One of the workhorses of the Jones Soda Halloween collection every year is Jones Soda Monster Mojito Soda, a flavor that originated in 2006, returned last year, and now makes its third appearance here in 2008.
Nothing has changed (that I can tell) in the formulation of Monster Mojito between the 2007 and 2008 versions. Last year saw the addition of inverted cane sugar, which improved the cleanliness of the taste.
I think one reason why this flavor keeps returning is the fact that it offers an original flavor that is typically found in the alcoholic realm, but translates nicely to soda format. It’s not just another version of a fruit or cola… it really is something unique and welcomed during the Halloween season.
Here’s a recap from my 2006 review to educate those who may be interested on the origins of the mojito:
…mojito is a traditional Cuban cocktail which became quite popular in the United States during the late 1980s, but has recently seen a resurgence in popularity. This drink is a cousin of the Brazilian cocktail, Caipirinha.
A mojito is traditionally made of five ingredients: mint, rum, powdered sugar, lime juice, and club soda. Its combination of sweetness and refreshing citrus and mint flavors are intended to mask the potent kick of the rum, and have made the cocktail a popular summer drink.
This flavor is only available in 4-Packs… I picked mine up at Target. Let’s take a look at the artwork on the bottles:
This color image (Photo #10088) by Daniel Burlingame of Muskegon, MI, is probably one of my favorites from the 2008 Halloween collection. Great composition, good colors, and nice use of focus. Nice job, Daniel!
This black and white image from Tony Perez of Hays, KS, is one of the oddest ones we’ve seen this year. The picture (Photo #10077) features a dog made up to be like a hot dog. Clever and morbid and the same time!
This color shot by Joshua Hutchinson features 3 illuminated pumpkin carvings. Photo #10100 comes to us all the way from Gardner, KS, and looks pretty spiffy. (Jones liked it so much, they used it on Side 2 of the 4-Pack box!)
Finally we have this girl witch photo from Melissa Dotson of Marshall, TX. I can’t say I’m that excited by Photo #10098. Fuzzy composition and lighting that makes it somewhat hard to make things out. Nice try, however.
Before you finish off your bottle of Monster Mojito, let’s pay a little tribute to Stephanie Robertson of Conroe, TX, who submitted the creepy but fun photo featured on Side 1 of the box. That’s awesome! I love Photo #10105… it symbolizes the goofy Jones Halloween collection rather well!
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