By Saj Sri-Kumar
A smoothie bar opened in the quad on Friday to a long line of students, but it received mixed reviews.
The smoothie bar, named the H-Dub Smoothie Hub, sells three flavors of smoothies: tropical, strawberry-banana, and berry. Each costs $2.45; however, the first 100 smoothies ordered on Friday were complimentary as a promotion by Prefect Council. Before it opened on Friday morning, the smoothie bar attracted a long line of students hoping to get a free smoothie. Students counted down the time until the bar opened at 10 a.m.
During the opening, the bar was slowed when some of the blenders overheated.
After tasting the smoothies, student reactions were mixed.
“The smoothies were good, and I love having another option in the cafeteria,” Halle Levitt ’12 said.
However, some students said the smoothies lacked flavor.
“They all tasted like water banana,” Byron Lazaroff-Puck ’13 said.
The bar will be displaying various themes throughout the year. Currently, the bar has a movie-themed atmosphere, and as part of the theme, the flavors have received nicknames: “Tropical Thunder” after the movie “Tropic Thunder,” “Banana Royale,” an allusion to the James Bond movie “Casino Royale” and “Berry Potter,” in reference to the Harry Potter series.
The bar was the product of a cooperative effort of the cafeteria staff and the Prefect Council.