We create unique flavours containing ingredients such as beetroot, pink grapefruit, and rose, because we want innovative non-alcoholic drinks ourselves.
We use unexpected ingredients to create original flavours, but we don’t use ingredients like beetroot juice for the sake of it. Vegetable juice contains less sugar than fruit juice, and by blending fruit and vegetable juice, we can make tasty sodas with a lot less sugar.
Today, The World Health Organisation recommends adults have no more than 25g of free sugars a day. That is why, our sodas contain 21-69% less free sugars than most sodas when compared in equal measure.
Free sugars are sugars added by the manufacturer, cook or consumer. Free sugars are table sugar, maple syrup, honey, agave syrup, and the natural sugars found in fruit and vegetable juice, because they have been released from the fruit and vegetable’s fibre.
The World Health Organisation recommends adults have no more than 25g of free sugars each day.
A 250ml can of regular cola contains 27g of free sugars.
A 250ml can of Roots Soda Co’s I Need My Girl contains 8.25g of free sugars.
A 250ml can of Roots Soda Co’s Superposition contains 13.5g of free sugars.
We do not use concentrates, artificial sweeteners, flavours, colours, or preservatives. Instead, our sodas are made from real ingredients that are lightly processed.
Lightly processed means that we squeeze fresh fruit and vegetables for their juice, which is then pasteurised. Fresh herbs and whole spices are steeped, or simmered, and then pasteurised too. Our pasteurised ingredients are then blended together with raw cane sugar and filtered water.
We make and can our soda at our soda works in Granton, Edinburgh.
We list all of our ingredients on our packaging, because we do not have secret recipes. That way, folks can make an informed choice about what they choose to put into their body.