The Jones Soda 2013 Halloween Flavors!

They’re BACK.

The key points:

1. Jones Soda’s Halloween flavors have RETURNED.

2. This year, the collection includes Red Licorice, Candy Corn, Blood Orange and Caramel Apple.

3. I made a big long video about them!

Enjoy. I’m gonna go spend an hour doing nothing productive.

  • http://derdave.tumblr.com/ DerDavenWarrior

    the way you say licorice is the way i say licorice. I definitely need to find some, cause I love Red Vines.

  • http://boardwalkangel.blogspot.com/ starwenn

    I was just happy to hear that the “Red Licorice” tasted like the cherry variety and not like the black ones sneaked into the wrong color. I hate black licorice. I may have to try that. Real blood oranges have become my go-to winter fruit, so that would be my second choice.

  • http://tochiro998.livejournal.com/ Steve H.

    The Red Licorice really, honestly tastes like Red Vines? Matt, don’t play me on this, Red Vines is the ONLY licorice I will eat, because, I don’t know, it just tastes RIGHT.

    I’m thinking Frankenstein over vanilla ice cream. My brain may explode over “You’re drinking RED VINES how can this BE?”

  • http://twitter.com/shiroihikari Annette

    Redvines are the shit, so I’m looking forward to trying the red licorice soda. Also the blood orange. Flavored tonic/soda/mineral water is my shit.

    Black licorice is a thing of horror and disgust. Just the smell of it makes me throw up in my mouth a little.

  • http://monsterteamup.tumblr.com/ Wolfman

    I will go buy these thanks to this video, hopefully Target has the damn MONSTER CEREALS NOW!!!!

  • Alexis

    Dah, god. The description of the Caramel Apple. I knew instantly the cough syrup flavor you were talking about. Brought back a lot of bad memories. My parents had to bribe me to take that shit when I was little. And I’d need a candy chaser to get the flavor outta my mouth. Blech!

  • yusefsmith

    Love the epic music while you’re talking about crappy music. It’s like training to take out the Big Boss.

  • yusefsmith

    I meant crappy soda.

  • http://www.spookshows.com Richard Miller

    I hope they have these at Target tomorrow, they’ve had very little Halloween here in Los Angeles.

    Sad that the red licorice is Red Vine flavor and not Strawberry Twizzlers. I’m thinking that maybe I can liquify Twizzlers in a blender and add that to tonic water. Or Vodka. Everything seems like it tastes better with – or after – vodka.

  • http://stuntzombies.blogspot.com Stunt Zombie

    Those cans look awesome. I wouldn’t be ashamed of using those for decorations in my office.

    I really, really want to try the blood orange soda. I’ve always hated actual blood oranges, but I had some San Pellegrino Sparkling Blood Orange Beverage a couple weeks ago, and it was amazing.

    I don’t think I’ve ever had Red Vines, just Twizzlers. Is there a big difference in taste between the two?

  • TAG

    The key to the candy corn soda is to mix it with vanilla ice cream to make a candy corn float.

  • King JLA

    I’ve had blood orange soda before (Trader Joes). It was good, but just tasted like regular orange soda to me.

  • L3onardoSan

    Anybody seen The retro monster cereal boxes in EL paso Texas???

  • Officer Alucard

    Is this another Target exclusive? Cause that is a really, really long drive.

  • http://veggiemacabre.wordpress.com Bill

    I imagine these to be a Target exclusive but I would warn you to wait a week because my lame ass Target still has school stuff on the shelves. Only Halloween Oreos to tease us.

    Great video and I am really glad the licorice translated well to soda. I thought it would.

  • Weremaus

    Ugh, why is my Target always the last to have Halloween stuff? At least now I have someone to blame when they finally do stock this stuff, but all the good flavors are somehow immediately gone. Now I can shake my fist at the sky and cry curse you @Richard Miller !

    Because clearly only 2 people in LA are looking for Halloween soda and cereal.

