Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Jonesing for Soda

I read an article on Jones Soda's new line of drinkable revoltomania. (Blog trail: USA Today via Geek Like Me via Neatorama.)

Call me sick, but I am fascinated by flavors-that-should-not-be, especially when applied to unusual physical matter. Those Jelly Belly jellybeans that taste like grass, for example? Endless fun for me. Anyway, after hearing about the new variety of holiday-themed sodas — Sugar Plum, Christmas Tree, Egg Nog, Christmas Ham for Yule-types; Jelly Doughnut, Applesauce, Chocolate Coins and Latkes for Jews or the Jew-at-heart — I wanted to see just how many strange flavor ventures Jones has undertaken so far. Wikipedia saves the day. For you: a list.

The original six:
  • Orange
  • Cherry
  • Lemon-Lime
  • Strawberry-Lime
  • Raspberry
  • Grape
Thanksgiving flavors:
  • Turkey & Gravy
  • Cranberry
  • Mashed Potatoes & Butter
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Fruit Cake
  • Brussels Sprout with Prosciutto
  • Cranberry
  • Wild Herb Stuffing
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Broccoli Casserole
  • Salmon Pâté
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Pecan Pie
  • Sweet Potato
  • Dinner Roll
  • Pea
  • Antacid
  • Cherry Pie
  • Banana Cream Pie
  • Key Lime Pie
  • Apple Pie
  • Blueberry Pie
  • Chocolate Fudge
  • Peachy Keen
  • Pineapple Upside Down
For Halloween:
  • Candy Corn
  • Strawberry S'lime
  • Scary Berry Lemonade
  • Caramel Apple
  • Spider Cider
  • Berried Alive
  • Gruesome Grape
  • Sour Lemon Drop Dead
  • Lemon Drop Dead
  • Creepy Cranberry
  • Monster Mojito
  • Black Cat Licorice
  • Dread Licorice (red licorice)
  • Gingerbread Man
  • Christmas Cocoa
  • Candy Cane
  • Egg Nog
  • Sugar Plum
  • Christmas Ham
  • Christmas Tree
  • Jingle Lime Soda
  • Jingle Berry Soda
  • Jingle Blue Bubble Gum Soda
  • Jingle Cream Soda
  • Chocolate Coins
  • Applesauce
  • Jelly Doughnut
  • Latke
And the rest:
  • Love Potion #6 (for Valentine's)
  • A Seattle Seahawks collector pack (including Perspiration, Natural Field Turf, Dirt, Sweet Victory, and Sports Cream)
  • Pure Cane Ginger Ale
  • Club Soda
  • Red Line Root Beer
  • Lemon Ginger
  • Passion
  • Root Beer
  • Peach Ginseng
  • Root Beer
  • Fruit Punch
  • Cream Soda
  • Vanilla Cola
  • Orange Cream
  • MF Grape
  • Blue Bubblegum
  • Kiwi
  • Berry Lemonade
  • Tangerine
  • Watermelon
  • Blueberry
  • Blueberry Pomegranate
  • Crushed Melon
  • Green Apple
  • Lemon Drop
  • Cherry
  • Strawberries and Cream
  • Pure Cane Cola
  • Twisted Lime
  • Pure Cane Lemon Lime
  • A few music puns that I have no idea what they taste like (Bohemian Raspberry, Berry White, D'Peach Mode, Strawberry Manilow)
  • Limes With Orange
  • Açai = MC²
  • Bananaberry
  • Purple Carrot
  • And then a group I call "Your Guess Is as Good as Mine" (Road Kill Soda, Billy Pop, FuFu Berry, Happy, Ben Jorgensen, Fun, Pink, Bug Juice, Bada Bing!, Fu Cran Fu, Betty, Dave, Black)
Of course, some flavors have been phased in and out over time. My advice is to drink whatever you can get your hands on, if only for the bragging rights.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:50 PM

    There’s was a convenience store, near my place, which used to carry Jones Soda. Now, they’re selling shitty energy drink, instead. The only flavours I had the chance to taste were Strawberry-Lime, Orange-Cream, Cream Soda and Green Apple. My favourite was the Green Apple soda because it does taste like green apples. I still have the bottles; I must find a way to carefully remove the labels without damaging them, for collecting purpose.