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djurzi
11-21-2006, 07:27 AM
Among other flavors...

I happen to stumble accross this article. Personally I want to know who is buying and drinking this stuff... blah..

Below is the full article, but you can view it here (http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=oddlyEnoughNews&storyid=2006-11-21T133830Z_01_N20323941_RTRUKOC_0_US-SODAS.xml&src=rss)


SEATTLE (Reuters) - After introducing the world to new soda flavors like fish taco and salmon, Seattle specialty beverage maker Jones Soda Co. is offering a new flavor: Green pea.

Green pea, along with other unusual sodas such as turkey and gravy, dinner roll, sweet potato and antacid flavor, will be part of the company's $10 to $15 "holiday pack" of bottled drinks available nationwide.
Peter van Stolk, chief executive of Jones Soda, said on Monday the collection of strange-flavored sodas usually sells out quickly, even though he can not stomach the drinks. Past flavors included broccoli casserole, corn on the cob and Brussel sprout.

"Why people buy it is beyond me. I can't drink a bottle of this stuff," said van Stolk.



Jones Soda, which sells traditional sodas alongside more exotic flavors like fufu berry and green apple, first introduced the holiday soda pack in 2003, gaining notoriety for its turkey and gravy flavor soda.

"We have the market share leader in turkey-flavored beverages," said van Stolk. "We know we can't compete with Coke or Pepsi by playing their game, but we know they're not going to come out with a turkey flavor or antacid flavor."

Asked if there were any flavors that were off limits, van Stolk said he put his foot down when it came to curried chicken flavor.
"Fish taco was just nasty and we tried curried chicken. That was just wrong," he said.

dmbQT84
11-21-2006, 07:35 AM
Hmmm strannnnge

Jones also came out with "carbonated candy" which I tried last night. I think it's a cool concept but wasn't really all it was cracked up to be. I do enjoy their fun, different sodas at Panara Bread, though.

Rob
11-21-2006, 08:38 AM
I want a turkey soda.

Dave I
11-21-2006, 10:55 AM
They have some good stuff like grape and vanilla cola, but I like the taste of food, I don't need a carbonated beverage that tastes like my thanksgiving meal...

Could you imagine having 5 different bottles in front of you on Thanksgiving... a drink of turkey soda, and a quick shot of gravy soda, it'd be funny to see. But Green Pea just sounds disgusting.

tiglet26
11-21-2006, 01:04 PM
yuck!

dmbstomp25
11-21-2006, 01:24 PM
eww thats pretty gross!

cornflake girl
11-21-2006, 01:27 PM
so.. Jones Soda is trying to steal market share away from Budweiser and its pee-flavored beer?

Rob
11-21-2006, 03:41 PM
so.. Jones Soda is trying to steal market share away from Budweiser and its pee-flavored beer?
ahem. fark *coughs*

cornflake girl
11-21-2006, 03:44 PM
ahem. fark *coughs*

damn you caught me.

MikeyCarson
11-22-2006, 11:21 PM
I want a turkey soda.
It comes in a multi pack and can be bought at Target I've seen it the past two holiday seasons....Enjoy!

he who rocks
11-23-2006, 12:06 AM
.....i love jones, i had no clue theyve been so ummm, deviant though... id go for turkey....but not pea...

heh, fish taco

Shannon
12-17-2006, 12:05 AM
My sister was telling me about this the other day. I wanna try some...