I had to post since I haven't seen it here yet- love it or hate it, Pinkberry has arrived in MN.
There is a Pinkberry stand on the first floor of Macy's at the Mall of America. A worker there said they've been open since after Thanksgiving. Staff were super nice. It's a chain, so not much to say about their offerings- standard crazy buffet of topping choices- but it is worth noting that they don't have cereals for topping, other than fruity cheerios. You'll have to bring your own Cocoa Pebbles. Mochi were freshly chewy and the fruit looked very fresh.
I think the original Pinkberry flavor has a distinctly different, pleasantly tangier flavor than any other froyo chain. In fact, I'd been sampling other places locally in a futile quest to find something similar. Don't know if it's worth a trip just to MOA, but it's a fun snack option while shopping and I'm pleased not to have to keep trying other places!
Not a fan of Pinkberry outside of their coconut flavor. Freestyle Yogurt will continue to get all my froyo business. Their flavors (both quality and quantity) and toppings can't be beat imo...plus Freestyle is a MN company.
Thanks for the heads up. I am a fan of the tart froyo of the good old days and so have had Pinkberry on my list since I first read about it a few years ago. I swear I haven't had a good froyo since I was a kid in CA.
For about a minute there was some OK almost properly tart froyo here--Freeziac--but when I tried it again last summer everything had been changed to non-tart. LAME.
splatgirl, have you tried the California Tart at Freestyle Yogurt? I like it a lot, it's fairly tart (for my tastes - so much so that it's too tart for most folks I know that have tasted it).
If you have tried it, I'd be interested in how you think it compares to old time frozen yogurt from California.