Oddly flavored sodas evocative for Harry Potter fans
November 9, 2004 at 11:28 PM ET
Yahoo! News (via AP)
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With Thanksgiving just around the cover, Jones Soda Co. has introduced a set of strangely flavored drinks thanks to the unexpected success last year of the company's Turkey & Gravy Soda.
Familiar to Harry Potter fans who consumed loads of dirt, vomit, booger and salmon flavored jelly beans due to the popularization of fictitious-turned-real Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans, the concept is based on our natural fascination with new and bizarre things, say experts.
The novelty proved so popular that two bottles of last year's Turkey & Gravy Soda were fetching bids over $60 on eBay after stores sold out.
This year Jones plans to produce up to 15,000 five-packs of the 12-ounce bottles, which come complete with utensils (a straw and a toothpick). The sodas may not be as satisfying as a real holiday meal, but they can boast being both calorie- and carb-free, not to mention vegan and kosher.
This year's flavors are:
- Turkey & Gravy Soda
- Cranberry Soda
- Mashed Potato & Butter
- Green Bean Casserole
- Fruitcake Soda