Nothing quite says Christmastime like baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet. Well, maybe just apple pie, as it’s a part of the Dessert Pack in the 2006 Jones Soda Holiday collection. So, is Jones Soda Apple Pie Soda as nostalgic and warm as America’s pastime?
The drink is light yellow in color, almost that of apple juice, but not as dark as the latter. The labeling does feature a photo of an apple pie in an oven, which is an odd choice for Jones, given that their label photos often have nothing to do with the flavor. So congrats Allison O’Neill of Hippo, KY for getting Photo #6891 onto the bottle! (Hippo, KY, is apparently named after a local resident… “the husband of the woman who ran the first post office there. Because he complained all the time, the man was called ‘Hippo’ – once a not uncommon Southern nickname for a hypochondriac.” And now you know!)
The scent the comes from the bottle once opened is definitely apple-influenced, almost along the lines of taffy apples. There’s a distinct sweetness in the smell. As for the taste, not too bad. Somewhat of a watered-down apple juice. You know those mix-with-water packets you can buy to make hot apple cider? Imagine that, but cold and carbonated… and with 160 calories. Overall, pretty impressive of a flavor, even while being handicapped with a syrupy sweetener like high fructose corn syrup.
Jones Soda Apple Pie Soda is pretty tasty.