Jamba Juice

Posted on: Mon, 01/26/2004 - 9:33pm
toomanynuts's picture
Joined: 08/23/2003 - 09:00

Do any of you take you PA/TNA children there or adults that are PA/TNA go there. It is a place that only makes juice smoothies with yogurt and you can add boosters if you want. Well - at a Market we shop at has one inside and my husband wanted a smoothie so my dd 3 1/2 also wanted to share with him. She has done it before and she was fine still fine this time too. Just wondering though since they make a peanut butter smoothie if it is safe or if I am taking chances saying it is okay.
What do you think? Thank You

Posted on: Tue, 01/27/2004 - 5:20am
Peg541's picture
Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00

I have seen how they wash out the mixers they use to make Jamba Juices in and that was enough to convince me the place is not safe for my son.
He would not want to eat food from a place that has a peanut butter variety anyway and I think that is a good safe way to behave.
I would stay away.

Posted on: Tue, 01/27/2004 - 1:12pm
California Mom's picture
Joined: 07/14/2000 - 09:00

We have done it and I have asked them to make sure to wash out the blender really well. Still, I'm not that comfortable with it and I'm not saying it's a great idea. If you can stay away from it, all the better.

Posted on: Sat, 05/29/2004 - 1:09pm
Mom2Sariah's picture
Joined: 12/14/2003 - 09:00

Heck NO in my opinion. I have yet to see someone really "wash" those things. I was really disappointed to see that on the menu myself.

Posted on: Sat, 05/29/2004 - 2:04pm
toomanynuts's picture
Joined: 08/23/2003 - 09:00

oops -
[This message has been edited by toomanynuts (edited May 30, 2004).]

Posted on: Sat, 05/29/2004 - 2:32pm
toomanynuts's picture
Joined: 08/23/2003 - 09:00

My dh has let my dd who is pa/tna share a juice with him from there she has always been just fine but I definately am not comfortable with it since it has the peanut butter on the menu. My dh has now told my dd that she can't have the juices from there cause I am not comfortable with it. She agrees it probably isn't safe for her but she sure likes having them. I wish there was a place that made them with out peanut butter. My goodness anyway why in the world does everything need to have a nut in it...Definately wouldn't trust them to keep those blenders clean. I just wanted to update you all on where we are with all this. She understands but it is a bummer....
[This message has been edited by toomanynuts (edited May 30, 2004).]

Posted on: Sun, 05/30/2004 - 11:46am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I think Todd Wilbur has some Jamba Juice clone recipes in his shakes, smoothies, etc. book. He has a series of books on clone recipes from major restaurant chains/food manufacturers.
Although the experience of eating out adds to the "special effect" or pleasure of the drink (no prep and cleaning!), his clone recipes are awesome and I highly recommend his website [url="http://www.topsecretrecipes.com"]www.topsecretrecipes.com[/url] as well as his entire book series which I own.

Posted on: Mon, 05/31/2004 - 9:28am
lalow's picture
Joined: 03/24/2004 - 09:00

I briefly thought about going there the other day but decided against it as we are dealing with milk allergy too. I dont think they really do a great job of cleaning their mixers and if they make anything with peanuts (or milk) I assumed there would be a pretty high chance of cross contamination. If I were to go I would make sure they were not crowded and ask them to wash the containers out.

Posted on: Wed, 10/18/2006 - 7:27am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

When DS was first diagnosed we lived right near a Jamba Juice. Not knowing about cross-contamination, I used to get him smoothies there. Never had a problem. We moved away almost 3 years ago, haven't been to one since.

Posted on: Thu, 10/19/2006 - 10:57pm
McCobbre's picture
Joined: 04/16/2005 - 09:00

It's great that yours is that conscientious. The ones near us aren't. Neither are the Smoothie Kings. In fact, all have been clueless.
"Well, I'll rinse it out for you."
"We don't get that many that request peanut butter in their smoothies."
"I don't think we've had peanut butter in this one, right Eric?"

Posted on: Fri, 10/20/2006 - 12:38am
schnoob's picture
Joined: 02/11/2005 - 09:00

It has been the first one that seems to have a clue about it. I asked at the Northpark Mall location and they said they dont use a dedicated blender, scoops etc. and the teenage girl behind the counter said "oh we rinse them out every night though".


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