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sumo10 Oct 23, 2006 01:35 AM

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.

Yogurt Land:
Better Prices
Similar Plain Tart Yogurt
More Flavors
Personalized Toppings
Less hype
Free Wi-fi
Boba Drinks

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  1. elmomonster RE: sumo10 Oct 23, 2006 04:37 PM

    Thanks for the tip. I've been going crazy with all the posts on Pinkberry. Good to know that finally, something like it, which you think is better and cheaper is in OC.

    I'm going to check this out as soon as I can.

    http://elmomonster.blogspot.com

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      jenn RE: sumo10 Oct 24, 2006 12:06 AM

      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.

      1. kiwi RE: sumo10 Oct 25, 2006 03:31 AM

        Earlier discussion on Yogurtland: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

        1. AlwayzHungry RE: sumo10 Dec 8, 2006 06:57 PM

          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!

          1. OC Mutt RE: sumo10 Dec 9, 2006 02:17 AM

            America's Cup on 17th st. in Costa Mesa is the absolute best yogurt in OC.

            1. arisu RE: sumo10 Dec 10, 2006 05:50 AM

              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!

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                honeydeelitez RE: sumo10 Feb 21, 2007 09:59 AM

                This place sounds awesome!
                So does yogurtland have a website and is it only located in fullerton or do they have other locations as well?

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                  arisu RE: honeydeelitez Feb 21, 2007 10:36 PM

                  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

                  www.arisuland.blogspot.com

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                    elmomonster RE: arisu Feb 22, 2007 06:14 AM

                    According to the guy who works there, the one in Irvine will open in March sometime.

                    I am eagerly awaiting for it to open. I love Yogurtland.

                    Here's my review and photos of the Fullerton branch;
                    http://elmomonster.blogspot.com/2007/...

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                      coffeebrownies RE: elmomonster Nov 12, 2009 09:39 PM

                      No, no,no! There is a Yogurtland at 3rd and La Brea -- and I think there are others as well.

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                        OCAnn RE: coffeebrownies Nov 13, 2009 06:49 AM

                        Um, do you realise that you're replying to elmo's comment that was written in 2007? I'm sure a lot has changed since then....

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                          coffeebrownies RE: OCAnn Nov 13, 2009 09:27 AM

                          oops--late night posting--to quote Rosanna Anna Danna--"Never mind"

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                  flyerfan182 RE: sumo10 Feb 21, 2007 11:16 PM

                  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;)

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                    katkoupai RE: flyerfan182 Feb 22, 2007 04:46 PM

                    Golden Spoon. :) (OC)
                    Humphrey Yogart. (Van Nuys)
                    21 Choices. (Pasadena and Claremont)

                    Love all three. Yum.

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                      flyerfan182 RE: katkoupai Feb 22, 2007 11:19 PM

                      yes! thanks for giving some props to Golden Spoon. I think it is def. a love it or hate it place like pinkberry.

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                    EatLikeNoTomorrow RE: sumo10 May 16, 2007 03:19 PM

                    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.

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                      OCAnn RE: EatLikeNoTomorrow May 16, 2007 03:43 PM

                      Are the fruits fresh or the thawed frozen kind?

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                        neo949 RE: OCAnn Jun 4, 2007 11:13 PM

                        I dont know about the fruit at yogurtland, but the fruit at cefiore is never frozen, and better news than that cefiore's coming to downtown fullerton.

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                          timmy2003 RE: neo949 Jun 16, 2007 04:31 PM

                          i'm always amazed at this fro yo craze. based on all your knowledge on our s cal fro yo shops, how many units of fro yo do you think, on ave, is sold at these stores on a daily basis? i presume mon-thur is lower than fri-sun. would be curious to do a quick poll. any takers?

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                      leecata RE: sumo10 Nov 11, 2009 11:13 PM

                      it's all about cherry on top. have you tried that yet?

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