I was pretty excited when I saw that a Menchie's frozen yogurt shop was opening in my neck of the woods. I had never heard of the franchise before and I was excited to try it out since I read they have a variety of no sugar added AND low carb yogurt flavors. I asked the owner about their Atkins-friendly options (and I thanked him for offering a healthy alternative!), and he said each store features a different flavor of low carb and no sugar added yogurt. Since the yogurt is made at the store, the flavors will vary at different shops. At our location, the first two machines are the low carb varieties and they change a couple of times a week.
There are lots of yummy toppings you can add to your yogurt, including a few low-carb options: fresh strawberries, peanuts, almonds, coconut flakes, fresh bluberries, raspberries, and the best -- sugar free hot fudge! Of course you have to have amazing willpower to not load up with the sugar-laden toppings like cookie dough, Oreo crumbles, gummi bears, whipped cream etc., but it's easy to stick to a low carb eating plan if you are careful.
I opted for a swirl of the low carb and the no sugar added flavors the night I was there. The low carb flavor was toasted almond and the no sugar added flavor was mud pie. You can do either flavor individually or swirl them together. On other visits, the low carb flavors I've had were New York Cheesecake, Vanilla Malt and Capuccino. I did not try any of the other no sugar added flavors. I topped my yogurt with almonds and strawberries. My husband went a little overboard and loaded his with strawberries and the sugar free hot fudge.
You fix your own cup of yogurt so you can get as much or as little as you want. You pay by the ounce. This isn't a treat that you shoud go crazy with but it's a nice sweet treat for those of us who follow a low carb lifestyle. I am a big fan of Menchie's and I wanted to share it with other lowcarbers out there.