Monday, November 26, 2012

Underwhelming Taste For The Price: Jones Soda Cream Soda

The Good: Decent taste, Not overly carbonated.
The Bad: Not terribly nutritious, Quite a bit pricier than most, Not the most impressive taste
The Basics: Jones Cream Soda is good, but vastly overpriced for the taste.

I have discovered that I generally enjoy Jones Soda. However, just because I enjoy something does not mean that it is objectively worthwhile or, as important, worth the expense of the product. This, I am discovering with Jones Soda Cream Soda. It is an adequate cream soda, but vastly overpriced and it is the expense of the soda that drives it into the lower ranges of “average.”

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


Jones Cream Soda is a bottled soda that is both sold at grocery stores and restaurants like Panera Bread (reviewed here!). Each 12 oz. glass bottle houses the clear 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 Cream Soda.

Ease Of Preparation

Jones Cream Soda is a liquid in a clear 12 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.


Jones Soda Cream Soda smells delightfully like vanilla. The aroma is actually fairly strong and it hints at a powerfully vanilla soda, more than many cream sodas I have tried.

The Jones Cream Soda seems to carbonate as it hits the tongue and it is a more mild flavor than the scent foreshadows. Instead, this is mildly carbonated, mildly vanilla-flavored soda pop.

I’ve noticed when I restrain a burp – and it comes out my nose – after drinking this soda, it smells delightfully like cupcakes. Outside that, there is no aftertaste from this soda.


As a soda, one might expect this to have many unpronounceable ingredients. However, Jones Cream Soda is made primarily of carbonated water, inverted cane sugar, and natural and artificial flavors. There are no unpronounceable ingredients in this.

Nutritionally, Jones Cream Soda is not enough to live off of, but it could be worse. Jones Cream Soda has a significant 38 grams of sugar. In addition to 160 calories per serving, there are 35 milligrams of sodium in this. Jones Cream Soda has no fat, nor any other nutrients.


Jones Cream Soda comes in a glass bottle and there is no clear expiration date on the bottle (unless it expires is 2214!). There is a batch code printed on the side of the bottle neck.

This drink is clear and should not stain clothes at all. As well, the drink wipes off surfaces easily with a cloth, assuming they are impermeable.


Jones Cream Soda is all right, but for my money, I want better than all right from Jones Soda.

For other Jones Soda pops, please check out my reviews of:
Berry Lemonade Soda
Green Apple Soda
Strawberry Lime 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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