I love to eat. If you browse through my Instagram, you’d find more food posts than pictures of my face. Eating is one of my keenest pleasures in life. It can take away all my stresses and worries, especially when my plate is full of different colors. So yesterday, after a good dinner I began to crave for dessert. Luckily a friend of mine encouraged me to try this new yogurt place at SM Megamall.
I was told Pinkberry was launched in January 2005 and opened their flagship store in the Philippines just three years ago. When I entered the store, my eyes instantly went to the toppings section. They have all my favorite fruit toppings! YAY!
They got candies and chocolate toppings as well! Recently, Pinkberry partnered with Sugarpova–Maria Sharapova’s candy line. The gummy candies have three flavors–Flirty Mini, Smitten Sour Mini, and Flirty Sour Mini–which all go well with Pinkberry’s iconic, light and refreshing frozen yogurt.
In the beginning, Pinkberry only had two flavors: original and green tea. Since then they’ve added more flavors, which include strawberry, cherry, and salted caramel. However, nothing beats the original so I tried it first. I was so happy to find out that when you buy a medium-sized yogurt, you get to choose five different toppings for free. So I piled my fave fruits kiwi, strawberry, grapes, and mango, and added some mochi. Yum! The medium-sized yogurt cost me Php 220
Yogurt is a healthy alternative to ice cream. Each serving of Pinkberry uses only real non-fat yogurt and real non-fat milk. It has no high-fructose corn syrup added to it too, so you only get a perfect balance of tart and sweet. The strawberries were a little bit sour but that’s okay since the taste complements the yogurt really well.
What I really love about this store is they’ve labeled each topping with their corresponding calories. This enables calorie-conscious people to add some sweet flavors to their yogurt without going overboard, I wanted to try these toppings as well so I got a small-sized cup, priced at Php 155 inclusive of three toppings of my choice. I chose brownies, lemon cookie crunch, and nutella.
I actually wanted to try their green tea yogurt, so the staff gave me a teeny weeny paper cup. It doesn’t taste like the original yogurt but I discovered the lemon cookie crunch actually blends well with the green tea flavor of the yogurt.
Currently, Pinkberry has four branches nationwide: Greenbelt 5, Alabang Town Center, SM Aura, Power Plant Mall, and SM Megamall Fashion Hall (5th floor).
They always give treats to customers, too. If you post your order of Pinkberry yogurt (any product) topped with at least one Sugarpova topping on Instagram and tag @pinkberryph #sharapinkberry, you can get a chance to win P500 worth of Pinkberry gift certificates. One winner will be chosen each week and will be announced every Friday, until October 24.