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We Try Jamba Juice's New Light and Soy Pumpkin Smoothies

There's nothing like autumn to make food and drink chains whip out the specialty flavors, and no flavor is more present than pumpkin. While pumpkin coffee drinks kind of gross me out, sipping something warm and spicy as the weather gets colder does have a certain seasonal appeal. But slurping a refreshing pumpkin smoothie? Jamba Juice thinks you should, for they are rolling out their Pumpkin Smash smoothie for fall—including a new light version and a soy variation. More

Our Take on Jamba Juice's New 'Make It Light' Smoothies

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area smack dab in the middle of the so-called health food movement, smoothies were everywhere. That is, before fro-yo swept through and became the trendy snack du jour. Poor little smoothies. But smoothie chain Jamba Juice lives on, ever popular in malls across the country. We recently tried their new low-calorie lineup. More

The Best Oatmeal in New York

Oatmeal from Prime Meats. Not quite the best in New York, but tasty just the same. [Photograph: Robyn Lee] There are two kinds of people: Those who understand why one would order oatmeal from a restaurant, and those who... More

Jamba Juice's Pumpkin Smash

[Photographs: Robyn Lee] What exactly is a Pumpkin Smash? Something between a smoothie and a shake, this Jamba Juice creation rolls out every fall (until January) and reminds us that everything can be pumpkinified. Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts do the lattes, Dairy Queen does Blizzards, and I'm pretty sure I saw pumpkin shampoo at Bath & Body Works. Oversaturating the world with pumpkin products is generally fine with me. Too often these seasonal pumpkin products are not pumpkiny enough. But too often these seasonal pumpkin products are not pumpkiny enough, tasting more like the holiday-scented candles than actual pumpkins. Pumpkin-flavored posers suffer from being too sweet, not spiced enough, or just plain gross. Jamba Juice's Smash had potential.... More

Jamba Juice's New California Flatbreads: We Ate Them So You Don't Have To

"It's the coal in your pizza stocking." In making my way through one of Jamba Juice's new California Flatbreads, I could only find one reason to be thankful— that they didn't call them "pizzas." To have done so would've constituted a disgrace to the name of pizza. As it is, they're only a disgrace to flatbreads, and California. Which, I presume, readers of this blog don't care about quite as much. Currently in limited release in New York City, the $4 flatbreads are marketed as a healthy alternative to fast food lunches, an on-the-go personal pizza for the conscientious eater.... More

Secret Off-the-Menu Items

Buzzfeed's put together a page on Secret Off-the-Menu Items at different restaurants, and it's fun to look through whether or not these are places you eat at. I'd argue that In-N-Out's secret menu is somewhat of an oxymoron now since it's on their corporate site but I had no idea Jamba Juice had secret flavors! The White Gummi sounds gooood.... More

Edibles: Jamba Rant

What is a lower-calorie dairy base?!? MORE EDIBLES Sour Sunny Bears [Friday, January 26, 2007] Scarfin' the Scharffen Berger [Thursday, January 25, 2007] Getting Cheesy [Wednesday, January 24, 2007] Stockholm Slices [Tuesday, January 23, 2007] All Edibles... More

Edibles: Jamba Rant

"What is a lower-calorie dairy base?!?" In this installment of Edibles, our own Ed Levine tries Mango Mantra, one of the Jamba Light menu option from rapidly expanding juice chain Jamba Juice. MORE EDIBLES Sour Sunny Bears [Friday, January 26, 2007] Scarfin' the Scharffen Berger [Thursday, January 25, 2007] Getting Cheesy [Wednesday, January 24, 2007] Stockholm Slices [Tuesday, January 23, 2007] All Edibles... More

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