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Pink Berry or Red Mango? [moved from Manhattan board]

Edansan Apr 28, 2008 01:47 PM

I walk by these two competing fro-yo places almost everyday, but have not yet stopped into either. With warm weather looming, which is better for a refreshing cool-down?

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  1. Jennalynn RE: Edansan Apr 28, 2008 01:53 PM

    Red Mango.

    Much better.

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      iforman2001 RE: Edansan Apr 28, 2008 02:25 PM

      Pinkberry by far. Red Mango is too bland. But you be the judge...

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        emilie01 RE: Edansan Apr 28, 2008 06:29 PM

        I live right by 14th and 6th Ave (where there is a Pinkberry and a Red Mango) and I usually go to Red Mango. I actually think they taste pretty much exactly the same, but Red Mango is not as crowded or cramped, so it wins!

        I'd go for the fro-yo at Bloomingdale's over both any day...

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          foodie4life RE: emilie01 Apr 28, 2008 07:01 PM

          I've been hooked on Pinkberry until I tried red mango. Red Mango has a thicker, creamier taste so I prefer it if I had my pick. It seems like Red Mango has aggressively been opening everywhere there's a Pinkberry these days, so that shouldn't be too hard!

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            Lau RE: foodie4life Apr 28, 2008 07:21 PM

            red mango is actually the original, but pinkberry came to the US first (you should see LA, both of them are everywhere)

            I like red mango better as I agree its slightly creamier and less sour, but its a very slight difference between the two

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          CGengomics RE: Edansan Apr 28, 2008 07:12 PM

          I find Red Mango to be much more satisfying. It does have a thicker, creamier consistency and is tangier with more yogurt flavor.

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            mlgb RE: Edansan Apr 28, 2008 11:47 PM

            Red Mango. Has tang but doesn't taste like spoiled milk.

            1. Miss Needle RE: Edansan Apr 29, 2008 11:02 AM

              Red Mango. I find Pinkberry leaves a strange chemical-like aftertaste in my mouth. And Red Mango's texture is better.

              1. michele cindy RE: Edansan May 2, 2008 11:20 AM

                Red Mango.

                1. JackonCrack RE: Edansan May 3, 2008 07:50 PM

                  Los Angeles is CRAWLING with fro yo clones, and I've tried most of 'em!

                  There are PINKBERRY days and there are RED MANGO days. I have to say i like MANGO more as it's creamier, but sometimes ill catch a tarter/icier Pinkberry.

                  1. septocaine_queen RE: Edansan May 3, 2008 07:56 PM

                    Red Mango- best combo imo is mochi, mango, and strawberries. Red Mango actually has live and active cultures and is real yogurt. I find Pinkberry texture too grainy like cheap ice milk.

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                      michele cindy RE: septocaine_queen May 3, 2008 10:51 PM

                      There's a place called coco plum. It has a strange aftertaste similar to granola. I wonder what that is. Any clues, I read someone else at other place someone reviewed here also experienced it.

                    2. yumyumyogi RE: Edansan Jun 11, 2008 10:32 AM

                      Red Mango hands down. It's creamier and it doesn't give me a stomach ache like Pinkberry's does. I can acually taste the artificial ingredients in Pinkberry.

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