Review: Jones Soda Sugar Plum Soda (2011)

As we look at the 2011 Jones Soda Holiday Flavors, it’s time to explore Jones Soda Sugar Plum Soda. Don’t miss our reviews on some of the other flavors, including Ginger Bread Soda and Pear Tree Soda.

Jones Soda Sugar Plum Soda (2011)

Like the rest of the 2011 Holiday Flavors, Sugar Plum is a returning flavor, having first appeared in 2006 (with HFCS) and then again in 2007 (with sugar). Purple & black are the primary colors used on the 2011 label, with a submitted photo (#1229619) by Bekah Kurtaneck of Warsaw, IN, on the front. It’s a kid dressed up like a reindeer, and the nose color matches the purple on the bottle packaging. Nice touch!

Once you pop the cap you are greeted with something fruit-smelling, probably from the grape family. Sweetness is obvious just from the scent. The purple-tinted liquid supports the smell, also sweet, but not overtly so.

The flavor is light and quite hard to place, to be honest. I’d say to most closely parallels a very weak grape soda, but with a cleaner aftertaste. This is a beverage that would probably fall into the lemon-lime category of uses by not being overpowering, thus more appropriate to compliment food.

Jones Soda Sugar Plum Soda
Carbonated water, inverted can sugar, natural and artificial flavors, phosphoric acid, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (as preservatives), calcium disodium EDTA (to protect flavor), Red #40, Blue #1

A 12 oz. bottle contains 180 calories, 35 mg sodium, and 44 g carbs (44 g sugars). Caffeine free.

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Full Disclosure: This beverage was provided compliments of Jones Soda Co.
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