As of July 2018, carbonated drinks are a major asset to convenience retailers. They are worth an estimated £862m every year and here in the UK, it is the likes of Coca Cola and Pepsi that consume a large chunk of the market. Despite this, many of the global favourites are brands that you’ll probably have never heard of, crafted using ingredients that you wouldn’t cast a second glance towards. Without further ado, here are some of the most popular soft drinks from all over the world…
The Coca-Cola truck has always been a tell-tale sign that Christmas is well and truly on its way, and the 2018 journey has now begun! Friday 9thNovember saw the festive truck depart from Glasgow, Scotland, and it will make its way down the UK right up until it reaches Croydon, London, on Sunday 16thDecember. When will it pass by you?
We regularly reiterate the importance of staying hydrated, but what happens if you aren’t a fan of water? Indeed, water isn’t for everyone and some of us crave something a little more flavoursome. The issue, however, is that fizzy drinks and fruit juices can be quite high in sugar, so the requirement is simple: offer a form of hydration that’s both simple and tasty. With the impending arrival of new Squash Stix, that’s exactly what we’ve done.
The varieties of coffee are ever increasing, with each one that little bit different yet identical in its luscious taste. Think Iced Coffee with more of a personal taste when it comes to Bounty Coffee, perfect for the warmer temperatures as we look to make the most of our remaining summer.
- 8cl cafe
- 10cl milk
- 2cl coconut syrup 1883
- grated coconut coffee beans
Fill a shaker with ice and add the coffee and the milk. Shake vigorously and sieve the tumbler (a light foam should be obtained). Pour the syrup so it settles at the bottom.
Cold drinks have always been popular, never more so than at this time of year when temperatures climb higher than ever. Despite this they’ve always held a place in our hearts no matter the season and with exciting new varieties such as Iced and handmade beverages becoming available to us, their well favoured status looks set to extend further. Take a read below about a few facts and figures on the cold beverage;
- The total turnover for iced beverage sales across the entire coffee shop industry was estimated at £244m in 2014, accounting for 3.6% of total turnover!
* 2cl Chocolate Cookie 1883 syrup
* 1 Scoop (10cl) Vanilla icecream
* 8cl Coconut milk
Pour all the ingredients into a blender, add a little crushed ice, and blitz to obtain a smooth, creamy mixture. Serve in a tumbler or plastic cup.
Decorate with chocolate shavings, cocoa powder, and cookie
*** Recipe source: 183 MAISON ROUTIN FRANCE ***
With summer fast approaching and the long range forecast promising some sunshine for a change, it seems like a good time to talk about cold drinks. Although coffee is enjoying such a boom in popularity that sales have tended not to dip too much over the warmer months, it is still wise to think about maximising profits by offering something cool and refreshing alongside your normal espresso based offerings.
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