November 15, 2004
No fruitcake soda for you until you finish your glass of green beans.

Jones Soda has gone all out for the holidays. Last year, you may remember their Turkey and Gravy Soda was wildly popular for its nastiness. This year, Jones adds Fruitcake, Cranberry Sauce, Mashed Potatoes, and Green Bean Casserole to its soda flavors and packs the five together in festive Holiday Packs.

Most disturbing, all the zero-calorie holiday sodas are both kosher and vegan. Even the turkey soda is vegan. I'll let you think about that one while you read a taste test from the X-Entertainment site.

Part of the proceeds from the Holiday Packs will go to Toys for Tots with a goal of raising $50,000 for a worthy organization. If you want to help, you'll have to contribute directly to Toys for Tots because Jones is SOLD OUT of the nasty holiday soda.

My suggestion for next year - sweet potato soda with little marshmallows floating in it.

Posted by Barrett in Maryland at November 15, 2004 3:10 PM | TrackBack Print-friendly version

The review you cited is well worth a visit - too funny! I'm so glad there is someone out there willing to taste the stuff as I sure wouldn't be.

Barrett, if you want to add this to the list of "I wouldn't taste it" posts, you can still pick up a package on ebay:

Posted by Meg in Paris on November 16, 2004 at 5:39 AM

The sweet potato soda actually sounds like a good idea to me. I'd buy it.

Posted by Todd in New Orleans on November 16, 2004 at 1:05 PM

I'd call it Yam-tastic! and market it to hip young Pilgrims.

Posted by barrett on November 16, 2004 at 1:18 PM

The whole set of these sodas were shown on Live w/Regis & Kelly the other day. Kelly's face when she drank some of the Mashed Potato Soda was priceless. She refused to try another one. Regis drank a bit of everyone. A brave man!

I don't think I would be brave enough to try these except maybe the sweet potato one. Since I love pumpkin and sweet potato, I would think it tastes similar to pumpkin.

I think they'll sell a ton of them just on the promotion they got from Regis & Kelly.


Posted by RisaG on November 21, 2004 at 6:46 PM

There is actually a traditional soda ferment from africa called "Sweet Potato Fly"

Posted by mike the fermentor on February 20, 2005 at 9:16 PM
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