Momma Told Me: Bucket List Tuesday: #49 Jamba Juice Secret Menu

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Bucket List Tuesday: #49 Jamba Juice Secret Menu



Today marks the first post in a new series I hope to supplement a few times a month: Bucket List Tuesdays. For those unfamiliar with the term, you'd be correct in assuming this moniker comes from the somewhat morbid, tongue in cheek, 'kick the bucket' adage. A Bucket List is often associated with those who've recently come to terms with their mortality, facing their golden years with retirement on the way, or in unfortunate cases those who have received an ill prognosis. However, it is my belief that we all have a hidden bucket list inside us. Remember that time you heard your cousin went skydiving and thought 'Someday,' with a chuckle? Or perhaps the little whim that often arises when you get the itch to travel- 'I'd like to see the World's Largest Ball of Twine, someday.' Yes, these are often things accompanied by 'someday', and can range from pure absurdity to life altering experiences. Essentially the are goals for life, hopes for a lifetime of limited years, in a world of limitless experiences.

It's my hope that, in writing this series, I may inspire you to consider a Bucket List for yourself, and I may be motivated to slowly begin chipping away at my own. Each week (or every other week, as time allows), I'll give you a glimpse at a different spot on my ever-growing list. If I'm actively working on them, I'll share with you my experiences thus far, if I'm not quite there yet, perhaps you can help guide me down the right path.


This week, I'm going to start with something light, and arguably doable, that I'm slowly working on. It's unique in the sense that it has a list of it's own; the Jamba Juice Secret Menu. Secret Menu? Yes, and you just might be surprised how many of your favorite fast service restaurants actually have one! A secret menu, is typically a collection of highly requested product variations that have been ordered so many times by regular customers, it makes it's way to the company's recipe book. Often, these items will not be seen written on any company menu board, website, or advertised venue, and are exclusively known by past employees and hardcore brand consumers. One of the chains most known for their Secret Menu is my local In-N-Out; ironically also known for their incredibly simple menu. While the chain modeled it's menu after a classic Americana burger joint (with only fountain drinks, fries, burgers, and shakes), customers can order their meals in a variety of crazy ways. Would you believe you can actually order a 100x100 burger, consisting of 100 patties? Their Mustard Grilled Patty (exactly as it sounds), and the more well known Animal Style burgers are also quite delicious. Read more about Secret Menus at CouponSherpa.com.


But, today, I want to share with you one of my weakest points; Jamba Juice, and blended beverages. Next to boneless wings, a good smoothie is my favorite. And, while your local Jamba Juice already has an ever evolving menu of 20+ blended drinks, their extended menu contains 39 confirmed hidden drink recipes. And, while you may be furrowing your brow, in concern for my mental health, I assure you, if you walk into a Jamba Juice and request a Pink Starburst, they will make it. Of course, not ALL employees and demographics will know some of the ore obscure recipes; but any employee should be willing to mix up your heart's desire if you offer them the recipe (found online with a little bit of searching). In fact, as of yet, I've not run into a problem where my order couldn't be made.


Personally, I'd like to try all of the Secret Menu items at Jamba Juice- even over the course of several years. Below, you'll find a list of all 39 (beware there are 2-3 censored adult titles). Keep in mind, these are not created, named, or advertised by the company. In most cases they are offshoots of current recipes that employees or customers have created in store. So far, my absolute favorite is the Pink Starburst (my first secret menu order, years ago), Chocolate Covered Strawberries, and the Peanut Butter and Jelly. Curious what's in some of them? Most descriptions and recipes can easily be found on Google, or leave me a note and I'll drop your a description! (* denotes a recipe I have already tried) And, keep in mind, you can usually request a soy base, for the non-dairy crowd.

1. *Pink Starburst 2. Sourpatch Kid 3. *Blue Gummi Bear 4. *White Gummi Bear

5. *Skittles 6. *Chocolate Covered Strawberries 7. Push Pop 8. Red Gummi Bear

9. *Orange Dream Machine (Still On Some Menus) 10. Rainbow Sherbert

11.
Green Gummi Bear 12. Fruity Pebbles 13. *Pink Gummi Bear 14. *Thank You Jesus

15.
Dirty Org__m 16. Hello Jesus 7. *Strawberries Lightenin' 18. *Strawberry Shortcake

19. Sunny Delight 20. Raspberry Dreamin' 21. Melonade Wave 22. Chocolate Gummi Bear

23. Reese's Pieces 24. Butterfingers 25. Pineapple Dreamin' 26. Berry Depressing

27. P__s Shooter 28. Lemonade Lightinin' 29. Now and Later 30. San Diego 31. Tropical Tango

32. Apple Pie 33. Tootsie Roll 34. White Fruity Pebbles 35. Blue Topia 36. *Pacific Passion

37.
Peanut Butter and Jelly 38. Andre's Surprise 39. Pink Fruity Pebbles


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10 comments:

  1. Ah! I love secret menus!! I'm totally going to try a PB&J the next time I'm in Jamba Juice! Thanks for the idea :)

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  2. I've never tried Jamba Juice but this so makes me want to give it a try!

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  3. I am obsessed with Jamba Juice - it was breakfast way too many times when I lived in NYC - but how is it possible I am only just now learning of the secret menu?? I need to find my nearest store and go try some of these immediately! YUM! - Katy

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  4. I have never tried Jamba Juice, but you've given me a reason to! I love feeling like an insider!

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  5. That is awesome! I love Jamba Juice!!

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  6. Oh how I wish we had a Jamba Juice in my area!!

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  7. Didn't even know they had a secret menu! I want to try now.
    Whirlwind of Surprises

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  8. Pink Star and Sour Patch are my very favorite! I never get anything but those two, but I am going to copy down this list and remember to try something different next time. : )

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  9. The best list of jamba juice secret menu items is at Ranker.com by far.

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