Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Jarritos Mexican Soda - Review of flavors (and a giveaway!)


I recently received a complimentary sample pack of all of the flavors that Jarritos has to offer to review here at Making Ends Meet.  The kids' eyeballs literally bulged out of their sockets and they started to beg immediately for these.  All in all, they were a complete hit with the kids and a definite change of pace from the soda we normally drink at my house.

About the company:  Jarritos soda is hecho en Mexico, or for those of us who don't speak Spanish, that means it is made in Mexico.  The flavors are based on the traditional foods of regions in Mexico.  Different regions of the country provide the fruits used to make Jarritos - for instance, the grapefruit used in their grapefruit soda comes from Veracruz.  They are also made with 100% natural sugar, which is something that I appreciate.  I have been known to buy the "throwback" version of other sodas mainly because it tastes so much better when made with natural sugar. 

Jarritos' 11 Soda Flavors

  • Mandarin
  • Fruit Punch
  • Jamaica
  • Toronja
  • Lime
  • Mango
  • Strawberry
  • Lima-Limon
  • Pineapple
  • Taramind
  • Guava

What did we think of Jarritos' Soda flavors?

My 5 year old loved them all, even the ones that I didn't prefer.  In fact, I think that he drank the most soda of us all!  He loved the Strawberry and my 9 year old really liked the Lima-Limon, which was sort of like Sprite.

I, myself, enjoyed the Pineapple and Mandarin the most.  One thing that really drew me to these flavors was how close they tasted to the real fruit.  The Mandarin really tasted like oranges.  There's a difference between orange flavor and tasting like oranges.  I also think that is why Jarritos was so enjoyed in my house.  The flavor tasted so fresh, it was almost like drinking fresh fruit.

Which ones didn't I like?  Well, to be honest, the only one I would not drink again was the Taramind.  I didn't like the taste at all.  The Guava was ok, but a little too sweet for me.  Other than that, I enjoyed these sodas very much. 

Would I buy these on my own?  I would definitely buy most of these flavors again.  In fact, I've spied some flavors on the shelf at my local Food Lion in the section that carries Hispanic food favorites.  I had never heard of Jarritos Soda before the opportunity to review it came up and I would probably never have thought to give this soda brand a try otherwise.  Since the kids are both in school now, mama thinks she might enjoy some kid-free shopping and grab some Jarritos to keep all to herself!

One other thing I liked about this product was that the caps have different values and you can save up the points to cash in for prizes at their store.  Check out Club Jarritos for more information on that!  I have my eye on movie tickets....

JARRITOS SODA GIVEAWAY!  WIN A CASE OF JARRITOS, SO YOU CAN  TRY ALL 11 FLAVORS YOURSELF! 

You know you want to try these, right?  Jarritos has generously allowed me the opportunity to offer a giveaway here at Making Ends Meet!  That means you have the chance to win a case of Jarritos, which includes one of each of the 11 flavors.

This giveaway will run from 9/15/2010 through 9/25/2010 at 11:59 PM.  A winner will be chosen by Random.org on 9/26/2010.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond to me when I email asking for shipping information.  If winner doesn't respond, I'll have to choose another winner and I don't want to do that!  US only, lower 48 (sorry AK and HI) and you must be 18 or older to participate. 

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Mandatory entry:  

Visit the Jarritos site and tell me something that you learned other than what I've listed above.  Please try to be original!  Leave comment and include your email address in your comment.  You must complete this entry or no other entries will count! 

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Bonus entries:

1.  Follow me on Twitter.  If you are already a Twitter friend, it counts!  Just leave a comment including your Twitter handle.

2.  Become my Google Friend.  Click the button on the right side bar to become my Google Friend.  If you are already friends, just leave a comment with your Google Friend name.

3.  Follow Jarritos Nation on Twitter.

4.  Like Jarritos on Facebook and come back here and leave me a comment letting me know you did.  Not required, but you can leave a comment on their page if you want to!  Be sure to check out their Jarritos Nation tab.  I completed my assignment, which was uploading a picture of something I snack on while drinking Jarritos.

5.  Tweet my contest!  Here's a tweet you can use:  Win a case of Jarritos soda at Making Ends Meet: http://tinyurl.com/24ctzja  11 flavors, want to try them all?  Enter today! Ends 9/25.


6.  Easy entry here - tell me which Jarritos flavor you would try first if you were to win!  Which bottle of Jarritos Soda has caught your eye and got your taste buds tingling for a taste?

