Ellenos Flavor Contest x FareStart

Three walkaround cups of Ellenos Greek yogurt at the Pike Place Market scoop shop (left to right): Peppermint Bark Latte, Cranberry Orange, and Biscoff Cookie Butter.
The Flavor Contest finalists (from left to right): Peppermint Bark Latte (left), Cranberry Orange (center), and Biscoff Cookie Butter (right)

The contest that brought you flavors like Guava Cheesecake, PB&J, and Strawberry Shortcake is back!  In November 2021, we opened up our flavor suggestion box to see which Ellenos flavors you all wanted us to create next. Although we’re open to hearing about your creative ideas all year long (seriously – send us an email any time!), this time we get to make three of your flavor ideas come to life. 

Co-founder, Alex Apostolopoulos, making Ellenos Greek yogurt at the Pike Place Market scoop shop.
Co-founder, Alex Apostolopoulos, creating new yogurt flavors at our Pike Place Market scoop shop

With flavor ideas ranging from Pineapple Upside-Down Cake to Creme Brûlée to Raspberry Lemonade, it was extremely difficult to narrow down 342 delicious suggestions to only three, but after co-founder Alex spent several days of exploring and experimenting with all kinds of fun ingredients and combinations, we were excited to announce our Top Three Flavor Finalists in December: Peppermint Bark Latte, Biscoff Cookie Butter, and Cranberry Orange.

Peppermint Bark Latte: sweet peppermint sauce swirled over a latte-based yogurt, topped with bits of Joe’s Chocolate Peppermint Bark
Biscoff Cookie Butter: creamy Biscoff butter marbled into sweetened yogurt, topped with Biscoff cookie crumbles
Cranberry Orange: sweet orange yogurt with hints of cardamom and a feathered cranberry sauce puree, topped with fresh cranberries

All three flavors were available at our Seattle scoop shops for the month of December, and in January 2022 the best-selling flavor was crowned the winner…Congratulations to Biscoff Cookie Butter!  As the winning flavor, Biscoff Cookie Butter will be available for the entire month of January as well.

FareStart Logo: FareStart Great Food, Better Lives
FareStart: Great Food, Better Lives

As if this all wasn’t sweet enough, 100% of the proceeds from this contest will be donated to our friends at FareStart, a local organization that has provided opportunities for nearly 13,000 adults and youth, while serving over 14.5 million meals to Seattle area schools, homeless shelters and healthcare facilities.  Through food, FareStart has been transforming lives, disrupting poverty and nourishing communities for nearly 30 years.  Their goal is to transform homelessness, hunger, and poverty into human potential, by investing in people, providing meals, and building community.  We couldn’t be more excited about our partnership with them and the communities they serve!

Walkaround cup of Ellenos Biscoff Cookie Butter Greek yogurt held outside of Pike Place Market scoop shop.
The winning flavor of our 3rd Annual Flavor Contest, Biscoff Cookie Butter

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