Overview: Jones Soda Holiday 2007


It’s the time of year that every goofy beverage enthusiast like myself looks forward to… the announcement of the Jones Soda Holiday collection of flavors! You can bet we’ll be reviewing each and every one of these flavors here on BevReview.com, just as we have these past few years.

Jones Soda Holiday 2007 - Christmas Pack - Box - Official

Jones Soda Christmas Pack 2007
(Source: JonesSoda.com)

Jones Soda Holiday 2007 - Christmas Pack

Jones Soda Holiday 2007 - Christmas Pack

Jones Soda Holiday 2007 - Christmas Pack

Back in September I got a call from my friend Nicko, who runs our affiliated mothership website, ChefTalk.com. He told me that during lunch at a restaurant, he ran into a couple of Jones Soda representatives. Striking up a conversation with them, they mentioned how Turkey & Gravy Soda would not be returning this holiday season. Rather, Jones was doing Jewish flavors instead.

Jones Soda Holiday 2007 - Chanukah Pack - Box - Official

Jones Soda Chanukah Pack 2007
(Source: JonesSoda.com)

Jones Soda Holiday 2007 - Chanukah Pack

Jones Soda Holiday 2007 - Chanukah Pack

Jones Soda Holiday 2007 - Chanukah Pack

Jewish flavors? Nicko and I pondered this for a while and wondered if these guys were just pulling our legs. But…

This Season Celebrate Christmukkah with Jones Soda!

The Holiday Season is once again upon us and this year the folks here at Jones Soda have decided to celebrate a little differently. Instead of our traditional Turkey and Gravy, we have created two packs for your holiday enjoyment. Introducing, the 2007 Christmas Pack and Chanukah Pack. This season, whether you are decking the halls, lighting the menorah or celebrating Chrismakkuh by spinning the dreidel under the Christmas tree, there is a Jones Soda flavor for you!

Yes, it’s true. Turkey & Gravy, RIP (2003-2006).

Let’s take at these two holiday collections. In contrast to previous years, there are only 4 bottles in the packs vs. 5. (Though, the pricepoint is about the same… go figure).

First, the Christmas Pack, which according to the official description, comes with “1 very cool stocking stuffer.” In this case, it’s a foam airplane glider you put together (mine was partially broken while still in the packaging!)

Jones Soda Holiday 2007 - Christmas Pack

Jones Soda Holiday 2007 - Christmas Pack

The 4 flavors are as follows:

Jones Soda Holiday 2007 - Christmas Pack

Jones Soda Holiday 2007 - Christmas Pack

Jones Soda Holiday 2007 - Christmas Pack - Labels - Official

Christmas Pack Flavors
(Source: JonesSoda.com)

Then there is the new, 100% Kosher, caffeine-free Chanukah Pack. (Incidentally, the Christmas Pack also features those same attributes). Plus, you get “1 completely functional dreidel.”

Jones Soda Holiday 2007 - Chanukah Pack

Jones Soda Chocolate Coins Soda (2007)

These 4 fun flavors include:

Jones Soda Holiday 2007 - Chanukah Pack

Jones Soda Holiday 2007 - Chanukah Pack

Jones Soda Holiday 2007 - Chanukah Pack

Jones Soda Holiday 2007 - Chanukah Pack

Jones Soda Holiday 2007 - Chanukah Pack - Labels - Official

Chanukah Pack Flavors
(Source: JonesSoda.com)

Additionally, it should be noted that Jones is releasing various 4-Packs this season, including:

All of these flavors are sweetened with inverted cane sugar, which frankly is a big relief as the Holiday Packs from previous years involved Splenda. Yuck!

Finally, Jones is rereleasing last year’s Dessert Pack exclusively via Target. It’s pretty much the same as the 2006 version with a couple of notable changes. First off is the reduction of 5 flavors down to 4, using the box style that is also used for both the Christmas and Chanukah Packs. Gone is the best tasting soda, in my opinion, Key Lime Pie Soda. Banana Cream Pie Soda is also absent from the collection. However, one new flavor was added. Additionally, like the rest of Jones’ lineup, the 2007 flavors are sweetened with inverted cane sugar, but the rest of the formulas remain the same. The 4 flavors in the 2007 Dessert Pack rerelease include:

Jones Soda Holiday 2007 - Dessert Pack

Jones Soda Holiday 2007 - Dessert Pack

Jones Soda Holiday 2007 - Dessert Pack

Jones Soda Holiday 2007 - Dessert Pack

With all these flavors, you have to be asking yourself if Christmas Ham the “new” Turkey & Gravy? You’ll have to keep reading BevReview.com to find out!