Industry News | October 27, 2016

Tropical Smoothie Rolls Out "Smart" Seasonal Indulgences

New seasonal options provided at fast casual chain.
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Cooler weather means appetites start turning towards comfort foods and richer flavors. But this year, thanks to Tropical Smoothie Café, those tasty treats don’t have to come at the expense of a healthful diet. The minds behind the fast casual announced that their fall specials will feature “smart” indulgences.

The Chicken Apple Club Flatbread is a comfort-food twist on the classic Rustic Turkey Apple Club, featuring three smoked cheeses, seasonal fruit, and veggie accents. On the beverage side, Tropical Smoothie Café is highlighting its fan favorite, the Acai-Berry Boost smoothie, and also introducing two new variations for the season. The two new options both include acai berries, blueberries, and banana, and guests can choose to either keep it simple (Acai Blue) or add a touch of Ghirardelli chocolate (Acai Blue Truffle).

“This season can present a challenge towards healthful eating as the temperatures drop and we look towards our favorite comfort foods,” says Jennie Hong, senior director of brand marketing and strategy for Tropical Smoothie Café. “Our goal is to incorporate your favorite flavors—even comfort foods— into a smarter, nutrient-rich recipe so you can indulge in moderation. That is what is at the heart of our fall menu—ways to enjoy your favorite flavors without the added guilt.”

In addition to the juicy all-natural grilled chicken breast in the Chicken Apple Club Flatbread, fans of flavorful better-for-you eating will enjoy a house-made crunchy kale and apple slaw, country honey Dijon dressing, and a smoked cheese blend consisting of gouda, fontina, and grand cru melted until they’re creamy and served on a warm toasted flatbread. The Acai smoothies all deliver a powerful punch of antioxidants, fiber, and B vitamins from authentic Zola Acai berries direct from Brazil. Acai-Berry Boost is available year-round, but the new entrée and smoothie variations for fall will be available at all participating Tropical Smoothie Café locations for a limited time only between October 31 and December 25, while supplies last. 

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