Yogurt, like revenge, is a dish best served freezing cold and topped with rainbow sprinkles. Savor the taste of candy-coated vengeance with today’s Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of frozen yogurt and toppings at Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt in South Pasadena.
Menchie’s streamlines the complicated art of frozen yogurt consumption into three simple steps: mix, weigh, and pay. Choose from a rotating menu of myriad flavors such as chocolate cake, pomegranate tart, root beer float, and juicy raspberry, then accessorize your cup with a plethora of fashion-forward toppings, including fresh fruit, sugary cereals, candies, cake and cookie crumbles, and dazzling jewelry. Crammed cups are weighed ($0.39 per ounce), scores are settled, and satisfied sweet teeth skip off to enjoy frosty spoonfuls. Health-conscious consumers can try nonfat, low-carb, nondairy, and no-sugar-added options. Dairy flavors are packed with live and active yogurt cultures, making each cup a Trojan horse of protein and calcium that can potentially lower cholesterol, boost wilting immune systems, and topple the walls of gated communities.
Menchie’s warm and welcoming environment stands in sharp contrast to its icy eats, melting hearts as mix-ins melt in mouths. Treat a friend or lose an enemy with a winning combination of frozen lactic acid and candy proffered by Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt.
Menchie’s South Pasadena
Every Menchie's location around the world looks much the same: pink, yellow, and lime-green decor framing the eponymous mascot, a smiley twist of yogurt with a cone for a body. It's an identical template that allows for nearly infinite variations at each outpost's row of 14 or 16 rotating yogurt pumps, where guests can self-serve swirls of flavors such as pistachio, peanut butter cup, cake batter, and fruity raspberry pomegranate tart. Then, they can ladle scoops of nearly 40 toppings—including sprinkles, cookies 'n' cream, hot fudge, and locally grown fruits—onto their creations. Nonfat and no-sugar-added varieties join gluten- and lactose-free options for those who have food sensitivities or just hate the taste of gluten.