Menchies Frozen Yogurt on Bloor Street...Super Nice folks, adorable mascot...I really wanted to like it.
I was in the Bloor and Bathurst on Saturday with my kids who were beggin for ice cream and who could resist the Munchies adorable mascot with a soft serve swirl of hair?
Pick up a cup, add any soft serve flavours frozen yogurt you wish, add any toppings, syrups, fruit as you wish. Weigh and pay.
I love the idea, the people were ever so kind, the decor so spunky and cute and clean.
Why would they screw it up with nasty tasting frozen ice?
More over, how is it possible that people can't tell that this frozen yogurt has the most bizzare taste and the mosty icy texture? It doesn't even remotely taste like frozen yogurt. I tried three flavours and blech.
I can eat Dairy Queen and not mind, even McDonald's icecream sundae's once every blue moon but Munchies tastes like that soft serve they have at the really cheap buffet restos, even worse if my memory serves me well.
Anybody know the secret or has the chemical food generation simply have shrivelled up tastebuds?
Of the 4 in the area, Menchies, Yoyo's, MonBerri and CeFiori, I think MonBerri is the best followed but CeFiori. These two don't have self serve toppings like Menchies and Yoyo's but at least the yogurt tastes like yogurt.
For the best soft serve ice cream, hands down, it's Tom's Dairy Freeze on the Queensway.
Tom's Dairy Freeze
630 The Queensway, Toronto, ON M8Y1K5, CA
The 'idea' behind Menchie's is to serve frozen yogurt that tastes more like ice cream than yogurt. they try very hard to get every last bit of the yogurty tartness out.
I don't know -- Idas states that it tastes "bizarre" and not like frozen yogurt, then goes on to compare it to DQ, McDonald's, and buffets, all of which serve soft serve ice cream, not frozen yogurt. If your only point of reference is ice cream, then yes, frozen yogurt is going to taste pretty bizarre.
So I think it's valid enough to wonder if Idas realizes that there is supposed to be a difference between ice cream and frozen yogurt, since she doesn't make it clear in her review.
It's MENCHIE'S, by the way, not Munchies. I was also excited to try this, having had Pinkberry Yogurt while in California a few months ago. There was no comparison. The plain Pinkberry yogurt tasted REAL, with flavours that tasted REAL. The Menchie's plain yogurt has a horrible chemical taste that is only made worse by the chemically tasting flavours.
I tried the frozen yogourt at Shakeolait which is on Yonge, north of Gerrard courtesy of a FabFind groupon.
Found the fro-yogourt to actually taste like yogourt. Reminscent of Liberte. Not sure if anybody else has tried it and can verify - but it was actually pretty good.
Also tried a bit of a milkshake. It was very heavy as they actually chop an entire chocolate bar and blend it with the ice cream and milk. Good, but heavy.