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Seven Very Unique Soda Pops: Alternative Sodas to Quench Your Thirst

by Sher D Fly on 31/10/07 at 12:24 pm

What do you need when you are hot and thirsty? A soda pop would be nice to quench your thirst. However, can you actually stomach some of these soda drinks?

1. JONES SODA EXOTIC LINES

The Jones Soda Company of Seattle, USA is a soda-making company with many strange and exotic soda flavors such as broccoli casserole, taco, corn on the cob, tuna and Brussels sprout. They have this so called Holiday Pack during the Christmas time, consisting festive soda flavors like Turkey and Gravy, Dinner Roll, Pea and Antacid-Flavored.

The company has also came up with Dessert Pack which includes sweet, sugary flavors like Banana Cream Pie, Key Lime Pie, Apple Pie, Cherry Pie and Blueberry Pie. For Halloween, the company has soda lineups like Candy Corn Soda, Pumpkin Soda, Caramel Apple, Scary Berry Lemonade and Strawberry Slime. More recently, Jones Soda came up with sodas to honor the Seattle Seahawks NFL team. The flavors in the said pack include Perspiration, Dirt, Natural Field Turf, Sports Cream and Sweet Victory.

Even though the flavors are very unusual and taste gross, Jones Soda products are always sold out as people are curious and most of their exotic lines are only available in limited quantities.

2. KIMURA BEVERAGES

Kimura Beverages of Japan produces these strange flavored sodas for summer this year: Wasabi and Curry. They have very strange sweet and spicy taste that will linger in your mouth for quite sometime.

3. CHOICE ENABLED BOTTLE

Ipfini, a company based in Sudbury, Massachusetts came up with a brilliant technology and idea of “Choice Enabled Packaging” which comes in a bottle of soda with several buttons, each indicating a flavor. The buttons on the bottle can be pressed to create any customized soda drink flavors. The company produced a prototype 6-buttoned bottle which can create 64 flavor combinations.

4. ICE CUCUMBER PEPSI

Japanese sole distributor of Pepsi, Suntory Limited produced this ice cucumber flavored soda for the Japanese market. The product is sold in 500 ml bottles for 147 yen (about US$1.20). It tastes like cola with a mixture of taste which is more like sweet melon than cucumber.

5. CALORIES-BURNING SODA

A new product line called the Enviga from Nestle and Coca Cola is said to contain a unique formulae designed to improve human body’s ability to burn calories. The 5-calories-a-can soda will comes three flavors, green tea, berry and peach, and will sell for $1.29 to $1.49 per can.

6. WATER SALAD

Water Salad is a soda drink in Japan. It is said that Water Salad is a salad-flavored soda pops for the health conscious.

7. ANYTHING AND WHATEVER

A Singapore based company, Out of the Box Ltd produced two complimentary brands called “Anything and Whatever; for people who can”t decide of what to actually drink. The company’s fizzy line called “Anything” comes in six flavors: Apple, Cola with Lemon, Fizz Up, Cloudy Lemon and Root Beer.

Another product line called “Whatever” is non-carbonated drink: Ice Lemon Tea, Peach Tea, Jasmine Green Tea, White Grape Tea, Apple Tea, Chrysanthemum Tea. The drink comes as a surprise as the consumers will not know which flavor they are getting until they open the can and take a sip. Each can is simply labeled “Anything and Whatever”, with limited generic wording and ingredient.

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uno

Nov 1st, 2007

i won’t quench my thirst with most of the sodas above.

castle-keep

Nov 1st, 2007

The idea of pressing buttons on a bottle to create customized flavour seems intriguing. Excellent concept but I havent seen it commercialized in a big way.

in a pickle

Nov 1st, 2007

i’d like to try the curry soda with my paratha

anything..whatever

Nov 3rd, 2007

Really? Are there really people out there who does not care what they are drinking? Really??

Tim

Nov 5th, 2007

yeah…anythg whatever suits me because i can’t decide what to drink and i love surprises…it’s a hit in singapore.

Loklok

Dec 11th, 2007

I LIKE #3. INNOVATIVE IDEA

nick capasso

Apr 25th, 2010

i would love to try all of these sodas, i am always up to new flavors in food and drinks. if annyone can find a way to get any one of these sodas please email me at, ncapasso@metmail.org.

thank you

Curry

Sep 16th, 2010

I have tried the curry and the wasabi sodas. Wasabi was pretty subtle whereas the curry had this very strong after taste.

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