Food24 Nov 2008 10:17 pm

Amongst other things, my friend Matt and I share an affinity for weird pop flavours. I don’t know how or why this developed, it just did. Last week I brought over some other DRY Soda flavours for us to enjoy; kumquat and lemongrass, to follow up with my sampling of lavender.

Delicious…but not quite weird enough.

I saw that Jones Soda released their limited edition pops for 2008 this week. The flavours include candy cane, pear tree (sounds great for sipping with vanilla vodka mixed in) and the long-named mele kalikimaka…which is a Hawai’ian blend of pineapple and coconut (and named for a Hawai’ian Christmas song.)

Unfortunately, we rarely get to see these unusual flavours north of the border, since they are sold exclusively at Target stores in the States. Jones is probably a bit better known for their even more oddly flavoured drinks like gravy, christmas ham and latke (potato pancake) soda. They also do cute Hallowe’en packs which include candy corn and “buried pomegrante.”

Judging from comments on their website, it seems that Jones has angered its fans by deciding not to produce the horrifyingly disgusting flavours this year. Probably for the best, people probably only like to ogle them in stores or buy them as jokes. No real staying or selling power.

So how about it, Matty? Let’s hit up a Target as soon as we touch down in Vegas. Yum.

2 Responses to “Sodie Pop”

  1. on 25 Nov 2008 at 1:09 pm rocketbouchard

    Done like pop-flavoured turkey dinner.

  2. on 27 Nov 2008 at 11:32 am Amy

    Yeah, and I am in for candy cane and mele kalikimaka. Not so much with the pear though. VEGAS!!!