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Ever since my first Pinkberry encounter in LA last Feb 2008, I was dreaming of Pinkberry coming to our shores.

I started a Frozen Yogurt Wars blog series in hopes of enticing Pinkberry to open a branch in Manila. The series started with Cold Spoon and was highlighted by the entry of Red Mango, which until yesterday was the best frozen yogurt in Manila.

Not anymore.


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The Pinkberry ambiance is maaliwalas with young, vibrant colors. It is known to have the best interiors among frozen yogurt shops.

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I love the floor design, which gives you the feeling of being on a pebbled beach as you lounge on the nicely patterned chairs.

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The servers are warm and friendly. They will not rush you and will even try to help you come up with the best yogurt to suit your palate.

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It is best to taste all the flavors — original, green tea, watermelon, mango, pomegranate, and chocolate.

Pinkberry’s yogurt is sweet with a bit of a tangy taste (maybe similar to Golden Spoon but more yogurt-y). We personally love the original, green tea and pomegranate flavors.

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Click here for a bigger version of the Pinkberry Menu with yogurt calorie information. 🙂

Their pricing is a bit high, with the 3 oz at P100 already, which is way more expensive than Red Mango or any other fro-yo shops.

Check out the menu with the toppings price. The Small 3 oz comes with 2 toppings at P155, the Medium 5 oz comes with 4 toppings at P220, and the Large 8 oz comes with 6 toppings at P265.

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We like pairing our Pinkberry fro-yo with their fresh fruits (not frozen) and their mochi!

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We also like a certain texture or crunch with our yogurt, so we add Peanut Butter Crunch…

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…or the Honey Almond Granola.

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Green Tea and Pomegranate Frozen Yogurt (Medium 5 oz – P220) with Mochi, Mango, Kiwi and Honey Almond Granola with 140-180 Yogurt Calories.

Here is our creation… You can order two flavors in any cup.

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Mango Frozen Yogurt (Small 3 oz – P155) with Mango and Mango toppings with 90-110 Yogurt Calories.

Joshua loves Mango. 🙂 What I like about Pinkberry is that the yogurt has the right level of sweetness and highlights the true taste of the fruit in its flavor.

(I just wish they didn’t use plastic spoons, though…)

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We met Rica of Heart to Heart online with her husband and her mom (who owns the Pinkberry franchise in Manila) enjoying a cup of Pinkberry. 🙂

She likes her original flavored fro-yo with fresh fruits.

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Thing is, Pinkberry’s entry in Manila is a bit late since the foodies are tired of Frozen Yogurt already and have moved on to the Milk Tea craze. Also, in my recent trip to LA, my brother didn’t even want to take me to Pinkberry anymore and brought me to a Boba tea place instead.

The sweet yogurt taste of Pinkberry and the ambiance have also been preempted by some frozen yogurt shops already, so I’m not really sure how Pinkberry will do in Manila.

One thing is for sure though — we love Pinkberry and we think it is still better than ice cream or gelato.

Thank you for finally coming to Manila!

 

Pinkberry Philippines
Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, 1226 Makati, Philippines
Website: http://www.pinkberry.com.ph/
Facebook: Pinkberry Philippines

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Full Disclosure: Nothing to disclose. We paid for our meals. We are not connected with the owners or any organization promoting Pinkberry Philippines.

P.S. Rica gave us this take home tub, which would make a great gift or a potluck item for parties.

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Take Home Pinkberry Yogurt (P515) with 700-900 calories. It is packed in cube ice and can only last for 2 hours outside the freezer, so it is advisable to buy and bring it straight to your house.