Another Jones flavor I probably should have tasted years ago is the victim today, to be more specific the flavor at hand is Orange & Cream Soda. Orange & Cream is a flavor I’ve liked in the past so I can only assume that I’ll like it in this instance as well. For those of you wondering who can’t see the picture under the article, which should be none of you, this label of Jones Soda has one of those merry-go-rounds you’d find on a playground. I was that kid who liked the effects of getting dizzy a bit too much, so naturally I loved these whirl-a-ma-gigs. Hopefully this Jones Orange & Cream Soda won’t make me as nauseous as a spin-a-ka-doodle in the park, but there’s only one way to find out.
It certainly does smell both orange and creamy so I guess we can say the flavor is truth up to this point. The orange aroma is slightly stronger than the creamy, but I think the flavor will prove otherwise… or at least I hope it does. Another odd flavor wafts from the top of this bottle, and maybe it’s just me here, but it smells a bit like stewed baby carrots. I’ve had this “problem” before in sodas where I could taste cooked baby carrots (something I’m not fond of) so this may just be a mental issue of some sort. Nevertheless, I must truck on regardless!
First off, upon drinking Jones Orange & Cream soda I do get a slight baby carrot taste. This taste is nothing compared to the one I first tasted in Blue Sky’s Dr. Becker, so it won’t be considered the lone downfall of this beverage. Secondly, this is one of the least creamy sodas I’ve had that included the words “CREAM SODA” in its flavor description. This mostly tastes of orange which I understand since it’s the primary flavor of the soda, but it could be improved so very much if it were considerably smoother. Each sip I take in leaves me with an aftertaste I’m not thrilled with as well. The carbonation plays a larger role than I’d like, taking away from even initially taking away from what could be a decent orange flavor. This is the point in the review where I tell you how surprised I am at how little this is blowing me away. Where Jones Green Apple is a torrential hurricane, Jones Orange & Cream would sadden a kite flyer of any age. I thought about giving this a lower rating, but my opinion of Jones Orange & Cream at this point is very much “meh”. Not negative mind you, just… meh.
Verdict – Buy a Bottle
Twist is creamier than this.