After we arrived we went to the bar to get some refreshments. They had created two special cocktails for the event using the frozen yogurt. I made sure to try both of them.
A little hard to make out
The original flavor was not too sweet and a little tangy. Brent described it as a “mellow sour cream flavor”, but to me it was more Greek yogurt tang. It had a light creamy texture and would be a great blank canvass if you wanted to load up on toppings.
It was dark and the flash was necessary - my apologies
Smooth, silky, dark and creamy. This was rich and decadent and better than many high quality chocolate ice creams I’ve had. This one tied with the pomegranate for my favorite.
This flavor was light with the perfect balance of sweet and tartness. I think this flavor came in second in creaminess to the chocolate but was divine nonetheless. The color was also a beautiful pale purple which I found pleasing. I would definitely get this one again and maybe try combining it with the chocolate.
I’m picky with anything coconut as I’m not a huge fan of it really. However, the frozen yogurt was very good. The coconut flavor was subtle and not overpowering, which for me was key. I would order it again if I was in the mood for something tropical. Brent liked it very much too.
I’m even less of a mango fan than coconut but I loved this one. The mango flavor was light and sweet. And the yogurt had a very creamy consistency.
Lychee with Lime
I think I was most excited to try the lychee flavor. I can remember eating lychee jelly candies as a kid and loving them. The lychee is served with a little lime wedge which is the perfect companion for the frozen yogurt. Slightly tart and acidic, this was Brent’s favorite out of the three. I loved it too but it was not as creamy of a consistency as some of the other flavors.
As the Pinkberry peeps were passing out the samples, they would direct you to the topping bar to make your selections. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many options. They had marshmallows, gummy bears, fruity pebbles, chocolate chips, several kinds of fresh fruits and nuts, coconuts, waffle crisps, animal crackers, captain crunch, and that is just to name a few!
Brent made several selections for his cups but I kept mine simple for the night. Normally I would be all about some toppings but I think I really just wanted to enjoy the frozen yogurt. I did however taste test a few topping by themselves and found them all fresh and of good quality.
There was a good long line when we left.
We really enjoyed being some of the first in Tampa to enjoy Pinkberry and it seems they had a great response to the grand opening. I’ve actually already made Brent promise me we can go back this weekend for some more. A big thanks to Erin for allowing up to partake in the fun!
To learn more about Pinkberry, or if you have a store near you, visit www.pinkberry.com
So for those that have been to Pinkberry before – what are you favorite combinations?