All jokes aside, I think I'll stick to solids this Thanksgiving, but these turkey-, cranberry-, and pumpkin-pie-flavored gumballs might be a fun novelty to try after your feast. Would you give them a shot?
With the presidential election less than two months away, the whole country's been talking, breathing, and sleeping campaign politics. It's only natural, then, that we've been eating up campaign politics, too — and boy, is it tasty. We had some tough choices to make, but these treats get our top votes.
Jones Soda wants you to have a drink with your favorite candidate. OK, a drink with you favorite candidate on it. They've launched a flavor in favor of the political season called Campaign Cola 2008. With flavors like "Pure McCain Cola, "Yes We Can" Cola, and still hanging on with "Capitol Hillary" and "Ron Paul Revolution" Cola, every bottle purchased racks up a vote for the candidate — besides being a pretty refreshing campaign momento.
A six-pack will run you $15 and while you're at their website you can pick up info on each candidate courtesy of Politifact.com. Oh, and for those counting at home, Obama is currently ahead in this Cola War.
Think no one's mug would be as good as yours on a bottle? You can customize you own label with your own picture — it's a limited edition flavor called Ameri-Cola. For $30 you can personalize a 12-pack with a photo and message on the back. Cheers to that great (possibly gift?) idea! Which candidates' bubbly would you imbibe?
I'll admit it now, I really love the awful lolspeak and lolcats, and I'm surprised by how much it's taken off. At first it was just something that people who spend too much time on the internet understood, and now almost everyone has seen the cheezburger cat that started it all. (If you have no idea what I'm talking about, check out these lolcat examples.)
So why am I talking about lolcats? Well, the folks at Jones Soda — yes the ones responsible for dirt flavored soda — want to put pictures of them on their bottles. That's right, lolcats will be in your stores adorning your soda!
Right now there's a contest to find the best lolcat for the labels. You can vote on other submissions or submit one yourself. You have until Apr. 25 to do it, so get cracking! I think this is so fun, u noes wut i meanz?
If you're an NFL fan — specifically a Seattle Seahawks one — or a fan of weird flavor experiences, then you better get your credit card out right now. Seattle based Jones Soda Co. is releasing a limited edition box set of sodas created specifically for the Seattle Seahawks. The box, which contains five flavors (Dirt, Sports Cream, Perspiration, Natural Field Turf, and Sweet Victory), will be available online for $19.95 plus shipping. They're taking online pre-orders now, and the sodas will be available in select stores.
If these flavors are anything like their purposely wretched Holiday Editions, then we're all in for a special treat.
Jones Soda spokesperson Clare Bowles told Business Week that the four literally named flavors are "pretty lifelike," while the Sweet Victory one tastes like berries. Bowles adds: "Perspiration Soda is kind of salty tasting."
Ugh, I am totally repulsed, and yet strangely, I want to know where I can pick up a box of my own...
As of January 1, 2007, Jones Soda (the Seattle based soda maker) will be selling 12-ounce canned sodas with pure cane sugar rather than high fructose corn syrup. All their products, which include root beer and cream sodas, will be switched over by mid-2007. This comes after highly processed table sugars and high fructose corn syrups are getting a bad rep due to their complete lack in nutrional value and very high calorie count.
High fructose corn syrup, especially, has a bad rep as it can increase Type 2 diabetes and other epidemic diseases caused by obesity since the body has difficulty processing high fructose corn syrup at high levels.
I can't wait to try the Watermelon Soda with pure cane sugar! Yum.