This Might Be The Exact Date Jamba's Pumpkin Smash Smoothie Returns In 2022

Look, it's really not your fault that you can't get enough of all things pumpkin spice. In fact, there's a whole science behind it, so you might as well just accept your desire for the earthily sweet, yet warmly spiced pleasure as a given. Not necessarily right this very minute; it is, after all, less than a week post-summer solstice, which initiates the summer season in the Northern Hemisphere (via Wall Street Journal). And chances are, you're not thinking all that much about the return of autumnal-themed treats like Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte and Jamba Juice's well-loved Pumpkin Smash Smoothie as you reach for the sunscreen for your third re-app while at the beach. But that doesn't mean that your go-to-purveyors of fall-themed treats are not already contemplating the return of their respective pumpkin spice perennials. Accordingly, we can't help but find ourselves speculating. 

Just as we did when we recently crunched the available data to come up with a speculative exact date Starbucks' PSL will return in 2022, we, as a public service, have decided to put our most astute analytical minds to the test by asking them to predict the exact date that Jamba's Pumpkin Smash Smoothie will make its warm and welcoming return to the Jamba Juice menu for fall 2022. Here is what they came up with, and spoiler alert, let's hope it's accurate because if so, we're guessing that Pumpkin Smash Smoothie fans are gonna be stoked. 

Possibly the earliest Pumpkin Spice Smoothie launch Jamba has ever orchestrated

Once upon a time, Jamba Juice scheduled the return of the Pumpkin Smash Smoothie to coincide with the actual fall season. In fact, as recently as 2019, Jamba's Pumpkin Smash Smoothie returned to Jamba's menu on October 22 (per Guilty Eats). Fans of this warmly spiced, creamy, smooth refresher were likely grateful to see the return of this limited-edition treat — which debuted in mid-September of 2017 (via The Union) before returning for its second limited run in mid-September of 2018 (via KXXV). However, they might also have wondered why on earth Jamba scheduled the launch more than a month later than it had in the preceding two years.

While we can't speak to what Jamba's powers-that-be might have been thinking, what we can say is that the following year, the launch date was moved up to September 1 (via Brand Eating) — just under a week before Labor Day. We also know that the following year, Jamba's Pumpkin Smash Smoothie returned on August 24 – two full weeks before last year's annual three-day "say goodbye to summer while it's still summer" weekend. 

Accordingly, by our not-actually-scientific-by-any-means analysis, we'd be willing to wager that the return of Jamba's Pumpkin Smash Smoothie in 2022 will arrive by August 22, which is precisely two weeks before Labor Day 2022. Are we right? Only time will tell.