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Sweet Video from our friends at Chace Productions!

March 15th, 2010 by Andrew B | No Comments | Filed in Uncategorized

Chace Productions sent over their latest BMX vid and it’s sweet.

Check it out here: Chace Productions

Still shot from Chace Productions vid. Click link above.

Still shot from Chace Productions vid. Click link above.

Pizza Expo!

March 4th, 2010 by Andrew B | No Comments | Filed in Uncategorized

Hey Jones Fans,

Greetings from the Pizza Expo in Las Vegas! Jones went big and set up an amazing booth complete with the Jones RV. You can’t miss Jones presence at this show and the traffic to the booth has been amazing. We are meeting a ton of people who want Jones in their restaurants. Check the booth.

Pulling the RV into the convention center. Nice job Frankie!

Pulling the RV into the convention center. Nice job Frankie!

Emily and Amanda discuss the finer points of their display..."the waterfall"

Emily and Amanda discuss the finer points of their display..."the waterfall"

Minutes before the show...we prep for the crowds. Bring it.

Minutes before the show...we prep for the crowds. Bring it.

Thanks to the team for rocking this show: Emily, Amanda, JG, SPF, Zac, Joth, Dave, Paul, Mike

February 2nd, 2010 by Andrew B | No Comments | Filed in Uncategorized

Focus On Haiti[1]

Hey Folks…we like to step away from the soda thing and keep an eye on the world around us. Over the last couple of weeks we have been asking our fans to help our efforts to help the people of Haiti. We are asking for donations from people who stop by our HQ for free sodas on Friday and asking our online customers to add $1 to their cart that we will pass on to Doctors Without Borders. Please see http://www.myjones.com/store/new-items/haiti-donation.html for more information.

Thanks!

Jones Soda Co.

Roadtrip Jones: Quest for POW

January 20th, 2010 by Andrew B | 1 Comment | Filed in Uncategorized

Jones Soda along with Snowboard Magazine, Ride Snowboards, Horizon Airlines, Mammoth Mountain and Skullcandy present:

Roadtrip Jones 2:
The Quest for POW

CONTEST: Jan 19 – Feb 19, 2010

Every roadtrip is an adventure in the making and a story waiting to be told. Show us the best photos from yours, and you could win a trip for 2 to Mammoth Mountain plus a full snowboard gear + apparel setup from Ride Snowboards. Not to mention, your winning photo on thousands of bottles of Jones Soda across the country.

Your roadtrip can be whatever you want – a couple hours drive up to your local ski resort or an epic winter-long quest for pow. It’s up to you. Grab your board, skis, toboggan; it doesn’t matter what you ride. What matters is that you’re out there going for it.

To make things interesting, we’ve teamed up with Snowboard Magazine, Ride Snowboards, Skullcandy, Mammoth Mountain and Horizon Airlines on a bunch of cool prizes, and we’ll be heading out in the Jones Soda RV on a roadtrip of our own.

More details at: www.jonessoda.com/roadtripjones

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December 18th, 2009 by Andrew B | No Comments | Filed in Uncategorized

Jones Soda gives back...Check it!

Jones Soda gives back...Check it!

Jones Soda can proudly display the “MakeGood badge” on its website as a symbol of its commitment to being a socially responsible company.

December 18, 2009 – MakeGood is pleased to announce that Jones Soda has become a member of

the world’s leading community for “good business.”

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being a socially responsible company. A click on the badge opens up to a dynamic, interactive “Profile”

that highlights all of their positive community contributions.

4th Avenue Winter Street Fair

December 15th, 2009 by Andrew B | No Comments | Filed in Uncategorized

Check out the Jones RV at the 4th Avenue Street Fair in Tucson, AZ last weekend. Our RV drive Frank B passed out product and greet fans (100K+) all day….

Nice! Jones billboard.

Nice! Jones billboard.

Jones RV...Like the new design?

Jones RV...Like the new design?

Jones representing on the street

Jones representing on the street

 

No pics of Frank B’s lovely face…stay tuned.

PHOTOESSAY: The Desk Tchotchkes of Jones.

October 29th, 2009 by Andrew B | No Comments | Filed in Uncategorized

Your intrepid correspondent waded through the dangerous swamps at the Jones Soda World Headquarters in search of the odd and the arty. Here’s what he found:

Animatronic Flashlights...Chas

Animatronic Flashlights...Chas

OBJECT: Animatronic Flashlights

OWNER: Chas

These funky flashlights came in handy for Jones’ Earth Day Event (see it at  http://www.jonessoda.com/files/earth-day.php). They moo, roar, whinny and cluck when activated, turning every inconvenient power outage into a barnyard extravaganza!

