Menchie’s Heaven

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Tonight, I discovered the amazaballs that is Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt.  I am a self-professed Yoforia fanatic, but… my top yogurt place just lost it’s spot.  Menchie’s all the way!


I found my way to Menchie’s heaven by way of Beth, who is in town for work.  Beth is very fun and smart.  I wish our dinner at 300 East had lasted longer – we had so many things to talk about!


Beth has a great healthy living story – she lost 90 pounds, has ran two half marathons, and now works for Weight Watchers as a receptionist.


Hollar, Beth!  You’re awesome.


Beth wanted to try a few things, so we ordered a salad entrée and a falafel.


The salad was especially good – the mix includes port-soaked cherries, goat cheese, and pine nuts.  YUM. 


With a big glass of pinot noir:


So – onto that Menchie’s obsession.  A Menchie’s opened in Charlotte a few months ago, but I’ve never stopped by until tonight.


What made Menchie’s so amazing?  The froyo flavors!  I had a mix of cake batter and snickerdoodle.  Most flavors were so authentic and tasty. 


With candy pieces on top:



Oh, Menchie’s.  I WILL be back!



  • Beth @ Beth's Journey September 14, 2011, 10:03 pm

    You forgot to mention the dishwashable spoon…

    So fun!!

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga September 14, 2011, 10:05 pm

    Froyo with a friend…doesn’t get any better!

    Glad you two had fun 🙂

  • Jen September 14, 2011, 10:07 pm

    Where’d the name Menchies come from? Did you split the salad and falafel though?

  • Bee Goes Bananas September 14, 2011, 10:09 pm

    That looks delicious! We have a place similar to that here called YoYo’s.

  • Meg September 14, 2011, 10:11 pm

    So jealous! All these fun fro-yo places you have.. they seem to be the new ‘thing’ now… I wish massachusetts had more! Dairy Queen is hardly cutting it!

    • CaitlinHTP September 15, 2011, 9:19 am

      I dunno, Dairy Queen is pretty amazing.

  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table September 14, 2011, 10:15 pm

    I recently tried Menchie’s again after not caring for it… and this time I loved it! I got cakebatter and coffee with marshmallow cream and PB topping. They really do have the best topping selection!!

  • Caitlin @ Cake with Love September 14, 2011, 10:21 pm

    They have a place in NYC called yogurt station thats the best frozen yogurt I have ever had, really it doesnt have that weird taste at the end that remainds you of yogurt 🙂 its self serve, 39cents per ounce – thats cheap for NYC and they have tons of flavors and topping, including my favorite mochi! If you plan to visit NY in the near future stop by I can keep you company 🙂 you will love it!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife September 14, 2011, 10:25 pm

    I just found a great place near here (st Louis) that is called Fro YO-and it is GOOD. Great flavors!! I really love fro yo….. 🙂

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen September 14, 2011, 10:26 pm

    You have actual CHOICES of fro-yo and I have nothing around me 🙁 So jealous of everyone with places like this nearby!

  • Lindsey September 14, 2011, 10:32 pm

    I tried self serve frozen yogurt for the first time when we were in the States last week and fell in love with the mango fro-yo from Tutti Frutti, total heaven 😉

  • Kirsten September 14, 2011, 10:34 pm

    I’m so glad you discovered Menchies! We love it, and like making a weekly evening walk with a fro-yo stop. I love the cake batter and they sometimes have a red velvet flavor that’s pretty amazing. Yum!

    • CaitlinHTP September 15, 2011, 9:19 am

      I tried Red Velvet – OMG….

  • Chelsea September 14, 2011, 10:37 pm

    Those froyo places are popping up all over the place ! They’re sooo so yummy though.

  • Tyler September 14, 2011, 10:39 pm

    menchie’s is my favorite as well! you have got to try their carmel fro yo… it is to die for!!

  • Luv What You Do September 14, 2011, 10:39 pm

    Why do you have so many foryo joints to choose from and I have to drive 25 miles into the city to find them??? So jealous! At least I’ve got my DQ…pumpkin blizzards here I come!

