It’s late at night, all the shops are closed and you realise that you really want a smoothie. It’s a nightmarish scenario which we can say, without fear of exaggeration, is familiar to at least every single person in the country.
It’s definitely familiar to Sophie. Last month she found herself in this exact situation. So, she did what anybody would do - she took to Twitter.
We suggested that she try building a big light in the shape of our smoothies and shine it into the sky, so we could come running bearing delicious smoothies.
We’ll be honest, we weren’t being entirely serious.
So imagine our surprise when, nine days later, Sophie sent us the following pictures.
The Smoothie Signal, shining brightly into the sky, alerting us to any smoothie-based emergencies (and hopefully not annoying the neighbours too much). If we’d been in any way prepared we would have jumped into one of our Huge Grassy Vans and immediately rushed to the scene.
As it is, we’ve had to make do with sending Sophie a load of vouchers in the hope that they help prevent future smoothie emergencies.
We know what you're thinking, 'how can I make my own Smoothie-Signal?' Well, Sophie can explain:
All I did to make it was cut out the logo from the cardboard smoothie carton with a craft knife (I wanted to make it recyclable too of course) and then I cut a hole in the back of the box to shine the light through. Because the torch has a strange upsidedownie-topsieturvie effect in the middle I couldn't shine the torch directly onto the logo so I cut the back hole lower down.
If you do make your own, remember - the Smoothie-Signal is not a toy. With great signalling comes great responsibility.