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Energy Boosts – Under £5

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If you’re a student feeling tired and jaded after a long session at the library or need an energy boost to get you through the endless assignments, pay Manchester Arndale a visit and grab the perfect pick me up – for less than a fiver!

Here’s our five favourite sweet treats:

 1) Archie’s

Celebs love Archies. Ne-Yo, Rita Ora, Connor McGregor and even The GC herself are all recent visitors. So what’s the draw? Burgers, hot dogs, waffles and smoothies galore… the Archie’s menu is packed with mouth-watering choices and loads of them are under £5.

Our favourite would be the Shakes! To suit your budget, choose a Regular size from the Classic or Celeb Shakes list inspired by your favourite stars, and enjoy a sugar boost to get your brain buzzing.

2) My Cookie Dough

Famous for their gloriously gooey cookie dough, dough and brownie stacks and milkshakes, we guarantee their creations will blow your mind. Try the Triple Chocolate brownie classic – a huge portion of loveliness that combines chocolate brownie, chocolate sauce and ice cream. It’s a steal at £4.75.

NB: subject to availability

3) Waffle Island

Take a quick look at #bubblewaffles on Instagram, and you’ll see that these sweet, fluffy cones of deliciousness look almost as good as they taste.

Bubble waffle cones are originally from Hong Kong, where they’re a hugely popular street food.

At Waffle Island in Manchester Arndale, the waffle batter is infused with a spectacular range of flavours. Smothered with ice cream and chocolate or fruity fillings, it’s THE most delicious way for sweet-toothed students to feed their faces. We highly recommend the Lotus Biscuit Waffle Cup or the Nutella Heaven option!

4) Bobo Tea

Of all the bubble tea shops in Manchester, this is THE one.

Bobo Tea serves freshly brewed Milk Teas and Fruit Ice Teas made to order, from premium loose tea leaves and tapioca pearls – the famous ‘bubbles’ that zoom up your straw and burst full of flavour in your mouth.

You can customise your Bobo tea to create something truly unique.  Choose your milk, select from a huge range of toppings, adjust your sweetness to perfection, decide on your ice levels – or go for a milk tea served hot. This is a real tea break with a difference – you’ll love it!

5) Greggs

Greggs is the perfect student stop-off with their amazing meal deal offers – they’ll even throw in a FREE sausage roll. Just show your student card when you buy a full Sandwich Deal at Greggs in Manchester Arndale.

If a free sausage roll doesn’t float your boat, you can choose one of these other freebies – one Cheese & Onion bake, one sweet treat, one snack pack, one apple OR one banana. What’s not to love.