I lost a loved one today as I learned the Wild Berry Smoothie was removed from the Caribou Coffee menu. If you haven’t ever had one, you missed out on a strawberry, blueberry amalgamation of delicious proportion.
I also envy you because unlike me, you do not have to live with the disappointment that I must face.
When I got home, I quickly got on my Google machine and penned the following letter that I thought I would share with you.
Dear Caribou Coffee,
For the past three years I have cooled off from the enslaving Atlanta summer heat with one of your refreshing Wild Berry smoothies. After a crushing 95-plus-degree day in the Georgia capital today, I opted to visit your store to find relief in one of your beverages. With heartbreak, I was informed the Wild Berry smoothie was removed from your menu, leaving Strawberry Banana, Pineapple Coconut, Mango Orange Key Lime (seriously? Who thought of this one?) and White Peach Berry.
I am crushed, and all I want to know is why. Why did you take away one of the greatest menu items not only in nationwide coffee shops, but also any dining establishment. I have had the Wild Berry smoothies at McDonalds before, and they can not touch your smoothie. Yours is, to be frank, the best.
Coconut leaves my stomach with haunting nightmares; unless you love peaches like the mid-90s hit song says, the fruit should never be made into liquid form; Strawberry Banana (the flavor I chose after picking my jaw up from the floor from my wild berry discovery) is good, but not great; and Mango Orange Key Lime is not so much a flavor as it is a creation not unlike Frankenstein’s monster.
I implore you to reconsider your decision and reinstate Wild Berry smoothies in your smoothie rotation. I enjoy Caribou Coffee so much, but without my favorite summer beverage, it might be time for us to take a break.
Thank you for listening.