It was started by a Soda-Jerk called Cameron... In fact Cam is the Head Jerk at The Soda Press Co. In the 1950's a 'Soda-Jerk' was (and still is) a respectable job, similar to what coffee barristers are today. But even though Cam grew up in Canterbury surrounded by generations of great cooks - men and women who knew exactly where their food came from.

The recipes of his childhood were packed with ingredients stolen from the neighbour's fruit trees or purchased from local farmer’s crops where the family would drive out to buy direct. Once Cam left NZ to see the rest of the world, he found that a lot of food seemed flat, especially in the drinks and cordials department, where fresh fruit was being replaced by fruit pulps stripped of their natural sweetness and aromatic flavours. This always bugged Cameron, who even though he studied and worked in advertising for many years, found himself asking cafe and wait staff just where those eggs and that chicken came from.

Soda Press Co is a little company with big ambitions and we think people's palates deserve more. Our selection of handcrafted flavours comprises of some beloved classics through to new creations that we think will tickle your fancy. Ideal for cocktails, mixers, ice cold drinks, hot drinks, through to popsicles, slushies, and jellies. There's a whole lot of creativity to be had with just one bottle. 

Mixing: 1 Part Syrup to 6 Parts Water (this is a guide, some like it sweeter, some less)