Summer 2017 saw the launch of five new naturally low calorie and low sugar sodas from Soda Folk – black cherry (initially exclusive to Byron nationwide), mandarin orange, the G&T inspired juniper, Prosecco-inspired Chardonnay grape and cider-inspired Breton apple.
Soda Folk was founded by Colorado native, Ken Graham, who commented: “Since we launched Soda Folk two years ago, we’ve found our way into hundreds of stockists across the UK. We’re really proud that we’ve helped popularise American-style root beer and cream soda, but when it came time to create some new flavours, we knew we wanted to try something different. Could we make a range of sodas that had the same flavour impact, using all natural ingredients, but without the added sugar? It took over a year of tinkering in the Soda Folk kitchen, but we managed to cook up five new flavours that fit the bill. We think our new drinks will introduce Soda Folk to a much broader market, and we can’t wait to get them out into the world.”
Inspiration for the new range came from Ken’s wife Devon; when she was expecting their daughters Clover and Willa, Ken sought to find tasty alternatives to alcohol whilst they both went booze free for the pregnancies, ever the innovator in the kitchen, Ken got creative in mimicking their favourite alcoholic drinks in soda form.
In addition, each tasty soda in the Soda Folk range is devoted to someone in Ken’s life who has inspired him with their generous spirit and dedication to worthwhile causes – the folk depicted on each bottle of Soda Folk have their own story to tell and Ken donates a percentage of profits from each drink to these good deeds.
Launched into Byron and a raft of restaurants, bars, cafes and independent shops nationwide, Soda Folk is currently lining up a host of national stockists and premium retailers.