It’s a yellow soda… thanks to both Yellow #5 and #6!
How else are you going to describe Jones Soda Egg Nog Soda, part of the Christmas Pack that itself is a part of the 2007 Jones Soda Holiday collection. And despite the negative reaction we had to the 2006 version of this drink, the 2007 iteration isn’t too bad.
The image on the bottle, Photo #8917 by Heidi Lively Melton of Wilsonville, OR, shows a pleasant snowman wearing a “Happy New Year” hat on his head. Would you have a smile on your face after drinking this beverage?
I have to tell ya, the smell isn’t too appealing. And after completely hating this drink in 2006, I didn’t really look forward to putting this stuff in my mouth. But hey, it had to be better, right? After all, this is a new version with inverted cane sugar!
To be honest, the taste was something like a lemon meringue pie of sorts (but nowhere near as good as last season’s Key Lime Pie Soda.) There wasn’t a lot of “eggy” flavor at all. In fact, if it wasn’t called “Egg Nog”, I would never really place the taste. There was quite a bit of sweetness there, which has been customary for this series of Christmas novelty flavors. Aftertaste was pretty clean.
Egg Nog Soda features 180 calories, 45g of sugar, and 35mg of sodium. The full ingredient list consists of carbonated water, inverted cane sugar, phosphoric acid, natural and artificial flavors, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (as preservatives), modified food starch, ester gum, citric acid, Yellow 5, and Yellow 6.