Jones holiday sodas: turkey, stuffing, and more!

I appreciate soda as much as anyone, perhaps more. There are “microbrewed” sodas just like there are for beers: from small companies, in interesting flavors, usually in glass bottles, often sold at higher-end grocery stores. I especially love a good root beer, cream soda, or orange soda, but I’ll try anything once.

Jones Soda now has a selection of holiday-themed sodas that come in turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie flavors, among others. They sounds rather gross, but also interesting enough to try once, preferably with friends to share the tasting experience. This one website (which I have nothing to do with) already sampled them, and wrote extensive reviews:

Has anyone else seen these (or the rarer regional flavors) locally, and have you tried them? What did you think?

I have seen these advertised, and I am a big fan of the Jones Soda line of products. That being said, I think I will allow someone else to go first. I just can’t imagine stuffing flavored soda being palatable.

There’s a company around here whose name I don’t recall that makes a good birch beer. Their ginger beer is especially spicy!

I’d try Stuffing and Pumpkin Pie if they were sold separately, but am not going to spend $10 for the gift set when there’s no way I’m gonna drink the Turkey and Gravy one or the Brussels Sprouts one.

Oh good god… Flavors in their regional pack include Broccoli Casserole & Smoked Salmon Paté. Gross!

I loves me some Jones Soda*, but there’s no way in hell I’d try any of that stuff. Go ahead, Lou- you try them all & come back with your verdict.
*I’m still pissed that they’re no longer making my favorite flavor, Pineapple.

I haven’t tried them, but I did hear the Mark and Brian Show family* taste drive these flavors last year. Consensus: undrinkable, every one. The only one that approached drinkability was Cranberry Sauce.

I now regard them as a seasonal novelty.

*Morning radio jocks. Produced in Los Angeles, CA, but syndicated to several markets around the country.

I would kill to read a “Steve Don’t Eat It” on these.


I tried them last year, which featured five flavors: Turkey & Gravy, Cranberry, Mashed Potato & Butter, Green Bean Casserole, and Fruitcake.

Cranberry was, as to be expected, pretty good. Fruitcake was also acceptable.

Out of the remaining three, Mashed Potato & Butter was almost potable. Turkey & Gravy and Green Bean Casserole were as disgusting as any rational person would imagine.

I’ve seen the five-pack of the holiday flavors at Target. Much disgustedness ensued when I showed them to my mom. Still, we did sort of want to buy them–Dad would at least try them.