 most beloved ice cream toppings in the country.

5. Sprinkles

Already starting off with a classic. Whether they are chocolate, rainbow, or any other kind of color, sprinkles are a topping that adds a tiny, sweet, and crunchy texture to the melting presence of the ice cream. Perhaps their light hardness is what makes them so popular. They add a perfect counter balance to the soft ice cream or frozen yogurt scoops. Just be sure not to add too much to where you can’t even see the ice cream! Or, you know, go right ahead. It is your choice after all!

4. Oreo

Although the sprinkles add a light crunch to the taste, the Oreo cookies kick it up a notch with their hard yet crumbling power. Whoever thought of this combination deserves an award. The Oreo cookie topping goes with many kinds of flavors, but are often best with a great contrast. They already have chocolate and vanilla tastes. So feel free to experiment and see where your taste buds go.

3. Chocolate Syrup

This one is a no-brainer. Often great with strawberry and mint chocolate chip, chocolate syrup is a classic topping, especially for those who prefer not to eat as much chocolate ice cream, but would still like a little something.

2. Cherries

You had to expect this icon! Although small, cherries present the customer with a fruity treat that serves as the flag at the top of the sweet and flavorful mountain in their hands.

1. Whipped Cream

Of course! The topping that goes with everything! Like Sprinkles, whoever invented whipped cream needs some serious applause. One of the few toppings that fit basically every flavor, whipped cream is sweet but not too dominating. It merely adds to the already powerful base that is your ice cream scoop.

The great thing about this list is that, although these toppings are popular, they are still just opinions of taste. There really is no best topping out there. Any topping you choose is merely an expression of what makes you so unique. And your unique taste is what gets us all the more excited to come in and serve you.

For more information on our various toppings, be sure to check out the options here! Also be sure to check out any of our various ice cream flavors to go with the toppings.

Sources:

http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-ice-cream-toppings/carlybobarly

http://www.timesunion.com/living/article/The-top-ice-cream-toppings-5625002.php

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Top 5 Ice Cream Flavor Combinations

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Top 5 Ice Cream Flavor Combinations

We at FYI Delray are always open to discovering new things. The tasteful options don’t stop at just the basic flavors. The possibilities increase with your choice of toppings, or even combination of flavors! Sure there are the classics that we trust such as Neapolitan, or Chocolate/Vanilla swirl, but what about other, more obscure combinations? What choices can we trust to please our taste buds? Never fear, for here are the Top Five Ice Cream Flavor Combinations.

Coffee + Cookies & Cream

If you are looking for a jolt of energy to your sweet afternoon, then the Coffee + Cookies & Cream mix is just what you need. The coffee’s power blends well with the sweet cookies and cream, offering a soft served equivalent to a sweet Frappuccino.

Mint + Cookies & Cream

Another versatile usage of cookies & cream, the mint combo offers a different kind of jolt. The refreshing mint tang offers a contrast to the sweet, yet hard cookies and cream. These are two familiar tastes that taste even better when combined as one, and is especially recommended for the holidays.

Caramel + Coffee

Another coffee shop inspired treat, the Caramel + Coffee combo brings along. This recipe is the definition of bitter-sweet goodness, with the hard taste of the coffee mixing into the iconic sweetness of the caramel.

Chocolate + Pecan & Cream

Pecan is a tricky thing to mix, however the chocolate combo offers a surrounding power that only enhances the pecans through contrast. This is similar to that surprising combination of how well almond chocolate bars taste.

Banana Nut + Cherry Vanilla

And finally, our weirdest recommendation: the Banana Nut + Cherry Vanilla combo. This may seem risky, but if your taste buds like it, then you will have found a new favorite treat to add to your selection this weekend. The tang of the cherries already blends wonderfully with the vanilla mixture. Now add that to the sweet yet hard banana nut and you will have a curious flavor that you never knew you’d like before.

No matter what flavor you end up choosing for selection, be sure to experiment yourself with the various flavors of ice cream, sorbet, frozen yogurt, and many other treats that we offer at FYI Delray.

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Top 5 Most Popular Gelato Flavors

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Top 5 Most Popular Gelato Flavors

Gelato has always been a popular Italian dessert for a good Saturday afternoon. It serves as a healthier alternative to ice cream, due to its low count of calories and fat. However, for those who are just now discovering the sweet treat, they may have some trouble picking the right flavor. To help give recommendations to our new gelato-fans, here are the top five most popular gelato flavors. All of these flavors are served in our store.

