Ice cream vs. soft serve vs. Pinkberry

We’re in nebulous period between winter and summer. It can get very cold and very hot within a couple of days or hours. Still, it’s not too early to start thinking about ice cold summer treats. With some input from around the newsroom, here’s a pros and cons list for ice cream, soft serve and Pinkberry-like frozen yogurt.


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Ice Cream Pros
Super rich and creamy
Ubiquitous
Satisfying
Sundaes, Banana splits, shakes, floats
Ice cream sandwiches
More than 31 flavors
Chocolate and Peanut Butter ice cream from Baskin Robbins
Coldstone

Ice Cream Cons
Really fattening
Brain freeze
Guilt
More fat, sugar and calories
Cavities
Freezer burn
Feeling so full you don’t want to get up

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Soft Serve Pros
Creamy
Easy access (McDonald’s)
Good ice cream substitute
Goes well with chocolate syrup
Great with toppings
Served in baseball helmets
It swirls!

Soft Serve Cons
Somewhat fattening
Fewer flavors
Imitation
Can’t “mix-in” toppings
Melts easily
Bland

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Pinkberry Pros (or similar frozen yogurts)
Refreshing
Hip
Won’t weigh you down
Nontraditional toppings — Cocoa Puffs, Mochi, Specialty fruits
Fewer flavors
Healthy bacteria (better BM?)
Trendy, therefore cool
Cute name

Pinkberry Cons (or similar frozen yogurts)
Sour
Fewer locations, not sold in stores
Not like ice cream
Can get expensive
Not usually served in a cone
Long lines
Trendy, therefore for followers
There are no pink berries in Pinkberry
Sounds too much like Blackberry



Thanks to amyadoyzie for providing the photo of McDonald’s soft serve.

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