Review: Jones Soda Black Cat Licorice Soda (2007)


Probably one of the best flavors in the 2007 Jones Soda Halloween collection is Jones Soda Black Cat Licorice Soda. And while I consider this one of the top flavors, I personally didn’t like it. Huh?

Jones Soda Black Cat Licorice Soda (2007)

This bottled flavor which is only available in a 4-Pack very closely resembles the flavor identity of black licorice. It’s just that, personally, I don’t really care for black licorice. However, if I did, I’m sure I would be quite impressed with the taste found in this drink. Jones nailed the profile here.

Jones Soda Black Cat Licorice Soda (2007) - Box

4-pack Bottle Packaging – One Side

The most notable attribute of this drink is the fact that it is, in fact, black. We’re talking darker than a cola here. It skews towards a purplish hue, but I would probably still advise not spilling this on white carpeting! Once you open the bottle, there is no mistaking the black licorice scent. It’s just somewhat weird drinking such a black soda.

The taste, I admit, was very accurate to the real thing. Not as fake as Jones’ red licorice attempt. This was a purer taste with a very clean aftertaste. Very unique in flavoring. It wasn’t gross like many of the Holiday flavors that Jones Soda puts out. Just very different. Good, but different. I would have liked it better if the taste was something I typically enjoyed. Now if it was liquid Tootsie Rolls, then that might have been something!

As always, let’s take a look at the customer-contributed photos that appeared on this flavor during the Halloween season…

Jones Soda Black Cat Licorice Soda (2007)

Let’s start off with this color image (Photo #8723) sent in by Lace Crawford of Stony Plain, AB. Apparently this is a rural town in the province of Alberta, Canada, where the best pasttime is setting your fingers on fire. BevReview.com does not endorse this behavior.

Jones Soda Black Cat Licorice Soda (2007)

Moving on to a black & white image (Photo #8729) we have a take on a pumpkin spewing something… or being drunk… or something like that. I can’t really tell. This lovely photo was contributed by Russell Dilworth of West Valley City, UT, which just so happens to be the 2nd largest city in the state.

Jones Soda Black Cat Licorice Soda (2007)

Next we have the “Devil Child” (Photo #8889). Do you really want to see an image like this on your drink? Kira Dott of Verona, WI, thinks so! This really is an unpleasant visual.

Jones Soda Black Cat Licorice Soda (2007) - Box

4-pack Bottle Packaging – The Other Side

Finally we have an image (Photo #8719) that appeared on the 4-Pack box, which appears to be some sort of pumpkin-themed cake decorated with icing, candles, and M&M’s. Looks yummy! Nice job, Pietr Zak of Nanoose Bay, BC!

So there you have it. Overall, Jones Soda Black Cat Licorice Soda in an innovating drink with an accurate taste. If you dig black licorice, it’s definitely for you!