Getting the scoop on frozen yogurt
If credit must be given for introducing frozen yogurt to Boston, it should go to Vince Petryk, owner of J.P. Licks. In 1988, Petryk bestowed an as-yet-unseen, tart-tastic treat on the city's ice cream consuming public. We now know it as tastes-like-yogurt froyo. "People downright hated it back then," says Petryk. The tart froyo was swiftly struck from the J.P. Licks flavor board, never to be seen again. Never again, that is, until a change in the public's collective palate.
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