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Red Mango opening in San Carlos?

Does anyone know when the Red Mango is opening in San Carlos? I heard sometime this month?

We're sooo excited about them opening

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  1. I'm in L.A., and having had Pinkberry, kiwiberry, snoberry, and all the copycats, I finally went to Red Mango because it happened to be close to where we were eating. Red Mango is the one I like the LEAST. It tastes too heavy, it has a big heavy milk flavor. Maybe it appeals to the mass American palate, but I did not like it at all.

    My current favorite is Yogurtland, where they have lots of flavors, it's self serve, you mix and match, and buy by the ounce. I love the tastes of all the flavors, and the fact that I don't have to buy a set amount.

    1. It seems maybe within the a month? I'm only guessing based on the amount of work that's been happening the past few weeks.

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        1. Butter924,
          They are giving away 1 FREE small yogurt & 1 Topping on Sat 10/11/08 from 12-2pm at the new San Carlos store.

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          1. re: hhc

            Just a warning that it's going to be really crowded/no parking since it's the San Carlos Art and Wine Festival this weekend. Luckily, I'm walking distance!

          2. What is this Red Mango that seems to generate excitement but that I know nothing about?

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            1. re: Mick Ruthven

              Just a frozen yogurt shop. It does have a "milk flavor," I suppose, but apparently I like that -- I think it's a richer flavor than most of the others I've tried, although I think I'd really have to try both it and Fraiche in the same afternoon to decide which one I liked more. (Harmony, the one Shane mentions below, just isn't a favorite for me; I know they use Straus Creamery yogurt and it almost certainly is higher quality, but it didn't seem to be quite as good as Culture yogurt in Palo Alto, another Straus-using chain, and Harmony skimps on the toppings compared to either Culture or Red Mango.)

              1. re: Chipotle

                I would also recommend Fraiche over the others. It is quite good and worth waiting in the line that always seems to be there.

                1. re: Shane Greenwood

                  I also agree that Fraiche is the best, although I have to make a trek to try Culture. I've been disappointed with Harmony being really skimpy with the yogurt and the toppings lately, plus their yogurt is "lighter" almost icy, definitely not as rich "mouth feel" and complex flavor like Fraiche.

                  1. re: peppatty

                    Fraiche is very bland and doesn't have tartness at all. I admire what they're attempting to do but the execution needs a great deal of work. The only thing I like about Fraiche is the homemade mochi. Culture Frozen Yogurt not only as better tasting fro-yo (compared to Fraiche) but the best homemade toppings. They just added spiced apples. You may also see homemade apple cake, brownies, mini chocolate meringues, etc. Fraiche is completely disappointing.

                    1. re: lolia

                      Red Mango and Tartini both have mochi (as soft little cubes).

              2. re: Mick Ruthven

                It's frozen yogurt with tartness instead of rich milky flavor. You can add fresh fruit toppings on them. The combination of tartness and fresh fruit makes it appealing to asian and european palates who are after well-being foods.