International smoothie, juice, and health-food chain Jamba already has 30 smoothies on the menu – not to mention the countless combinations you can create with custom add-ins like peanut butter and whey protein.
However, if you can’t find the perfect on-menu beverage to hit the spot, you’ll definitely discover an off-menu drink that will. While Jamba corporate keeps relatively quiet about its secret menu offerings — unlike Arby’s, which has an official website for its not-so-secret dishes, and In-N-Out, whose secret menu terms Animal Style, Protein Style, 3X3, and 4X4 are officially trademarked — its list of clandestine concoctions is impressively long. AZ Central reports that Jamba employees are well-versed in the wonders of the secret menu, keeping its pages hidden behind the counter and its flavors available to any customer who asks.
So without further ado, here’s what confidential confections to order from Jamba’s secret menu, from candy-colored Pink Starburst to dessert-flavored raspberry shortcake, plus kid-friendly Fruity Pebbles and grown-up mocha horchata.
Jamba turns your favorite candies into smoothies
Chocolate lovers will be glad to know that they can sip healthier versions of their favorite candy bars through a straw. Jamba buzzes up the Reese’s Pieces smoothie with just soy milk, peanut butter, and chocolate, while the Butterfinger gets a nutritious twist with a blend of carrot juice, chocolate base, peanut butter, frozen yogurt, and ice (via Wide Open Eats).
If you like your candy chewy and sour, you’re in luck. Browse Hack the Menu for Jamba’s candy-flavored secret smoothies, from Skittles (made with lemonade, lime sherbet, frozen yogurt, and strawberries) to Pink Starburst, which mimics the treat with soy milk, strawberries, lemonade, and both fro-yo and sherbet. Finally, Jamba would be remiss not to pay homage to one of the most beloved sour candies, Sour Patch Kids, available as a smoothie with lemonade, blueberries, and four types of sherbet, according to Spoon University.
Feel like a kid again with Jamba’s dessert-flavored secret smoothies
Jamba serves nostalgia from a blender with childhood-inspired beverages like peanut butter and jelly and Fruity Pebbles beverages, The Daily Meal revealed. The first has a base of soy milk and frozen yogurt with a touch of peanut butter and "jelly" in the form of strawberries and blueberries. The second flavor is reminiscent of the milk leftover from a bowl of rainbow-hued cereal, thanks to soy milk with raspberry, lime, pineapple, and orange sherbets.
For a more grown-up special treat, ask your Jamba mixologist to toss a scoop of strawberries into a Chocolate Moo’d smoothie, which Cosmopolitan reported is the simple secret recipe behind the chocolate-covered strawberries flavor. The article also mentions how to hack the lotta horchata flavor: add chocolate to make it a caffeinated mocha horchata.
More refreshing but equally vibrant is the raspberry shortcake smoothie, which combines soy milk and frozen yogurt with raspberry juice and raspberry sherbet.
Other secret Jamba smoothies are fruit-focused
For some customers, a trip to Jamba wouldn’t be complete without a serving or two of fruits or vegetables. Have a thing for stone fruit? The secret-menu peaches and cream smoothie, which The Daily Meal says contains equal parts peach juice and soy milk with frozen yogurt and peaches, sounds like a sippable summer’s day in Georgia.
Additionally, the sweet piña colada flavor also mixes fresh fruit with frozen yogurt for maximum creaminess. Secret Menus reported that the smoothie tastes just like the classic cocktail (especially if you sneak in a shot or two of rum), and shared that you can also make it pink with a scoop of strawberries.
If you like citrus and rhymes, you’ll love the berry lime sublime smoothie. It’s a deep violet blend of orange and raspberry juices, raspberry sherbet, and scoops of fresh raspberries and strawberries, according to Cosmopolitan.
Jamba takes the cake for the most creatively named secret smoothies
One of the smoothies on Jamba’s secret menu was born from such a heavenly combination — sweet soy milk, peach juice, and strawberries balanced with citrusy orange and lime sherbet — that Jamba employees just had to name it after Jesus. It’s called both Hello Jesus and Thank You Jesus depending on the location, according to Wide Open Eats.
And the names get cheekier; just take the Dirty Orgasm smoothie, which Spoon University assures is well-worth the embarrassment of ordering aloud. If you’re feeling shy, just ask for peach juice with peaches, strawberries, and orange and pineapple sherbets.
Having a dark day? Opt for the Berry Depressing, which despite its name, is an uplifting mixture of Jamba’s berry selection, according to Hack the Menu. For a zingier drink that will guide you to the light, the site recommends the sour Sunny Delight, a taxi-colored mixture of orange juice, lemonade, and tangy sherbets.
Jamba’s most-requested secret smoothie is no longer a secret
To celebrate Jamba teaming up with the Postmates delivery app in 2019, the smoothie chain cast a rare light on its undercover offerings. "We’re making our most requested secret menu item, the White Gummi Smoothie, available for the first time" on the public menu, Jamba chief marketing officer Shivram Vaideeswaran said in a press release.
As shown on the Jamba website, the White Gummi is now an official menu item. A combination of mangos and fruit juice whizzed with lime, raspberry, pineapple, and orange sherbets, the drink tastes more like candy than fruit, according to Hack the Menu; it’s ideal for those who always reach for the clear candies in a bag of gummy bears. If you’re after something more colorful, you could spend a week sampling the other Gummi options on Jamba’s secret menu. As Hack the Menu revealed, there’s green, pink, red, and even chocolate.