KiwiBear - Claremont (Closed).
Peach House - San Gabriel (Closed).
PinGo Yogurt - Alhambra (Closed).
VeryBerry - San Gabriel (Closed).
Even the chain frozen yogurt locations such as CeFiore - Monterey Park (Closed) and CeFiore - Los Angeles (Little Tokyo) (Closed).
I heard the death knell for Pinkberry - Los Angeles (Koreatown) imitators a few years ago when Nubi Yogurt - San Gabriel opened with its 38 cents an ounce fro-yo. I was just waiting for Yogurtland to come beat that with its 30 cents an ounce fro-yo.
And sure enough, last summer Yogurtland opened in Alhambra in the old Starbucks at the Pacific Square strip mall where Kang Kang Food Court - Alhambra, Kiki Bakery - Alhambra, and Phoenix Food Boutique - Alhambra are also located.
Has it really been three years since I first saw ElmoMonster's post about Yogurtland in Fullerton? I knew there was no way Pinkberry, and its imitators, would be able to compete with more than a dozen flavors of tart and sweet frozen yogurt, fruit, nut, and candy toppings, and at a much, much, much lower price point.
Too icy some people say. I think consistency varies by location and flavor. I find original tart and green tea flavors just fine. And love pineapple and mango. This summer's lychee flavor wasn't half-bad either.
And I don't eat nearly as much frozen yogurt to cost the average Pinkberry $5 price point.
Other frozen yogurt shops:
Nubi Yogurt - San Gabriel
Pinkberry - Los Angeles (Koreatown)
Pinkberry - Pasadena
Pinkberry - Rancho Cucamonga
Silver Spoon - Alhambra
Yogurtland (Pacific Square)
1 E. Valley Blvd.
Alhambra, CA 91801
Monday to Thursday, and Sunday 11 a.m. to midnight
Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
1 year ago today, tropical fruit and Vietnamese rolled rice noodles at Thai Son Lo Banh Cuon - Westminster (Little Saigon).
2 years ago today, Foo Foo Tei Noodle House - Monterey Park (Closed).
3 years ago today, Belacan Grill - Redondo Beach.