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The Latest Spooky Sodas.

What, no Creature From The Black Lagoon 'Blackberry' flavored sodas?

Man, is Halloween sneaking up on us this year or what? How the hell is it already October 30th? HOW!? I guess when you're spending your days living and breathing this season like I do, it can all blow by pretty quickly. I always have a ton of leftover stuff that I bought between September and October that I never had a chance to feature on the site. Sure, that always leaves me some extra stuff to write about the following year, but it also means I need to find a place to store it for the next 365 days, and I already have more boxes filled with Halloween goods than anybody probably should.

Well anyway, amongst my bags o' Halloween purchases, I realized I had all these new Jones Soda varieties still. It's 3am and I've gotta wake up in a few hours. Hmmm... yeah... I think that means now is the perfect time to do a soda taste test. Halloween demands that I toss out all logic and reason.

First up, is the Candy Corn flavored soda. This has pretty much been the backbone of their seasonal Halloween sodas over the years, and it hasn't changed at all since I first tasted the stuff. The best way I can describe the stuff is that it's basically like drinking carbonated maple syrup. It's never been my favorite, but it's not as bad as a lot of people claim. And even if you don't like the flavor, if you're a completionist like me, you must have every monster can in the set.

Next is the Lemon Drop Dead flavor which has also been around for a few years, though I don't recall it featuring a mummy with a gold tooth before. It's never been one of my favorite flavors really... I prefer the "lymon" flavor of Sprite of this stuff.

One of their new soda flavors this year is Buried Pomegranate. Not exactly the best name for a Halloween soda really. They should've gone with something more like "Putrefied Pomegranate" or "Postmortem Pomegranate". The flavor itself isn't half bad either. I've always liked POM's drinks, and this comes off like a mellow carbonated version of 'em. Not too shabby at all...

The last of the four cans is Frankenstein and his Spooookiwi flavored soda. Again, this is a pretty mellow flavor, but I can't say I really like it. That's probably because I'm not a fan of kiwis. Also, this being a kiwi flavor, they really should make a limited edition can that's actually hairy. You can't tell me that wouldn't rule. It's this late at night and I'm still a goddamn marketing genius.

As usual, Jones has also released a few regular sized bottles of Halloween themed sodas too. I really wanted to like this Dread Apple flavor, but instead of having the zing that apple cider has, it really comes off like a bottle of apple juice that's been sitting out for way too long. It's actually teetering on the edge of tasting like cough syrup.

Their popular Monster Mojito flavor has also popped up again this season... don't ask me why though. I never could stand the taste of this stuff and it hasn't changed a bit. And no, there's no rum in it either, so I'm sure that makes 99% of you even less interested in it. Still, I just want to say mojito a few more times if you don't mind. Mojito. Mojiiiiiiiiiiiiiiito. Mojitoooooooooooooooooooo! Ok... I'm good.

Last on my list was a 4-pack of Izze sparkling juice, and while it's technically not a soda, I figured it was still worth mentioning. I almost walked right on by the stuff until I noticed the word "Halloween" on the can. "Halloween Blackberry" to be precise. According to their site, it's not even a new flavor, and all they really did was tack on the word "Halloween" and make the can black. Even the can itself tries to distance itself from the holiday as it reads, "Nothing spooky here. No trick and all treat" The beverage itself is alright if you're into the blackberry flavor, but come on, they could've done a lot more than just making the can black.

On a final note, I have to say I'm really disappointed that Jones Soda didn't make this flavor for Halloween again:

Black Cat Licorice Soda. I only have one bottle left and I'm saving it for a rainy day, which in L.A. pretty much never happens so I guess I'll have it for quite some time, but holy Wolfman nards... this stuff was insanely tasty! And when you factor in the near pitch black color of it, that makes for one hell of a soda. They also had a Dread Licorice flavor, which was good too, but it's allllll about the Black Licorice flavor. Bring it back Jones, for the love of Halloween bring it back.



Kyle Harkes (Guest) on 10/30/2008 7:20 am

That baby on the Black Licorice flavour ALONE is reson to bring it back.

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saturnknight on 10/30/2008 7:29 am

Jones soda has always had some interesting sodas, and I think having one with Pickle-Man on the bottle would actually be awesome. What do you think RoG?

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Kitsa on 10/30/2008 7:58 am

I always thought it was cruel to give out sodas for trick-or-treat due to the sheer weight factor.

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Silver on 10/30/2008 9:13 am

That drink named "Izze" looks a lot like a poisonous version of Red Bull, don't you think?


trixie (Guest) on 10/30/2008 9:45 am

Oh, and here I thought I was the only person in the free world who liked black licorice flavored things!!!

I think I speak for all of us when I say that if you're not too exhausted or halloween'd-out, we'd all still love reading halloween related blogs and articles well into November!

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MS-DOS4 on 10/30/2008 10:21 am

I love those blackberry izzies. They are overpriced, though.

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Angryhydralisk on 10/30/2008 11:10 am

None of these can be bad as chocolate-flavored soda. In about 1997 I bought a twelve-pack at an old Winn-Dixie. Me and my friend drank two, then shook up and threw the other ten.

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Crash Dummie on 10/30/2008 12:09 pm

Reply to Kitsa:

I always thought it was cruel cause I never liked sodas.


TheSL (Guest) on 10/30/2008 1:03 pm

You missed out on the Blood Orange flavor of the bottle sodas, it was pretty tasty.

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Grossenschwamm on 10/30/2008 4:05 pm

Contrary to an earlier statement, sodas are a GREAT halloween treat because of the weight factor! What if you're attacked by an actual Halloween monster or that shifty-eyed drifter who sleeps in the dugout at the park? If you've got good neighbors, you've already got 3 or 4 of those 8 ounce cans in your pillowcase, and with a good swing your attacker is down for the count. Don't take those aluminum encased life savers for granted.

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Mental Pooperscooper on 10/30/2008 5:04 pm

w8 its the 30th!? the going to be a select your destiny?

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I-LOVE-ROGER-BARR on 10/30/2008 5:44 pm

they sell izze at my school!!! ^-^


ColdFusion (Guest) on 10/30/2008 6:39 pm

Kinda sounds like theyre a disappointment :C I sure do love the idea of pomegranate or kiwi soda... to say nothing of liquorisce...
Unfortunately I live in the goddamned midwest and it's a gulag of culture ;c


ddd (Guest) on 10/30/2008 7:18 pm

eh i never like jones soda more of a moutian dew guy


Triple 6 (Guest) on 10/30/2008 11:26 pm

How much more black could the Halloween Blackberry be? The answer is...none. None more black. Spinal Tap references FTW!


High Fructose Corn Syrup (Guest) on 11/02/2008 3:04 am

Thanks Jones Soda for more subpar bullsh*t sodas. You have officially taken a dump on me your greatest ingredient to infuse diabetes on the whole nation of the United States of America. GW Bush sure loves you guys now.

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-RoG- on 11/02/2008 5:29 am

Actually, if you look closely at the cans, you'd see that these limited edition Halloween flavors are "Pure Cane Sugar" sodas and not High Fructose Corn Syrup.


Gay for -RoG- (Guest) on 11/02/2008 11:15 pm

Oh Rog you're so hot when you give the facts to people.

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