Good luck to all!  Thanks for entering to win some Jarritos soda of your own.

Disclosure:  I was provided with 11 flavors of this product at no cost to me by Jarritos for review purposes only.  I did not receive compensation for this blog post and the opinions expressed herein are 100% my own or are derived from the experience my children had with this product.

82 comments:

Janay said...

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Janay said...

I've been drinking Jarritos for a long time now. I even make jewelry out of the bottle caps. I like Pineapple, Mango, and Toronja. We sell them at my Food Lion. I can only get Tamarind if I go to to a Latino Market or Bodega Latina.

From the site I learned that if you can't register an account with Jarritos, you can call the customer service number and they will set up an account for you.

Best regards,
Janay
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Janay said...

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Janay said...

I like Jarritos on Facebook.

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Janay said...

I tweeted your giveaway on Twitter.
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Janay said...

I would definitely crack open the Mango first. It's delicious in a glass on ice.

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allysmama said...

I learned you can join club Jarritos and collect points from the bottle tops and turn them in for prizes!
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allysmama said...

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allysmama said...

following on GFC as allysmama
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allysmama said...

I'd love to try the pineapple!
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Emmi said...

Tamarind is the second most popular flavor and I don't even like it...lol
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Emmi said...

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Emmi said...

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Emmi said...

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Emmi said...

i love the guava!!
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Ninoska serrano said...

I haven't try them but I know by "word of mouth" that the taste it's crisp,refreshing soda and not all syrup,like most popular brands,witch keep me thirsty.I would love to try the grapefruit one,for I never had a soda with that flavor!

Becky said...

I learned that they have a customer loyalty program.

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Becky said...

I follow you on GFC.

bmom76 said...

I learned that the company is over 60 years old, and is Mexicos first national soft drink.
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bmom76 said...

I'm following you on twitter as @bmom76
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bmom76 said...

I'm following on gfc
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bmom76 said...

I tweeted as @bmom76
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bmom76 said...

Strawberry caught my eye. I would like to try it the most.
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noreen said...

they have a blog: http://drinkoutloud.net/

noreen said...

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SavinMaven said...

Club Jarritos? I had some of thos PTS caps and couldn't figure out what they were for. (I checked the mineral water website a while back and it didn't have any info.) Visiting the Jarritos website for this entry cleared it up and I now see all of the participating brands.

My gmail addy is savinmavenblog

Angel Jacklyn said...

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Louis H said...

I learned that I can redeem Jarritos points for merchandise

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Louis H said...

following you on twitter @left_the_stars

Louis H said...

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Louis H said...

here is my tweet
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susitravl said...

Jarritos is involved with many community organizations that serve the Hispanic community and/or celebrate and promote the Mexican culture and heritage.
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floating said...

i learned You can now send a virtual Jarritos to your friends on Facebook!
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Patricia said...

I learned that Jarritos has existed for More than sixty years!

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Patricia said...

I love the Strawberry [Fresa] Flavor~

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Janelle said...

I learned that the Jamaica flavor contains 100% real Hibiscus, a beautiful flower, don't know what it tastes like though!
Thanks for a great giveaway,
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Janelle said...

The flavor I'd most like to try is Strawberry or Fresa! They all sound good though!
Thanks for a chance to win these goodies!
Best wishes,
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Janelle said...

What a fun giveaway! I follow in GFC as Janelle Ashton.
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Janelle said...

I'm an email subscriber, too!
Thanks for a chance to win these treats!
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Betsy said...

i learned that Jarritos also has a program where you can collect points to earn prizes

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Betsy said...

follow you on twitter

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Betsy said...

i follow you on twitter
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Betsy said...

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Betsy said...

i like Jarritos on fb

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Betsy said...

i tweeted your contest
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Betsy said...

i would try the Pineapple one first! :D

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Deb K said...

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Deb K said...

Taramind is my favorite flavor.

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Beth said...

Jarritos supports youth soccer and you can even earn gift cards with their caps points program!

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Beth said...

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Beth said...

Twitter follower as @monkeyswashtub

Beth said...

Following Jarritos on twitter too as @monkeyswashtub

Beth said...

Tweeted
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Beth said...

Love the pineapple and strawberry...so I would drink those first :)
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Anonymous said...

like the lime flavor
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Anonymous said...

would most like to try lime
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Lora said...

I'd love to serve all the Jarritos flavors at my daughter's Sweet Sixteen party. Perfect to go with the taco and quesadilla bar!
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