  • Fit Chick Britt September 14, 2011, 10:41 pm

    This is like the 100000 time I’ve heard that menchies is so good. Idk why I haven’t tried it yet.

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg September 14, 2011, 10:44 pm

    I’m so jealous that you got to meet Beth! She is such a genuine person and I love her blog!

  • Kristen (inspiredbydooce) September 14, 2011, 10:46 pm

    I just love those little spoons…I kind of wish we had Menchies here just for that reason…

  • amy September 14, 2011, 10:56 pm

    i love love love menchies!! their brand is totally adorable too. our local store has a facebook page and they announce their flavor breaking news and let you know what flavors they have and what ones are coming soon!and it works- i’ve ran in when i found out that cheesecake flavor replaced praline! fun!

  • katie @ KatieDid September 14, 2011, 11:17 pm

    Sounds like a really fun meet up! And I’d kill for a froyo place even in this state but alas Vermont fails me again… no target, no froyo, no forever 21…

  • Kayla September 14, 2011, 11:17 pm

    AAAARRRRRGGGHHH Canada hasn’t seemed to pick up on this froyo thing yet. I had something like this in Las Vegas, with the serve yourself flavours along the wall. Amazing. WHY CANADA WHY?!

  • erica September 14, 2011, 11:18 pm

    i love menchis too!!! i love the cheesecake, cookies and cream, and tart!

  • Lee September 14, 2011, 11:21 pm

    We have both here in Atlanta too and I think that the yogurt at Yoforia tastes better but Menchies has much better toppings. Either way is a win-win in my book though.

  • mary lynne September 14, 2011, 11:32 pm

    Yeah for Menchie’s! Now I want to go tonight! They had this amazing chocolate/Nutella flavor in July, I wish they’d bring it back. The caramel is fantastic.

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) September 15, 2011, 12:13 am

    I’m obsessed with any and all frozen yogurt! Snickerdoodle would be a great flavor.

  • Katie September 15, 2011, 12:18 am

    Menchie’s is so good! I’m from Annapolis, and one opened there recentlyish. I went home last weekend, and I have never seen my mom and sister so excited to share anything with me. Love me some fro-yo.

  • RebekahK September 15, 2011, 12:25 am

    I used to eat at the one in Marietta, Ga all the time until the hubby moved. That place is great! I loved the green reusable spoon with the cute Menchie character on it, its the little things. They always had a good selection of very tart yogurts too which I love with fruit on top!

  • Shaya (Eye Girl Eats) September 15, 2011, 1:25 am

    I wonder if they have a Menchie’s in SoCal! I love me some self-serve froyo 🙂 🙂

    I had a lot of good success with WW- and I love the new turn they’ve had towards eating more whole and less processed foods!

  • Khushboo September 15, 2011, 1:46 am

    Self-serve fro yo is the best….even better with flavors like those! Beth sounds like she has a great story- I actually lost all my weight on WW so I will always have a soft spot for the plan!

  • maria @ Chasing the Now September 15, 2011, 1:51 am

    I wish we had more fro-yo options here. There are NONE. But we do have a nice little soft-serve ice cream place.

  • September 15, 2011, 5:15 am

    Snickerdoodle fro-yo? That sounds sooo good! Very unique flavor!

  • Cari September 15, 2011, 7:10 am

    i LOVE menchie’s! welcome to the club of the addicted 🙂

  • Sara@RunningInPinkProject September 15, 2011, 7:16 am

    We have a place that looks and works exactly like that but its called “Sweet Frog” :)Its addictive.

