Soda Folk is an award-winning, emerging drinks brand pioneering American craft sodas in the UK. From their launch in the UK their fiery Root Beer and lusciously sweet, Great Taste Award winning Cream Soda, Soda Folk has already secured listings with Selfridges and Byron restaurants.
Soda Folk was founded by Colorado native, Ken Graham, who, when he moved to London from the US, found himself homesick for Coloradan Root Beer. The FSA crackdown on products with excessive additives led to the banning of American Root Beer imports which largely list Benzoic Acid; Ken decided it was high time he brought craft sodas UK shores, with nothing artificial added, just the best quality ingredients he could find and simple recipes that deliver on taste.
Using the famous Rocky Mountain craft breweries in his home state of Colorado as inspiration, Ken created Soda Folk’s modern-classic recipes with high ideals in mind. Just as with craft beer, Soda Folk uses only the highest quality ingredients to ensure great-tasting refreshment every time. “When I moved to London from America, I knew I’d miss a few things about my native land: family, friends, the Rocky Mountains, baseball, and of course, root beer. Growing up in Colorado, I was obsessed with root beer, our supermarket shelves were stocked with dozens of locally brewed varieties, and I drank as much of it as my parents would allow. I knew I wouldn’t be able to give up on root beer, even if I was nearly 5,000 miles from home, so I started Soda Folk to introduce Britain to America’s best soft drink. We make the kind of root beer I grew up with: all natural, sweetened with cane sugar, with the perfect blend of sweetness and bite. I just knew that the British public was going to love it too!” said Graham.
The brand has lined up a number of national stockists and premium retailers to add its current listings, which includes department store Selfridges. “With the craft soda revolution gaining pace in America and the hard soda trend coming to our shores, we’re excited to be the first to take Soda Folk root beers and cream sodas to our shelves; as always, we strive to promote exciting and innovative young brands and are supporting the new listing with Soda Folk’s involvement in this year’s ‘Meet the Maker’ campaign” said Selfridges grocery Buyer Scott Winston.
For more information www.sodafolk.com