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Secret what?!

Traveling – it will open up your eyes, mind and soul to the new adventures…. and apparently your taste buds too!

Recently, while on the way back from South Korea to Montana, a fellow traveler introduced me to the world of ‘Secret Menus.’ He was wondering if Korean Jamba Juice  would serve “White Gummy Bear Smoothie” and after a few: What?! Yeah, right! (from my direction), he was able to successfully get his rarely-ordered (I’m sure of it) drink.

I tasted this curiosity-infused beverage… It tasted ridiculously sweet, like a five year old, who mixed her favorite snack with Vanilla Ice Cream and then promptly sold it for $6/cup.  Not my cup of tea, but it got me thinking. If Jamba Juice is special enough to maintain a Secret Menu, is it a thing among other restaurants as well?! Have I been missing out on some strangely concocted foods and drinks, which are probably overpriced but a total novelty item you just HAVE TO TRY?!

Google search prompted me to HacktheMenu website, where you can actually see the real recipe of the White Gummy Bear Smoothie (No gummy bears inside??? I think a 5 year old still made it).

Apparently, Secret Menus are either a concoction of the restaurant itself or a customer’s own invention, which is passed on from person to person. So, you’re saying that if a certain item is gaining popularity, food establishments would rather keep it on the hush-hush, instead of making it a regular part of the menu? Seems counter-intuitive, doesn’t it.

Well, forget about waiting for the word of mouth to spread about your favorite chain’s Secret Menu, just pick one from HacktheMenu‘s extensive list and give it a taste! There are Secret Menus at: Burger King, McDonalds, KFC, 5 Guys, Starbucks, In-and-Out Burger, Chick-fil-A, Arby’s, Subway, Taco Bell, Dairy Queen, Chipotle, Wendy’s and the list goes on…

Oh my! How about a: McGangbang (McDonalds), Liquid Cocaine (Starbucks), Animal Style burger or fries (In-and-Out Burger), Suicide Burger (Burger King) or a Thank You Jesus Smoothie (Jamba Juice)?


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Did you know about Secret Menus? What’s your favorite chain of restaurants? What secret item will you try next?

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2 comments

  1. McGangbang? HAHAHAHA.
    Taylor always has these crazy ideas of mixing stuffs. Going to show him this post. I’m not sure if any of those places I frequent have secret menus hmmm.

  2. I knew secret menu existed but I never thought to research it in depth. Thanks for the link and now I suddenly have craving. Hahaa

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