Caliente drinks

When we attended the Non-Alcoholic Beverage Strategy Congress in Barcelona, we also got to taste some continental drinks from Europe that are not available at home in the UK. There were two that we found particularly interesting: Caliente from Sweden and UmaiCha from Spain. They are different drinks, but with one important thing in common –…

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Mindful Drinking Catering Event

As part of our Mindful Drinking Festival in November we organised an event on catering corporate events, aimed at managers in charge of events and caterers. The speakers at the event were Laura from Club Soda (on “What the new diet/drinking trends tell us”), Ounal Bailey from Wisehead Productions (sharing her “Insights from the drinks industry”), Antonio Ciavarella…

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Club Soda Mindful Drinking

Or: what on earth is there to drink now? Either at the pub or at home. Maybe the most common question we get is this: what could I drink now that I don’t want wine, beer or spirits anymore? It can be a difficult one, especially when you’re out and about. As much as we’d…

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Marks and Spencer wines

Unlike other supermarkets we’ve reviewed, Marks and Spencer’s don’t sell the kinds of popular and easily recognised brands we are used to, so we were interested to see what they had on offer… Plus points: Lots and lots of soft drinks. They have soft drinks with interesting flavours Some low and no sugar options were…

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Bundaberg soft drinks at Imbibe Live

We like to bring you the brightest and the best information – especially when it comes to alternatives to that evening bottle of beer or glass of wine. Yesterday, the Club Soda team left the office to attend the Imbibe Live event, described on their website as ‘Europe’s largest on-trade drinks exhibition’. We thought it…

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Waitrose drinks guide

When a supermarket’s essentials range includes buffalo mozzarella, you expect there to be a pretty good selection for those of us now shunning the label ‘middle class lush’, and who are instead joining the ranks of those toning down the weekly tipple for a healthier lifestyle. So let’s see how Waitrose did… Plus points: Lots…

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Thor soft drinks

A common complaint we hear all the time is that most soft drinks are just too sweet for an adult taste. So it’s great to come across a new brand that comes with less sugar, and new interesting flavours. THOR soft drinks come in three lightly sparkling apple based flavours. The name, by the way,…

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Low and no alcohol beers

Shopping for low and no-alcohol drinks in Morrisons We were pleasantly surprised by the choice of low and no alcohol drinks in Morrisons supermarket (we went to our local big store in Stratford) – and they even put these drinks in places where you can find them! As you know our #NannyStateWarrior has been getting…

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Square Root Soda lemonade

Cawston Press Sparkling Rhubarb Available from: Ocado, Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda and WH Smiths. Price: 99p per can This drink is made with 20% real fruit juice, and the tart rhubarb makes for a nice balance with the sweeter apple. Cawston Press uses fresh pressed juices and all natural ingredients, to make a range of sophisticated…

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Diet and Low Sugar Sodas

Diet and Low Sugar Sodas Alcohol is very high in calories and by cutting it out of your diet you might lose some weight. However, if you’re just replacing it with sugary soft drinks you may see less benefit. There’s some uncertainty about whether or not drinking diet and low sugar sodas will actually help…

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