Pinkberry: Tangy? Yes. Sweet? Yes. Natural? Not really.

23 Apr

As a result of a class-action lawsuit, Pinkberry was recently forced to divulge the ingredients of its ever-popular frozen “yogurt.” The company, which has spread around the country as fast as super cute cupcake shops, has claimed that its products were all-natural.

Um, not so much.

According to this New York Times article by Julia Moskin, Pinkberry includes:

  • skim milk
  • nonfat yogurt
  • sucrose
  • fructose
  • dextrose
  • propylene glycol esters (emulsifier)
  • lactoglycerides (emulsifier)
  • sodium acid pyrophosphate (emulsifier)
  • mono- and diglycerides (emulsifier)
  • magnesium oxide
  • calcium fumarate
  • citric acid (vitamin C)
  • sodium citrate
  • tocopherol (vitamin E)
  • starch (filler)
  • maltodextrin (filler)
  • guar gum
  • plus five more…

Doesn’t sound quite as healthy anymore, does it?


Posted by on April 23, 2008 in Food Reads, Restaurant Buzz, Uncategorized


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2 responses to “Pinkberry: Tangy? Yes. Sweet? Yes. Natural? Not really.

  1. bleuemoon

    May 12, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    is it still healthier than ice cream?

  2. michiek

    May 12, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    None of those ingredients are really thought to be “dangerous,” and Pinkberry is fat-free, so yes, in a way, it’s healthier than ice cream. You’re better off eating real food (like real yogurt), but for a treat every now and then, Pinkberry should be good to go.


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