Even though Pinkberry was made famous by US media, the Red Mango chain actually started the whole fro-yo craze in the United States (and South Korea). Read about it here. What makes Red Mango different from the plethora of competing frozen yogurt chains? Its award-winning, nonfat frozen yogurt has it all —calcium, protein, and live and active cultures that are good for your body. (They were the FIRST frozen yogurt shop to be certified by the National Yogurt Association with the Live & Active Cultures seal, indicating the use of real yogurt). And, unlike other desserts that often contain artificial ingredients or excessive calories from fat and sugar, Red Mango frozen yogurt is all-natural, nonfat or lowfat, and certified gluten-free.
Currently, their lineup of frozen yogurt flavors consists of Original, Pomegranate, Madagascar Vanilla, and a rotating variety of seasonal or specialty flavors. Red Mango’s froyo is topped with yummy fruit such as strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, mango, blueberries, and pineapple, or fun and crunchy items like Captain Crunch, Fruity Pebbles, organic granola, candies, chocolates, graham crackers, and mochi just to name a few.
We opted for the Original frozen yogurt flavor and chose all fresh whole fruit (raspberries, blackberries and blueberries) on ours, while my sister-in-law and her husband topped theirs with sweet Oreo cookie pieces, diced strawberries, blueberries, and crunchy cocoa cereal.
So what’s better Pinkberry or Red Mango? Although both are delicious, Red Mango’s froyo has more of a true yogurt flavor and is definitely smoother and less icy than Pinkberry. I guess it comes down to personal preference, but if you’re shopping at Alderwood Mall, then Red Mango should definitely be a stop you should make!