Why The Go Getter at Jamba Juice Should Just Go Away

The Go Getter at Jamba Juice is equivalent to eating 2-3 Snickers candy bars.

Trust us. We love smoothies and we’re fans of Jamba Juice when we need a healthy pick me up in a pinch, but when we saw The Go Getter at Jamba Juice we questioned life itself and wondered if we had stepped into another dimension. This drink, healthy? Three servings of vegetables? Where?

As we read the press release for this new, green smoothie we noticed how it was being heavily marketed toward the wellness community and those with health goals in the new year.

Jamba’s VP of Marketing goes on to say,

For some, it’s natural to be motivated to start the new year fresh, but the challenge is staying committed to a sustainable plan that will help us reach our goals long-term. With The Go Getter, Jamba fans can jumpstart their 2022 routines in a way that’s easy, convenient, delicious, and portable.

Danielle Fisher, Vice President of Marketing for Jamba

But as we read through the ingredient list and looked at the nutrition label, we started to wonder if we talking about the same drink here? The Go Getter at Jamba Juice, right?

The Go Getter at Jamba Juice Ingredients

The Go Getter at Jamba Juice Ingredients

While this drink isn’t made up of a mirage of chemicals like their latest flavor, Electric Berry Lemonade, it still reaks of hidden sugars.

  • Matcha green tea 
  • Vegetables and fruit juice blend 
  • Mangos 
  • Kale 
  • Orange juice
  • Caffeine 175mg (small)
  • Caffeine 210mg (medium) 
  • Caffeine 281mg (large)

The fact that Jamba Juice continuously includes juice blends into their smoothies boggles our minds. As hard as they try to make their drinks healthy, they somehow always have to incorporate a mysterious juice blend that is loaded with added sugars. Do we need to create a Change.org petition to stop the juice blends from appearing in their smoothies — what’s it gonna take? Maybe we’ll take this to Congress.

If you scroll down to the very, very bottom of the Jamba Juice menu in teeny, tiny font, you’ll see what is actually in their “fruit juice” blend. Ready?

Frozen Vegetable & Fruit Juice Blend

Go Getter at Jamba Juice Sugar Drink

(Reconstituted Sweet Potato Juice Concentrate [Water, Sweet Potato Juice Concentrate], Apple Puree Concentrate, Sweet Potato Juice Concentrate, Apple Juice Concentrate, White Grape Juice Concentrate, Fruit and Vegetable Juice for Color, Carrot Juice Concentrate, Spinach Puree, Calcium Lactate, Pineapple Juice Concentrate, Banana Puree, Cucumber Juice, Pectin, Citric Acid, Baker’s Yeast Beta Glucan [Wellmune®], Ascorbic Acid [Vitamin C], Natural Flavor, Xanthan Gum)

While you may see a lot of vegetables sprinkled throughout, you’ll also see a lot of concentrate and puree followed by each vegetable. Anything that is from concentrate or puree essentially means sugars have been added and it is not pure juice from the vegetable for fruit.

The Go Getter at Jamba Juice does have mangos, kale and orange juice which might just be the only appearance of real fruit or vegetable in this entire drink. Additionally, someone in their test kitchen must have had a heavy hand with the caffeine as this drink contains more caffeine than a Dunkin Donuts Refresher. And might we add, this drink also may contain more caffeine than what is recommended for your daily intake too.

But, you’ll be so amped up on sugar and caffeine, you won’t even notice the chemical concoction you just concsumed.

The Go Getter at Jamba Juice High Sugar Content

The Go Getter at Jamba Juice is equivalent to eating 2-3 Snickers candy bars

Jamba Juice is really trying to push this new drink as their latest and greatest healthy beverage, but it simply isn’t. The press release for this drink states,

With at least three full servings of vegetables in each smoothie, The Go Getter provides an excellent source of vitamins A and C, which are both antioxidants that help to support immunity.

Yes, the beverage may contain all those wonderful nutritional benefits, but they forgot to mention that each drink is loaded with sugar. A small has 41 grams, a medium has 51 grams, and a large has 62 grams. A single Snickers bar has 20 grams of sugar. That’s about 2-3 Snickers bars worth of sugar in a small, medium, and especially a large size Go Getter, making this drink sweeter than your average Halloween treat. What is the point of all the “health benefits” if you’re just going to throw all that sugar on top. That’s like working out for an hour and then rewarding yourself with a donut (or two).

The Go Getter at Jamba Juice Alternatives

If you’re looking for something healthy on the Jamba Juice menu, stay far away from anything that contains their juice blends. Instead, opt for these low sugar options at Jamba Juice or skip the line altogether and make a green juice at home.

What are your thoughts on the Go Getter at Jamba Juice?

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