Yesterday I saved up my meal for something special… the launch of Red Mango’s Spoonable and Mealworthy smoothies! Best of all, from 6/15/11-6/18/11 we can all try them for $2! First 1,000 customers get Red Mango love stickers (which my store didn’t have, unfortunately).
I love Red Mango. When they finally opened a store on campus, I was super excited. I would literally drive by the store on the way to work everyday while they were preparing to open and squee from excitement. The first day they opened, I was there. It was history, and I was a loyal Red mango goer after that.
I started being interested in frozen yogurt (or froyo) when I was looking for a tasty exchange for the normal high calorie ice cream shops that I frequent with my friends during our study breaks. I really love fresh fruit, so the idea of a low-calorie frozen yogurt and fresh fruit toppings just hit the spot!
One of my good friends that I meet often is extremely lactose intolerant, so I wanted to include her as well. Thankfully, Red Mango has froyo that is totally safe for her to eat, and she doesn’t have to worry about being sick later. I checked out some pamphlets by the cashier talking about the health benefits of their frozen yogurt with GanedenBC30, a “natural supplement that can help support your digestive health and maintain your immune system.” I have to say, my transition from high calorie ice cream to frozen yogurt has been more than easy. 🙂
Yesterday, I dragged K to the Red Mango to check out their new smoothie offerings. A lot of yummy options! I tweeted the CEO of Red Mango about my confusion over the flavors, and he surprisingly replied advising me to try his favorite, strawberry banana. So I decided to give that one a try. I like that the CEO is so hands on with the fans of Red Mango. 🙂
It was a good choice. The smoothie was delicious! The only downfall I can see is that it weighs in at a whopping 600 calories, which truly is a meal. The other Spoonable Smoothies were around the 400 range, which is a much better number. Next time, I will give them a try. K was pretty neutral on his Spoonable Smoothie, and didn’t like the fact that granola was blended into the smoothie, since he isn’t really a big granola fan.
Along with the $2 smoothie promotion, they also were offering Red Mango “Love” stickers to the first 1,000 customers who participated in the promotion. My store didn’t seem to be up to date with everything and they weren’t even advertising the promotion. I called in advance to make sure they were running it, and after the girl inquired with the manager she told me that they were. I was totally bummed that they didn’t have any stickers to give out, as I was looking forward to representing my Red Mango love.
All in all, I would definitely give two thumbs up for their new line of smoothies! It’s a great deal, too. Check it out until Saturday to try them if you are unsure. It is an easy, tasty and nutritious way to get in a quick lunch or dinner if you don’t have time. Sometimes I’m not really in the mood for a big meal and something like this is perfect.