Gainesville, December 9, 2016

I’m sitting outside of Tropical Cafe Smoothie in Gainesville, Florida, listening (against my will) to obnoxious radio pop music and sipping on an Acai Berry Blast. Couldn’t figure out why it was so sickly sweet. Then Germaine the young man behind the counter told me it “only” had one scoop of sugar! I asked him to show me the scoop, and almost fainted! I can’t even IMAGINE what that amount of sugar would do to me, (like two cups?)! Germaine gets it without sugar, because sugar makes his face break out. I educated him on food science for the second time today, and told him that he was young, so sugar just made his face break out, but when he gets older it will rot his insides!

The first way that I educated him was by asking where they get their chickens from. He didn’t know, and he also didn’t know about factory farmed chickens…so I let him in on the secret. He went to check for me, and a woman came out with the info. Where’s Germaine? I asked. “He’s looking at the chicken.” HA!

Germaine was so sweet, he made me another one WITHOUT the added sugar. Next time I think I’ll check out Earth Fare.