FAQ

Syrups

  • Do I need to refrigerate? +
    Only after opening. They will still be tasty for 3 months in the fridge after opening.
  • What's the right mixing amount? +
    Ideally 1 part syrup, to 6 parts sparkling water. However, as peoples tastes preferences are different, it’s also good to Taste-to-Test. If you are wanting to make a 1L bottle up, fill the syrup to the start of the bottle neck after carbonating. Please note the Kombucha Concentrates are 1 part concentrate, to 4 parts water
  • How do you make it so low in sugar? +
    We don’t use nasty artificial sweeteners or stevia. When you use premium organic ingredients, you deliver more honest and bolder flavours, thus less reliance on the need to add sugar or any other nasties. Sugar occurs naturally within the organic juice concentrates we use. However, we also add some organic sugar, organic brown rice syrup and Monkfruit juice which has added health benefits. Monkfruit was used by Buddhist monks for thousands of years in their cooking, and to treat illnesses. On average we have 50% less sugar than regular syrups and soft drinks. The Kombucha live concentrates have almost zero sugar.
  • How long is the Shelf life? +
    Around 24 months from bottling. A special cold-fill pasteurisation process, along with the brown bottles, and the fact that it’s a syrup, provide the product with a longer shelf life. Once opened, they will last around 3 months if you keep them in the fridge.
  • Why Brown bottles? +
    They are environmentally friendly and help to protect the magic inside the bottle from sunlight so we don’t have to use nasty preservatives. They also look pretty cool!
  • Why the name Soda Press? +
    In the old days this product was made using a hand powered fruit press, much of our fruit and ingredients still follow the fruit-pressing process.
  • Are your products vegan? +
    Yes! They sure are.
  • Are your products Gluten Free? +
    Yes! They sure are.
  • Are your products Organic? +
    Yes! They sure are.
  • Are your products Non GMO? +
    Yes! They sure are.
  • Are your products Allergen free? +
    We are free from allergens as per the comprehensive list within Regulation EU 1169/2011 guidelines. Click here for more information:
  • Where can I find the ingredients for your syrups? +
    On the product page located in our site.
  • • Will I get charged in Australian $ if ordering online from New Zealand? +
    Shopify only allows a single currency, you may be charged in AUD but it will always be equivalent to same price as what you were shown in NZD.
  • Can I use any other water or do I need to use just SodaStream? +
    Soda Press was designed for SodaStream, so for best results we do suggest using SodaStream. It is also more cost effective, carries less of a carbon footprint, and reduces single use plastic which chocking our planet.
  • What is the ratio when adding ice? +
    It’s best to put the ice in at the end, but you can also use a 1:5 ratio. Taste to test is always the greatest option though.
  • Do the Syrups have any alcohol? +
    Only at trace amounts, and at such insignificant levels (Syrups 0.15g-0.2g ABV and Kombucha 0.20-0.40%) that it is not required to be listed on our labels.
  • Can I add syrups before carbonating in my SodaStream? +
    No. Doing so will make a mess and risk damaging your Sparkling Water Maker.
  • Does your Tonic contain quinine? +
    Yes and it’s real quinine not the chemically substituted version, it’s sustainably sourced from the bark of the fever tree (Cinchona) and contains 0.76g of quinine per 100ml diluted. Natural quinine can natural anti-viral, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is still widely used to treat and prevent malaria, through to arthritis.
  • Which of your syrups contain caffeine? +
    Only very small naturally occurring amounts from the Cola Nuts in the Cola syrup and the Cola Nut & Kaffir Lime Kombucha Concentrate. Please view the individual ingredients labels which can be located in the product section within our site.
  • Are the 4L casks available for general customers to purchase? +
    Not at this stage.
  • What flavours do the 4L casks come in? +
    Please contact us sales@sodapressco.com.
  • Interested in stocking our product? +
    Please email sales@sodapressco.com.

Kombucha

  • What are the weird floaty things in my Kombucha? +
    Firstly, don’t freak out! These floaties are 100% safe to consume! Finding a few bits of SCOBY (which is a symbiotic community of good bacteria and yeast) is completely normal and a very good sign that your kombucha is real, raw, alive and kicking!
  • Mixing ratio? +
    Our Kombucha applies a 1:4 ratio (one part Concentrate to 4 parts sparkling water). However, feel free to change the ratio to a taste that suits you. You can even get a little creative and try adding one of our other syrups to change the flavour.
  • Is it real Kombucha? +
    It is a true Kombucha and is traditionally brewed by hand in small batches over 45 days. It also has consumption-activated cultures in the form a stable Bacillus coagulans spores. These live spores are activated into live probiotics once they reach the enzymes in your stomach. This also ensures that you are not consuming ‘mostly dead’ cultures as many kombucha drinks are by the time they reach you. By applying an innovative cold-fill, in-vessel, passive pasteurisation process, along with the brown bottles, and the fact that it’s a concentrate, we can provide a Kombucha with a long safe life. We have developed innovation to provide the convenience of home kombucha without any of the work or mess to guarantee safety and consistency. You get to choose how strong and how fizzy you like it, as everybody has their own take on preferred Kombucha strength. If you would like more information on our test results on sugars, probiotic loads and more by the measurement.gov.au please let us know cam@sodapressco.com. We are some of Australasia’s leading food scientists in organics are proud to be breaking new ground and providing new and interesting opportunities for folks to consume safe and healthy Kombucha.
  • Does your kombucha contain sugar? +
    Only very low levels between 0.3-0.7 grams/100ml diluted, which is around 5-10 times less than standard Kombucha drinks. We don’t use Stevia or any other nasty sugar substitutes.
  • How do you get over 1 Billion live Probiotics per serve? +
    It’s true we have on average twice as many probiotics per serve compared to leading Kombucha Brands. It also has live consumption-activated cultures in the form a stable Bacillus Coagulans spores See here. These live spores are activated into live probiotics once they reach the enzymes in your stomach which ensures you get pretty much all of the 1Billion+ probiotics per serve that you paid for, and that you’re not consuming a significant percentage of ‘dead cultures’ that many kombucha drinks contain by the time they reach your stomach.
  • Does the diluted Kombucha have any alcohol? +
    Our NMI tested Kombucha has ethanol at a very low range of between 0.20-0.40%, which is on average 5 times less than standard Kombucha and safe for children and adults alike.
  • How long is the Shelf life? +
    Around 24 months from bottling. By applying an innovative cold-fill, in-vessel, passive pasteurisation process, along with the brown bottles, and the fact that it’s a concentrate, we can provide the product a long safe life. Once opened, you will need to place it in the fridge to ensure it will keep for up to 3 months not exceeding its best before date.

Still have some questions? Contact us on info@sodapressco.com