Yogurt Land in Fullerton > Pinkberry
I was going to post this in the many Pinkberry posts so there wouldn't be yet another Pinkberry-related post but thought it deserved its own post.
I went to Pinkberry in K-town a couple weeks ago and found the prices way too high. It just isn't a good value. $6+ for yogurt? I wasn't impressed by how it tasted either. I have had comparable yogurt elsewhere. I wouldn't say I'm crazy about fro-yo, but I do like it from time to time.
The other night I went to Yogurt Land in Fullerton on Chapman and State College for the second time. They have similar tart plain yogurt as well as green tea and about 10 other flavors. You can put whatever type of toppings and as many as you want. They weigh the yogurt and whatever you put on it. It's only 30 cents an ounce (the employees have it printed on their t-shirts). My yogurt came out to under 3 bucks loaded with blueberries, strawberries and graham cracker crust. I thought it tasted better than what I had previously had at Pinkberry.
If you are ever in North Orange County, I'd recommend going to Yogurt Land. My experiences there have been much better than Pinkberry.
Similar Plain Tart Yogurt
I agree with you Sumo10 in everyway. I've been to golden spoons, 3 or 4 different pink berries, Johnny's Yogurt in Cerritos and I still think, no I mean I believe that Yogurt Land is amongst the rest. With virtually infinite combinations at Yogurtland, it'll be the place for pretty much everyone. Price is great. A big bowl of plain with loaded blue berries and black berries merely hit the $3 range. I love this place! Just wishing more locations to come.
I am still a bigger fan of Golden Spoon. Something about it which I have no clue just makes me crave it all the time. It helps one is within walking distance of my house. Anyhow Yogurt-Land is a good place to. The fact that there is a Chipotle next door helps as well. Yogurt-Land has some sweet options but be careful as I have over-indulged there before and paid for it with the price.
I still cant figure Pinkberry out. I have gone there but dont really see the draw in it. Must be a LA thing;)
Unfortunately they don't have a website and currently they are only located in Fullerton. Although the last time I was there, I saw a sign near the cash register that they are opening one in Irvine soon (and another location I don't remember). Yes! One near my home and eventually near my work! :D
I finally went to Yogurtland as I live in the next city over and was pleased to find out out about this place on chowhound.
I grabbed the smaller of the 2 cup choices (even though the smaller cup is still pretty large) and filled it with half Georgia Peach and half Plain Yogurt. Topped it off with crushed peanuts, granola, and diced up strawberries. This is my winning combination from now on!
It came out to about $3.25 for a good amount of dessert.
And it was delicious! I've never had pinkberry but from reading all the "hype" and the prices I don't think I ever will when YOgurtland is so close and cheap.
I had to resist from getting a 2nd cup after I devoured my first cup! >.<
My boyfriend was a little more adventurous in his yogurt choices as he picked 4 flavors: Chocolate Mint, Espresso, Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate and a topping of cookie dough.
I preferred my cup better as I tend to lean towards fruitier, tarter tastes than his darker, richer taste although the Chocolate Mint was refreshing.
I must go again soon!
I tried the plain yogurt and green tea flavors at Yogurtland today. The plain yogurt at Yogurtland tastes pretty similar to Pinkberry and Kiwiberri - maybe a little sweeter and a little more icy.
Having only gotten samples of the green tea yogurt at both Pinkberry and Kiwiberri, I say that Yogurtland's green tea flavor is a sweeter and has a bit more green tea flavor.
I got a rather large helping of both plain and green tea in one cup and added some gorgeous looking blackberries. It was probably more than the mediums at Pinkberry or the regular at Kiwiberri and it was only $4!
hurrah! Your place sounds good---now all I need is a reason to go to Fullerton. Alas, the closest I am likely to get is Santa Ana.
I work in Westwood and a pinkberry recently opened up. I went in to check it out and was floored by the prices---the idea that someone would pay nearly $10 for some frozen yogurt for a snack is incomprehensible to me. I took my husband by the place today to look at the prices. There was a woman with a $6 thing of yogurt [the largest size] with two types of fruit--banana and blackberries. I swear, she had 4 blackberries and less than a third of a banana. And I know that is all she got because the yogurt was still swirled and untouched. Given the price, its clear that I won't even get to try the stuff unless I can find some schmuck to pick up the tab.
I guess this is what happens next once people accept the idea of the five dollar cup of joe aka a starbucks fancy latte.