Now that it’s practically summertime, I’m just dreading the Korean humidity and stickiness. I don’t know about you, but one way I plan on cooling myself down this summer is to enjoy plenty of cool refreshing smoothies. For those in Korea, if you don’t have a blender to make your own, there’s always Smoothie King and even Jamba Juice which has started setting up shops around Seoul. But have you been to Beesket? Beesket is quite possibly the coolest, most fun smoothie bar ever!
The way it works is you pick up a tiny plastic honeycomb, and then you go around the room choosing the ingredients you want and sliding the markers into the honeycomb basket. You basically get to create your own smoothie concoction. Bee + Basket= Beesket. Get it?
After carefully picking out your smoothie ingredients, you take your honeycomb beesket to the counter where they scan your selection. What’s cool is that on the screen, you can see the exact calorie count of your drink as well as a breakdown of the nutrients and vitamins.
My mango, melon & strawberry smoothie was 162 calories. The base cost of each smoothie is 5,600won, and then depending on what ingredients you pick, the total might be more. My smoothie cost 6,400won because of the mango (500won) and melon (300won)…. eep!
If you’re not in the mood for a smoothie, you can also get your drink as an ‘ade with fizzy soda, or you can have yogurt added. And ofcourse, if you’re someone who hates fruit and veggies, you can also get coffee or tea.
Both of our smoothies tasted really great and refreshing. I couldn’t really taste the individual fruits, but the combined result was yummy~ My only main gripe about Beesket is that the smoothies are pretty small considering the steep price. I guess you pay more for the experience of picking out the ingredients and coming up with your very own personal smoothie formula. Yes, it’s basically just a gimmick, but if it encourages people to be healthier and enjoy organic, natural foods, then I reckon it’s cool beans.
Check Beekset’s Website for more info, directions and map.