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Quirky Turkey and Gravy Soda Selling Well
Those Who've Tried It Say 'Sip, Don't Chug'
By REBECCA COOK, AP

SEATTLE (Nov. 25) - A new Turkey and Gravy Soda tastes, well, pretty much like you would imagine. But that's not stopping people from buying it.

Even the producers of the Thanksgiving-themed beverage at Jones Soda Co. were surprised by the demand. They sold out all 6,000 bottles online within about two hours last week.

''To be honest, we really didn't think so many people would want it,'' said a Michelle Whitehead, marketing assistant at the Seattle-based premium soda company that has a reputation for quirky flavors.

Founder and CEO Peter van Stolk dreamed up the seasonal flavor on a lark, but admits he can't stomach an entire bottle.

The liquid's ominous, murky brown color accurately warns consumers about the taste. The first sips bring a mix of sweet caramel and savory lard - and it's downhill from there.

A limited number of Turkey & Gravy Sodas will be available in stores around Seattle and Olympia for the suggested retail price of 99 cents. A few entrepreneurs are selling theirs on eBay.com; by Tuesday, the bidding was up to $63 for a two-bottle set.

Mary Turner, a radio DJ in Lansing, Mich., who is auctioning off a bottle for charity, has sampled the drink and warns that it's not for the faint of stomach: ''If you roasted a turkey and mashed potatoes, put it in a blender, left it out for three days and then poured it into a Jones bottle, you'd know exactly what this drink tastes like!''

The company, founded in 1996, plans to donate proceeds from sales of Turkey & Gravy Soda to the Toys for Tots charity, and van Stolk said he will personally match the donation.

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I think I'm ready to spew..............yes spew..............check please!!!!!!!!!!

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but first....how about a wafer-thin mint? :wink:

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About four years ago, I tried one of the Thanksgiving flavors (don't recall which) and it was NASTY, but the local tv crew was doing a short bit on the subject so I thought:A reporter,a camera, and all they need is a taste tester,so why not? But then soon after I was asking myself WHY?! :P

The taste was dead on, but in that context its just yucky.

Let the double entendre stand - a gag gift

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dove_grey wrote:
but first....how about a wafer-thin mint? :wink:


Hahahaha!!! :mrgreen:

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There's a lot to say about a successful marketing and PR firm to be able to convince thousands of people to buy a every available unit of a blatantly horrible product, even labelled as nasty and putrid. What does that say about the average consumer with a few bucks or credit card burning a hole in their pocket?


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jones soda has some tasty drinks, but i dunno why other than for laughs they would do this. i am curious about their bubble gum flavored beverage, but i think it might be too sweet for a whole bottle----and it'll no doubt leave an awful aftertaste. :P

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Now if they could just turn a beer into a turkey. :roll:

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I went out to buy those Jones Sodas once but they were sold out. If I recall correctly, they have a lot more weird flavors apart from the Thanksgiving themed ones.

Reminds me too of some Harry Potter jellybeans I had once.

The magical 4.25 oz Discovery Box holds 10 wild flavors, each in its own pocket. The wild flavor lineup includes the brand new flavors of Pickle and Sausage, along with other gross favorites like Dirt, Earwax, Earthworm, and Vomit. Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans are true to their name! Here are all the flavors you’ll get: Fortunately, the beans come with a mystical guide on the back of the box to help you recognize the flavors. 4.25 ounces. These products are manufactured by the Jelly Belly Candy Company.
10 Individual Flavors: Earwax, Booger, Sausage, Black Pepper, Vomit, Dirt, Soap, Rotten Egg, Pickle and Earthworm.

http://www.famousfoods.com/hapobebojebe1.html

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10 Individual Flavors: Earwax, Booger, Sausage, Black Pepper, Vomit, Dirt, Soap, Rotten Egg, Pickle and Earthworm.
http://www.famousfoods.com/hapobebojebe1.html

This would be a case in which I wouldn't mind artificial flavor and ingredients. :P

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Carvin_Abuser wrote:
Now if they could just turn a beer into a turkey. :roll:

That reminds me of a David Lee Roth quote that went something like...My idea of a dream woman would be one who would turn into a pizza at 3am.

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Every time I see this thread I think: Rum and coke? Fuzzy Navels? Hot Toddy? I certainly don't think of turkey and gravy flavored soda. :P

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