Thursday, July 19, 2007
PinGo Yogurt - Alhambra (Closed)
So after our dinner at Manna Korean BBQ, we were debating whether or not to stop off at Pinkberry. We really didn't have any room in our bellies, but the Pinkberry in Koreatown was so close. And frozen yogurt sounded so good after a heavy meal of meat. So then I suggested we give our meal time to digest by heading home but stopping off at PinGo Yogurt, which recently opened in Alhambra.
Me and my brilliant ideas.
The price is comparable to Pinkberry. This medium original with three toppings was roughly $5. But taste-wise, waaay more tart. The consistency though was good. Unfortunately, the mochi were hard little lumps. Stick to the fresh fruit toppings. We didn't bother finishing the mochi, but we did finish the fro-yo.
The thing with these Pinkberry copycats is that they don't quite look or taste the same, but they're charging the same prices. And they're cropping up everywhere. It'll only be a matter of time before they become too saturated and have to start dropping their prices.
But in the San Gabriel Valley, there's only a few places that serve frozen yogurt so if you want your fix but don't want to drive, I guess this is good enough.
I have since gone back and they've re-done their formula so it's not so tart anymore and very, very similar to Pinkberry. Also, they changed the mochi so they're now soft and chewy.
February 24, 2010 update: PinGo Yogurt is now closed. Not even sure when it happened since Yogurtland opened up nearby with its 30 cents an ounce frozen yogurt, I, and probably everyone else, didn't even notice PinGo anymore.
My other frozen yogurt posts:
CeFiore - Los Angeles (Little Tokyo)
CeFiore - Monterey Park
Nubi Yogurt - San Gabriel
Peach House - San Gabriel (Closed)
Pinkberry - Los Angeles (Koreatown)
Pinkberry - Pasadena
Pinkberry - Rancho Cucamonga
Silver Spoon - Alhambra
35B W. Valley Blvd.
Alhambra, CA 91801
Open noon to 11 p.m.