I remember the first time I went to Pinkberry. I was in beautiful, sunny San Diego in their Historic Gaslamp District when I stumbled across this upscale frozen yogurt franchise. With the majority of Pinkberry’s locations along the Pacific Coast, mainly in Southern California, little did I know what I was missing here in New England. Before San Diego, I had never heard of this place, which figures, because living in Rhode Island, we always get the short end of the stick. We don’t even have a Sonic Drive-Thru dammit!
Well, some franchisee must have heard my continuous rant because Pinkberry will soon be serving their infamous frozen treats at Garden City Center in Cranston, RI. The grand opening date is yet to be announced, but you can bet that I will keep you posted! Update – the grand opening date is scheduled for Saturday, July 9th!
Pinkberry has a cult following that often refers to this addicting dessert as “Crackberry”. I wasn’t able to wait for the Cranston location to open so I visited
Crackberry, I mean Pinkberry at the Prudential Center in Boston to score my temporary fix.
The base of this creamy concoction consists of six different, irresistible flavors. I opted for the Mango which was listed as “fruity and sweet”. It sounded like a win/win to me!
Best of all, their frozen yogurt is fat-free (with the exception of the chocolate flavor), making it a great guilt-free treat for the health conscious crowd too.
Their toppings are just as popular as the yogurt itself. A seemingly endless list that includes raspberries, blueberries, kiwis, pineapples, and melon, and also includes traditional toppings such as chocolate chips, white chocolate shavings, and almonds.
And then I spotted…Fruity Pebbles, which just so happens to be the best cereal in the history of mankind. I was definitely anxious to add it on top of my yogurt and I wondered why I never thought of this before. It was genius!
What I like about Pinkberry is that their frozen yogurt tastes slightly like sorbet. It is more light and refreshing than your typical frozen yogurt but still maintains a creamy consistency. All of my toppings, which admittedly were a bizarre combination, all jived together in an ultra tasty way. I figured I had nothing to lose because Pinkberry encourages you to experiment with all of their toppings, and if you don’t like it, they will gladly make you another cup. Needless to say, I stuck with the one I had. It was delicious!
I can’t wait until Pinkberry opens in Cranston. I am literally having withdrawals as I type this. Don’t be surprised if you see a tent outside their entrance doors in anticipation of their grand opening. That will be me waiting for my next cup of Pinkberry frozen yogurt!