Thursday, February 11, 2016

Pinkberry’s International Flavors

Fro-yo girl here. On a recent trip to Pinkberry in Little Tokyo I found a “new” Pinkberry flavor, Green Apple. Green Apple Pinkberry hasn’t been released across the US but it was introduced to their stores in India back in 2013. It was around this time last year that I tried the unreleased test flavor, Pink Champagne (later reformulated and renamed Pink Bubbly), at the Little Tokyo location.

The Green Apple Pinkberry froyo flavor is good, lighter and smoother than ice cream, the flavor is tart and tangy (quite tangy) with lots of bright apple flavor and a sweet finish that seems to have a hint of pear. The yogurt flavor is in there but not prominent.

Recommended toppings: Caramel sauce, honey, agave nectar, almonds, cinnamon crumble

I also ran into their Just Fruit Strawberry dairy-free flavor for the first time. It’s made with just fruit so it tastes like strawberries. I wasn’t too excited by it though it tasted fine. It’s not as smooth as their dairy based products. Dairy makes it taste better.

Recommended toppings: Popping boba, fresh fruit, granola

I’ve also had Pistachio Pinkberry froyo at the Farmers Market. The flavor was first introduced exclusively to the Pinkberry Kuwait location in June 2014. It’s been spotted stateside at a few locations. The flavor is richer and denser than your typical Pinkberry flavor. The smoothness and density with the sweet nuttiness make for a satisfying treat. It’s sweet but not too sweet. The pistachio flavor isn’t that strong.

Recommended toppings: Almonds, shaved milk chocolate, dark chocolate crisps, brownie bites

Pinkberry Kuwait offers frozen yogurt pops. The pops are customizable with dips and toppings. They have heart shaped ones for Valentine's Day. I would love to try one. They also offered a Mint Lemonade Pinkberry flavor that I’ve never tried.

Unfortunately, none of the new test(?) flavors show up on the PinkCard app.

You know you love me. X0 X0, fro-yo girl.

* PINKBERRY LITTLE TOKYO: 332-A E. 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

* PINKBERRY FARMERS MARKET: 6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Looking for more frozen yogurt news, discussion boards, and resources? Check out the International Frozen Yogurt Association website at The IFYA is the independent voice of the frozen yogurt industry.

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