By Kara Little, Asst. Forum Editor
Many perks come with being a student at Susquehanna University. The atmosphere, the academic rigor, the job opportunities; one of the smaller, short-term advantages here were the smoothies.
Yes, the smoothies. Scholarly Grounds, located in the Blough-Weis Library and Clyde’s located in the gymnasium, sold fresh smoothies during the week. Combinations of strawberries, bananas, and pineapples were put into a blender so a student could get a refresher as they tackle the day.
Unfortunately, as most students know is, due to the fact that an ingredient in the smoothies had been discontinued, the smoothies were no more.
I, in fact, am a barista at Scholarly Grounds, and I can say that taking the smoothies away definitely had an effect on the business. Less customers were coming by, making the work load slower. Everyone kept asking where the smoothies were and when they were coming back, but none of us at Scholarly Grounds could really give an answer. Well, I am also here to say that smoothies have officially made a comeback!
Both Clyde’s and Scholarly Grounds have received a brand new smoothie menu, now including ingredients like chocolate, coconut milk, and yogurt as add ons to the strawberry, banana, and pineapple fruit selection. Also, for bases, apple or orange juice are now listed as options. Some of the smoothie names include “Chocolate Covered Strawberry,” “Strawberry Orange,” and “Pina Colada.” The smoothies have only come back this week, but I have already noticed a huge increase in our number of customers at Scholarly Grounds. Besides that, I have tried a few of the smoothies within the past few days, and they are definitely delicious!
My personal favorite so far is “Strawberry Banana,” but as of now, I have only heard positive feedback back from all of them. The smoothies are $3.99 each, and can be paid with as a meal swipe, flex, or cash. Scholarly Grounds is open Mondays to Thursdays from 8 a.m.-10 p.m.,
Fridays from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., and Sundays from 3 p.m.-10 p.m. Clydes is open Mondays to Fridays from 9:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Now with all that said, make time for yourself to try one of the new smoothies as soon as possible. You definitely will not regret it!