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Red Mango (Frozen yogurt), Palo Alto report

hhc May 30, 2008 06:12 AM

I've been wanting to eat here ever since I found out it's open, plus I wanted to see Yul Kwon, the Bay Area winner of Survivor Cook Islands, supposedly an owner of this store-bummed I didn't see him.

It's clean & bright, w/ a bunch of chairs facing the 2 glass windows, some tables on the side too.

They let you sample the two flavors they have: Original or Green Tea. Green tea is more expensive.

Original prices:
Small 4oz= $2.95 (1/2 cup-90 calories)/ Med 8oz= $3.95 (180 calories)/ Large (270 calories) 12 oz= $6.95
Green tea flavor: Small: $3.95/Med $4.95/Large $7.45

I got:
Small original w/ 2 toppings: mochi & blueberries $3.20 (I had a $1 off coupon). I let it sit too long and it was melting, so eat it quickly!

I thought it was ok, pretty average. I did like the mochi very soft & chewy. Blueberries seemed ok.

They have other fresh fruit & other toppings that I don't remember.

Didn't ask if they take credit cards.

It's across the street from Michael's Gelato/Border's, near Cafe Del Doge.

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Red Mango
429 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301

  1. Robert Lauriston May 30, 2008 07:47 AM

    There are branches opening in Cupertino, San Carlos, and San Jose as well:

    http://www.redmangousa.com/locations/index.html

    Red Mango USA is a national chain (spinoff of the Korean chain that Pinkberry copied), discussion of its yogurt, comparisons with Pinkberry, etc. are on the Chains board:

    http://www.chow.com/search?search[que...

    1. j
      jsgjewels May 30, 2008 10:32 AM

      Is it better than pinkberry? I'm tempted to do a side by side comparison with Fraiche, although I'm not sure it's worth it because I expect Fraiche to win by a landslide.

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      1. re: jsgjewels
        hhc May 30, 2008 05:48 PM

        I haven't tried Pinkberry-none in the SF Bay Area that I know of. Between Red Mango or Fraiche, I think Fraiche is way better.

        1. re: hhc
          h
          huskyla27 May 31, 2008 07:53 PM

          RED MANGO is the best! It is the only frozen yogurt not made from a powder and it is the first Frozen yogurt that is certified as real yogurt, full od probiotics, and helps with digestion. (Pinkberry did copy them and had to change there orginal formula to get certification of being yogurt, but they still mix from a powder and have tons of additives. ) Red Mango is all natural.
          It is creamier than any yogurt because it is real yogurt.

          1. re: huskyla27
            j
            jsgjewels Jun 2, 2008 10:57 AM

            It's definitely not the only real frozen yogurt with cultures.
            http://www.fraicheyogurt.com/

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