All-natural craft soda creators launch subscription service

Specialist soft drinks company and Scottish trailblazers Rapscallion Soda have launched their first subscription service. The Glasgow-based brewers use fresh, natural ingredients to create delicious low-calorie soft drinks, and are on a mission to get the UK drinking better.

Unlike other juices, Rapscallion don’t boil their fresh fruit ingredients, rectifying flavours with sweeteners or acids. Instead, their sodas are engineered by hand in small batches, delicately extracting flavour from fresh Scottish fruits by finding their ideal time, temperature and pressure point at which to draw the raw taste from the fruit into the liquid, elevating the flavour naturally. Combined with just a small amount of raw organic sugar cane, carbonation then supercharges the aroma of the fruit juice, integrating layers of incomparable flavour which unravel as you crack open the can.

Rapscallion ensures their products avoid waste by utilising every part of the fruit in production. The gentle ‘low and slow’ method of pasteurisation maintains the characteristic properties of the fruit, creating sodas authentic to the fresh fruit ingredients within them, with zero preservatives or nasties added to the recipe.

The Rapscallion range is split in two: their ‘Core’ range is made all year round using the best quality imported fruit they can source from local markets.  Then, in Spring, Summer and Autumn they focus on Scottish produce with their ‘Seasonal’ range including Rhubarb, Strawberry, and Cranachan, which showcases the best Scottish fruit harvested at the peak of the season. 

Subscribers can choose from a combination of three core soda flavours, all of which are raw, natural low-calorie takes on traditional soft drinks:

‘C_01 Ginga Ninja’

Fiery throat kick, this dry and hot drink has a clean finish. This is ginger beer but re-imagined for a modern palate. Made with cold-pressed ginger, lemon zest, cassia and pimento, vit C and organic raw sugar cane. 250ml, 48 calories.

‘C_02 Burnt Lemon’

Juicy and tart with a complex finish. Think lemon meringue pie without the mountain of sugar. Made with caramelised lemon zest, fresh lemon juice and coriander seed, vit C and organic raw sugar cane. 250ml, 40 calories.

‘C_03 Dry Lime’

Sharp as a tack. This drink is bitter, sharp with a full finish, almost like biting into a lime, minus the tequila chaser. Made with candied lime ring, fresh lime juice and kaffir lime leaf, vit C and organic raw sugar cane. 250ml, 38 calories.

Rapscallion Director Gregor Leckie said: “Rapscallion started making soft drinks in a Glasgow alleyway back in 2016. Our goal was simple: make the best tasting drinks possible without using artificial ingredients. We’re making it easier to make a healthier choice on the regular by launching our first subscription service. We’re delivering sodas across the UK to those who are looking for a tasty as hell alternative to nasty drinks and mixers filled with artificial flavours.’

“Customers who subscribe can also sign up to be part of our special Friends with Benefits group, that means exclusive access to our limited edition seasonal flavours and more fruity perks throughout the year. We care about what goes into our cans and our promise is to never use concentrates, preservatives, artificial flavours or colourings, or anything you can’t bloody pronounce or have to google!”

Rapscallion Soda Subscription includes 24 cans of your choice at £56 for delivery once a month. A pack of 12 cans (250ml) are available to buy from £31.

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