Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Next Big Thing: Sufganiyot Cola

Forget Dr. Pepper. Throw away your Snapple. Tab? Nee-Hi? Triple-Crown kiddush cola?

It's here -- just what you've been waiting for! Better than Camel Milk Chocolate...its...its...its...Carbonated Kosher Ham Flavored drinks? (under the hashgacha of Star-K)

The Associated Press c/o The Olympian
SEATTLE — It's rare to find kosher ham. Rarer still to find it carbonated and bottled.

Jones Soda Co., the Seattle-based purveyor of offbeat fizzy water, said Friday that it was shelving its traditional seasonal flavors of turkey and gravy this year to produce limited-edition theme packs for Christmas and Hanukkah.

The Christmas pack will feature such flavors as Sugar Plum, Christmas Tree, Egg Nog and Christmas Ham. The Hanukkah pack will have Jelly Doughnut, Apple Sauce, Chocolate Coins and Latkes sodas.

"As always, both packs are kosher and contain zero caffeine," a Jones news release noted.

The packs will go on sale Sunday, with a portion of the proceeds to be given to charity, the company said.

Jones' products feature original label art and frequently odd flavors. Last year's seasonal pack was Thanksgiving-themed, with Green Pea, Sweet Potato, Dinner Roll, Turkey and Gravy, and Antacid sodas. For its contract to supply soda to Qwest Field, home of the Seattle Seahawks, Jones came up with Perspiration, Dirt, Sports Cream and Natural Field Turf. The company - fortunately or unfortunately - prides itself on the accuracy of the taste.

Jones also makes more sedate flavors, including root beer, cherry and strawberry sodas.
Just what the Von Treppenwitz sufganiyot aficionado household needs before Chanuka.

Chodesh Tov!

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Lurker said...

That's so cool! I'd heard of this company before, but I had no idea that their sodas were kosher. What hashgacha do they have? And can you get them here in Israel?

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Lurker: For the fun of it, check out this link -- seems like something you would like to read.

Seems like the company is under the Star-K hashgacha, based on this link.

Lurker said...

You know the Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans in the Harry Potter books, which include flavors like bacon, black papper, booger, dirt, earthworm, and earwax? Well, you can actually buy these for real. (Here's a review). And apparently they're kosher, too.

Lurker said...

How about Falafel and Shawarma flavored sodas?

mother in israel said...

What's wrong with "exempted?"

Anonymous said...

Quite odd...though I'm very tempted to try all of their flavors. I guess I'll just have to see where I can pick them up...

Whoa, wait a minute- what's this? Word verification on Jameel's blog?! Oh, the horror!

Jack Steiner said...

Kosher Ham Soda will make a pig out of you, or so I have heard.

Anonymous said...

What, no waffle-flavored cola?!

And caffeine-free? Like, what's the point then?


The back of the hill said...

Caffeine FREE?

So, Jasvant Singh is at the check-out stand, and when the girl asks "will that be all, sir?", he says "yes, now where's the fat?".

The girl looks baffled. "Where's the fat", Jasvant repeats. The girls starts looking worried.
"Where's the fat?" demands Jasvant. She looks panicky, as he starts screaming "I want fat!".

The manager comes up and asks what's the matter. "I want the fat that you promised me", says Jasvant. "We didn't promise ANY fat", says the manager.

"Oh yes you did. See the sign in the dairy section over there? It says 'Yoghurt - fat free'. I want my free fat!"

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