Review: Jones Soda Antacid Flavored Soda (2006)


The Jones Soda Holiday Packs typically include some sort of “bonus item” to tie into the theme of a meal. For example, back in 2005, the Holiday Pack included a spork, moist towelette, and a recommended wine list. That tradition continues with the 2006 Jones Soda Holiday collection, with a bonus item tied to Jones Soda Antacid Flavored Soda.

Jones Soda Antacid Flavored Soda (2006)

Jones Soda Antacid Flavored Soda

This flavor, part of the Holiday Pack, is pretty much what it’s made out to be… a carbonated version of Pepto-Bismol. Oh sure, the cover label (Photo #6863) denotes a nice holiday collage that someone set up in their home (could it be Lisa Archuleta of Brea, CA?) But on the inside is pure pink wonderment!

Jones Soda Antacid Flavored Soda (2006)

Some odd Christmas stuff there!

But unlike other installments in this collection, Anatacid Flavored Soda offers something more… it’s own medicinal measuring cup! Yes, you do to measure off 30ml of your favorite Jones Soda beverage!

Jones Soda Antacid Flavored Soda (2006)

Look, a free measuring cup!

But not only that… Jones found the product to be so odd that it actually had to publish a disclaimer on the Holiday Pack box.

Jones Soda Antacid Flavored Soda (2006)

Um… duh!

It reads, “This product is non-medicinal. It is not intended to treat upset stomach, indigestion, nausea, heartburn, or diarrhea.” Maybe they should have added, “but this product will CAUSE all of those symptoms!”

Jones Soda Antacid Flavored Soda (2006)

Kent thought he could handle this drink…

Jones Soda Antacid Flavored Soda (2006)

… but he was wrong!

Jones Soda Antacid Flavored Soda (2006)

Patrick doesn’t even need hands!

Jones Soda Antacid Flavored Soda (2006)

Amy… not a fan

Jones Soda Antacid Flavored Soda (2006)

My Dad… curious about the pink bubbliness!

Jones Soda Antacid Flavored Soda (2006)

Randy is still pondering the “why” question

Jones Soda Antacid Flavored Soda (2006)

I found it… unique, but not great

Overall, however, Anatacid Flavored Soda wasn’t horrible. I mean, it wasn’t great, but it also wasn’t bad on the scale of “Turkey & Gravy Bad“, if you want to put things into perspective. It did rather taste like Pepto… with some bubbles added. I think the use of artificial sweetener (Sucralose) did not help the taste. Rather, the bitter aftertaste that provided only made the drink worse… but hey, it kept the calorie count down to 0.