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Jun 1, 2007 11:39 AM

Healthy frozen yogurt?

I was wondering if Austin has anything comparable to California's "Pinkberry"????

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  1. I googled for Pinkberry's website and I think that Dhaba Joy may fit the bill. They serve organic coffees and smoothies. They also have what they call oatcream. It's a vegan version of soft serve made from oatmeal with no added sugar.
    Dhaba Joy is on Guadalupe by Toy Joy.

    1. Piccomolo in NW Austin has something extremely close. Might even be the same thing.

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      1. re: elevenseven

        I thought Piccomolo was just gelato. I went there and the flavors were underwhelming. Plus, there was a hair in my gelato.
        I heard that Pinkberry is closely guarding it's ingredients list. Supposedly, the stuff has no fat, virtually no calories, but tastes great. I've never had it, but the idea of it makes me weary. I'm not much for chemicals. I'll stick with good ole butterfat, thank you. See you at Amy's!

        1. re: curlykerry

          The recipe for Pinkberry's "yogurt" is not much of a secret--you can find it via a little searching on Google. The stuff at Dhaba Joy is nothing like the Pinkberry stuff. There is a shop that sells similar stuff, according to several of my friends who have tried it. It's called YogoBerry, and it's in the shopping center on the corner of Riverside and Congress Ave. just down from Freebirds. I can't say whether it actually compares to Pinkberry, because the shop has been closed every single time I've tried to go--others have reported that the owner was nervous about making a go of it, so perhaps he's already given up. If it's still open, I have to say that closing before 7:00 on a weeknight or during the day on the weekends is ridiculous--POST YOUR HOURS. I won't keep trying forever.

          On a side note, Pinkberry and Red Mango (the original shop of which Pinkberry is a copy) are both planning to open in Austin. Red Mango sells real yogurt, while Pinkberry sells reconstituted yogurt flavored dairy dessert. Surprisingly, both are delicious, but I prefer Red Mango, since it's the real thing.

          1. re: curlykerry

            no fat, but full of sugar. there's nearly 5 teaspoons of sugar in the small size. does taste yummy though stay away from coffee flavor.

        2. This took me awhile to find and I haven't heard ANY press on it (gulp) but I am down for trying it out before I knock it for the reported "chalkiness" that the report says about it.

          See you there! I miss Pinkberry! I had it in NYC and had another competitors in San Diego. YUM!

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          1. re: tangerine240

            i work next door, and i thought it was pretty good, had a cheese-cakey kind of flavor. i've never had Pinkberry, so i can't really attest to the chalkiness or lack thereof. the owner has constantly been on the phone every time i've been there and isn't very friendly. the fruit toppings were fresh and tasty, didn't try any chocolate or cereal toppings. .

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