Thursday, March 24, 2011

Jumpin Jamba!

I will admit it, I am a energy drink addict. But I hate how much sugar they have, and many have an unpleasant aftertaste. So, I am always a little hesitant to try a new brand. But take it from me, no one should hesitate to try Jamba Juice.

I had an opportunity to try the Strawberry Banana flavored Jamba Juice Energy Drink.

The first thing I noticed was that this seemed healthier than many other energy drinks. At only 90 calories, this fit in well with my current weight loss plan, and was a nice addition to my afternoon snack. There are 20 grams of sugar in the drink, which is lower than other energy drinks, but with other energy drinks, I usually opt for sugar free.

Now, I am sure you are thinking, ok, but how did it taste... well, as I opened the can, I was not sure what to expect. It says serve chilled, so since I only refrigerated it for a couple of hours, I poured it into a glass with some ice.

 I immediately noticed the delicious smell, and that it was not clear, but instead opaque. I hesitantly took a sip and realized that this was delicious. No "chemical" taste, no artificial essences to it. It tasted crisp, and was bursting with flavor.

I savored each drop of the juice. In terms of an "energy drink" I felt about the same as I did with other drinks, caffeine does not always affect me too much. People sensitive to caffeine might feel the pep a lot more, and this might not be the right drink for them. Also, the drink is not intended to pregnant women (probably not anyone nursing either) or children.


My only caution is do not confuse this with juice; it is so tasty that you might easily drink too much of it, and ingest a large amount of caffeine. Before buying, definitely take a look at the sugar, calories, and caffeine per serving to make sure this is the right choice for you.

As for me, I would love to try some of the other flavors out there, and see if they are as delicious as this one!

I received a sample of this product for review courtesy of the Amazon Vine program. All opinions are 100% honest and original.