Saranac Shirley Temple (#21)

Overall Rating: 3.95 out of 10

Saranac  Utica, NY


190 Calories (12oz) , Sugar 45g

  • Label and Bottle Appearance: Standard tall clear bottle. = 5.0

  • Color: Watered down fruit punch look = 3.8

  • Taste: Watered down fruit punch  = 3.5

  • Experience: Never had much a taste for Shirley’s  = 3.5

  • Notable Ingredients: Sodium benzoate

  • Sweetener: HFCS

Never had many Shirley Temples in the past, but I get it. A non-alkee drink to enjoy while your parents are having the real deal. With that being said, it gives me that picture of a bartender mixing up a watered down soda water fruit punch mix. Well that is what you get here, so I guess this goes with the theme.  My take: Don’t waste your money on 6 pack of this one.

Jones Strawberry Lime Soda (#20)

Overall Rating: 5.75 out of 10

Jones Soda Company, Seattle, WA


160 Calories (12oz) , Sugar 39g

  • Label and Bottle Appearance: Jones standard tall clear bottle with typical photo. Twist top = 6.5

  • Color: Fruit punch red = 6.0

  • Taste: 50/50 mix of Hawaiian punch and soda water   = 5.5

  • Experience: Typical manufactured Jones soda mixture. = 5.0

  • Notable Ingredients: Always tasting that Sodium benzoate in Jones soda. Seems to be there trademark.

  • Sweetener: Inverted cane sugar. still need to figure this one out

As mention, another average Jones soda. The berry taste kinda gave me a remembrance of my Hawaiian punch days as a kid. Finding out that just about all the Jones Soda contain the Sodium benzoate. All thou classified a safe in food products, still really makes you think on this one. Read up on it here: