In case you haven't heard, "real" frozen yogurt is all the rage now. In fact it's so hot that there's not one, but two franchises that cater to the new trend. FitSugar wrote about the differences between the two celebrity hotspots, and it seems like Kirsten Dunst prefers pinkberry. I found this photo of her keeping cool with pinkberry this past October.
So, what's the big deal with pinkberry and why does everyone love it? Unfortunately I don't live in LA or New York (where their franchises can be found), so I have yet to taste it. However, since I knew you guys would be interested, I sent my YumSugar undercover reporter (aka my brother) out to do some investigating.
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First of all, pinkberry only comes in two flavors: original and green tea. My brother, who has a pretty good palate, says that the green tea was terrible and sour and the original is "less terrible and less sour, but still terrible and sour." It was after his first taste test that he realized it was made with live yogurt (like the kind you have for breakfast) and so he decided to try and not compare it to other frozen yogurts. He said it was decent, however he wasn't sure that the sour flavor made up for the health benefits.
"I ordered the medium with 3 toppings: Coconut, Chocolate Chips, and Granola.
I don't know how anyone would ever be able to muscle down pinkberry without any toppings but I guess it is possible.
Overall the combination I picked was semi-ok. The sweetness battled the sour yogurt, but still the sour prevailed. I cannot begin to imagine what the green tea would have been like.
With fruit it would have been excellent. It would probably be like a parfait that way."
Hrrm.. doesn't sound so promising. And yet I'm still intrigued. Even if it is another overrated trend (complete with celebrity endorsements), I'd still like to try it for myself. I think that the sour factor might be a love it or hate it sort of thing. Looks like I'll just have to muster up a visit to LA to find out for myself.
Kirsten Source: X17
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