Saturday, June 16, 2012

Menchie's Frozen Yogurt (Cambie)

I've been hearing a lot of people talk about a new yogurt place that recently opened this year that's quite similar to Yogurtland. If you guys don't know Yogurtland, it's a frozen yogurt shop that's quite famous in the US because of their wide variety of unique flavors and their vast amounts of toppings that you can choose from. So when I heard that this place was similar to Yogurtland, I had to check it out especially since frozen yogurt is one of my favorite things to eat! Normally I would go get frozen yogurt at Qoola since it's way closer to where I live. Also, my schedule requires me to be in Richmond most of the time so I didn't really have much time to go to Menchie's up until last week! I invited my friends to come along  (since like me, they are frozen yogurt junkies too!).

Menchie's was quite hard to find at first since the place is located on 2315 Cambie street which is right before the Cambie bridge. I actually missed the first time so I ended up heading down to Yaletown and then making a U-turn all the way back up. Parking may be a hassle for this place because the only available spots for you to park is street parking and also the area where Menchie's is located is quite busy so it might be a pain in the butt to drive all the way there (unless of course you live near that area).

When we went in, it was like paradise for me because there were so many flavors to choose from! When me and my friends went their current flavors were: Vanilla, Chocolate, Original Tart, Cherry Tart, Cake Batter, Red Velvet Cake, Peanut Butter, Frozen Hot Chocolate, Pecan Praline, Creamsicle, Raspberry-Lemonade Sorbet and Mango Sorbet.With so many flavors to choose from, you'd want to try them all! And guess what? that's exactly what I did! And out of the 12 flavors that I tried, I would have to say that my personal favorite was the Peanut Butter! If you love Peanut Butter, I guarantee you your gonna love this! The mixture of the yogurt is just perfect! It's not too sweet yet not too heavy, and the flavor was just right! I would highly recommend trying this if you get the chance to go there. Next in line to the peanut butter is their Red Velvet and Chocolate yogurt. These two are pretty decent in their flavors, although a little sweeter than the peanut butter, they are still pretty good choices to go for as well.

I did find some of their yogurt a little too sweet for my liking especially their Pecan Praline (way overly sweet!).  Personally however, I still preferred Qoola better than Menchie's especially when it comes to their Original Tart flavor. Although I really liked how they have a wider variety of sweets for toppings, I would prefer it better if they also had a wider variety of fruits in their fruit section (but I have to say though I really liked their cinnamon apples). One thing that I do like about this place is that they are open late (Sunday-Thursday: 12pm-10pm and Friday-Saturday: 12pm-11pm) , so if your craving frozen yogurt after dinner, you can still head over to Menchie's for something cold and sweet for dessert.

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