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Menchie's vs. Yogurtland: a side-by-side comparison

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NOVEMBER 18, 2014

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.

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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.


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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?

Menchie’s: 14

Yogurtland: 8


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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

Image Source: Matthew McVickar via Creative Commons

Corrections: A previous version of this article stated that Menchie's frozen yogurt was $0.49 per ounce. In fact, it is $0.45 per ounce plus tax. A previous version of this article also stated that Menchie's offered 42 toppings. In fact, Menchie's offers about 50 toppings.
Daniela Grinblatt is an assistant blog editor. Contact her at [email protected].

NOVEMBER 21, 2014