  • http://www.nostalgicdaydream.com Deigh

    The Targets in Kansas have their Halloween stuff out and the Jones sodas are exclusive to Target. Walgreens are still taking their sweet, slow as molasses, time getting their seasonal stuff out.

    Those jerks at K-Mart have their Halloween stuff out, but also have their Christmas stuff out right next to the Halloween stuff so that you hear Jingle Bells amidst all the devilish screaming and eerie cackles. It’s the same thing with Cracker Barrel restaurants and it makes me want to strangle them with their own tinsel and give them an artificial Christmas tree enema. Let me just have my Halloween, please!

  • Robert

    Tonight’s the night of the harvest moon, and I’m undecided whether to commemorate it with a werewolf movie or one of the hilariously stupid Children of the Corn films. Either way, hopefully it’ll be a nice reddish orange, so I can toast it with a few cans of Blood Orange Jones mixed with rum. (Yeah, obviously the werewolf can would be more theme appropriate, but I’m not wasting good rum on that sickly Candy Corn flavor.)

  • Graham

    Well, that’s strike two for Canadian Target stores. They carry neither these, nor the Monster Cereals. What’s the point of allowing big American business to infiltrate our economy if they can’t even provide us with delicious Halloween treats?! I hope everyone who gets to try these knows how lucky they are!!

  • Robert

    It was pointed out to me that another name for a harvest moon is a “corn moon”, so I guess the candy corn soda connection is inescapable. I’m gonna slam one, then take the top off with a can opener, rinse it out, and pour in the superior tasting blood orange. Ah, the sacrifices I make to do such needless things…

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  • http://geek-forge.blogspot.com/ BoomingEchoes

    I might target the werewolf can, not only because I’m huge werewolf/wolfman fan, but because the wolfman on there is giving big Frank the Ol’stink eye.

  • Whalley Range

    Sir, you cracked the code on this one. My wife watched it with me and laughed most-heartily. “He makes the most awkward expressions,” she noted, intrigued. (She wasn’t talking about Larry…)

  • http://tochiro998.livejournal.com/ Steve H.

    On Red Vines Vs. Twizzlers:

    I’m sure that out there in the world there are licorice snobs who will bloviate about how “thus and such is the only TRUE licorice” and some even dare to demand that only black licorice is real, true, stuff (but ignore those poor deluded souls as clearly they have no reason whatsoever), but I am here to say they are completely wrong.

    It’s not a Coke/Pepsi thing. Twizzlers taste strawberry-ish (and that’s a flavor I generally approve of) but Red Vines, the real, true Red Vines, taste…red.

    Not joking. It’s a real thing and a thing of wonder it is. Note that the Red Vines company sometimes make other flavored vines and they’ll be Black Vines and Grape Vines and Cherry Vines but Red Vines are their own flavor.

    I don’t know why this is. Maybe they are made from 100% artificial ingredients. I don’t care, they taste good. Really good. Not too sweet, not too gummy, no surprise burst of Cherry or Strawberry (again, flavors I otherwise heartily approve of), no sour aftertaste.

    I try to keep a 1 pound bag around as emergency candy.

    It may be a regional product. Like my Beloved Cheeze Kurls (the one and only! f**k Cheetos!). I always feel bad when I talk about Cheeze Kurls and know that there are places in the U.S. that have never had the joy of them.

    RED VINES!! You *should* be able to find a bag of them at any Target or Walmart, unless, again, they’re actually a regional product.

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  • Ashley

    Glad to see you saw these as well. I’m pretty far behind on the countdown, but when I saw them at Target a few weeks back, my immediate reaction was, “Damn, I hope Matt covers these.”

  • Jesse

    Lurking since 04′, first time poster. I cheated and got 1 set from swapping out the cans to get one of each cause i am a poor hobo. You give pretty high marks I must say, just drank the candy corn, very awful..I loved the blood red though, I am very surprised at the low rating you gave for that. As always, you do great work! Keep it up!

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