Vince said: when you consider other fast food options, Jamba’s items compare well. There are no trans fats, hydrogenated oils or high fructose corn syrup derivatives in that wrap; 16 grams of fat isn’t that much considering how much saturated fat is in a burger. I think Jamba is offering consumers a good alternative to typical fast food.
Melissa: What about giving them props for the non-GMO ingredients? And I wouldn’t say that 75 ingredients is all that astounding considering it lists EVERY single ingredient used. If only all food was so diligently labeled rather than saying “seasonings.” I would have to say they are making a good effort in comparison to all the other fast food out there. I’m definitely not a loyal customer of this place or any other that can be found in a shopping mall, but come on… give them them credit for trying. I am a fan of Fooducate, but this article is a little silly.
Susan: You’re probably better off with this wrap that has some fat and some fiber than you would be drinking a juice filled smoothie for lunch.
We’re not above making mistakes; so we went back to the ingredient list to check it out. And you know what – despite its length, it really doesn’t have too many bad things. And Jamba pushes the right buttons by listing ingredient names such as “cholesterol free low fat mayo” (all plant based food is cholesterol free) , non GMO soy protein isolate, and aluminum free leavening.
Nevertheless, were you to make this wrap from scratch at home, it wouldn’t contain soy protein isolate, nor xantham gum. But you probably wouldn’t be using 15 different types of lettuce either.
Then again, only 2 grams of fiber from all these veggies? Must be tiny amounts of each green.
Complicated. But not all bad.
We should have been a bit more neutral on Jamba wraps – they are probably a better option than some greasy burger. If you need to watch your sodium – go for another wrap with less salt. And if you are having a 500 calorie wrap for lunch, you may want to forgo even the 16 oz smoothie – 11-15 teaspoons worth of sugar plus a 280 calorie addition to the day.
To all the commentators – Thank you for chiming, providing your feedback, and helping Fooducate become an even better resource for food and nutrition information!