As it turns out, Pinkberry couldn't have chosen a better week to open in Edmonton. With temperatures soaring in the mid-thirties, it was hot outside and all thoughts were always with cold, frozen treats. Aditi and I were pretty hot when we arrived at WEM, even though we were sitting in the back of the bus where, ocasionally, there is a breeze happening. We were both, therefore, rather relieved when we entered the air conditioned environs of WEM, and we skittered along to the Pinkberry booth.
The Pinkberry booth was beautifully decorated and the pastel shades put us both in the mood for frozen yogurt. We went over to the media/ VIP booth, and fooled around in the photo booth while we waited for our samples. We met up with Marlow Moo and The Kitchen Magpie and several other Edmonton foodies too.
The toppings were out on tables, and of course, Aditi had to go and look through each of them carefully... can't have the wrong topping on one's froyo now, can we? She picked the sugared gummi bears of course (why was I not even the least surprised?) and some fresh mango too. The fruit looked fresh and yummy, and we had a great time looking through and trying out the other toppings. I do wish there were a few labels on the bowls, but that was a minor quibble, as we did have fun trying to discover what each of them was.
Once the yogurts were out, we picked our favourites. I always pick coconut and Aditi picked the mango, then the strawberry. We garnished with the aforementioned toppings, and we were ready to go. We both liked our choices, though Aditi, being ever the connoisseur, said that she thought that tha mango needed to be more 'mangoey'... which makes perfect sense, of course, hehe.
I liked my coconut yogurt, and the fresh fruit on top made a big difference to the taste, texture and flavours. It hit the spot on that hot day, for sure. And we loved our discount card and the treats in our goodie bags as well.
If I have a grouse, it would be about the location. While I understand why Pinkberry picked West Edmonton Mall as their Edmonton location, I realised quite quickly that unless I was in the mall for whatever reason, I would probably not make the trip all the way there just for the yogurt, nice as it was.So it would have been nice to have an outlet, say downtown or even in Southgate Mall. But if that's my only crib, I think I don't really have much to complain about. Aditi was already looking forward to her next trip to Pinkberry, so I reckon we shall be back for sure.
Check out more of the pictures on my Facebook page here.
Disclosure: I received an invite to the media preview for Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt. There was no financial compensation, and all opinions are mine (and Aditi's).