15 Grossest Sodas of All Time

  • By: Max S.
  • Date: August 23, 2022
  • Time to read: 5 min.

Sodas are a gift to humanity. A chilled soda energizes you and quenches your thirst at the same time. In addition, sodas satisfy our love for sweet things with their sugary taste.

Unfortunately, not all sodas got the memo.

You are at a party, and a friend passes you a soda. You miss the mischievous smile on his face because you are so into the party. You take a swig of the soda, and instantly you know your taste buds will never remain the same. 

Immediately, you think, “what did I just drink?” but you can’t say it out loud because your brain is making permutations and combinations, directing all its power into figuring out what could taste as terrible as what you just drank. 

Bingo! You look at the can, and the inscription says “Bacon Soda”. Bacon what?!

Most people take bad sodas out of curiosity,  to do a dare, or as in the case mentioned earlier when pranked. Sometimes we regret doing that dare or being too curious. Other times we are just too surprised by what we taste that we do crazy stuff, like check the internet for the 15 grossest sodas of all time to see if our bad soda made the list.

While some of these gross sodas are intentionally made with weird flavors mainly to attract attention for marketing purposes, some others are made to be sold to people, real people with taste buds. 

This list compiles some of the weirdest and most unliked sodas in the world, arranged in no particular order. As you read through some of the sodas below, resist the urge to think that you have seen the worst, as the next soda may be grosser.

Here we go.

List of the 15 Grossest Sodas of All Time

  • Eel soda
  • Blue cheese dressing soda
  • Pickle juice soda
  • Curry soda
  • Sweet corn soda
  • Jones turkey and gravy soda
  • Pumpkin pie soda
  • Grass soda
  • Dirt soda
  • White fungus birds nest soda
  • Onion soda
  • Dr. Brown’s cel-ray
  • Buffalo wing flavored soda
  • Ranch dressing soda
  • Lester’s bacon soda

Eel Soda

Eel Soda
Eel Soda

This soda was a limited edition manufactured by a Japanese company. It was made out of eel extracts, whatever that means. Of all the animals to make a soda out of, Eels? These fishes are naturally covered in mucus. If that is not gross, I don’t know what is.

Blue Cheese Dressing Soda

Blue Cheese Dressing Soda
Blue Cheese Dressing Soda

This soda is not widely available but can be purchased from unique online stores. This is a perfect soda if you can’t get enough of your salad dressing and would rather have a drink full.

Pickle Juice Soda

Pickle Juice Soda
Pickle Juice Soda

I love pickles; they are healthy. But nobody wants to drink their pickles. This soda tastes like ground pickles in a grain of salt, water, and sugar mixture, precisely like you imagined.

Curry Soda

Curry Soda
Curry Soda

If you love an extra curry flavor in your meal or you are completely nuts, you may like this soda.

Sweet Corn Soda

Sweet Corn Soda

The trick to finishing a bottle of Lester’s Sweet Corn Soda is to take multiple gulps continuously until the bottle is empty. It would be best if you avoided the aftertaste. Beware.

Jones Turkey and Gravy Soda

Jones Turkey and Gravy Soda
Jones Turkey and Gravy Soda

Unique flavors during the holidays have become a ritual for the Jones Soda Company. This meat-flavored soda tastes strange, and it smells like meat. Who wants their soda smelling like meat? 

Pumpkin Pie Soda

Pumpkin Pie Soda
Pumpkin Pie Soda

This is a spicy pumpkin pie-flavored soda. This soda is a grey area for most people, but it made the list, so, yuck!

Grass Soda

Grass Soda
Grass Soda

Yes, there is really a grass soda. A grass soda makes you wonder what’s next, maybe a dirt soda? We’ll see.

Grass soda tastes like … well, like grass. If you are looking for easier ways to make your children eat their vegetables, you can get … no, don’t do that to them. Perfect if you love the smell of freshly cut grass.

Dirt Soda

Dirt Soda
Dirt Soda

Everything is possible in the soda world, even dirt soda. Made from a combination of pure cane sugar and earthy minerals, you can taste the earthy flavor in the dirt soda.

An excellent gift for friends who are adventurous and down to earth.

White Fungus Birds Nest Soda

 White Fungus Birds Nest Soda
 White Fungus Birds Nest Soda

This may be the weirdest soda on the list. The White Fungus Bird’s Nest soda can be found in Vietnam. It is created from a swiftlet bird’s nest, which is made of the bird’s saliva.

Interesting, right? What’s more, the fungus can be found on top of the drink. I can’t wait to try some!

Onion Soda

Onion Soda
Onion Soda

Onion soda is loved by a group in South Korea, especially for its medicinal value. It tastes like onion, which is probably a bad thing. However, like the famous movie and quote, “no pain, no gain.”

Dr. Brown’s Cel-ray

Dr. Brown's Cel-ray
Dr. Brown’s Cel-ray

Celery may be a weird flavor to make a soda out of, but Dr. Brown must be doing something right. 

Created in1868, Dr. Brown’s cel-ray has a bittersweet taste that made it so popular among the Jewish people in New York, which earned it the ‘Jewish Champagne‘ nickname.

Buffalo Wing-Flavored Soda

Buffalo Wing-Flavored Soda
Buffalo Wing-Flavored Soda

“Hey Lester, what are we doing today?”

Lester: “We’re making a buffalo wing-flavored soda.”

“I quit”

A soda from the Lester variety pack, this soda was not made out of love for buffalo wings.

Ranch Dressing Soda

Ranch Dressing Soda
Ranch Dressing Soda

It’s Lester, again. Another soda from the Lester variety pack. It makes you want to take Lester to your therapist and pay for a session.

As with the blue cheese dressing soda, this soda is perfect if you can get enough of your salad dressing.

Lester’s Bacon Soda

Lester's Bacon Soda
Lester’s Bacon Soda

I can’t say you haven’t tasted worse, but this soda is pretty bad. Lester was shooting for the stars on this one.

If you are having a bad day, a bacon soda will make it worse.

Conclusion

There are good sodas, bad sodas, and gross sodas. The gross sodas are listed above.

Our meat, salad dressing, grass, bird homes, and bacon should remain solid. Let’s not make sodas out of them.

Although, they make good pranks and gag gifts.