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With many consumers having found ways to recreate their own coffee shop ‘experience’ at home in recent times, not least via premium beverage purchases, outlets are being encouraged to focus on quality as re-opening gathers apace in the countdown to the summer months.

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New soft drinks producer Kyon (www.kyondrinks.com) – UK creator of the bold and zesty Ppinger – reports that it is now proud to bear the Vegetarian Society approved trademark. Only licensed to products that meet their strict criteria, the Vegetarian Society approved trademark accreditation is awarded following independent and production method checking by their own expert panel.

“We are so proud that our first foray into non-alcoholic beverages - the Ppinger – has been accredited with the most long-standing and well-established trademark of its type. From the beginning it was essential that our fiery ginger and fruity apple soft drink would have wide appeal by containing all natural ingredients. Endorsement by the Vegetarian Society is testament to this and strengthens the Kyon Drinks brand credibility as well as giving additional reassurance to consumers,” says Kyon Drinks founder, Daniel Suppey. 

An invigorating and lower level sugar substitute to a regular canned drink, the bold and interesting Ppinger is formulated around full body ginger extract, giving it a complex and aromatic character that leaves lingering warmth on the palate.

Extracted from the fresh rhizome root of the finest ginger sourced from Peru and Costa Rica, Ppinger also includes freshly squeezed lime plus apple juice and elderflower concentrates mixed with water to impart its distinctively bold yet appetising flavour. Developed to be enjoyed straight, this highly versatile non-alcoholic drink makes an adventurous and fiery mixer too, whether blended in a smoothie, a ‘mocktail’ or shaken with a little rum. 

As well as being revitalising to the senses, ginger is a well-known antioxidant and immune booster, point out Kyon, making it the perfect choice for consumers looking for products with additional health benefits. Loaded with antioxidants – essential natural compounds that help prevent and reduce stress on the body’s DNA – ginger is also a potent anti-inflammatory. In addition, ginger has many other well-documented health benefits such as helping to settle tummy upsets, soothe travel and morning sickness and ease digestion. 

With consumers now far more aware of the sugar content of their drinks too, Ppinger contains only low levels of naturally occurring fruit sugars. Made in the UK it is gluten free, contains no added preservatives and is also suitable for vegans. The bright and zesty green and gold recyclable packaging reflects the brand’s vitalising ingredients, while the clear glass bottle ensures consumers can see the fresh and vibrant natural contents. The RSP for the 250ml bottle is £2.50 and £6.00 for the 750ml bottle.

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b fresh adB.Fresh (www.b-fresh.co.uk) - home to the production of a wide range of nutritious cold pressed juices, smoothies and shots – say that they create their beverages with their end-consumer’s health goals in mind through what they describe as “no nonsense goodness.”

“We pride ourselves on our commitment to sustainability, honesty and nurturing produce from the farm to your fridge,” says Helena Spicer, the company’s sales and marketing executive. “We're all about sustainability. All of our packaging is recyclable, from bottle to box. Our offices and factory are powered by solar energy and we use wonky veg to reduce waste!

“We’ve also found that it pays to spend more. We re-launched our 500ml bottles towards the end of last year as they are a more sustainable way to enjoy our cold-pressed juices. As well as being more sustainable, you also save 20% from buying one 500ml bottle versus two 250ml - great for you, your wallet and for the environment. We then decided to do even better and launched a 750ml version of our apple and orange juice. 

“All of our juices and shots are made cold pressed on site and from delivery they have a shelf life of 21 days, meaning that you won’t have to constantly be ordering stock every few days - you can buy in bulk whilst knowing they'll stay fresh for longer. We have always prided ourselves in packing 100% honest ingredients into every bottle. We grow it on the farm, pick it by hand, press it on site and then deliver straight to your door.”

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The well known drinks brand, Luscombe Drinks (www.luscombe.co.uk), says that it is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded a Royal Warrant (awarded in recognition of businesses who supply a very high quality service or product, and one that is enjoyed by the royal households). 

“After many years of having the pleasure of selling our drinks to the royal family and pressing the apples from the Highgrove Estate, I am delighted that Luscombe Drinks has been given the Royal Warrant,” says Luscombe founder, Gabriel David (pictured).

“This is an enormously prestigious accolade and there are only a handful of so drinks producers who have been awarded one. Our drinks have been enjoyed by the Royal family at home, served at palace events and Buckingham Palace tea parties for many years, so it is fantastic to now gain this formal recognition.” 

Luscombe Drinks has been producing authentically crafted drinks on a farm in Devon since 1975, with founder and owner, Gabriel David, having become renowned for his pursuit of perfection and no compromise approach to creating an elegant and multi award-winning range of so drinks that use the very finest organic ingredients. The drinks are blended from the finest organic fruits and Luscombe’s own source of Dartmoor spring water. 

“The awarding of this Royal Warrant could not have come at a better time. It has been an incredibly tough year for our industry and our business, but this feels like a flag of positivity amongst all of the challenges - a sign that things are changing and better times are to come. As the hospitality industry starts to fully re-open we are optimistic that this marks the start of a fantastic post-lockdown future,” adds Gabriel David.  

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