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I’m not a Pinkberry weakling, nor am I crazy obsessed over the frozen yogurt at Kiwiberri. In my opinion, the $5 that would have been spent on a cup of fro-yo is better allocated towards a croissant or brioche. Then why is it that I find myself more often than not, standing in front of the Claremont Kiwiberri cash register?

It’s the smoothies!!! I went in the other week, positively dying under the LA sun, and seeking a something cool to bring down my body temperature. I noticed that they offered smoothies on the menu, so why not? And it’s a good thing I did, because now I’ve found another item to add to my short list of “things I’m actually excited to eat in Claremont.”

The Kiwiberri smoothie blends together a cup of plain yogurt, strawberries, kiwis, and ice. It’s as simple and straightforward as can be. And that’s what I like best about it. Sweet and tart, with popping bits of kiwi seeds and the occasionally surprise of a little strawberry niblet that hasn’t blended all the way, it goes down quite nicely. At $3, it’s a pretty good deal, given that most smoothies will cost you around $5. Plus it’s so pleasantly pink looking – it wants to be your friend! Note: I’m not near joining one of those Pinkberri/Kiwiberri cults, I just happen to have a soft spot for their liquid concoctions!

Kiwiberri
373 W Bonita Ave
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 568-2306

8 Comments
  • Chubbypanda
    March 25, 2007

    That’s how it starts. A little smoothie here, a little fro-yo there. Next thing you know, you’re pawning textbooks just to get your next fix.Sure, you can quit anytime you want. Keep thinking that…(^_^)

  • anonymous
    March 25, 2007

    Cult? Seriously, the other day, I saw Kiwiberri line wrap around the building. This yogurt stuff will really take off. For all of you that haven’t tried Kiwiberri, you don’t know what you are missing, and that goes for all those pb addicts too. I’ll leave it at that. You be your own judge.

  • elmomonster
    March 26, 2007

    I’m in a Yogurtland cult of my own volition.

  • Eddie
    March 26, 2007

    i agree… that much money for fro-yo is indeed an inefficient use of spending money!!! on top of that, to be honest, it’s 25kcal/ounce. easily 200 calories for an 8oz treat, and if you add onto that those other toppings, say goodbye to a low calorie snack! if anything, it’s only fat free… but lots of sugars that can easily be stored as fat. i have found myself, as a result, to be an unbeliever in the fro-yo movement.

  • KirkK
    March 26, 2007

    Oh-oh looks like you’re hooked!Pretty soon you’ll be attending FY Anonymous…. “I’m Kathy, and I’m a Yogo-holic….” ;o)

  • anonymous
    March 27, 2007

    I can’t get my paws on anything like that over here, so I’m just oohing and aahing over everything being so Pretty In Pink!Regarding the previous post, I like how you guys stopped and ended up having the 2nd dessert. You already had me delirious with the first one!

  • Chubbypanda
    March 27, 2007

    You know, if I were a suspicious bastard, I’d think that the writing styles exhibited by anon1, food lover, and anon2 were remarkably similar. I might then conclude that you’ve been hit by a clumsy marketer working for Yogen Fruz.Oh wait, I am a suspicious bastard…

  • Kathy YL Chan
    March 28, 2007

    Hey Chubbypanda!oh man, I feel so stupid for not noticing those comments before – no worried, they were deleted! thanks for telling me :) and NO i am no froyo addict! leader of the smoothies cult, maybe, but the whole froyo matter is ridiculous! …pawning my textbooks may not be a bad idea, less than 6 weeks till I’m all finish with school!!!Hey Mashedpotatos!I don’t think I’d have the patience to wait in long lines for froyo, but man, some people are truly addicted to this stuff! Hey Elmo!But at least you have that cool place where you can mix in a bunch of different flavors and get them weighed! Having a plce like that might turn me into an addict!…but for now, I am safe. kind of :)Hey Eddie!ooh, I’ve been wanted to find out the nutritional info on kiwiberri/pinkberry – but the companies don’t seem to want to release it…kind of makes you suspicious, no? ;) and with all the sugar in a “regular” order, I’d rather have ice cream any day!Hey Kirk!nonononon, I am not hooked! (oh no, and as I am writing this, I am drink yet another…shhh…tell no one! ;)Hey Rowena!The store is designed in such happy shades, it’s hard not to smile when you walk in :)I’m starting to think my stomach can hold an endless capacity of dessert and bread and rice. ;) Meats are another matter – I can only take so much. It’s a blessing and curse all at once!

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