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Oct 16, 2006 06:00 PM

Pinkberry in Westwood- the real thing, not just hype

Hi everyone....I can't stand driving to West Hollywood, so I was thrilled to find the newer Pinkberry location in Westwood. And boy, was everyone right about the addictive nature of this stuff!!! I ordered the plain yogurt with mango, raspberry and graham cracker crumbles. I ate the whole thing (medium) and though full, was not satisfied----gimme more!!!

Interestingly, next time I will probably order yogurt without the toppings...I liked the consistancy and flavor of the yogurt so much that I want to enjoy it as-is.

Funny---it was 11 AM and I was 8th in line :-) Soooooo worth it!!!

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  1. Everything old is new again. Didn't every 1980s frozen yogurt place become a Starbucks in the 90s and 00s?

    Is Pinkberry yogurt any different than the stuff served at the formerly-ubiquitous yogurt shops that dotted the Southern California when I was in high school?

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    1. re: Jack Flash

      Hey Jack Flash-

      Yeah, its totally different. Its apples and oranges, Hershey and Scharffen-Berger (sorry, that was lame). But seriously, the taste is absolutely different and DIVINE.

      1. re: Jack Flash

        Exactly. I loved the tart frozen yogurt in the 80's and beyond. I don't think it's much different, we just have a new crop of people in LA.

      2. I am so there with you, running pig. I had Pinkberry for the first last Wed. and I went 2 additional times before the week was out.

        I can truly say that I am addicted, that yogurt is so GOOD! I am going to stop on my way home from work tonight. I can't wait until they open one in the Glendale/Pasadena area. I can literally see myself going everyday - I wish they had a frequent customer card.

        1. Big Chill jumped on the bandwagon and their's seems just as good to me, aside from their fruit not being as fresh.

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          1. re: duckduckgoose

            Does Big Chill have more of the natural yogurt? I used to eat there during college because I liked their portion sizes :-)

          2. To each his/her own, I guess. I stopped by Pinkberry in Westwood last week and cannot understand what all the hullabaloo is about. Yes, the yogurt has a mildly pleasing tartness to it, but it's not unique enough to justify the long lines or the gouging price of $3.50 for a small serving with one topping. Not to draw a direct comparison, but I believe that a single scoop at the Westwood Rite-Aid around the corner is still about a buck. From that perspective, the comparisons between Pinkberry and Starbucks may be totally apt.

            1. I do like Pink Berry...but if you want something creamier and also have choice of one of the best gelaterias in LA, go to MONDO GELATO, on Pico Blvd just west of Westwood Blvd...not as expensive either.

              Their Italian Frozen Yogurt is delicious, as are their amazing gelato...Mondo is fantastic!