QUICK REVIEW: Jamba Juice Pumpkin Protein Smoothie

Jamba Juice Pumpkin Protein Smoothie

The thought that popped into my head when I took my first sip of Jamba Juice’s Pumpkin Protein Smoothie was, “Is this is what French kissing a jack-o-lantern tastes like?”

While Jamba’s usual autumn smoothie, the Pumpkin Smash, tastes more like a pumpkin pie, this new one tastes more like actual smashed pumpkin put into a cup. It also looks like chunky tomato soup or what the Headless Horseman would puke after getting drunk about not being able to find his head again.

Both smoothies have the same “pumpkin spice blend” with pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg, but the vegetable flavor stands out more than the sweet spices in this protein-pumped version. A 16-ounce serving has six grams of fiber, and it tastes like it has six grams of fiber. I’m also thinking the added almond milk, chia seeds, and whey protein might play a role in making it taste a bit more vegetable-y. Totally not a word, but let’s make it one.

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While the first sip was a turnoff, because I was expecting something that tastes more like a pie, I found myself enjoying it more and more with every following sip. Those later sucks from the straw had a sweet vegetable flavor that’s enhanced by the spices, especially the cinnamon. I definitely didn’t think pumpkin pie while drinking it, but I also definitely didn’t think about dumping it down my kitchen sink.

Think of Jamba Juice’s Pumpkin Protein Smoothie as the Diet Coke version of the Pumpkin Smash in terms of flavor. It’s not as good, there’s significantly less sugar, and there are folks who will think it’s gross, but there are people who will like it. And I am one of them. To be honest, it’s weird that something that was off-putting at first quickly became something that was on-putting. Totally not a word, but let’s make it one.

Purchased Price: I forgot
Size: 22 fl. oz.
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (22 fl. oz.) 320 calories, 6 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 10 milligrams of cholesterol, 230 milligrams of sodium, 46 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of fiber, 36 grams of sugar, and 23 grams of protein.

FAST FOOD NEWS: Cinnabon Lotus Biscoff Topped Bons

Cinnabon Lotus Biscoff Topped Bons

Cinnabon is teaming up with Lotus Bakeries to offer Biscoff cookie-topped cinnamon rolls for a limited time. Customers can top any size cinnamon roll with crunchy Biscoff cookie crumbles.

Classic roll? You can Biscoff it! BonBites? Totally can Biscoff it! Mini Bon Rolls? Biscoff that mutha! Center of the Roll? Oh, you better believe you can Biscoff that!

But what about Cinnabon’s Signature Cinnamon Roll Chillatta?

You CAN’T Biscoff that.

But you CAN get a Biscoff Cookies & Cream Chillatta that features cookie flavor mixed into a vanilla frappe that’s topped with layer of caramel sauce, whipped cream, and Biscoff cookies crumbles.

If you’ve tried any Cinnabon roll topped with Biscoff cookies, let us know what you think of it in the comments.

(Image via Cinnabon.)

SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Snyder’s of Hanover Limited Edition Cheddar Ale Pretzel Pieces

Snyder s of Hanover Limited Edition Cheddar Ale Pretzel Pieces

I don’t drink beer, but there needs to be more cheddar beer flavored snacks. I miss Kettle Brand’s Cheddar Beer Potato Chips. (Spotted by JJ at Snyder’s of Hanover Factory Store.)

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FAST FOOD NEWS: Arby’s Cookie Butter Shake

Arby s Cookie Butter Shake

What a sweet coincidence!

During same week Limited Edition Cookie Butter Oreo hits shelves, Arby’s rolls out a new Cookie Butter Shake. Is it National Cookie Butter Week or something?

The fast food treat features Arby’s vanilla shake blended with cookie butter-flavored syrup and is topped with whipped cream and Biscoff Cookie Crumbles.

A medium has 750 calories, 210 calories from fat, 23 grams of fat, 15 grams of saturated fat, 0.5 grams of trans fat, 75 milligrams of cholesterol, 520 milligrams of sodium, 123 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 110 grams of sugar, and 18 grams of protein.

If you’ve tried it, let us know what you think of it in the comments.

(Image via Arby’s website.)

PUMPKINUNDATION 2017 (RETURNS EDITION) – 9/20/2017

Here are some returning pumpkin products found on store shelves by your fellow readers. If you’ve tried any of them, share your thoughts in the comments.

Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Oreo Cookies  2017

Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Oreo Cookies

(Spotted by Robbie at Target.)

Limited Edition Frosted Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts  2017

Limited Edition Frosted Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts

(Spotted by Robbie at Target.)

Lindt Lindor Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Truffles  2017

Lindt Lindor Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Truffles

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Target.)

Entenmann s Limited Edition Little Bites Seasonal Favorites Pumpkin Muffins  2017

Entenmann’s Limited Edition Little Bites Seasonal Favorites Pumpkin Muffins

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Target.)

Project 7 Pumpkin Spice Delight Gourmet Gum  2017

Project 7 Pumpkin Spice Delight Gourmet Gum

(Spotted by Carla at Target.)

Limited Time Krispy Kreme Glazed Pumpkin Pie  2017

Limited Time Krispy Kreme Glazed Pumpkin Pie

(Spotted by Bob K at Walmart.)

Nature s Path Organic Frosted Pumpkin Pie Toaster Pastries  2017

Nature’s Path Organic Frosted Pumpkin Pie Toaster Pastries

(Spotted by Bob K at Target.)

Duncaon Hines Limited Edition Decadent Pumpkin Spice Cupcake Mix  2017

Duncan Hines Limited Edition Decadent Pumpkin Spice Cupcake Mix

(Spotted by Stephen B at Target.)

Little Secrets Spiced Pumpkin Pie Dark Chocolate Pieces  2017

Little Secrets Spiced Pumpkin Pie Dark Chocolate Pieces

(Spotted by Rachel C at Whole Foods.)

Limited Edition Turkey Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream  2017

Limited Edition Turkey Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

(Spotted by Bob K at Giant Eagle.)

Thomas Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice English Muffins

Thomas Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice English Muffins

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Walmart.)

Nonni s Pumpkin Spice K Cups  2017

Nonni’s Pumpkin Spice K-Cups

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Big Lots.)

Nonni s Pumpkin Spice and Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Biscotti  2017

Nonni’s Pumpkin Spice and Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Biscotti

(Spotted by Carla at Megafoods.)

Betty Crocker Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Cookie Mix and Bar Mix  2017

Betty Crocker Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Cookie Mix and Bar Mix

(Spotted by Carla at Walmart.)

The Bakery Pumpkin Cream Cheese Filled Muffins  2017

The Bakery Pumpkin Cream Cheese Filled Muffins

The Bakery Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies  2017

The Bakery Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

(Spotted by Bob K at Walmart.)

Our Specialty Pumpkin Spice Sweet Middles  2017

Our Specialty Pumpkin Spice Sweet Middles

(Spotted by Sue at Smith’s.)

Kimberley s Bakeshoppe Pumpkin Spice Gourmet Cupcakes

Kimberley’s Bakeshoppe Pumpkin Spice Gourmet Cupcakes

(Spotted by Bob K at Walmart.)

Edwards Limited Edition Pumpkin Creme Pie  2017

Edwards Limited Edition Pumpkin Creme Pie

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Walmart.)

Thank you to all the photo contributors! If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new product on the shelf, snap a picture of it, and send us an email (theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com) with where you found it and “Spotted” in the subject line. Or reply to us (@theimpulsivebuy) on Twitter with the photo, where you spotted it, and the hashtag #spotted. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

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