It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a Jones soda. Probably because I don’t run across them in the wild as often as I once did. So a smile hit my face when I stumbled upon a bottle of Jones Peanut Butter and Jelly Soda which will from here on out be called JPBJS.
I’ve had a PB&J soda before by Lester’s Fixins, so this isn’t my first foray into the world of sandwich sodas. My bottle of JPBSJ has a picture of a man who has taken several bites out of his PB&J sandwich. The look on his face is so full of contentment and joy that he now makes me want to stop this review and eat a PB&J sandwich. If PB&J were a brand this man would be the best advertising icon of the 21st century. Man, that looks good!
Hopefully the flavor of the soda will bring the same expression to my face. The fact that it’s sweetened with cane sugar is a good start. Let’s see if the taste is a good finish.
The scent of JPBJS is one of the most bizarre things I’ve come across. It smells like two separate scents from two separate items. The grape is very “grape soda” smelling and not so much jelly. Standing right beside this grape scent is that of a very dense peanut butter. It’s quite odd how these two aromas are so distinct coming out of this bottle. This gives me hope for the taste.
That’s pretty dang accurate. I may not be making the face of the greatest advertising icon of the 21st century, but the expression I am making is one of quiet respect. An initial burst of mild grape soda, which would honestly be quite good on its own, starts the show. A moment later the peanut butter catches up and completes the C-C-C-Combo. This combination of flavors works seamlessly together as they would in the food dimension. Even though I’m sure at least a portion of this taste was created chemically (the soda contains no peanuts) my brain doesn’t have the constant thought of “fake flavor” running through it with each sip.
As you read prior, I’ve only had two PB&J sodas so far on my infinite soda journey. So I can without a doubt say that Jones Peanut Butter and Jelly Soda is the best PB&J soda I’ve ever had to date. There you go PR people. There’s the quote you can use, slightly edited, for the cover of your magazines.
“Jones Peanut Butter and Jelly Soda is the Best PB&J soda I’ve ever had…” - Aaron of The Soda Jerks
Seriously though, it’s a great soda and it’s to its credit that even though it’s an odd flavor I could still see myself drinking this on the regular. Perhaps you should too.
Verdict - Buy a Pack
This soda was purchased at World Market