As if the title doesn’t clue you in, Cantaloop is another knock off of Pinkberry, the leader of the healthy frozen yogurt craze. After visiting the newly opened Cantaloop at La Brea and Hollywood yesterday, , I still don’t get it. (of course, I used to never understand Starbucks mania – and look at me now: a cafe latte a day liberal.)
I purchased a small serving of the melon flavored Cantaloop with a topping of Fruity Pebbles (to negate any possible health value). Cost? A few pennies over $4 after tax. Tasty, but no “value” by any regard.
Side by side, I prefer Cantaloop to Pinkberry, but merely because Cantaloop has THREE flavors instead of Pinkberry’s two. In addition to the plain and
melon mango they had promeganate. Yes, promeganate. Beats “natural wheat grass flavor” I suppose. Like Pinkberry, Cantaloop also features a 70ish future chic aesthetic, although Cantaloop seemingly borrowed from the “Buck Rogers in the 21st Century’s” candy tinted clear plastic chairs, a small improvement, but they evidently weren’t stretching for a unique identity.
I don’t think I’ll latch onto this fad anytime soon. And unless they add a half dozen more flavors – at the very least chocolate – I predict they’ll be gone soon enough. Even the requisite “I Love the 00’s” show that VH-1 will air in about ten years will forget they existed.
Now, can someone tell me where’s the nearest TCBY?
…Jillian’s review of Pinkberry from last November…