There are many times where we go into a Starbucks or Jamba Juice and someone orders a drink you had never heard of. Did you just miss it on the menu? Or did they just come up with something off the top of their head?
Well…a little bit of both.
These are normally secret menu items. Items that the restaurant may know how to make, but at the same time, the restaurant may not know how the drink is made. You can either take a chance on if they know the drink or you can find a recipe online.
Or, I can make it even easier.
Thanks to hackthemenu.com, anyone can see secret items and how they are made. And I have taken a challenge to try all of these drinks from Starbucks and Jamba Juice, write a review of the drink for you, then attempt to make it myself with recipes online, and finally have people (roommates and family) taste the real version and the fake version and see if they can tell the difference.
This should be fun to see what happens, thought it may not be so fun on my wallet
Blended Strawberry Lemonade
Let me start off by saying that this is a very popular drink. So much so, that this is the drink I normally order when it is 150+° in California.
I don’t think the Central Valley has ever reached 150+°, but you get the point.
This is a no coffee drink which is perfect for those who despise the taste of coffee. It is smooth and icy, which helps to cool you off in the summer. You can order just a plain Strawberry Lemonade, but where would be the fun in that? The Strawberry Lemonade, un-blended, is a nice drink if you want it to accompany your lunch or dinner.
But we are talking about the Blended Strawberry Lemonade, so let’s go and review that.
This drink is absolutely delicious. It is cool and icy, so it has a slushie taste to it. The drink will stay cool, unless you leave it for a very long time to warm up. It is also a drink that kids could have since there is no coffee This drink is also a fairly priced, less than $4 for a Venti. And finally, you can add other flavors to this drink, like mocha and white chocolate. My personal favorite is mocha because you then get a chocolate covered strawberry drink.
So when you go to Starbucks, you can go ahead and say you want this drink. No need to bring your own recipe. The baristas know the drink, so go ahead and order away.
This is just the beginning of this kind of blog. There are so many secret menu items, and I will take the time to try them all. Let me know in the comments if there is an item on the secret menu that you want me to try.