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Friday, November 16, 2007

Food Ham Soda

Posted by Alison Hallett on Fri, Nov 16 at 10:54 AM

Eugh. I saw this on the news the other day and was hoping it was a joke. Apparently not.


From cnn.com:

SEATTLE, Washington (AP) — Coming soon next to the Coke and Pepsi in a store near you: ham-and latke-flavored soda to make your holiday feast complete.

Jones Soda’s Christmas Pack flavors are Sugar Plum, Egg Nog, Christmas Tree and Christmas Ham.

It even will be kosher, the company making it says — including the ham.

Jones Soda Co., the Seattle-based purveyor of offbeat fizzy water, is selling holiday-themed limited-edition packs of flavored sodas.

The Christmas pack will feature such flavors as Sugar Plum, Christmas Tree, Egg Nog and Christmas Ham. The Hanukkah pack will have Jelly Doughnut, Apple Sauce, Chocolate Coins and Latkes sodas.

Sugar plum could be good as a mixer (I’m thinking of a low-rent version of the salted plum vodka Collins at Pok Pok). Everything else sounds yucky. Apparently they do this every year: “Last year’s seasonal pack was Thanksgiving-themed, with Green Pea, Sweet Potato, Dinner Roll, Turkey and Gravy, and Antacid sodas.”


You must have been living under a rock. They've done this for quite some time in addition to others such as the Seahawks pack.

They can't taste worse than the Harry Potter "Vomit-flavored" jelly beans.

"Kosher" ham for the Christmas pack...? I can't pinpoint what I find so strange about that - but it's there.

And Mother Jones does this every year -- usually for Thanksgiving (turkey, potato, gravy, and pumpkin pie flavored, or something.) The morning news shows find it hilarious.

Yes, under a rock. I'm so out of the novelty soda loop. Do people drink these? or is it like a collector thing...?

It's a publicity thing. Thanks for playing your part.

The dessert ones are usually pretty good and make interesting mixers for the holiday parties. The savory drinks, which is an odd statement in itself, are unfortunately dead on flavor wise.

Those Harry Potter jelly beans RULED!

Especially the Grass flavored ones. Those were badass.

The vomit ones... not so much.

my boyfriend and i got the thanksgiving version of this at a white elephant party a couple years ago. it was fun in the context of a party -- everyone wanted a sip -- but the drinks are mostly disgusting.

the worst, brussel sprout soda, smelled like a fart.

Ever heard of the Dry Soda company? Try their stuff, it pairs much better with food and liquor. They're also out of Seattle.

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