Monday, August 23, 2010

Menchies

Where can you go to load up on a bowl of frozen sweetness topped with four types of chocolate chips, rainbow sprinkles, jelly beans and hot fudge ... and still rationalize that its health food? Welcome to Menchies, the frozen yogurt bar happily justifying decadent behavior on Mission, right next to Mike and Anne's.

For the angel on your right shoulder: it's an eclectic collection of wholesome frozen yogurt with all those live cultures your internist tells you your gut craves. You can pick from a huge selection of regular flavors or suit your particular dietary fancy with choices of low-carb, no sugar added and dairy free. Isn't that nice? Can't you feel your cholesterol numbers dropping? Not so fast, cowboy. For the devil on your left shoulder: let me introduce you to the toppings bar. Browse bin upon bin of sugary goodness including marshmallows, nuts, brownies, M&Ms, butterfinger pieces, Fruity Pebbles cereal, hot fudge and caramel. Oh, all right, tell that angel he can get the carob chips, fresh berries and no sugar added fudge.

Choose your pleasure and pay by weight so you can have as little (yes, Mr. Angel) or as much (right on, Devil Man!) as you want.

In a word? Yum.

10 comments:

Judy Williams said...

This would make an excellent ad for the place. We have a similar place that opened up here. I'm one of those that can take or leave it. If someone told me I could NEVER have ice cream or yogurt again, I could live with that. If they said NEVER another cupcake - I'd have to go down fighting.

The way you weave a story out of every image is a gift, my dear.

Margaret said...

We love this place.

Julie Hill said...

Hadn't been there yet...but after reading, its sounds like a must with our daughter. Especially for me, the "no sugar added" one...and what a perfect day to do it...it's hot! Thanks for sharing Laurie.

TheChieftess said...

Hate to say it, but frozen yogurt is not even remotely health food either... "It's still junk food, but with probiotic powder"
http://www.naturalnews.com/029038_frozen_yogurt_health_food.html

Give me good quality ice cream any day!!! Plain chocolate, mint chip, pistachio...yummmm!!!!

Shanna said...

Ditto what Judy said about your gift of weaving a story around each image.
Wonderful to read!

Mister Earl said...

Menchie's slogan, "Mix, Weigh, Pay," sounds like the brief history of a marriage.

Anonymous said...

The name "Menchies" is probably a playful use of the Yiddish word "mensch." As such, it could refer to "goodies." Very appropirate.

Mister Earl said...

As well as "munchies."

Now kids in South Pas get the "menchies."

But unfortunately, there's nothing "menchie" about the City Council except Dr. Schneider.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

It's got to be a lot more healthy then Taco Treat. Well written my friend

Laurie said...

Thanks, everyone!