A few weeks, I received an email from Amazon to become a part of their Vine program. I thought I was pretty special and part of an exclusive club but it looks like membership was opened to a wide audience. Oh well. It’s still great to get free stuff in exchange for a review.
My first free product was a strawberry banana Jamba Juice energy drink. When I think of Jamba Juice, I’m reminded of the store locations that offer up yummy smoothies and breakfast, not energy drinks but with the surge of Monster and Red Bull in the marketplace, it doesn’t surprise me. And unlike Monster and Red Bull, Jamba Juice energy drinks are all natural and sweetened with Stevia.
So what about the taste? At first the light carbonation was surprising but unfortunately that’s all I liked. I could not discern a strawberry or banana flavor even though the ingredients claim there is a puree of them inside this drink. Instead it’s simply a mixture of something red and fizzy sweetened with Stevia that leaves a bad aftertaste. Ick!
As for serving the purpose of being an energy drink? I didn’t feel any different afterward. This was also the only flavor I tried. There’s the option of blueberry and apple as well which might taste better.
Jamba Juice Energy Drink, Strawberry Banana, 8.4-Ounce Cans (Pack of 12)