I made it over to the new Pinkberry yogurt place on Magazine Street; it’s a bright, cheery space, with lots of slick, shiny surfaces and ridiculously cheerful/helpful employees. At lunchtime, it was mobbed with high-school girls in Catholic-school plaid, hotly debating the merits of one topping over another: “but I don’t like Fruity Pebbles…” Aside from a few silly cereal choices, most toppings leaned toward fresh fruit, granola, or nuts.
I went for the tart, original flavor….and I was pleasantly surprised. It tasted like good-quality yogurt, only frozen. Not overly sweet, or too synthetic in texture, it’s clearly a low-fat product, but a damn good one. Paired with a mixed-nut topping, the mini size was less than $3….so I’m officially a fan: I like reasonable portion sizes paired with reasonable prices. (Yes, I also like the kiddie cup size at Ben & Jerry’s, but you can buy a pint at the supermarket for the same price.)