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Fro-yo seller sees red


Red Mango, one of the new generation of hip frozen yogurt chains cropping up on the U.S. coasts, is seeing red and offering a new pomegranate flavor from POM, the juice maker, starting today and available for a limited time of currently unknown duration.

While many knock-off frozen yogurt joints have multiple flavors, Red Mango and rival Pinkberry are keeping it simple with just three. Both companies offer plain and green tea flavors. The third flavor choice at Pinkberry is coffee.

What’s your flavor?

(Photo: Red Mango)

Pinkberry through a straw


granita1.JPGPinkberry, the trendy fro-yo chain growing rapidly in California and New York, is making its tart yogurt drinkable, calling it Granita and selling it starting on Friday at a handful of Southern California stores.

“Our customers want Pinkberry at different times of the day,” Pinkberry Chief Executive Ron Graves told Reuters. “This is obviously much more portable, whether you’re in your car or walking down the street.”