Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Jarritos Sodas - Delicious & a Chance for a Giveaway

I'm approached frequently to promote some product or other here. Usually, I say "No thanks", after all, this is a place where I talk about things I really enjoy... recipes, books, people, places. Hopefully, those reading get to share some of the joy.

But occasionally, there are some promotions that sound really tempting.... and I say "Sure!" Sometimes, those don't turn out to be quite as good as I expected. In that case, I write to whoever and say, "sorry, but I won't be writing about X". That's because my dad used to say "if you have nothing nice to say... say nothing." and my mom thought lying was the worst thing a person could do... "slippery slide to stealing, and even murder".... seriously, we heard that repeatedly. I don't quite think it's true, but am too scared to tempt it.

And why all this preamble? Because I did say yes to the people at Jarritos - leading brand of Mexican sodas sold in the US. The box of eleven bottles plus a t-shirt and CD arrived today and I've already popped the cap on the "naturally flavored Grapefruit soda, which is tangy and delish over ice. In fact, I might just share with my daughter and son-in-law if they invite me to spend a sunny summer day on their dock anytime soon... or else they'll all be gone!

So the good news... if you like sodas... these are great. Very sweet - using "100% natural sugar and no high fructose corn syrup", so I might end up diluting mine with some soda water. Some are naturally flavored, some are artificially flavored so the choice is up to you... some flavors we all know - strawberry, lime, mango and those that are more exotic in flavor, like Jamaica, Tamarind, Mango & Mexican cola.

The bad news... they're not readily available in Canada... sigh! But... more good news...the cool people at Jarrito Nation are kind enough to share a case their delicious sodas with one of my readers... as long as you live anywhere in North America. All you have to do is to leave a comment as to why that lucky someone should be you or tweet @JarritosNation and leave a direct link to the tweet in the comment section of this post. This giveaway is open until the end of the month (June 30). Good luck!

8 comments:

bellini said...

Since there was no trip to Mexico this year on my calendar I think these sodas would whisk me away:D

RonaldPilger said...

What vegetarian would want to plan a bonfire, make some delicious sounding Spinach and Taleggio Cheese Quesadillas, and not have a case of Jarritos?

But seriously, that would make a great addition to a wonderful Midwest summer night, and help me out very much seeing as I have a very limited budget. I.E. Whatever I can manage to scrape together.

:D

susitravl said...

We eat a lot of Mexican food and the meal is just not complete without Jarritos.

tandysinclair.com said...

I came to read the post because I too am not keen on blogging about a product to advertise for the company. Your dad's words echo my dad's! So true indeed. This sounds like a great product :)

Kristen said...

I think it should be me because I already love their grapefruit soda...I have it every time we go for mexican food...so now I'd love to try the cola.

Glogirl said...

I have never tried Mexican soda and would love to give it a try! The mango cola sound interesting!

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Grace-Life is Beautiful said...

I had the orange soda Jarritos at an authentic Mexican restaurant and it was delcious, much better than any American orange soda. I love that it comes in a glass bottle.
I would love to win a case and sample all of their varities

Grace- Life is Beautiful said...

I had the orange Soda Jarritos at an Authentic Mexican restaurant; the food was delicious as well. We've been meaning to return for breakfast.
What I like about the Jarrritos is that it comes in a glass bottle.
I would love to sample the rest of the Jarritos flavors.