November 21, 2005, - 2:40 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Stores around the country are pushing Jones Soda’s “Holiday Pack.” I tried it last week, and trust me, don’t buy it. Save your $10 plus (for five bottles).
I like exotic flavors of pop (that’s what we call “soda” here in Michigan), but this variety of “flavors” tastes terrible–every single flavor–even if it is 100% kosher and vegetarian.
With flavors like “Turkey & Gravy,” “Brussels Sprouts,” and “Wild Herb Stuffing,” I don’t know how I thought it could have tasted better. But these taste really, really bad. Imagine Turkey gravy mixed with water and sugar. Horrid. Even the “Pumpkin Pie” and “Cranberry Sauce” flavors were terrible (and had a very bad, very strong aftertaste).
I give Jones an “A” for creativity and exoticism, but an “F” for the final product.
Yet another example that 100% vegetarian, zero carb, zero calorie, zero caffeine, and zero sugar, usually means zero fun. It’s sort of an example how multi-culturalism doesn’t work. You try to please every taste, every group, you get a horrible result.
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