I like ice creams, well I prefer them to be sour/tart/not too sweet.. What kind of ice cream is that, right? Maybe that is why I prefer the frozen yoghurt kind, which offer all that I seek in a cold dessert. My 1st experience was at a friend’s Fro-yo outlet but alas that dint last long.. And then there is Pinkberry which has limited flavours which are good, alas they are all the way across town in Phoenix Market City.
And so when Menchies, a California based brand of Frozen yoghurt desserts opened in Khader Nawaz Khan road, it was such a blessing in disguise… Brought to chennai by Jignesh Pujara, who shared that his daughter loves the frozen yoghurt which is what prompted him to bring the brand down to Chennai a few months ago.
The minute you walk into the outlet, a burst of colours welcome you, there are cute images on the walls with quirky captions, the billing counter in the centre with the ice cream dispensers behind it. and then there are gazillion toppings and sauces on the side and a seating area yonder as well. Infact, that side of the store is a secluded area perfect for birthday bashes as well. They have a projector through which they project games for kids on the floor- burst balloons, chase a bunch of crazy characters an so much more.
The ice creams are all stored in containers behind the wall and all you see in front are the levers to fill the cups/cones and names of flavours written above them. Before you pick up a flavour, you can taste as much as you can- small cups are available at the counter , and you can play around with the flavours available before deciding on your order.
They have waffle cups, waffle cones[strawberry, swiss chocolate, butterscotch & mango] and you can choose the size of the portions as well. How are they priced? Well, it is Rs1.30 per gram [excl tax] and then there is the additional charge for toppings as well.
It is like a dessert playground for kids & adults alike, we play around with the flavours, toppings, sauces and can’t wait to dig into the ice cream using the super cute Menchies spoons. And for stationery freaks like me, they have a selection of buttons and pencils available for sale as well..
What is more, they have a cool theme for every day of the week – Waffle Wednesday, Thank you Thursday, Fun Friday.. etc.. each day comes with an offer as well.
I have been here twice and quite love the place and my favourite flavours are all about berries :-)) This time I tried the strawberry waffle cone as well.. It was yummilicious..
The flavours for the week starting 1st May are —
[image courtesy: Menchies FB page]
Here is a cute video featuring a child confused and trying to decide between the various Waffle options
Avg price of one cup of ice cream- Rs150/- [ also depends on what all you add to your ice cream]
Old no.28, New no.10, Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Thousand Lights West,
Chennai – 600006
Phone- 044 4514 5433
Disclaimer: The reviews posted on this blog are based on my personal experience. Also remember these were just my views!! Remember, no two palates are the same. Bon Appétit 🙂