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.
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!
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!
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.
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!”
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.