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SEATTLE -- Seattle's Jones Soda Co. has beat Coca-Cola for the soft drink rights at Seahawks games.

The company ? which produces quirky drinks like Fu-Fu Berry flavored soda -- will sell fountain drinks and colas in plastic bottles in Qwest Field as part of a 5-year deal.

"The biggest thing for this, is it's the only stadium and team contract that hasn't gone to Coke or Pepsi," said Wendy Ogunsemore, a spokesperson for the company. "All other stadiums are Coke and Pepsi."

She was unsure on the exact date when Jones Sodas will be available at Qwest, but said the company will announce more details at a June press conference.

Jones Soda Co. is also known for putting photographs of customers on its soda bottle wrappers. As part of the new contract, it plans to feature photos of different fans and Seahawks football players.

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Good for them. Nice to see the little guy get a shake now and then. Love Jones Soda, both from a design standpoint and taste. Green Apple is quite tasty.

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The 'Berry White' Jones Juice is very good. I used to work right across from a store that sold Jones' products, and once I discovered them, I couldn't get enough.

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SEATTLE -- "The biggest thing for this, is it's the only stadium and team contract that hasn't gone to Coke or Pepsi," said Wendy Ogunsemore, a spokesperson for the company. "All other stadiums are Coke and Pepsi."

Except for Lambeau Field, which is RC territory (as was mentioned elsewhere on these boards recently).

[ontopic] Jones for Seattle seems fitting. Both have a quirky reputation (not trying to start anything).

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it's a bit more widespread up here in the northwest (obviously) and I'm not surprised a company like Jones got a chance even with an NFL team in a place like Seattle - the NW is ALL about home-grown stuff, and as now there are a lot of companies getting bigger nationally that started in Washington and Oregon, it's nice to see them get rewarded.

Jones' green apple is the last I had, kinda tart and sugary but good. I need to track down some of their root beer and cream soda, I guess...

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it's a bit more widespread up here in the northwest (obviously) and I'm not surprised a company like Jones got a chance even with an NFL team in a place like Seattle - the NW is ALL about home-grown stuff, and as now there are a lot of companies getting bigger nationally that started in Washington and Oregon, it's nice to see them get rewarded.

Jones' green apple is the last I had, kinda tart and sugary but good. I need to track down some of their root beer and cream soda, I guess...

The only places I have ever seen the root beer and cream soda is at Starbucks in the the general seattle area..

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I never had Jones Cola is it any good?

In a word... YES!

Some of the best soda I've ever drank came from Jones. Love their orange and their cream soda. I haven't yet had the stones to try their holiday flavors (gravy and potato for Thanksgiving, for example), but suspect someday I will if they keep putting them out.

Great stuff!

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Lambeau Field went to Coke two years ago - before that, it was indeed RC.

On another board, someone said that Coke moved into Lambeau in 2003 (I'm pretty sure that's not teh case, and couldn't find anything on either the Packers or Lambeau Field sites). I'll tell you that I don't honestly recall seeing them sell Coke products. I'll pay more attention this fall.

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