Rounding out the Chanukah Pack, part of the 2007 Jones Soda Holiday collection, is a beverage that pretty much tastes like a carbonated, liquid version of Tootsie Rolls, Jones Soda Chocolate Coins Soda… complete with dreidel!
Not knowing much about what dreidel games and chocolate coins had in common, I hopped over to Wikipedia for a little education:
Chocolate money, also known as chocolate coins, consists small disks of chocolate, moulded into the shape of coins, and wrapped in gold or silver foil for added effect… also a common Hanukkah gift, known as Hanukkah gelt or chocolate gelt. They are often used in place of real money in dreidel games.
Bundled with the Chanukah Pack is a plastic dreidel, complete with game directions on the back of the box packaging, so beyond enjoying the beverages, you can have some fun entertainment as well!
Chocolate Coins Soda packs 190 calories, 47g of that inverted cane sugar, and 35mg of sodium. The full ingredient list consists of carbonated water, inverted cane sugar, natural and artificial flavors, caramel color, phosphoric acid, and sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (as preservatives).
But really, how does it taste?
Well, this brownish soda is very similar in scent to Christmas Cocoa Soda, but with more of a Tootsie Roll, chocolate influence. And the taste, as mentioned in the intro, is pretty much a liquid version of the candy itself. It’s pleasant and attractive, nothing disgusting at all. It’s not a flavor that would go well with food items, but as a novelty soda, I don’t really think that was the intent anyway. It’s a good drink that I’ll miss with the holidays passing by.
The photo on this bottle, Photo #9083, was submitted by Jeremy Doorten of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Three cheers for the folks in Canada! And nice job on a creative flavor, Jones!