Some people enjoy Coca-Cola. Some rave with a Red Bull. Some down Gatorade by the half gallon. And others seek their daily fixes at Starbucks. There is something for everybody out there, from Sprite to Snapple. But for me, Jones Soda is possibly the sweetest addiction anyone could ever hope to have.
Jones Soda is probably best known for its unique beverage flavors and cool packaging. They mostly rock it old school with clear glass bottles. I am not sure what it is about glass bottles, but soda sure does taste better packaged in glass than plastic or aluminum. If you have never had a soda from a glass bottle before, you should do a little taste test and see for yourself.
Cooler and more distinctive than the glass bottle, though, is the labeling on a Jones Soda bottle. The labels feature photos taken by every day people like you and me. And the photos are always changing so it is like getting a new little piece of artwork every time you buy a Jones Soda.
The you and me aspect of Jones Soda is part of its charm as well. Their slogan is run with the little guy… create some change. From their website, you can do such things as submit your own photos for a chance to get them on their label, rate other’s submitted photos, leave feedback on their products, suggest new flavors, and submit your own quotes to be possibly featured on one of their bottle caps.
Jones Soda bottle caps are another fun thing about buying a Jones. After you twist it off, look under the cap where a fortune awaits you. It has a similar amusing affect as a fortune cookie. My most recent Jones Soda cap read “accept a gift graciously”. Words of wisdom.
But my love for Jones Soda is not just about the bottle. The bottle would not be worth much if it were not for what is inside.
Inside is a soda that is perfectly sweetened and carbonated for optimal enjoyment.
Among the various flavors Jones Soda has to offer, my favorites are Berry Lemonade Soda and Green Apple Soda. I have never found anything that satisfies my cravings for something sweet and sour as much as a Jones. It is just a perfect balance. My biggest complaint about most other lemonade-based drinks is that they are either not sweet enough or too sour. But there are no complaints with a Berry Lemonade Jones Soda.
Sour not your thing? No worries, there are still many other flavors to choose from. Close behind Berry Lemonade and Green Apple on my favorite flavor list are Cherry Soda, Blue Bubblegum Soda, Fufu Berry Soda, and Cream Soda.
Other Jones Soda flavors are Orange and Cream, Crushed Melon, Root Beer, M.F. Grape, Strawberry Lime, Lemon Drop, Twisted Lime, Watermelon, Sugar-Free Black Cherry, Sugar-Free Cola, and Sugar-Free Green Apple.
Occasionally, Jones Soda releases limited editions sodas in some very wild flavors. Their most talked about limited edition soda is their Turkey and Gravy Soda sold during Thanksgiving.
Jones Soda is mainly sold in individual 12 ounce glass bottles. But you can also find Jones Soda in a four pack of glass bottles or a twelve pack of 12 ounce cans. The only place I have found Jones Soda canned is at Target. If you cannot find Jones Soda in your area, you can also buy a 12 case of Jones Soda from their website.