You couldn't imagine how much discomfort I was in after an extremely salty Dim Sum at Pelican. I was dying for a large cool beverage. Initially, a Slurpee or Super Big Gulp came into mind; but I just had a Slurpee a couple of days ago. I dropped Viv and the kids at my in-laws and headed out in search for an oasis of refreshment. That certain oasis would be located below the Skytrain station at Broadway and Commercial. No not Blenz, the last thing I needed was a hot caffeinated beverage. The place I speak of was Booster Juice. Ah yes, one of the many copycats of Jamba Juice, only found in the States. I am truly beginning to believe that the only reason I prefer Jamba Juice is because it was the first one I tried. Jugo Juice has been quite a decent substitute so far, maybe Booster Juice can do the same or better.
To be honest, I really didn't care because I was really thirsty. Scanning the menu quickly, I decided on the Mango Hurricane which is a tropical mix of strawberries, mangos, peaches, guava, passion fruit and sorbet. While I was waiting for my drink, a transit guy was looking at me funny while I was taking photos. I explained to him what I was doing and that made him feel better. He thought I was weird or something. The drink itself was pretty good, a bit on the tart side; but I didn't want anything sweet anyways. I really like how Booster Juice uses the insulated cups like Jamba Juice as opposed to Jugo Juice. It keeps the drink cold and thick longer. Moreover, it doesn't feel like a block of ice in you hand either.
Feeling quite refreshed and having exorcised the MSG demon, I was feeling a lot better. I really didn't get to drink the whole thing because my daughter kept grabbing the cup away from me. She just loves smoothies. Too bad she can't hold a cup without spilling it. Booster Juice does cost more than most other beverages, but seeing how it's full of fruit, I think it's reasonable.
- You get 5 servings of fruit in a cup
- Insulated cup
- Healthier choice than a Slurpee
- Costs more than your regular drink (worth it in my opinion though)