Pinkberry Comes to Westport

Cadence Neenan and Zoe Brown

A swirl of yogurt. A snowstorm of toppings. And, yes, the commotion of yet another new frozen yogurt store.

On Friday, Jan. 25, Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt opened at 111 Post Road to the delight of many Westport residents. Though there has been a Pinkberry located in Fairfield for some time, Staples students were excited to finally have one in their own town.

“I don’t have to force my parents to drive to Fairfield—I can walk now,” Lilly Valente ’16 said with a smile. “It’s a good time.”

The store offers ample frozen yogurt flavors such as original, salted caramel, chocolate hazelnut, grapefruit, pomegranate, passion fruit, and many more. However, though Pinkberry has an abundance of flavors, they opt not to dish them out conventionally. Unlike Sixteen Handles and Top This, Pinkberry does not have its customers serve themselves—the workers there prepare the frozen yogurt themselves.

“It’s nice that they do it for you, and you have a lot of options,” Elizabeth Mitas ’16 said.

However, some believe that not being able to self-serve is a detriment to the frozen yogurt experience.

“They skimped out on the toppings big time compared to Fairfield,” Gabi Duncan ’15 said. “I barely got anything.”

Despite the difference in the amount of toppings given not only between other frozen yogurt places, but also between the Westport and Fairfield locations, many students, especially those who frequently went to the older Pinkberry in Fairfield, are excited that there is now a Pinkberry closer to home.

“I finally don’t have to go to Fairfield every single day of the year,” Kendall Rochlin ’16 said.

Other Staples students rave about Pinkberry no matter the location.

Says Daisy Laska ’16, “It’s so frickin’ delicious.”