Friday, January 23, 2015

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Smoothies

I like to make my own smoothies every morning; but let's face it... It takes time (and effort, and cleaning, etc.) Wouldn't it be great if you go somewhere, order and pay for it (without all the muss and fuss?) Guess what? You can. But are they any good? Is it affordable? We decided to find out for ourselves...

Costco: Want value? Look no further than Costco's Berry Smoothie, a steal of a deal at $1.45 for a gernerous 16 oz. serving. I had to wait 15 minutes in line for it (a new record) but some things are worth waiting for. Contains less than 300 calories, and packs a whopping four grams of fiber. Very, very cold (beware of ice-cream headaches) with a strong berry flavor. Creamy-slushy consistency is straw-friendly and goes down easily; and it's a heck of a lot healthier than Costco's Chicken Bakes, hot dogs or (shudder) pizza

Grade: B+ (You literally can't beat the price, even at home.)

Berry Smoothie at Costco

Smoothie King: Like cherry? Look no further than Smoothie King's Cherry Picker ($5.54 for a small.) You'll find black cherries (not tart) strawberries, apple juice and SK's Vanilla Protein Blend. Tastes great, but even 20 ounces packs 54 grams of sugar. Proceed with caution.

Grade: B-

Cherry Picker at Smoothie King