In anticipation of Thanksgiving, Jones Soda is re-releasing what it refers to as its legendary Turkey & Gravy Soda.
According to a press release I had emailed to me, that variety of soda had earlier hit the marketplace over a decade ago. It’s being released again, with 35,000 bottles of the soda being released in Kroger stores across the United States, and at Albertsons Safeway stores in Oregon. In Canada, it is being sold at various stores.
The release of the Turkey & Gravy Soda coincides with the 25th anniversary of Jones Soda.
Now, the press release didn’t precisely say how successful the initial launch of Turkey & Gravy Soda was, but it does attribute some of the company’s overall success to that line.
“Our Turkey & Gravy Soda instantly differentiated the company when we introduced it nearly two decades ago, establishing the the iconoclastic brand personality that remains our calling card today,” stated Mark Murray, president and CEO of Jones Soda. “It’s an ideal Special Release SKU because it’s a novelty seasonal flavor that raises brand visibility among longtime Jones fans and new customers alike.”
Sorry, I just can’t try it
Now I must say, I love to drink soda, even though my doctor advises against it. My favorites are RC Cola, Dad’s Root Beer, Mountain Dew, and different variations of grape soda. But I like the more obscure ones, too. Whenever I get the chance, I’ll have a Ski, Mr. Cola, Dr. Wells or Dang! Root Beer.
Having said that, I think I will pass on the Turkey & Gravy Soda.
I know. That’s a little surprising. I kind of have the reputation at WATT Global Media as the guy who finds and tries oddball products that are in a roundabout way connected to poultry industry.
And yes, I did do an experiment last year in eating Brach’s Turkey Dinner Candy Corn. It wasn’t horrendous, but not something I’d rush out to buy again. Like I said then, I love turkey, but will stick with the real thing.
I am, however, curious about how the Turkey & Gravy Soda tastes. If you try a bottle, drop me a line with your review of it. Who knows? You may even change my mind and I’ll want to try it after all.