Thursday, March 10, 2005
I love juices/smoothies/shakes or anything that involves crushed ice and healthy-tasting stuff. Late last year, one of my enterprising teammates opened a juice bar in the middle of nowhere land, something similar to Jamba Juice in the States. He obviously wasn’t in it for the profit. In fact, he charges practically nothing for a glass of non-sweetened, all natural, jam packed drink. One serving is equal to 3 to 5 servings of fruit. Now, he’s going to be opening new branches inside branches of boxing gyms that another friend owns. I guess great products do sell themselves. Anything that is honestly good does not need much prodding to become successful (well, maybe a little marketing does help). I got to sample one of their bestsellers, a strawberry-banana-pineapple smoothie and it was nothing like any wannabe fruit shake I ever tasted (not even in Boracay). My friend says there are a thousand fruit combinations he can come up with, but only 102 are on the menu. You can even come up with your own mix, it’s all priced the same regardless if you put in one, two, three, four or heck even all the fruits you want, as long as it’ll fit into their one size cup! Pretty neat huh? The owner, even swears it can even be a meal substitute that won’t leave you feeling hungry afterwards. Thank God for people like him.