Pucker Up Baby! This quality product was inspired by the bucolic industrial splendor of Wilkes-Barre, PA.
--Printed on the label of One-Eyed Jack beverages.
"One-Eyed Jack" is also the appellation
of, despite what the label might indicate, an insidiously sweet line of ciders, put out by the "Thick Head Beverage Company
", in the late 1990s
. Taking advantage of the "alcopop
" craze that swept across the U.S.
after having brewed (no pun intended
) in Europe for several years prior, One-Eyed Jack was at first a lemon "cider" with a sugary palate
and almost chemical (think "Lemon Pledge
") smell. "Brewed" in Wilkes-Barre
, it was almost certainly marketed and priced to attract the less-discerning portions of the Zima
crowd -- assuming such a lowly common denominator
could even exist.
Indeed, such a crowd did exist. One-Eyed Jack was, strangely enough, quite bearable when consumed with pizza
, so it made for an excellent, occasional change of pace
for college students. Eventually, several variations of One-Eyed Jack came out, in addition to the Lemon brew, specifically the predictable orange, raspberry and apple flavours.
All things must pass
, however, and the author of this writeup has not seen One-Eyed Jack on the shelves for several years now, so assumably, this line of beverages has thankfully met its maker
. If you know otherwise, please let me