Cute Nodding Cats...Hannah

Cute Nodding Cats...Hannah

OBJECT: Cute Nodding Cats

OWNER: Hannah

This triumvirate of nodding felines is supposed to be lucky, but Hannah tells your correspondent that, late at night, when Hannah is trying to finish her month-end reports, they tell her things. True, terrible things. She’s tried throwing them away—once she even threw them off the Bremerton ferry into the deepest part of the Sound—but they turn up back on her desk the next day like nothing’s happened.

Puffin d'art...the Operations Department

Puffin d'art...the Operations Department

OBJECT: Puffin d’art

OWNER: the Operations Department

One of our vendors sends us a hand-carved bird every year. The puffin is a favorite. He turns up in the strangest places.

PUFFIN VS. DINO SMACKDOWN! TWO ENTER ONE LEAVES!

PUFFIN VS. DINO SMACKDOWN! TWO ENTER ONE LEAVES!

 

 
Tacos de los Muertos Taco Truck...Cory

Tacos de los Muertos Taco Truck...Cory

OBJECT: Tacos de los Muertos Taco Truck

OWNER: Cory

Embodying our love for taco truck in papercraft form!

Origami...LB

Origami...LB

OBJECT: Origami

OWNER: LB       

 Steve’s quite the Origami master, and he doesn’t mind sharing.

Paper Bag Guy...the Operations Department

Paper Bag Guy...the Operations Department

OBJECT: Paper Bag Guy

OWNER: the Operations Department

 The real brains behind Ops.

Bottles...Everybody

Bottles...Everybody

OBJECT: BOTTLES

OWNER: EVERYBODY

 This being a soda company, though, mostly we decorate with bottles.

More Bottles...Pretty Near Everybody

More Bottles...Pretty Near Everybody

OBJECT: More Bottles

OWNER: Pretty near everybody

 More bottles, including our infamous 2006 Turkey and Gravy Soda.

Bottles a la Warhol...Your Humble Jones Photojournalist

Bottles a la Warhol...Your Humble Jones Photojournalist

OBJECT: Bottles a la Warhol

OWNER: Your Humble Jones Photojournalist

 Who’s that handsome devil?

 

Thanks for joining us on our tour! Watch this space for more updates!

Some Jones History from a Jones Historian

October 20th, 2009 by Andrew B | No Comments | Filed in Uncategorized

From Jones collector, historian and former employee Jason Hockney:

Who can forget FUN?

Who can forget FUN?

Jones Soda has had many, many… MANY flavors over the 13 or so years we’ve been around. We thought it’d be really fun to go through and show our adoring fans some of the rarest of the rare bottles, flavors and ideas that we’ve come up with throughout the years.

Our friend Pineapple Upside Down Soda

Our friend Pineapple Upside Down Soda

Old School Jones Juice...Fu Cran Fu

Old School Jones Juice...Fu Cran Fu

Also, it might be fun to let you folks in on a few inside secrets you might find on our bottles, both old and new. So without any further adieu, here are just a few random facts about Jones Soda Flavors, labels, people and bottles.

Sugar Free Ginger Ale...yum

Sugar Free Ginger Ale...yum

-          Jones’ first American address listed on the back of a Jones Soda Bottle was 4550 Birch Bay Rd, in Blaine, WA. There was never a Jones office in or near the town of Blaine, WA… but rather this was a PO Box that was close to the border of Canada. When Jones needed to collect bills from their American Distributing partners, they would have to cross the border and collect their mail and bring it back to the old warehouse/HQ in Vancouver, BC.

-          On the back of a Jones Soda Bottle, the labels changed from saying “Urban Juice and Soda Co” to Jones Soda Co. in 1999. In 2006, the front of the labels changed wording from “Jones Soda Co.” to “Jones Pure Cane Soda.”

-          When Jones Soda first began, there was only one contributing photographer, Victor John Penner, from Vancouver, BC. All of the “Original Six” flavors featured his photos. The idea to include submitted fans’ photographs wasn’t a fully realized production possibility until after the first run of Jones had begun.

