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Get a taste of Sweet Victory or Dirt from Jones Soda

Post by Marcelene Edwards on Sep. 28, 2007 at 12:05 pm with No Comments »
September 28, 2007 12:05 pm

Ever wondered what “perspiration” or “natural field turf” tastes like?

If you pick up a pack of the new Seahawks drinks from Jones Soda, you can find out.

The company started taking pre-orders Thursday for a five-pack of sodas with flavors it says reflect the hard work of professional football players, according to The Associated Press.

Clare Bowles, a company spokeswoman, said the four literally named flavors — Dirt, Sports Cream, Perspiration, Natural Field Turf — are "pretty lifelike."

"Perspiration Soda is kind of salty tasting," she said, with a slightly higher sodium content than the average soda, with a smooth, "stinky football sock" finish.

A sip of Sports Cream Soda conjures up the experience of rubbing ointment into an aching muscle, while Natural Field Turf Soda is like "playing tackle football, and you get tackled really hard, you’re down on the ground and you get a little bit of the grass in your teeth," Bowles said.

Peter van Stolk, chief executive officer of Jones Soda, said in a statement "throughout their career, the average NFL player will spend two years of their life in the gym, eat three pounds of dirt and perspire 10,000 gallons of sweat."

The only sweet soda of the bunch, Sweet Victory, has a berry flavor. Each bottle features the photo of a Seattle Seahawks player.

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