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I Need Your Help! - Frozen Yogurt Spots

chocokitty Mar 20, 2008 01:46 PM

Hi 'hounders!

I'm in dire need of your help...(as I screamed earlier). I'm going to write an article about frozen yogurt - the tangy/sour stuff in the vein of Pinkberry (not for my blog though).

If you do have any idea where I can find this beyond Pinkberry, Flurt, or Red Mango, please tell me!

Thanks in advance!


  1. diablofoodie Mar 30, 2008 03:25 PM

    It's made of people, you know. But I. want. my. pinkberry. Must. have.

    1. michele cindy Mar 26, 2008 10:04 AM

      I just tried Red Mango on Bleecker St. It was so good! I ordered the plain (green tea was the other choice) with fresh strawberries. I've tried this style of yogurt at a place called Coco Plum (Palisades Mall W. Nyack NY) and another place called Yogo Mango (Norwood NJ), both of these places have a very artificial tang to them. Red Mango wasn't overly tangy, or too sweet it was delicious. I thought I would never like this style of yogurt, but now I am hooked. I asked the women at the counter what was the difference between Red Mango and Pinkberry, and she told me that Red Mango was much healthier and contained live yogurt cultures, and probiotics, whereas Pinkberry's nutrients were more akin to eating ice cream. I do have a bit of a cold, I'm crossing my fingers that the next time I go to Red Mango I enjoy it as much as I am right now.

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      1. re: michele cindy
        Miss Needle Mar 26, 2008 10:12 AM

        I also tried Red Mango lasat weekend and thought it was vastly superior to Pinkberry (which I think is vile and artificial tasting). I'm still not crazy about this style of frozen dessert -- prefer ice cream and gelato, but Red Mango is not bad.

        1. re: Miss Needle
          michele cindy Mar 27, 2008 04:32 AM

          I wasn't too crazy about it either, until I tried Red Mango. I've changed my mind. This may sound silly, and not very clear, it's hard to explain, but the way I look at it is, kinda like how you look at jello and pudding, they are different enough that they are in their own category. I look at this frozen yogurt not as an ice cream alternative, but as a completely different entity.

          1. re: michele cindy
            jackieparis Mar 29, 2008 08:19 PM

            I think Flurt makes the best yogurt.

            1. re: jackieparis
              kobetobiko Mar 30, 2008 07:59 PM

              Does anyone know if the Flurt at Battery City re-open after the winter close?

            2. re: michele cindy
              racer x Mar 30, 2008 06:42 PM

              I gave in and tried Red Mango today - just a plain order with no fruit or other topping. I agree with michele cindy that in terms of taste, it is a completely different entity than ice cream or gelato. It basically tasted like softserve-frozen, sweetened yogurt, with that kind of sharpness/tanginess, and very slight bitterness that is characteristic of yogurt but absent in ice cream.
              I really like regular yogurt and lassi, but this frozen yogurt doesn't really appeal to me. I think I'll stick with my old friends ice cream and gelato - I can't get enough of them anyway.

        2. m
          msohenry Mar 21, 2008 08:55 AM

          Berrywild is so good. Better than Pinkberry. The coffee flavor is especially good, and really tastes like coffee, whereas the new Pinkberry coffee just tastes gross, like a weird coffee additive on top of their regular yogurt.

          1. k
            kathryn Mar 21, 2008 08:47 AM

            Pinkberry, Red Mango, Very Berry, Berrywild, Flurt, 40 Carrots (Bloomingdale's) which serves Frogurt (I think Cafe Lalo also serves it, as well as Lord & Taylor), Yolato, Yoggi Spot, Yogurberry, \eks\, Oko, Yoqua Bar, Crazy Bananas.

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            1. re: kathryn
              jakew8 Mar 26, 2008 04:01 PM

              I just had frozen yogurt from the Yoqua Bar on 23rd near Park Ave last night. I had the plain variety which tasted very much like Pinkberry but a tiny bit sweeter. Same sorts of toppings too.

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              Cookiepuss Mar 21, 2008 07:23 AM

              Don't forget Smoochies on 23rd and 6th Avenue, I like it, very low calorie.

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              1. re: Cookiepuss
                Lucia Mar 21, 2008 10:28 AM

                Smoochies tastes artificial to me. Also, it bills itself as a lactose-free "frozen dessert," like Tasti d Lite: http://www.smoochies.biz/products.htm

              2. c
                catherine Mar 20, 2008 04:01 PM

                The plain flavor in Bloomingdale's.

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                  racer x Mar 20, 2008 03:54 PM

                  Try the corner of 14th st and 6th ave. There's a Village Yogurt, a Pinkberry, and nearby a I Can't Believe It's Yogurt.

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                  1. re: racer x
                    Will4Food Mar 20, 2008 03:56 PM

                    There's a Yogurtberry in Jackson Heights.

                    1. re: racer x
                      racer x Mar 26, 2008 10:19 AM

                      I just noticed there is also a Red Mango near the northeast corner of that same intersection. That's got to be one of the greatest densities of frozen yogurt shops in the known world.
                      (I am coming to the conclusion that there must be something wrong with me since I've never tasted frozen yogurt from any of these chains.)

                    2. k
                      KiwiGirl625 Mar 20, 2008 02:59 PM

                      There's also Crazy Bananas, Ono, Yolato and 40 Carrots. This girl tried just about every fro-yo place in New York and wrote lengthy reviews on all of them, which might be good for your reference:


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                      1. re: KiwiGirl625
                        windycity Apr 2, 2008 10:06 PM

                        Maybe it's only me but I once got a taster of Crazy Bananas and it tasted like granola. I really don't expect my fro yo to taste like granola unless I've specifically asked for toppings, so I left quickly.

                        My fave is Flurt - I get about 1 or two mediums a week. Although I need to try Red Mango.

                      2. LeahBaila Mar 20, 2008 01:48 PM

                        My absolute favorite is Berrywild on 3rd Ave between 29/30. I think it smokes all the rest.


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