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21st Nov 2006, 11:47
SEATTLE (Reuters) - After introducing the world to new soft-drink flavours like fish taco and salmon, Seattle specialty beverage maker Jones Soda Co. is offering a new flavour: Green pea.

Green pea, along with other unusual sodas such as turkey and gravy, dinner roll, sweet potato and antacid flavour, will be part of the company's $10 to $15 "holiday pack" of bottled drinks available nation-wide.

Peter van Stolk, chief executive of Jones Soda, said on Monday the collection of strange-flavoured sodas usually sell out quickly, even though he can not stomach the drinks. Past flavours included broccoli casserole, corn on the cob and Brussel sprout. "Why people buy it is beyond me. I can't drink a bottle of this stuff," said van Stolk.

Jones Soda, which sells traditional sodas along side more exotic flavours like fufu berry and green apple, first introduced the holiday soda pack in 2003, gaining notoriety for its turkey and gravy flavour soda. "We have the market share leader in turkey-flavoured beverages," said van Stolk. "We know we can't compete with Coke or Pepsi by playing their game, but we know they're not going to come out with a turkey flavour or antacid flavour."

Asked if there were any flavours that were off limits, van Stolk said he put his foot down when it came to curried chicken flavour. "Fish taco was just nasty and we tried curried chicken. That was just wrong," he said.

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