Review: Jones Soda Christmas Cocoa Soda (2007)

Jones Soda Christmas Cocoa Soda (2007)

OK, so I know what you are thinking. “Cocoa-flavored soda? Gross!” Surprisingly, this holiday trend of chocolate-influenced drinks (started with Cherry Chocolate Diet Dr Pepper) is actually pretty good. Our beverage review of Jones Soda Christmas Cocoa Soda notes that it actually DOES taste like cocoa… and that’s a good thing. Very unique flavor, nice balance of carbonation and taste, and a welcoming aroma make this installment of the 2007 Jones Soda Holiday collection a winner!

Review: Cherry Chocolate Diet Dr Pepper

Cherry Chocolate Diet Dr Pepper is actually very good! It you are a diet drink lover and are seeking a new flavor… or even if you are a mainstream beverage drinker curious about this flavor combination, it’s worth a try. As a limited time drink, I hope it does well in the marketplace!

Commentary: Revisionist History of Dr Pepper

Cherry Chocolate Diet Dr Pepper

The revisionist history by Cadbury Schweppes regarding Dr Pepper sparks a fire under your host, prompting a little reeducation for these obviously clueless marketing executives. And here you thought Cherry Chocolate Diet Dr Pepper was just going to be an interesting, new, limited-time flavor!

Review: Jones Soda Gingerbread Man Soda (2007)

Jones Soda Gingerbread Man Soda (2007)

Jones Soda surprises with a holiday flavor that doesn’t prompt me to vomit! Gingerbread Man Soda is actually pretty good. There’s a nice influence of spices, creating a festive feel, much like the long-forgotten Pepsi Holiday Spice. This flavor is part of the 2007 Jones Soda Holiday collection and is only available in 4-Pack packaging.

Culture: Hot Dr Pepper

Hot Dr Pepper

Soft Drink Culture: It’s the 1960s, and the Dr Pepper Company encourages folks to heat up their beverage on the stove and serve it with lemon. Have you ever tried Hot Dr Pepper? Would you?

Overview: Jones Soda Holiday 2007

Jones Soda Holiday 2007 - Christmas Pack - Box - Official

Turkey & Gravy Soda, RIP (2003-2006). Jones Soda mixes up their holiday releases for 2007 by rolling out a traditional Christmas Pack and a Chanukah Pack… along with some interesting 4-Packs. All flavors sweetened with inverted cane sugar, caffeine-free, and yes, you guessed it, 100% Kosher!

Review: Barq’s Red Creme Soda

Barq's Red Creme Soda

When you think Barq’s, you typically think about that root beer with a “bite”. They should stick to root beer, because Barq’s Red Creme Soda is nothing unique. Sweetened with HFCS, very syrupy, and way too sweet, this Red #40-colored drink dampens the solid name of its root beer sibling.

News: Jones Soda wins Barclays Center/New Jersey Nets beverage rights

Just as Jones Soda is now the official beverage of Qwest Field/Seattle Seahawks, they now are going to hold that same title for an NBA team. Yes, they beat out Coke and Pepsi for beverage sponsorship of the Barclays Center, where the New Jersey Nets will start playing in 2009.

Review: Sun Drop

Sun Drop

This beverage review takes a look at Sun Drop, a citrus-flavored soda from Cadbury Schweppes. Similar in color, smell, and taste as Pepsi’s Mountain Dew or Coke’s Vault, it’s highlighted by the inclusion of actual orange juice, a snappier flavor, and a pretty high dose of caffeine. Good luck finding it, however. It’s highly regional!

Coming Soon: Pomegranate 7Up

Pomegranate 7Up

Cadbury Schweppes gets in on the limited edition holiday flavor action — following in the successful footsteps of Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash — and announces Pomegranate 7Up.