If you experienced this drink at all in 2006, the first thing you’ll note is a change in color. Whereas it had a redish-hue before, now it’s a light blue/purple color that can be found throughout the liquid. I think the photo on the bottle, Photo #9061 by Jon Pander of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, sums up the feelings this drink brings… fun!
Upon first scent, you might confuse Sugar Plum Soda with some sort of sweet-smelling household cleaner. Sweet is the key word there, because once you taste it, wow, it’s pretty sweet. It pretty much tastes like liquid cotton candy, but not in the way that might give you seizures from sugar shock. No, it’s just very high on the sweet content there. The flavor leaves a clean aftertaste as well. Not much residue sits in your mouth, partially thanks to the use of the 47g of inverted cane sugar. The flavor actually could be tied a bit to the taste of Jones’ Cream Soda product. In the end, very sweet… but what do you expect from a product with the name “sugar” in its title! I’ll tell you one thing… it tastes a lot better than the 2006 version!
For those interested, Sugar Plum Soda has 190 calories and 35mg of sodium. The full ingredient list consists of carbonated water, inverted cane sugar, natural and artificial flavors, phosphoric acid, and sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (as preservatives), Red 40, and Blue 1.
Not a bad holiday installment.