Jamba All Natural Energy Drinks says it has, "all of the lift and boost of traditional energy drinks, but none of the weird hard-to-pronounce ingredients."And, "with 70% real fruit juice and 90 calories per serving, it's the all-natural and super tasty way to get the energy you need." Well, I certainly felt like I could use a boost during my hectic days recently, so I decided to shell out the $2.95 for an 8.4 ounce can of Jamba All Natural Blueberry Pomegranate Energy Drink to see what it was all about.
For such a pricey drink, I expected it to at least be tasty, but alas, this was not the case. The Jamba Energy Drink is carbonated, and has a syrupy sweet but also sharp, acidic taste that together make for a disastrous combination. I tried to sip it, just a little at a time while working, but I only managed to get through abut half the can before I gave up. Buying this felt like a waste of money - and needless to say, my spirits were probably depressed by this, instead of being uplifted.
The ingredients include, Apple juice, pomegranate juice and lemon juice (water, juice concentrates), water, blueberry puree, apple puree, natural flavor, caffeine, green tea extract, extract of stevia, and (carbonation added). The "energy boost" is apparently from the added caffeine - 80 mg - but I would MUCH prefer to have a cup of coffee, or 2 cups of black tea, or a few cups of green tea.
The bright colors of the box of Jamba Peach Blackberry Smash Fruit Sorbet Bar made me check it out, and when I realized that it was only 70 calories per bar - well, enough said right there, it was coming home with me.
This fruit sorbet bar doesn't mimic an ice cream bar, but instead has it's own tangy, fruity flavor going on, and I like. It does melt in your mouth as you work on each delicious bite, and it's just the perfect size for an evening nosh. Compared to Yolato Pomegranato Frozen Yogurt Gelato Bars (Review), this Jamba bar has 10 fewer calories, the same amount of sugars (14 grams) and 3 grams of fiber but no protein (the Yolato bar has no fiber but 2 grams of protein).