NEWS: Addition of New Tropical Smoothie Causes Jack in the Box Menu Board To Be Even More Crowded

Written by | April 30, 2009

Topics: Beverage, Fast Food, Jack in the Box

This week, Jack in the Box introduced their new Tropical Smoothie. It joins the Mango, Strawberry Banana and Pomegranate Berry Smoothies on the clusterfuck known as the Jack in the Box menu board.

The Tropical Smoothie is a blend of Minute Maid mango and banana fruit juices and purees mixed with nonfat frozen yogurt. I’ve tried all the other flavors and thought they were decent. I’ll probably try this one too just so I can tell my grandkids that I tried every Jack in the Box smoothie flavor and so that, as someone who lives on a tropical island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, I can find out if it captures the essence of the island lifestyle, which consists of getting up, going to work, eating lunch, going back to work, going home, eating dinner, watching television, going to sleep and repeating it all over again the next day.

The Tropical Smoothie comes in 16- and 24-ounce sizes for $2.99 and $3.99, respectively. A 16-ounce smoothie contains 325 calories, 0 grams of fat, 3 milligrams of cholesterol, 86 milligrams of sodium, 237 milligrams of potassium, 80 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 63 grams of sugar and 3 grams of protein.

Now here’s the commercial for the Jack in the Box Tropical Smoothie:






9 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Orchid64 says:

    It’s too bad they don’t make these things sugar-free. Anything with fruit puree and frozen yogurt can generally be made without sugar and not suffer in texture (provided artificial sweetener is used).

  2. Bear Silber says:

    Almost 500 calories in the large! and what…90 grams of sugar. Man….I really wish they would stop trying to sound healthy calling these ice cream shakes “smoothies”….oh well, who am I kidding, anyone going to JIB isn’t to concerned about their health.

    Disclaimer: I LOVE JIB :) ….but I don’t eat there, or at least haven’t since the good ol’ late night weekends as a teen. It was the only place open 24 hours. Remember bumpin’ the tunes in the drive-thru lane? It was all the rage!

  3. Marvo says:

    @Orchid64: If they were sugar-free, they don’t deserve to be on the JITB menu. Only fatty and sugary foods need apply.

    @Bear Silber: I go to Jack in the Box to get the stank of Jack in the Box on my clothing.

  4. Woodenhand says:

    Hmmm not to big on mango or bananna flavors, and with the ammount of sugar… not so much = bad eatin’

  5. Neil the hammer says:

    I am not much of a smoothy man. Unless I could waterboard a Jack in the box owner with one.

    THAT IS ALL

  6. grinder says:

    Smoothies are pretty hit or miss for me. Well mostly a miss after getting one in Vegas that tasted like ass. I hope it was just a bad banana.

  7. chibi says:

    Alright, I should’ve known that the Tropical Smoothie was going to be a bust judging on the lame commercial. Instead of going with the menopause theme they should’ve banked on it being a taste sensation for those with baby envy. I swear I was drinking a chilled cup of Gerber banana baby food!! Truly disappointing and a waste of $4.09 for a regular size in Hawaii.

  8. Marvo says:

    @Woodenhand: How could you not like mango. That is one of my favorite fruits of all time, except for the fibers getting stuck in between my teeth.

    @Neil the hammer: I don’t think you could do that. I don’t know if you’ve seen some of their recent commercials, but Jack is f’ing ripped.

    @grinder: I like smoothies because it makes me think I’m eating something healthy, but with all the sugar it’s not.

    @chibi: If I do try it, I’ll remember to buy some Gerber’s banana baby food as well to compare flavor.

  9. DB says:

    I don’t really have anything to say about smoothies. I just would like to say that the menopause commercial is the best I’ve seen in a long time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Those of you who have never had the hell of going through it just don’t see the humor. It’s a great ad. It makes me happy that Jack is around if I need that smoothie, calories and all.

    Menopause Madness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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