Friday, November 2, 2012

Jones Green Apple Soda Is Flavorful And Worth Trying!

The Good: Decent taste, Not overly carbonated.
The Bad: Not terribly nutritious, Quite a bit pricier than most, Very sour flavor for the middle taste.
The Basics: Jones Green Apple Soda is a worthwhile soda pop that is flavored like granny smith apples and is well worth trying.

Sometimes, I encounter something that I am not sure, objectively, is worth trying. As I have begun to explore Jones Sodas, I have found a few that are delightfully flavorful, even if they are not the most initially satisfying to drink. So, while the Green Apple Soda might not be as sweet and satisfying as the Strawberry Lime Soda (reviewed here!) that I tried recently, the apple flavor is actually pretty accurate and overall wonderful. My first experiences with Jones Sodas were through Panera Bread (reviewed here!) and I’ve found that I enjoy sampling the different flavors outside that restaurant experience whenever I can. Tonight, that takes the form of Jones Green Apple Soda.

Jones Green Apple Soda is a premium soda that is sold in glass bottles from Jones.


Jones Green Apple Soda is a bottled soda that is both sold at grocery stores and restaurants like Panera Breat. Each 12 oz. glass bottle houses the bright green liquid. The bottles look good and while Jones is a smaller company, they are big enough that their operation is completely professional. Jones Soda has photo contests to appear on the labels.

The 12 oz. bottle represents a single serving of Jones Green Apple Soda.

Ease Of Preparation

Jones Green Apple Soda is a liquid in a clear 16 oz. bottle. Preparation is as easy as opening the bottle by twisting the bottle cap off and drinking the liquid inside. I recommend refrigerating the bottle first as its full flavor potential is reached by having it cool.


The aroma of the Green Apple soda is fruity and appropriately apple-scented. It smells very much like apple juice, as opposed to cider. The smell is inviting for anyone who likes apples.

As far as the flavor goes, Green Apple Soda is initially sweet, but turns tart as soon as the carbonation lets up. The slightly sour flavor and the carbonation make for a beverage that is not at all satisfying for quenching the thirst. With each sip, the Green Apple Soda the apple flavor and initial sweetness wash over the tongue before dissipating and the sour apple flavor asserts itself.

The aftertaste of the Green Apple Soda dissipates exceptionally quickly. In that way, the Green Apple Soda is not enduringly disappointing in any way. Despite the tart middle taste, the soda is delightful and flavored exactly like it is supposed to be.


As a soda, one might expect this to have many unpronounceable ingredients. However, Jones Green Apple Soda is made primarily of carbonated water, inverted cane sugar, and citric acid. There are no unpronounceable ingredients in this and Jones seems committed to creating a uniquely-flavored beverage that is not as bad as other sodas!

Nutritionally, Jones Green Apple Soda is not enough to live off of, but it could be worse. Jones Green Apple Soda has a whopping 43 grams of sugar. With 170 calories per serving, there are 35 miligrams of sodium in this. Jones Green Apple Soda has no fat, nor any other nutrients.


Jones Green Apple Soda comes in a glass bottle and there is no clear expiration date on the bottle. There is a batch code printed on the side of the bottle neck.

This drink is a bright green color and if it gets on light fabrics it will certainly stain them. Consult a care guide for your clothes, though I suspect even light clothes will be able to wash the soda right out. As well, the drink wipes off surfaces easily with a cloth, assuming they are impermeable.


Jones Green Apple Soda might not be a thirst-quencher, but it is flavorful and lives up to its promise as an apple flavored soda.

For other soda pops, please check out my reviews of:
Maine Root Blueberry Soda
Stewart’s Orange ‘N Cream Soda
Virgil’s Black Cherry Cream Soda


For other food and drink reviews, please visit my Food Review Index Page for a complete listing of all the foods I have reviewed!

© 2012 W.L. Swarts. May not be reprinted without permission.
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