I’ve never wondered what carbonated sweet potatoes tasted like. Maybe I’m missing something, but the sweet potato purée under my veal chop is about as liquid as I want the beta carotene–packed tubers. However, Jones Soda is once again daring people to drink their holiday-themed pops.
Their savory six-pack includes the following soda flavors: Turkey and Gravy, Green Pea, Dinner Roll, the aforementioned Sweet Potato, and the (perhaps very necessary) Antacid. If, even with the Antacid soda, you really can’t bring yourself to choke down any of those, they also have a dessert pack, which includes Cherry Pie, Banana Cream Pie, Key Lime Pie, Apple Pie, and Blueberry Pie.
Flippy at food blog I Rant: Therefore I Am has started rating the dessert sodas. She really loves the Banana Cream Pie and Blueberry Pie but is not so thrilled with the Apple Pie, writing, “If someone likes apple soda w/a cinnamon aftertaste, this is the drink for them.”
For a bit of historical perspective, Jones introduced their Turkey and Gravy soda in 2003, and the first holiday pack ever (which included Green Bean Casserole Soda, Mashed Potato & Butter Soda, Fruitcake Soda, and Cranberry Soda) followed a year later.
Man, the only thing I like about a soggy, khaki green bean casserole is the deep-fried onions—I wonder if they can incorporate that flavor into another rendition.
Jones’s seasonal sodas benefit Toys for Tots and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.