There are few food combinations more widely beloved than French fries, covered in melted cheese and then topped with a generous helping of gravy. Some call them simply fries ‘n’ gravy, some call them disco fries, but in Canada the dish is revered as poutine, incorporating cheese curds and brown gravy. Playing off that nation’s love, Jones Soda is releasing a Poutine flavored soda.
Yes, a liquid that tastes of potatoes, cheese and gravy. It’s real — and why not? Jones has had other savory flavors, the company notes in its announcement of the limited release item.
“We recognize the buzz we receive when we launch fun flavours like Turkey and Gravy Jones Soda and Bacon Jones Soda,” commented Andrew Baumann, Jones Soda’s Marketing & Social Media Manager. “With continued requests for these past flavours and calls to keep coming out with more, we decided to create this new, unique flavour as a nod to our Canadian heritage. With a nice balance of rich, savory gravy over a starchy potato base, and accented with those fatty, cheesy notes you expect in a plate of poutine, we believe we’ve developed the perfect liquid version of this undisputedly Canadian delicacy.”
We get it, comfort food sells (and side note, I’m now drooling). But as a drink? Liquidy cheese? We leave this all-important question to you.