Review: Jones Candy Cane

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Jones Candy Cane

Here’s to the holiday post and there’s no better beverage to taste test than candy cane soda? Yup, Jones has put my favorite holiday confection into a glass bottle. Nothing more I love than dropping a few of the mini candy canes into my tea during winter time, but how would the flavor stack up side by side with the candy, I tested both.

The thing about a real candy cane is I don’t usually even notice the sugar. I opened the soda to find a real neutral smell except for a small hint of a maraschino cherry smell. Taking a gulp you get a rush of sweet carbonated soda with a very brief matching flavor to the candy cane.

The drink is not overly outrageous and not something you have had before in a soda. It is something different but not exactly a perfect match the candy itself the taste doesn’t last throughout.


Review: Jones Ginger Bread

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Jones Ginger Bread

I have been a fan of Jones for a while, not really for they’re regular flavors but their limited edition ones. This soda is actually my first Jones I have ever had, Ginger bread originally seen in the 2007 holiday pack is back.

Jones Soda was actually founded in Canada and has its headquarters in Seattle, Washington.

The 2011 Ginger Bread soda is a deep caramel brown color with a funny picture of someones dog licking his own face with a Santa hat on. Inside the cap it says a quote they admit taking from a fortune cookie mine was, “Prosperity and love are in reach.” You can submit your photos and quotes for the caps and bottles.

Taking my first taste of this unique beverage you are invited by a thick cream soda like flavor. Vanilla is one of the bases of a drink with a spiced finish. This would definitely would make good fodder for maybe like a eggnog ice cream and ginger bread soda float, yeah that sound good! It a very slow drinking soda as the spice can overwhelm you if you were to chug the whole thing. Not a bad start to the holiday pack, this soda is really special and something different that tastes good.

Next to be taste tested will be candy cane in a few posts or so.