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Jones Soda brings back ‘gag-inducing’ TURKEY & GRAVY flavor for the first time in over a decade

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Jones Soda is bringing back its limited-edition turkey and gravy flavor just in time for Thanksgiving.

More than a decade after it was taken off the shelves, the soda company is bringing back the savory fizzy drink that has been described as “gag-inducing,” “less than palatable,” and “one of the weirdest things we’ve ever tasted.”

Only 35,000 limited-edition bottles of the drink will be sold, and the brand promises that tweaks to the recipe will make it taste even more authentically like a turkey dinner than when it debuted in 2003.

Jones Soda is bringing back its limited-edition turkey and gravy flavor just in time for Thanksgiving

More than a decade after it left shelves, the soda company is bringing back the savory fizzy drink that has been described as

More than a decade after it left shelves, the soda company is bringing back the savory fizzy drink that has been described as “invigorating” and “less than tasty”

Jones first sold the drink in 2003, with the limited run selling out online within three hours, according to CNN. Proceeds went to Toys for Tots.

It was in 2004 as part of a themed vacation package, which also included green beans, mashed potatoes, fruitcake, and cranberry flavors for $15.95.

Despite the questionable taste of these flavors, the 15,000 five-packs sold out within an hour.

Another holiday pack was released in 2005 that included turkey and gravy, corn on the cob, broccoli casserole, smoked salmon pie, and pecan pie.

One selling point was that, unlike an actual Thanksgiving dinner, the soft drinks were diet-friendly.

“We realized that consumers are concerned about the 2,000 calories each full holiday meal contains. That’s why we made our soft drinks zero calories and zero carbohydrates,” said Peter Van Stolk, the former president and CEO of Jones Soda, in a 2004 statement.

Jones first sold the drink in 2003, with the limited edition selling out online.  It was in 2004 and 2005 as part of themed holiday packages

Jones first sold the drink in 2003, with the limited edition selling out online. It was in 2004 and 2005 as part of themed holiday packages

“We’ve breathed enough out of this flavor, and we think now is the right time to bring it back,” said Jones CEO and president Mark Murray.

Although the potion was only available for a short time, it made countless lists of bizarre potions, including:

Now, in honor of Jones Soda’s 25th anniversary, they’re bringing back the turkey and gravy soda.

Each of the 35,000 bottles will be “individually numbered for collectability” and are expected to hit US stores next week. They are already available in Canada.

“We’ve breathed enough out of this flavor and we think now is the right time to bring it back,” said Mark Murray, Jones’ CEO and president, according to AdWeek.

“There’s an entire generation — a whole demographic of Gen Z and younger millennials — who’ve never tried it, but may have just heard of it.”

He did admit, however, that the soda is “more of a joke than drinkability (which, frankly, is challenging for even the most adventurous of tasters).”

“It all sounds absurd, but it’s unique and different and funny, and it makes people remember who you are,” Murray said.

Jones Soda is known for its outrageous flavors, which also include ham, fish tacos, jelly, and bacon.

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