-          By last count, Jones Soda has released a total of over 150 Different flavors of product across 11 Different Brand platforms.

  • Jones Soda
  • Jones Natural Soda
  • Jones Sugar Free (AKA Slims, AKA Zilch)
  • Jones Organics
  • Jones 24C
  • Jones GABA
  • Jones Naturals
  • Jones Juice
  • Jones Waters (AKA WAZU Water)
  • Jones Energy
  • Whoopass Energy Drink

If you care enough, We want to know if you would like to see a blog dedicated SOLELY TO OLD, DISCARDED, “RETIRED” Flavors of Jones.. Any interest? You may even win some!

Jones Soda Goes BASE Jumping… The adventures of our IT Guy

October 16th, 2009 by Andrew B | No Comments | Filed in Uncategorized

Jones Soda Goes BASE Jumping…The adventures of our IT Guy

Jones Soda Goes BASE Jumping…The adventures of our IT Guy

Bridge Day is the largest extreme sports event and the largest gathering of BASE jumpers in the world, held on the third Saturday in October every year in Fayetteville, West Virginia, USA.

The Deadliest Burger Catch

July 24th, 2009 by Andrew B | No Comments | Filed in Uncategorized

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The second annual Grill Games took off this Wednesday at Jones Soda and spatulas were flying.  Last year Eric, our operations wizard, won using trick machinery by smoking his pork in Battle Ribs, this year Battle Burger got underway and the kitchen (Webber grills on our roof) was heating up!  But this would be no ordinary burger cook-off, the secret ingredient in every burger was Jones Soda! So who’s cuisine would reign supreme, well to decide that we invited a smattering of local celebrity judges:

Captain Sig Hansen: Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch Captain of the Northwest and Local BA

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Erik “The Red” Denmark: Competitive eater and 8th place finisher in the annual Coney Island Nathan’s Hot Dog eating championship with 38 dogs in 10 minutes

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Mark Wright: KCPQ 13 Fox TV Anchor

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Brian Canlis: Co-Owner of Nationally Revered Canlis Restaurant in Seattle, WA

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Luke and Jen: Host and Producer for 97.3 Kiro Radio’s show TBTL

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Alexa: Jones STP Cycling Coach/Michael Jackson DJ

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As our esteemed panel of Judges began to settle the Jones chefs got right to it and let me tell you the heat was on in Jones Chef Stadium.  The roof of Jones is metallic silver so on a normal 80 degree such as Wednesday, it’s about 95 degrees while you’re leaning over a hot grill trying to create burger perfection.  Nonetheless the battle for best burger was at stake and each chef was gunning for a year’s worth of bragging rights with a Grill Games Crown.  Like clockwork burgers starting flooding towards the judges panel, spicy, cheesy, bacon-y, greasy, salty, onion-y, and peppery patties found there way one after another in front of our judges placed atop fresh baked ciabatta, brioche, and whatever else anyone could create.  As the bevy of burgers continued to flood in the judges started to sit further back in their seat, loosening their belt loops, aside from Erik “The Red” Denmark who had worn elastic and finished every burger, side, and the majority of Captain Sig’s dinner as well. Burger Grill Off 113 Slowly as stomachs settled and we provided several guest judges with Jones Antacid Flavor soda the grill smoke had cleared and our panel had made it’s decisions.  The 2009 champion of the second annual Grill Games went to team Milberglar!  Although fellow Jonesers wanted an appeal when they learned his secret ingredient used was Jones Soda water.  Alas a victor was named and a crowd of Seattlites were fed glorious burgers until they hurt.Burger Grill Off 226 Thanks again to Captain Sig, who endured numerous pirate comments and Discovery Channel-esque real time narrating as he ate his burgers, “A now let’s go to the Captain of the Northwestern, he looks sullen and full…will he be able to finish this last burger?!”.  Thanks to Mr. Red who is going to come back and break the World Record for most 12 oz beverages consumed in 5 minutes! Thanks to Jen and Luke from 97.3 for rocking out with us, thanks to Brian Canlis who brought his culinary refined pallet to an event with a bunch of amateur chefs and made us feel special.  Thanks to Mark Wright for swinging by and not only judging but covering the event, and lastly thanks to Alexa for training us for the STP only so we could eat a ton of burgers weeks later and get fat again!

For the rest of the picks, head to our Flickr account and as always, peep us on Facebook and Twitter

Check out the winning menu item:

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