I prefer frozen yoghurt over ice-cream, generally. There are good ice-cream flavours out there, but frozen yoghurt often ends up being healthier by having less fat, less sugar and potentially containing probiotic (I’m not sure that the probiotic survive the freezing process).
Lunchtime at Avenues shopping mall, and not wanting to head directly for fast-food but also not having the time for a sit down restaurant meal, we opted to try Pinkberry.
For those who don’t know what Pinkberry is, they are a company that serves different flavoured frozen yoghurt along with fruit pieces.
As you can tell from the picture, I picked strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and kiwi as my fruit options. A small serving has four topping options for free (excluding premium toppings as a surcharge). They do serve a range of other options, from chocolate pieces to syrup-sauces. The fruit was fresh and hadn’t wilted or sagged. The flavours were also ripe, so you didn’t have to experience any weird bitterness or over-ripe sweetness.
I had a bit of a problem with the frozen yoghurt; it was excessively sweet. You really don’t have to sweeten something so much, seriously! It would have been much nicer if it was made creamy, not sweet. It makes it only so much more worse when all your optional toppings are sweet based (fruit, chocolate, syrup-sauces…).
We asked the Pinkberry staff member serving us whether the yoghurt had sugar in it, and he was very adamant that it had a fair bit and that it was normal sugar.
Well I guess if you have a serious sweet tooth, then you will probably like Pinkberry. I unfortunately wont be going there again.