A returning flavor from 2006 is Jones Soda Monster Mojito Soda, yet another installment in the 2007 Jones Soda Halloween collection. Other than the addition of inverted cane sugar, this is the same drink as last year.
Basically a non-alcoholic version of a mojito, this light colored beverage is a lot tastes somewhat like cleaning supplies, followed by a medicine-y aftertaste. One again sporting a orange/black label color scheme, you’ll note that the branding of the drink changed from “Jones Soda Co.” to “Jones Pure Cane Soda”. Also of interest to those who care is the change in the way Jones is displaying the flavor of the drink. Prior to their label redesign noting the use of cane sugar, the format of a flavor was always “______ Soda”. Thus, last year’s label noted “Monster Mojito Soda”. For 2007, that title is shortened to just “Monster Mojito”. As if you were keeping track!
A recap from last year’s review for those desiring to learn a little more about what a mojito actually is:
…mojito is a traditional Cuban cocktail which became quite popular in the United States during the late 1980s, but has recently seen a resurgence in popularity. This drink is a cousin of the Brazilian cocktail, Caipirinha.
A mojito is traditionally made of five ingredients: mint, rum, powdered sugar, lime juice, and club soda. Its combination of sweetness and refreshing citrus and mint flavors are intended to mask the potent kick of the rum, and have made the cocktail a popular summer drink.
This flavor is only available in 4-Packs… I picked mine up at Target. My set contained bottles each with their own unique design. As is a tradition with Jones Soda bottles, their artwork is submitted by folks like you and me!
Of course, I was intrigued by the “vomiting pumpkin” motif (Photo #6810) submitted by Seth Godwin of Seattle, WA. The orange of the pumpkin gets somewhat lost in the orange label, but it’s creative.
Next up is the dueling smiling pumpkins (Photo #8825) sent in by Charlie Bookout of Gentry, AR. According to Wikipedia, the town had a population of 2,165 at the time of the 2000 census. Now you know!
I’m really not sure what’s happening here in Photo #8894. It’s creepy! You see this spooky eyes and then something at the top of the image. Not sure if that’s a leaf or part of a pumpkin or what. Nice job going for the abstract, Greta Ziegler of Tucson, AZ!
How can you say no to the screaming, crying baby in a pumpkin costume (Photo #8839). This was sent to Jones by Katy Loucks of Renton, WA. When I Googled the town, the first thing that came up was the “Renton, WA PD Sex Offender Registry”. Nice. Now we know why the kid is screaming — “let me out of this crazy place!”
Finally, let’s take a look at one piece of art found on the 4-Pack box. This really creepy-looking monster-goblin-whatever guy was submitted by Chris Booe of Lincoln, NE (Photo #8885). Way to score the visibility on the box art, Chris! It’s…. interesting, to say the least.