Taste of States At Christmas – This Week – Turkey and Gravy Soda

Welcome To Taste of States a place where we celebrate the weird and wonderful food of the United States of America. This can be everything from the snacks that are available for a limited time to the foods that are classic traditions at events such as Christmas and Thanksgiving! Each week we will explore the facts and the history surrounding a different food. Over the next few weeks with the run up to Christmas, we thought we would do a special edition for this article as there are so much fun things to talk about at this time of year!

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Screen Shot 2018-11-13 at 13.46.34Back in 2003, one company took the Thanksgiving Christmas Dinner experience and took it to a whole new level – they made it a variety of sodas. The company called Jones Soda released a Turkey and Gravy Soda for 99 cents around the holiday season and sold out within hours as there was only 6,000 released.

The drink, which was ironically suitable for vegetarians, was meant to taste like the delicacy you enjoy every year in the winter, however this was not what people expected. The soda was a brown colour and was meant to instantly taste of roast turkey, although it didn’t.

Reviewers commented that the smell of the soda was ok but smelt like old chalk. Some people stated that it tasted sort of like it had a tang of Root Beer, whilst others described the taste of ‘sweet caramel and lard’ (The Independent) and that it was utterly ‘gross. I suppose the good thing is that every bottle that was purchased, some of the money went to charity.

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