It’s the age-old question that has plagued scholars for centuries: Where to get self-serve froyo? At UC Berkeley, there are two fierce competitors that face off head to head and divide the student body into factions more segregated than the Confederacy and the Union. Menchie’s, a Northside favorite, and Yogurtland, a Southside hot spot, are both pros at serving up frozen yogurt. While they may seem similar in concept, the two franchises couldn’t be more different. Here are the cold, hard facts – everything you ever wanted to know about these two froyo providers, laid out side by side. The decision is yours.
Which is older?
Menchie’s: The Euclid Avenue location opened on June 26, 2013.
Yogurtland: The Bancroft Way location opened on May 8, 2009.
Which is cheaper?
Menchie’s: $0.45 per ounce
Yogurtland: $0.39 per ounce
Which is open longer?
Menchie’s: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday
Yogurtland: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Which has more natural ingredients? (flavor: vanilla)
Menchie’s: pasteurized and cultured skim milk, sugar, corn syrup, whey, stabilizer and emulsifier (monoglycerides and diglycerides, guar gum, carrageenan, cellulose gum, standardized with dextrose), artificial flavor, annatto (color)
Yogurtland: pasteurized and cultured skim milk, sugar, dextrose, whey, maltodextrin, guar gum, citrus fiber, locust bean gum, carrageenan, natural flavors, caramel color, salt
Which has more flavors?
Which has more toppings?
Menchie’s: around 50
Yogurtland: around 40
Which offers more bonuses?
Menchie’s: rewards program, 5-dollar Fridays, happy hours, merchandise for sale
Yogurtland: rewards program
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