Established in 2005. The Golden Spoon story began in 1981 as an outgrowth of "Yogurt and Things," a health food store in Tustin, California acquired by Golden Spoon founder Jeff Barnes in 1980. Within a year, Barnes opted to leave the "Things" behind and focus solely on frozen yogurt with the goal of creating a more broadly appealing, and healthier frozen dessert than anything available on the market at the time. Barnes succeeded and sales at his original Tustin store more than doubled within those first few years. In 1983, the Golden Spoon brand name was born.