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Red Mango Frozen Yogurt on Westwood Blvd.

xlargela Nov 8, 2006 09:46 PM

For all you Pinkberry fans out there, I found a place that serves Red Mango frozen yogurt. People in L.A. might think that Pinkberry was the originator of the tart, not too sweet frozen yogurt fad but it was actually Red Mango that started it all in Korea. Pinkberry copied Red Mango. It's served at California Roll & Sushi located at 1834 Westwood Blvd. I was having lunch at Eduardo's next door when one of my friend's who wanted kappa maki rolls went next door to California Roll and they presented her w/ a coupon for free Red Mango yogurt. I must say it was a perfect end to tacos from Eduardos. They don't have green tea, they only have the plain yogurt and no toppings. The best thing about this place is no lines.

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  1. tatertots RE: xlargela Nov 11, 2006 08:22 PM

    Thanks for the information - I stopped in and they are having a promotion right now - free single serving of Red Mango Yogurt. Staff member was very eager to give me a free sample and not have me pay so I don't even know how much it is regularly!

    "Wanna Bagel" on Overland and Jefferson is serving Fiore Italian Yogurt - taste like Red Mango and the original at Pinkberry.

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      PseudoNerd RE: tatertots Nov 23, 2006 02:34 AM

      Isn't Fiore another Pinkberry knockoff? They have a store in Little Tokyo and Ktown.

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        Bugg Superstar RE: PseudoNerd Nov 23, 2006 06:23 AM

        toppers on beverly sells a "gelato yogurt" that is a pinkberry knockoff. it mentions that it is a "new trend". :) it's not bad, but the fruit is not of the same quality if that was all you wanted.

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          chowmominLA RE: PseudoNerd Dec 8, 2006 02:31 AM

          Yep, but it's called "italian natural yogurt". It's now called "If". They now have four flavors: original and green tea, and they have added sour (the most similar to Pinkberry) and blackberry (some kind of berry, anyway.) It's lowfat (as opposed to nonfat like Pinkberry). It's pretty good.

        2. re: tatertots
          perpetualhunger RE: tatertots Jul 17, 2007 11:25 PM

          fiore and pinkberry (or any other yogurt chain) does not even come close to red mango's taste.

        3. wilafur RE: xlargela Nov 23, 2006 06:41 PM

          i was at CA roll & sushi last night and really did not like the yogurt at all. if this is better than pinkberry's, i doubt i will even attempt to try the pinkberry version.

          to me, the red mango yogurt tasted like milk powder that curded a bit and was sour. typically, free food gets some props, but not in this case.

          however, the CA roll & sushi chirashi was pretty darn good!

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            rcrosby1967 RE: xlargela Feb 2, 2007 06:41 PM

            Where exactly is "Wanna Bagel"? I want to try Fiore Italian Yogurt. Are there any other places I can go and try in West LA area?

            1. westsidegal RE: xlargela Mar 27, 2007 09:17 PM

              we tried the red mango yogurt today, and LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it.
              also, it was a lot less costly than pinkberry.

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                longtimehere RE: xlargela Mar 31, 2007 03:28 PM

                Mondo Gelato on Pico near Westwood, which I've been endorsing, has a nonfat "Italian" which is even creamier and possibly better than their "Tart." Fair prices, as well. Eventually I'll compare their "Tart" and "Italian"-- both have plenty of flavor and are my current faves of this type (except for possibly one place in Koreatown...)

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                  bulavinaka RE: longtimehere Mar 31, 2007 09:53 PM

                  I was just at Mondo yesterday, and ordered an Italian, plain and neat so I could give it a whirl. I thought is was very good - creamy, smooth, and a slight tartness to it. But if that tartness which is almost ascorbic like Pinkberry is what you're looking for, I didn't experience it. That's fine with me though, as the level of yogurty tartness in Mondo's seems more natural to me...

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                  Marco Polo RE: xlargela Apr 1, 2007 09:59 AM

                  The RED MANGO frozen yogurt in CALIFORNIA ROLL & SUSHI on Westwood is a bogus knock-off of the original RED MANGO from Korea. The quality is about the same as Pinkberry. I found it a little less icy than PB, but with more aftertaste.

                  The real RED MANGO is going to be opening its first USA shop in Westwood in May according to the April LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE. I have tried the real stuff and it blows PB away.

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                    smallpride RE: Marco Polo Jul 12, 2007 11:05 AM


                  2. kevinucla2000 RE: xlargela Jul 17, 2007 01:18 PM

                    How many red mango are there? I went to the one at westwood today after lunch, it was pretty good! very creamy compare to pinkberry!

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                    1. re: kevinucla2000
                      phant0omx RE: kevinucla2000 Jul 17, 2007 01:34 PM

                      yes, it is a bit more creamy then pinkberry. i tried both last night. it's a bit sweeter also, while pinkberry is a bit more watery and tart.

                      red mango was 2.50 for a 4oz, 1 dollar for each topping.
                      pinkberry was i think 3 dollars for 5oz and .95 for each topping (i can't remember the exact price)

                      meh, both good. oh and red mango has a nutrition card and lists all the ingredients with the active cultures.

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                      laylahb RE: xlargela Jul 22, 2007 09:09 AM

                      Red Mango opened a store in Westwood just a week or two back (early July), and plans to open about 10 in the US this year. The new store is at 10942 Weyburn near Broxton. By the way, the LA Times did an article on the "Yogurt Wars" in LA dated July 5th; that's where I got this info. Check out the LA Times food section for this article (with its long list of other cool desserts) and for other really good "foodie" pieces.

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                        sherpa50 RE: laylahb Jul 22, 2007 09:41 AM

                        And something called "Blue Mango Organic Yogurt" is opening on the north side of Sunset, just east of Doheny (next door to Maui Wowie - which I love). What's with all the Mangoes?

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                        revets2 RE: xlargela Jul 22, 2007 11:29 PM

                        went tonight. less expensive than PINKBERRY. also sweeter.

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