Note: Please eat the alcoholic gelato responsibly.

Amaretto

This fan-favorite flavor from Italy’s own native liquor, the Amaretto’s sweetness blends wonderfully with the creamy texture. Whether it is for a Friday night out on a date, or an end to a fancy dinner party, the Amaretto will always be a crowd-pleaser.

Chocolate-Hazelnut

If you are still unsure of the difference in taste between hazelnut and chocolate, then this combo flavor should appease your taste buds confusion. Either way, these two different yet surprisingly similar tastes are only enhanced when they are combined into one delicious scoop.

Pistachio

Now it is time for a classic flavor! Try the Pistachio gelato, a flavor that never seems to go out of style. The pistachios’ nutty texture is enhanced by a unique sweetness only found in the creamy texture. Pistachio is one of those flavors that should work in theory, but somehow it just does.

Peach

If you are looking for a fruitier alternative, then try the classic peach gelato. The juicy tang only enhances the pleasure of the cream, and it is right at home with the tropical south Florida area.

Raspberry

For a fruit flavor with more of a kick to it, the raspberry recipe may just be what you are looking for. Its sweet-yet-sour tang wakes you up immediately and livens your taste buds for an exciting treat that leaves you coming back for more.

Whether you prefer the sweet Chocolate-Hazelnut, or the tangy Raspberry, there are far more flavors to chose and experiment with in our gelato flavors selection. Be sure to come on down to FYI for not just the best recommendations, but for the company of others who are also discovering new flavors as well.

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Top 5 Most Popular Ice Cream Flavors

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Top 5 Most Popular Ice Cream Flavors

If your customers consistently get brain freeze, that is likely a good sign that they enjoy your frozen treats. However, which flavored treat is the most popular? Here at FYI Delray, we are here to offer your favorite flavors for various dessert choices. Such desserts include frozen yogurt, cakes, sorbet, gelato, and of course Ice cream! Take a look below to see which ice-cream flavors are the most favored in the United States.

 

Note: The public opinion is constantly changing, so this list was pulled from multiple survey sources over the last five years to create a general impression.

 

5. Strawberry

I don’t know about anyone else, but for this writer, Strawberry should be number 1. But hey, that’s how the states see it. The classic fruit-based flavor, strawberries blend dairy with one of the sweetest fruits imaginable.  

 

4. Cookie Dough

Whoever thought of making cookie dough flavored ice cream is a genius. We’ve all eaten cookie dough before it was properly cooked. This frozen treat blends the ice cream formula with such an unconventional pleasure.

 

3. Butter Pecan

Made from roasted pecans, butter, and vanilla ice cream, this flavor is one of the most beloved in the Southern United States. A brilliant mixture, it offers a uniquely tree-nut tang with the smoothness of vanilla cream.

 

2. Chocolate

Oh chocolate. Possibly the most popular candy flavor, it is no surprise that we find it here on the top five ice cream flavors. Chocolate ice cream comes in a wide variety of variants, from dark chocolate to vanilla swirl.

 

1. Vanilla

Vanilla??? Really? Hey, some may call it boring, but I prefer to think of it as brilliantly simple. Made from vanilla orchids, Vanilla is the universal flavor because it goes with anything. It is the base for mixed desserts such as milkshakes, sundaes, and root beer floats. Also, most people who eat ice cream are never allergic to vanilla, as opposed to other flavors. Although it’s easy to call vanilla “bland”, the chances are that you’ve eaten it in most of your desserts.

No matter what the majority’s opinion is, what ultimately matters is what your preferred flavor is. Hopefully this list has inspired you to potentially try something new, or perhaps even search out some flavors that are more obscure. Either way, when you come down to FYI Delray, you will have an extremely wide variety of flavors to choose from.

Sources:

https://www.statista.com/statistics/268348/us-citizens-favorite-ice-cream-flavors/

 

http://www.today.com/food/here-s-most-popular-ice-cream-flavors-every-state-according-t95176

 

http://www.activebeat.com/diet-nutrition/15-most-popular-ice-cream-flavors-the-winner-may-surprise-you/

 

http://www.foodchannel.com/articles/article/the-top-15-most-popular-ice-cream-flavors/

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