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Monday, August 30, 2010

Bite of the Week - Jones Zilch Vanilla Bean Soda

I'm sure you've all seen the bottles of Jones soda in your local markets. They come in neon colors and 12 oz. bottles and have enough sugar in them to give a horse diabetes. Laura had tried one at work and was bouncing off the walls for the rest of the day. However, this Saturday at Stop & Shop, Laura picked up a Jones soda that promised it was sugar-free and calorie-free. Could this be for real or was this like the Seinfeld episode where the fat-free yogurt wasn't? We examined the bottle. Hmmm, it said calories - Zilch - no sugar plus added vitamin C. Could it be? Really? And if so, how did it taste?

VERDICT: Yum! This was really good. It wasn't sicky sweet, had great vanilla undertones, and kind of a cream soda aftertaste.  It was very different and pleasant tasting. I'm not a big soda drinker and I enjoyed it. I had to check out their website. Besides vanilla bean, their Zilch brand comes in pomegranate and black cherry. I wonder how those taste? Plus to top it all off, if you send them your photo (and they like it - emphasize and they like it), they'll put it on their label.  Imagine me ... on a label. I wouldn't look good on the Zilch brand, though. Nor do I think they would pick me.  But maybe I could be on the full sugar explosion, lol!  Oh well, who wants to be famous anyway?

Pick up a Jones Zilch and try for yourself.  It's at Stop & Shop this week for only a dollar per 12 oz. bottle ... and it better be sugar and calorie free - no joke!

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