Tiffani Faison’s Biscuits Are Getting the Pinkberry Treatment

The Sweet Cheeks chef is making a signature swirl with a brown sugar buttermilk biscuit crumble.

Tiffani Faison

Tiffani Faison. / Photo by Mike Diskin

UPDATE, August 1, 10 a.m.: Try Tiffani Faison’s sweet corn crumble direct from the source: Faison and Trippe Lonian, CEO or Pinkberry New England, will be at Pinkberry at the Shops at the Prudential Center (800 Boylston St.) from 6-7 p.m. tonight handing out complimentary cups of the summer treat.


If you’ve ever ordered a bucket of Sweet Cheeks’s gigantic, flaky buttermilk biscuits and had trouble sharing it with your table mates, a) know you’re not alone, and no one’s judging you, and b) make time for a couple trips to Pinkberry next month.

Tiffani Faison—who created what one travel writer called “the best biscuits I can imagine” once in Forbes—is the latest Boston chef tapped for the frozen yogurt chain’s Celebrity Swirl Campaign. Inspired by flavors from Tiger Mama as well as Faison’s original Fenway spot, the Pinkberry research and development team concocted a sweet corn yogurt with blueberry compote and a brown sugar buttermilk crumble, made from the decadent baked goods. Faison oversaw the product development, and as the reigning Best Chef in Boston, we trust her with this fro-yo fusion. Bonus: The compote and crumble will also be available during the promotion as toppings for any Pinkberry flavors.

The sweet corn, blueberry, and buttermilk crumble is the second flavor in Pinkberry’s series, which highlights “flavors that we revere here in New England,” says Trippe Lonian, chief executive officer of Pinkberry’s area development company, in a statement. The first feature was last fall, with a Flour Bakery Sticky Bun swirl from chef Joanne Chang.

The Celebrity Swirl series also benefits local charity mission. Ten percent of all sales from Faison’s swirl go toward the Fisher House of Boston, a place for families to stay close to the VA Boston Healthcare Medical facility in West Roxbury. Faison calls herself and army brat—she was born in Germany to American parents, and moved around the United States before settling in Boston.

Faison’s special runs from August 1-August 31. It’s available at participating New England Pinkberry locations, including on Newbury Street, at South Station, the Prudential Center, in the North End, Harvard Square, Chestnut Hill, Hingham, Wellesley, at the South Shore Plaza in Braintree, and in North Beverly.