Jarritos Soda

April 7, 2011 · 8 comments · Print This Post

in Beverages, CK Cooks


CK here! Since we moved to the Cambridge/ Somerville area a number of years ago, one of my favorite places to eat has been Anna’s Taqueria. On my initial visit, the first thing I noticed after their delicious selection of Mexican fare was the presence of rows of brightly colored bottles in the fridge cases. Upon closer inspection, these bottles were Jarritos.

Since my first sip that day, every trip to Anna’s for lunch has been accompanied with a delicious bottle of Jarritos. When Erin mentioned to me that we could get a sampler case to try, I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to taste some of the flavors that I’ve always neglected.

Jarritos are made in Mexico, using 100% natural sugar (one of the few soft drinks in the US not made with High Fructose Corn Syrup, another being Erin Cooks’ favorite Gus Soda) and come in 11 different and very unique flavors, including Jamaica (Hibiscus), Guava, and their two most popular flavors, Mandarin and Tamarind. Spending a lot of time in Puerto Rico while growing up, I’ve always had an affinity for many “tropical” flavors, and Jarritos definitely tickles my taste buds. Some of my personal favorites include Guava and my usual lunch staple, Pineapple.

Much like the most interesting man in the world, I don’t always drink soda, but when I do, I prefer Jarritos. Jarritos can be found in many major and independent grocery stores, Mexican restaurants, taquerias, catering trucks and convenience stores.

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1 wummy April 7, 2011 at 8:57 am

Yum!! The case would be fun to work on!!

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2 Jess Mann April 7, 2011 at 10:05 am

I’ve heard that Anna’s is the only place in boston where you can also get authentic mexican horchata. It’s a delicious rice milk/cinnamon drink that perfectly matches spicy stuff, think lassi to curry = horchata to burrito. I miss the stuff from SF hardcore, and I haven’t tried Anna’s, but if you do, let me know if you like it!

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3 CK April 7, 2011 at 11:01 am

Not sure if it’s the only place, but they do offer horchata. Love it at Anna’s as well.

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4 Emily April 7, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Yep yep yep. They make horchata there fresh every day.

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5 Michelle April 7, 2011 at 8:37 pm

We’ll have to try these – love Anna’s!

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6 emma April 12, 2011 at 3:55 pm

jarritos can also be found at my favorite mexican restaurant in the area, emilianoz: http://emilianozmexicangrill.com/.

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7 Shannon April 13, 2011 at 2:39 pm

You can find jarritos everywhere down here…a lot of mexican markets and authentic restaurants. That would be a good reason to come and visit! Germans family is from mexico, so I’ve tried a lot of yummy foods. Aguas frescas are something I think you guys would enjoy…like horchata…they also make a cantaloupe water, which is what I’m drinking right now after my tonsillectomy! Wicked good.

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8 Elizabeth April 26, 2011 at 11:02 am

I just reviewed Anna’s on my blog! I got the simple Coca-Cola, so I will have to try Jarritos next time! http://strawberriesinparis.com/2011/04/18/tasty-tacos-at-annas-taqueria/

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