Did you know that Pinkberry now has greek yogurt? Not a "greek" frozen yogurt, but a bonafide greek yogurt, and they use it to make some great bowls! Yes, Pinkberry's not just about froyo anymore.
I was recently invited to the Pinkberry headquarters in Santa Monica to do a blind tasting of greek yogurts and try their new Powerbowls. When else will I get a chance to visit their headquarters??
The strawberry and granola one was more what I'd expect to eat at home, but I also really liked their Chocolate Berry bowl, especially with the addition of the dark chocolate granola and cinnamon honey. The cinnamon made it just that much better.
1. This yogury was thick and creamy, but a little sour. This was revealed to be Chobani.
2. Thick but fluffier than (1). Smoother, sticks to the spoon more. Not as sour, but chalkier. This was Fage.
3. Thick, silky, smooth. Glossy finish. Not as sour and chalky. This one was revealed to be Pinkberrygreek, which is made with milk from Fair Oaks Farm. I did like the fluffy texture of Fage but the less chalky Pinkberrygreek is much more enjoyable to eat.
4. Vanilla flavored Pinkberry's Greek Yogurt. Slightly less thick but still silky. Sweeter, but can still taste the yogurt. The yogury is mixed in store with Madagascar vanilla to retain freshness.
We then moved on to their Powerbowls. Think acai, quinoa, and the like. They even built it as we go during the tasting so the toppings don't get soggy. For now, the Brentwood store is their test store and will roll out new products like this first before anywhere else, but look out for these powerbowls in the near future.
After the greek yogurt and powerbowl tasting, we had a taste of the upcoming Cherry frozen yogurt flavor which will be out in September, and met their oldest employee who is now in charge of getting the taste consistent. Rather than the cherry flavor, I was partial to the butter pecan Pinkberry. Especially topped with caramel, caramelized pecan and chocolate!