By Maddie Van Horn, Staff Writer –

North Shore Nutrition has become a local favorite among students at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

North Shore Nutrition is located at 19 Cherokee Blvd. and is known for its laden energy teas and meal replacement shakes.

Maggie Makris, a sophomore UTC student, said one reason she loves North Shore Nutrition is because the laden teas give her energy without the negative side effects of caffeine.

“I’m someone who doesn’t like coffee and energy drinks, which makes me nervous,” said Makris. “The loaded teas are amazing. They give me energy without making me shaky or nervous about what I love. My favorite flavors are Airhead Extreme, Nerds, and Jolly Rancher. ”

The loaded energy teas have 24 calories, no sugar, are filled with vitamins and vegetable caffeine. They come in a variety of flavors including Blue Hawaiian, Fun Dip, and Gummy Bear.

The meal replacement shakes contain 24 to 27 grams of plant-based protein, and while they come in flavors like brownie batter, wedding cake, and peanut butter cup, they only have 200 to 250 calories each.

Hancock, originally from Cleveland, Tennessee, opened North Shore Nutrition on November 21 last year. The relatively new location is only a few minutes away from the UTC campus and is decorated with a chalk wall covered with customer signatures.

The owner, Barret Hancock, is hoping to expand its reach in the UTC community.

“I knew I wanted to open my North Shore business because I wanted to be near UTC and get involved with the school,” said Hancock. “At some point, I hope to be able to give the students a place to study and hang out once the pandemic is over.”

Many students shared photos of their drinks. This is one of the ways North Shore Nutrition has been able to grow fast. Makris said she noticed a lot of posts on social media about the shop over the past month.

“I’ve noticed people posting a lot about it on Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat, and I think that’s one of the reasons it has become so popular so quickly,” Makris said.

North Shore Nutrition’s business has picked up over the past month, according to Hancock. This is also around the time he started promoting the student discount called Mocs Monday. The store attracted attention on Instagram.

“I love being a student hotspot right now,” said Hancock. “I appreciate everyone who walks in. I’m a social person, so I enjoy talking to different people.”

North Shore Nutrition invites UTC students to join them at Mocs on Mondays.

For more information on their flavors, hours, and more, please visit @north_shore_nutrition on Instagram.