flavor team

Meet the team behind our fabulous Menchie's Mixes!

Laura Baldwin

Director of Research and Product Development

About Me: Having grown up all over the world and tasted delicious foods from across the globe, I contribute a unique and creative perspective to the product development process. After honing my talents in both culinary and food manufacturing environments for a collective six years, I narrowed my focus to research and product development within the dairy industry and have since spent an additional three years creating best-in-class frozen yogurt flavors. My passion is using real ingredients to make products that are both memorable and fantastically flavorful!

My favorite Menchie's Mix: Milk Chocolate Mania with Reese's peanut butter cups and cookie dough!

Karen Summerlot

Research and Development Assistant

About Me: I have always loved milk and all the wonderful foods that are made out of it, especially yogurt! I have dedicated a total of nine years working within the food industry, with five years specifically focused on growing and producing the wonderful, helpful bacteria that are necessary to make yogurt the great food that it is. At Menchie's, I have the opportunity to take my love for yogurt and develop fun, tasty flavors to share with the whole Menchie's family!

My favorite Menchie's Mix: Peachy Keen topped with popping boba and mochi!

Helene Taormino

Junior Research and Development Assistant

About Me: For as long as I can remember, I have always loved desserts. I was on the path to becoming a pastry chef until I discovered my affinity for Chemistry. Food Science was the perfect subject for me to major in and since graduating, I have spent the past four years working in food development. I have created a wide array of different products like caramel dips, sour cream and bread, but I have found I love to make frozen yogurt flavors the most.

My favorite Menchie's Mix: Jumpin' Java Latte topped with Oreo crumbs and hot fudge!

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