Review: Jones Soda Pomegranate Cream

We take another trip to the “Beverage Graveyard” thanks to the closeout/overstock selection at Big Lots. What blast from the past shall we rediscover? Jones Soda Pomegranate Cream.

Jones Soda Pomegranate Cream

This flavor was most likely a holiday rollout for 2009, featuring the following seasonal text on the label:

The first snowfall of the year is always exciting, no matter your age. Snowball fights and sledding bring out the kid in all of us. To celebrate our favorite season, Jones captured winter in a bottle and created this limited edition flavor. So whether you’re a ski bunny in Boise or a snowbird in Boca Raton, crack open a color one and remember that summer will be here before you know it.

In the case of Pomegranate Cream, that winter flavor arrives in a pinkish hue. Interestingly, the flavor isn’t very pomegranate at all. Rather, it’s more like a cream soda with a hint of cherry… and very sweet. The aroma off the bottle also subscribes to the genre of cream soda. Not a bad flavor, but nothing really special. Granted, who knows how long this bottle has been around; that might just affect the tasting experience!

Jones Soda Pomegranate Cream

The photo on the label, #10956 by Jenn Mahoney of Southworth, WA, apparently depicts someone sledding/sliding on their knees in the snow. It’s really rather hard to figure out what’s going on. Any guesses?

Jones Soda Pomegranate Cream
Carbonated water, inverted cane sugar, natural and artificial flavors, citric acid, fruit and vegetable juice for color, phosphoric acid, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (as preservatives), calcium disodium EDTA (to protect flavor)

A 12 oz bottle contains 170 calories, 35 mg sodium, and 43 g carbs (42 g sugars). This drink is caffeine free.