  • Cait @ Beyond Bananas September 15, 2011, 7:21 am

    Yay! I love Beth. She grew up down the road from me 🙂

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 15, 2011, 7:50 am

    I love it when fro yo places have awesome flavours! Last time I went to Yogurty’s they had a chocolate mint flavour and I nearly died and went to heaven. 😀

  • Lauren September 15, 2011, 7:52 am

    LOVE Beth! Such a sweetheart and a great sense of direction! LoL She saved us from getting lost in Philly many times. Glad you had a great dinner. 🙂

  • Stephanie September 15, 2011, 8:10 am

    When I eat ice cream, I’ll all about the gooey chocolatey heavy flavours. When I eat frozen yogourt, I always pick fruit. But after looking at your candy-coated bowl, I’m think that maybe I’ll need to try something a little bit stickier next time!

  • Jeanelle @ Glocal Girl September 15, 2011, 8:15 am

    It’s so hard to find a quality yogurt place! In Amsterdam we just have gelatos. I miss froyo. Tear.

  • Brooke @ Tales of a Bride-To-Be September 15, 2011, 8:32 am

    Love love LOVE Menchies! Make sure you get a Menchies card because it pretty much amazing. You get dollars off certain visits and its just the top of the froyo! (hehe). Cake Batter is to die for and so is Georgia Peach…not sure if they have that there in Charlotte.

  • Hillary September 15, 2011, 8:57 am

    I need a yogurt place like this in my ‘hood. The froyo places here are decent, but they NEVER have flavors like that!

  • Mahealani @ Pu`uhonua September 15, 2011, 9:45 am

    I am SO glad you found Menchies! I have one way too close to my house and have posted about it several times. As an ex-Pinkberry-er, Menchies is the holy grail of froyo. Enjoy!!!

  • June September 15, 2011, 9:49 am

    I am a Yogurtland girl but I just moved so YL is out of the way for me but a friend told me that Menchies is only about a mile from me now so I have to go try it!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat September 15, 2011, 10:11 am

    There’s a Menchies here in Louisville too but I haven’t been there yet. I see that they have non-dairy sorbet, I may have to make a trip soon!

  • Jen September 15, 2011, 10:22 am

    i love menchie’s too – my favorite thing is the variety of toppings. so many more than yoforia!

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 15, 2011, 10:56 am

    I am OBSESSED with trying new self-serve frozen yogurt places! It’s sooooo good! I also love to cheat by getting a tasting cup and walking around and trying a ton of the flavors! Haha it’s so fun!

  • Brittney September 15, 2011, 10:59 am

    Beth IS awesome! Clyde and I had a great time with you guys last night. He says thanks for all the kisses and he very much enjoyed his PB froyo 🙂

    • Beth @ Beth's Journey September 15, 2011, 12:33 pm

      He especially liked his snout in Caitlin’s mouth, right? =)

  • Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats September 15, 2011, 11:26 am

    Snickerdoodle fro yo? Yes, please! 🙂

  • Amber K September 15, 2011, 12:47 pm

    Ugh, so many fro-yo flavors sound delicious, but I wish they were gluten-free! No cake or cookie flavors for me. But the last time I went to a fro-yo place I got a mixture of vanilla and peanut butter and it was pretty darn delicious too.

  • Sophie @ threetimesf September 15, 2011, 12:56 pm

    Thanks for the link to Beth’s story – she sounds awesome! 😀

  • Becky @ Skinnyfat Girls September 15, 2011, 1:21 pm

    Mmmmmmm….cake batter fro yo!!! The best fro yo place around here is Pure Bliss, and it is just that. My favorite part is piling on heaps of fresh berries with reckless abandon. *drool*

  • Stacy @ Stacy Eats September 15, 2011, 5:46 pm

    I love Menchie’s the best too!! Totally amazeballs 🙂

  • Cynthia @ Cynthia's Adventures September 15, 2011, 8:21 pm

    I just found out we have this chain in Canada as well 🙂 I plan to try it out this weekend!!!

  • Amy D September 16, 2011, 8:06 am

    There is a Menchi’s within WALKING DISTANCE from my home… yeah, it’s become a weekly habit that I’m not trying to give up anytime soon.

  • Shannon September 16, 2011, 7:42 pm

    I love yoforia so I will have to try Menchie’s! It is always packed whenever I drive by.

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