I'm a sucker for new soda flavors.
Pepsi Blue? Not so good.
Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper? I was surprised, but became a fan.
Mountain Dew Baja Blast? Yep, I tried that one too. Didn't love it.
Not a soda, but I loved Orbitz
Name a flavor of a soda, and I've probably tried it. Actually, there are a couple of flavors of Jolt that I only saw once and didn't get to try, but those are about all I can think of.
The fine folks at Jones soda have always had some flavors that are out-of-the-ordinary, like Green Apple
and Fufu Berry
, but they tend to do some REALLY weird stuff for the holidays. Stuff even I'm not gutsy enough to try. Stuff like Turkey & Gravy
, Green Bean Casserole
, and Brussels Sprout with Prosciutto
(Want to find out more? Look here for 2004
, and 2006
This Halloween season, I saw several flavors of Halloween Jones soda at the store, and they didn't look as horrible as the Thanksgiving flavors, so I decided to try them out if I got a chance. You know, if they got really cheap. Since Halloween's over, that has now happened, and Amy and I picked up the five flavors we could still find: Dread Licorice
, Black Cat Licorice
, Monster Mojito
, Candy Corn
, and Lemon Drop Dead
. I've tried them all now, and here's what I thought, in case you were dying to know.
Regular-sized bottlesDread Licorice
: pretty decent. It reminds me quite a bit of red cream soda, although it has a bit of licorice flavor that makes a difference.Black Cat Licorice
: tastes very much like liquid black licorice. If you like the sound of that, it'll probably be just what you were looking for. I drank it with some pizza, and it didn't work quite as well as my traditional root beer, but it wasn't a bad combination, either.Monster Mojito
: I'm kind of at a disadvantage on this one, because I have no idea what a mojito should taste like. I didn't really like this, but I finished the bottle without too much trouble. Seems like it had a sort of citrusy flavor.
Half-sized cansCandy Corn
: very accurately reflected the taste of candy corn in a drinkable carbonated form. I thought it was OK, Amy didn't. She says it's probably because she's not used to sweet stuff (since she tends to stick to diet soda).Lemon Drop Dead
: let's put it this way. 13-year-old me would have loved this stuff. Again, Jones did a good job of liquifying candy... but this time it was Sour Patch Kids
. The most acidic thing I've ever put in my mouth. The list of ingredients begins with "carbonated water, inverted cane sugar, citric acid." It was a struggle to finish a half-sized can of this stuff, and after I was done, I had to look in a mirror to see if my face had frozen all smushed up. It hadn't, but when I burped, I got that nasty acidy taste in my mouth. You know the one I mean. Ew.