Continuing our look at the 2011 Jones Soda Holiday Flavors, after greatly enjoying Ginger Bread Soda, we cast our palettes on Jones Soda Pear Tree Soda.
Pear Tree is a returning flavor from 2008, with a yellowish hue and standard Jones Soda packaging. Our bottle featured a submitted photo (#1199154) by Valerie Collins of Victoria, BC, which showed a festive “Peace” sign in neon.
Unscrew the cap and I’m reminded somewhat of a sparkling apple cider or pear juice. It’s light, sweet, fruity. The flavor itself is quite sweet, a tad on the syrupy side (despite being sugar-sweetened). It’s quite subdued with a hint of pear flavor. The carbonation keeps it light, which is an experience that continues through the finish. Aftertaste is very clean. I’d classify this flavor along the likes of a lemon-lime drink in that it’s just enough flavor to make things interesting, but nothing overwhelming or memorable.
Just like the Ginger Bread Soda, Pear Tree Soda isn’t bad, nor is it gross, breaking from the Jones holiday flavor tradition. It may be worth picking up to share at your Christmas parties and family gatherings!
Jones Soda Pear Tree Soda
Carbonated water, inverted can sugar, citric acid, natural and artificial flavor, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (as preservative), calcium disodium EDTA (to protect flavor), Yellow #5, Blue #1
A 12 oz. bottle contains 160 calories, 35 mg sodium, and 39 g carbs (39 g sugars). Caffeine free.
Official Website: JonesSoda.com