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Tropical Smoothie causes Biddeford frenzy

The newest attraction in town has BHS students craving a new fruity drink.

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Junior Andrew Plante picks up smoothies for him and junior Jenna DeLorenzo

Junior Andrew Plante picks up smoothies for him and junior Jenna DeLorenzo

Junior Andrew Plante picks up smoothies for him and junior Jenna DeLorenzo

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The newest food-chain in town, located conveniently on Alfred Street, opened just last week and has attracted attention from loyal Tropical Smoothie lovers to curious customers, and from the sounds of praise from BHS students, local coffee chains will get a run for their money.

Tropical Smoothie Café opened on Wednesday, December 7th, and since then, it has everybody talking. Junior Sarrah Marcotte came by the new food-chain by accident on her way to a different restaurant.

“The first time I saw it I was actually driving to Amato’s, and I looked over and I was like, ‘Oh my god!’” said Marcotte. “I was starving, so I tried it, an Acai Berry Boost, and it was pretty good.”

Like a few of her friends, Marcotte plans on applying for a job at the café since they seem to need more employees with all the popularity they’ve accumulated.

“They only had like three people [working] when I got there, and there were a lot of people there because it had just opened,” said Marcotte. “I’m going to apply there [for a job]. A few of my friends applied there, too, so [that made me want to apply].”

Marcotte loved the inside of the café, saying it looked contemporary and clean, and she also said they have a convenient drive-thru.

“[Inside], it’s very modern,” said Marcotte. “It’s all green and orange, and it’s very clean and organized, and there’s a drive-thru.”

According to Marcotte, the popular Aroma Joe’s in town has some new competition.

“It’s a lot healthier and closer [than Aroma’s],” Marcotte said.

Tropical Smoothie may be closer to Marcotte and a healthier option, but junior Andrew Plante argues that the smoothies cost more than a rush at Aroma’s.

“It’s $5.39 [for a smoothie], and that’s the only size[24 ounces] they have,” Plante said.

Junior Jenna DeLorenzo likes Aroma Joe’s better for a more biased reason, and although Tropical Smoothie is hot right now, she thinks the café’s popularity will decrease soon enough.

“I like Aroma’s so much better, but [that’s] probably because I work there,” said DeLorenzo. “[I think it’ll die down] and everyone’s going to go back to Aroma’s.”

Whether you’re an Aroma Joe’s or newly-found Tropical Smoothie addict, both of these popular chains seem to be getting BHS students through these last weeks before winter break.

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