We recently discovered an incredible fro-yo place in Vaughan: Menchie’s. To say you’re ‘going out’ for frozen yogurt would be the understatement of the year!
When you go to Menchies, you’re going for an ‘experience’ – one where you can create and build your very own frozen yogurt, add every imaginable topping possible, load it with incredible flavours, then enjoy it with family and friends!
We visited the Vaughan location (one of only a few locations in Ontario). The Vaughan location features an indoor and outdoor café. Such a cute atmosphere to enjoy a frozen treat!
Are you ready? Let us walk you through the Menchie’s experience…
First, walk into this very cool, colourful, and trendy Menchie’s store. Grab a cup or a waffle! Or even a handful of sample cups if you're unsure of which yogurt to get. Yes, there is sampling!
Hmmm deciding on which flavour… Out of their 100 flavours, 12 are rotated each week. When we visited, there was vanilla and chocolate (always available), as well as banana, peanut butter, mocha, original tart, green apple tart, raspberry lemonade, orange sorbet, cake batter, chocolate cake, and caramel chocolate explosion. Each visit is different, so call ahead if you have a fave!
At each station, you can go for flavour 1 or flavour 2 – or mix the two together! Look for non-dairy, non-fat, low-fat, and no sugar added options. All yogurts are certified Kosher. You can even get a skinny-mini option which is 90 calories for 1/2 cup.
The sampling cups really come in handy. You can sample every flavour they offer, enhancing the guests’ experience to the max! Once you make your selection, fill your cup – as much or as little as you want.
Now for the toppings! Over 70 toppings are rotated – A sugar junkie’s delight with loads of candy, gummy worms, jujubes, brownie bits, nerds, smarties, various types of chips, and classic rainbow sprinkles. There are healthy options as well, such as granolas, cereals, nuts, fresh seasonal fruit, and more! Then there are popping bobas. They’re the latest craze. It’s a bubble with juice that ‘pops’ inside your mouth – an invigorating and fun experience – you must try it! These popping bobas come in strawberry, lychee, and mango flavour. And let's not forget the sauces – chocolate fudge, caramel, peanut butter, marshmallow fluff, and more!
Once you’ve created your masterpiece, your yogurt gets weighed. You pay for what you pile on!
Wait, there’s more! A loyalty program "mySmileage" allows customers to earn one "Smile" for every dollar spent. When you earn 50 Smiles, Menchie’s automatically loads $5 in Menchie’s money onto your mySmileage card.
You can also book parties. Buy the t-shirts and they’ll supply the Sharpies. Then everyone can enjoy their awesome fro-yo creations.
Cute stuffed mascots adorn the store. More goodies include watches, jewellery, and buttons!
We absolutely loved our Menchie’s experience and we’re looking forward to many more. For more info, visit: www.menchies.com.
What will you create? We’d love to hear back!