Nutrition Corner Review-Is It Worth the Hype?

Samantha Fowler

Many people are confused about what the nutrition corner is, and what is in their drinks. So what exactly is the Nutrition Corner? Nutrition Corner is a locally owned health smoothie and tea bar. The Nutrition Corner is located on Rt. 111 in the same plaza as the On The Corner Grill in Derry. The Nutrition Corner makes a colorful, wide variety of their “Mega Teas” and Protein shakes. 


One of the beverages for sale is a mega tea. A mega tea, as you can guess, is a large tea beverage that has three different layers of flavor. According to the Nutrition Corner, “TOP LAYER: Stevia base flavor (a plant-based sweetener that has zero calories, sugar, or carbohydrates.)” The middle layer is a herbal tea concentrate and a herbal aloe concentrate. Herbal tea aids metabolic activity and provides antioxidants for the body. Herbal aloe helps with indigestion and aids intestinal support.On the Nutritional Value sheet, “BOTTOM LAYER: An energy boosting effervescent tablet. Supports brain function… helps reduce the feeling of fatigue…contains vitamin C, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6,B7, and B12.” All of the mega teas are arranged  in multiple different colors, but do they taste as good as they look? I personally believe that they do taste good, but depending on the flavor and beverage, it can have a funky aftertaste.  


Protein shakes are a big staple at the Nutrition Corner. There are over 20 different flavors of protein shakes from cookie dough to peppermint mocha. What exactly are in the protein shakes? The Nutrition Corner’s nutritional value sheet states, “We use high-quality meal replacement protein shake mix and a high-quality protein booster in all of our shakes”. Nutritional breakdown includes 24 grams of protein, 21 vitamins and minerals, 200-240 calories, 10 grams of sugar, 15-21 carbs, 3 grams of fiber, 50% daily iron, 60% daily vitamin C and A, and finally, 28% of your daily calcium. 


UNH student Jarrod St.Jean has this to say about their shakes, “Meh, it’s pretty good.” NHTI student Hannah Beaudry also put in her views on the beverages, “Their drinks are amazing, but too overpriced.”


Is the Nutrition Corner really worth the hype and your money? One shake or Mega tea costs a whopping $8. In comparison, you could get up to four dunkins coffees, or 2 large aroma joe’s rushes. Each of the shakes sizes are roughly 24 fl oz, thus costing a dollar for every 3 fl oz you drink.


Junior- Olivia Murphy also gives her opinion on the prices, “Wicked expensive but super good. It [caffeine] doesn’t make you feel jittery.” So clearly the price is a major concern, but people seem to love their drinks, thus making this health cafe a possible once a month treat. My peers certainly believe that if the prices were lowered, it would be a lot more popular, and significantly boost their sales.


After gathering plenty of opinions, Nutrition Corner may be worth the price depending on the drink you get. For 8$ a drink, I would want it to taste phenomenal and a solid ten out of ten. The colorful Mega Teas are alright, but definitely not worth the price. However, the shakes at Nutrition Corner are outstanding, and they never taste bad. My personal favorite shake is the thin mint cookie, and it is by far, my favorite once a month treat.