Spillin’ the tea

Jamba Juice Pumpkin Smoothie


Kai Murguz ‘25

Fall Drink Review features Jamba Juice’s Pumpkin Smoothie.

Ivana Maldonado ‘26, Staff Reporter

With each fall season comes yet another pumpkin smoothie. Let me start by saying I’m not a big pumpkin spice fan, so I had to keep an open mind. 

After my first sip of the Pumpkin Smash smoothie from Jamba Juice, I thought, “Oh, it’s not bad.” I thought it would be bitter, but this smoothie was awfully sweet. Unlike most smoothies that are thick, this one was smooth and creamy. It smells like sweet milk and pumpkin and tastes like a pumpkin pie. Imagine taking some pumpkin ice cream and letting it melt, and that’s basically this smoothie.

Jamba Juice’s pumpkin smoothie Ivana Maldonado ‘26

Even though my smoothie wasn’t bad, I sadly can’t say the same about the service. The price of the 16 ounce drink was over $8, and as you can see in the photo, they didn’t even fill it up all the way. Three words to describe this smoothie: pumpkin, sweet, and overpriced.

My final thought is that the drink isn’t bad, even though I don’t love how sweet it is. If you love sugar and pumpkin spice, go for it. However, you’re not missing out by not trying the pumpkin smash smoothie. I give this drink 3 out of 5 pumpkins.