Innocent Drink, Smoothies, UK
When we reached Heathrow (May, 2009) we were dazed as usual. We also had a bus to catch in a hurry so that we could arrive at Oxford, say before 10.00 at night. Since our accommodation was a little out of the city in Oxford, it was advisable that we picked up something to eat from the airport itself. I picked up some grilled sandwich like stuff and then I saw it.
Innocent Drink Smoothies! Even without ever having tasted one before I knew so much about them! How? They were the company assigned for an assessment to one of my first year classes at my previous job. And when you have to teach something to first years you invariably end up researching it more than when it is a senior class. One of the classic questions was, “Can we quote from their blog?” In academics we discourage students to quote from ‘dubious’ internet sources, but then a company blog is OK, if the information is relevant. I am sure more confusion at their end and some teeth grinding, “What does she wants after all?” So many weeks of discussion about a company whose product I was not at all familiar with nor were my students. For example, the story of the launch of the Innocent Drinks Company.
I had to taste one for sure then when I saw it and of course click a picture. I am so surprised at the things that I have thrown at the table along with the drink.
The taste? It was quite OK though a little different than the fruit drinks we are used to in India. I wonder if we have anything like Smoothies in India?