NEWS: Pomegranate May Lose Its Health Cred After Jack in the Box Adds Pomegranate Item to Menu

It looks like pomegranate has finally sold out and now must turn in its Superfood Card.

Jack in the Box, usually known for their high-sodium and high-fat fare and being one of the Five Horsemen of the Fast Food Apocalypse, introduced their new Pomegranate Berry Smoothie today. I don’t know about you, but it’s unusual to see pomegranate on a menu board filled with burgers, fried items and salads that have over 1000 milligrams of sodium.

Made from a blend of pomegranate, blueberry, red raspberry and cranberry Minute Maid fruit juices and purees blended with nonfat frozen yogurt, the latest smoothie could possibly be the best thing for you on the Jack in the Box menu. Although the 56 grams of sugar in the smaller size, might cause people to say otherwise. But I think the antioxidants found in each of the fruits included might negate the sugar content. It comes in 16- and 24-ounce sizes and retails for $2.99 and $3.99, respectively. The smaller size contains 280 calories, 0 grams of fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 250 milligrams of potassium, 69 grams of carbs, and the previously mentioned, 53 grams of sugar.

5 thoughts to “NEWS: Pomegranate May Lose Its Health Cred After Jack in the Box Adds Pomegranate Item to Menu”

  1. Sounds good but $3.99 for a shake from Jacks? I’d rather go to jamba for that amount of coin.

  2. @Neil – I prefer mine thick, just like the way I prefer my wallet.

    @Bunny – I think Jamba is about 50 to 75 cents more for the sixteen, but a lot tastier and with more choices.

  3. I love pomegranate shakes! But I’ve gotten them from Jack in the Crack and they taste like pure sugar. Jamba Juice has some yummy ones plus you can get all fruit ones made without the dairy and extra stuff like immunities and vitamins.

  4. @ph – Yes, they do taste like pure sugar, but we can get them 24 hours a day, especially at 1 am and then go to sleep and let all that sugar turn into fat.

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