Yogurt, like revenge, is a dish best served freezing cold and topped with rainbow sprinkles. Cool off a piping hot palate with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get two 12-ounce frozen yogurts with toppings at Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt (a $10.32 value). The kind staff at Menchie’s grants visitors the sweet-tooth independence to assemble their own glacial delights, streamlining the complicated art of frozen-yogurt consumption into three simple steps: mix, weigh, and pay. Choose from a rotating menu of more than 100 flavors including chocolate cake and pomegranate tart, and then accessorize the chilly masterpiece with a choice of more than 40 toppings, including fresh fruit, candy-bar pieces, fudge and caramel sauces, and Oreo cookies. Crammed cups are weighed ($0.43/oz.), scores are settled, and cheerful taste buds skip off to enjoy frosty spoonfuls. Health-conscious consumers can try nonfat, low-carb, nondairy, and no-sugar-added options. Packed with live and active yogurt cultures, each cup acts as a trojan horse of protein and calcium that can lower cholesterol, boost wilting immune systems, and topple legendary walled empires.
Menchie’s warm, welcoming environment stands in sharp contrast to its icy eats, melting hearts while mix-ins melt in mouths. With two 12-ounce cups for every Groupon, and two Groupons allowed per customer, ice screamers can selfishly sample all the flavors or reward the crew of the Olympic paddleboat team.