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.


Review: Pit Bull Cherry Lime

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Pitbull Cherry Lime

Today I am reviewing a can of Pit Bull Cherry Lime I received from a fellow reviewer who ran a contest over at BevNerd. Pit Bull is made in the USA by Hip Hop Beverage Corporation out of Carson, CA. They do a lot of charity work and community awareness in the area of health and they support our troops, which is all fantastic.

Before work I chilled down one of the cans I received of the flavor I was most interested in trying, Cherry lime. I popped it open and did a long pour into a pint glass I chilled. The clear pinkish-red beverage filled out the glass and the foam disappeared quickly.

The smell was heavy on cherry and was reminiscent of Ludent’s cough drops. The taste confirmed for me a bit medicinal like taste, which it not always a bad thing. The cherry was heavy on the tongue until it faded away to a citrus finish. The sweet and sour notes mixed and gave each taste a chance to shine when you drink a large gulp. The one thing I would pick on was the fact I felt the lime flavor was trumped by the cherry most of the time and was only short lived as a finishing note.

Not perfect but few drinks are Pit Bull Cherry Lime puts arguably one of the best fruit combos together in a strong energy drink that only lacks in its balance and odd sight medicinal flavor.