While I prefer Pinkberry over other franchises when it comes to getting a frozen yogurt fix, the blatant pseudo health claim plastered on the window of this store is making me think twice about giving them my money.
Whether the yogurt tastes like it's overladen with sugar is subjective. Everyone's taste preferences are different, and some of us have higher tolerance for sweets. But nutritionally speaking, frozen yogurt from Pinkberry or any other place that has spawned due to this craze is still very sugary.
In a small yogurt, you can expect to find 30 grams of sugar. That's roughly 7 teaspoons of the the white stuff.* For a medium and large, there are 46 grams (11.5 teaspoons) and a whopping 76 grams (19 teaspoons) of sugar, respectively. And this is before any toppings are added, most of which are fairly sugary. To put these numbers into perspective, a regular can of cola has about 40 grams of sugar- 6 grams less than that of a medium yogurt. So much for being not overladen with sugar.
The tartness in these frozen yogurt make them seemingly less sweet. If we're aiming for the benefits of probiotics or "good bacteria", we're better off just eating store-bought plain yogurt. But one (and only) reason that Pinkberry deserves applause is for the absence of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in their yogurts. This franchise has remained one of the few that keeps HFCS out of the ingredients.
Visit Pinkberry's website for more nutrition info about your favorite flavor of frozen yogurt.
The above sugar content was calculated with the nutrition facts for the original flavor.
* 4 grams of sugar = 1 teaspoon