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!


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.


susitravl said...

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

Anonymous 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 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.