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Pinkberry artificial?

dkrocks May 11, 2007 08:39 AM

I hear Pinkberry is artificial? Now that I think about that "tartiness" , might make alot of sense... what a drag

  1. Gary Soup May 20, 2007 12:05 PM

    According to this article in the LA times, Pinkberry has 'fessed up.


    1. g
      Get In My Belly May 11, 2007 09:10 AM

      personally, i dont know why you would need to make something artificial in order to get the pinkberry flavor.
      couldn't they just use expired sour milk?

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      1. re: Get In My Belly
        Pei May 15, 2007 08:41 AM

        You don't, but it certainly is cheaper to use powder.

        I've made a homemade approximation of Pinkberry's yogurt. Similar flavor, but I couldn't get that smooth fro yo texture with a home ice cream machine. It was a lot of effort, though.

        And while it's worth it for me to know what's going into me and my family, and while gloating over a bowl of homemade is fantastic fun (and certainly way cheaper than buying 4 bowls of PB), it is not an endeavor a food purveyor could easily afford.

      2. b
        Burger Boy May 11, 2007 09:04 AM

        6 carbs 5 grams sugar per 1 ounce of vanilla x 4 or 6 or 8 ounces and that is with no toppings. Interesting, I can not find anything on website that says what it is made from, someone should contact Nutrition Action Newsletter/CSIPI (Center for Science in the Public Interest) and see if they know anything.

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        1. re: Burger Boy
          dkrocks May 11, 2007 09:07 AM

          good call... thanks for info

          1. re: dkrocks
            NumeroUnoEat May 11, 2007 09:12 AM

            Pinkberry needs a lesson in "truth in advertising",
            though they're most like laffing on the way to the bank.
            Yogurt must have 'live' cultures to be natural and healthy,
            the Pinkberry product has a flavor profile of added flavors,
            high sugar content which will be refined sugars, no doubt,
            and......? We all deserve to know, certainlypaiing enuf for it!

            1. re: NumeroUnoEat
              choctastic May 17, 2007 08:56 AM

              They are definitely laughing their way to the bank. Apparently the original store was making something like $10,000...a day.

              1. re: NumeroUnoEat
                Dav May 20, 2007 11:54 AM

                Is there really an issue with truth in advertising with pinkberry? go to their web site. The word "yogurt" is nowhere to be found.

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