FAQ

Syrups

  • Do I need to refrigerate? +
    You will need to refrigerate only after opening. They will still be tasty for 3 months if kept 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 up a 1L bottle, fill the syrup to the start of the bottle neck after carbonating the water before-hand. 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 and organic brown rice syrup. 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, 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. This is done so we don’t have to use any nasty preservatives. We also think they look pretty cool!
  • Why the name Soda Press? +
    In the good old days, real soda 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.
  • Do you use preservatives? +
    None of our products contain preservatives and therefore from time to time you may find some of the ingredients settling at the bottom or even suspended in the liquid in small clusters. This is all part of the natural state of the product and all you have to do is shake it vigorously and be sure you keep it in the fridge after opening. In extremely rare occasions you might find a friendly bacterial growth (as you see in Kombucha products). If you see this, just send us an e-mail and we’ll replace it. Any questions on the above feel free to e-mail us.
  • 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 individual product pages on our site.
  • Will I get charged in Australian dollars if ordering online from New Zealand? +
    Shopify only allows a single currency, you may be charged in AUD but it will always be the same as what you were shown in NZD.
  • Do you have international shipping? +
    We currently only ship to Australia and New Zealand. For all international orders, please refer to your local SodaStream website.
  • Can I use any other water or do I need to use just SodaStream? +
    Although you can you any water you like, we prefer SodaStream as it’s effective and stops single use plastic.
  • What is the ratio when adding ice? +
    Put the ice in at the end. Taste to test is always best.
  • 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 is a natural anti-viral, antiseptic and has anti-inflammatory properties. It is still widely used to treat and prevent malaria.
  • What is this thing in my drink? +
    These beverages are of exceptional quality using real organic fruit and ingredients in order to deliver a healthier and true-to-ingredient taste. Therefore we do not add preservatives and as such, on rare occasions you may find some of the ingredients settling at the bottom or even suspended in the liquid in small clusters. This is all part of the natural state of the product and all you have to do is shake it vigorously and be sure you keep it in the fridge after opening. In extremely rare occasions you might find a friendly bacterial growth (as you see in Kombucha products). If you see this, just send us an e-mail and we’ll replace it. Any questions on the above feel free to e-mail us.
  • Which of your syrups contain caffeine? +
    Only very small naturally occurring amounts from the Cola Nuts in Our Organic Cola syrup. Please view the individual ingredients labels which can be located by clicking on each bottle for the complete nutritional information.
  • 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 hello@sodapressco.com.
  • Interested in stocking our product? +
    Please email hello@sodapressco.com.

Kombucha

  • 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-taste. You can even get a little creative and try adding one of our other syrups to change the flavour.
  • How is Soda Press Co Kombucha different from any other Kombucha? +
    Innovation is hard to believe, but we promise it’s a true Kombucha and is traditionally brewed by hand in small batches over 45 days. It also has consumption-activated cultures in the form of a stable Bacillus coagulans spores. These resting spores are activated once they reach the enzymes in your stomach. This also helps reduce the attrition rate of these cultures as many ready-to-drink kombucha drinks have lost a significant number of these cultures by the time you drink them. Whereas ours in a highly concentrated format that is effectively ‘resting’ until consumed. By applying an innovative cold-fill, in-vessel, passive pasteurisation process, using brown glass bottles, and providing our Kombucha in a concentrated form, we can provide a real Kombucha with a long shelf life. We’ve developed this innovation to provide the convenience of home Kombucha without any of the work or mess to guarantee safety and consistency. We work with some of Australasia’s leading food scientists in organics and are proud to be breaking ground in providing new and interesting ways can enjoy Kombucha. By doing it this way, we are saving you money by giving you much more Kombucha for your spend. We’re also doing the planet a favour by eliminating wasteful and environmentally impactful single-use-bottles. By the way, we’re also end-to-end plastic free, use recycled materials where we can, and our products are 100% recyclable. If you would like more information on our test results, our very low sugar count, our probiotic loads and more, please visit measurement.gov.au
  • Is your kombucha safe to drink when pregnant? +
    The vast majority of medical experts say it’s absolutely fine and of benefit to you while Pregnant and breastfeeding. Pregnant and breastfeeding Mothers have been safely consuming fermented food and drinks for thousands of years. This includes kombucha. We test each and every batch to ensure it meets the highest food safety standards. However, if you are unsure about introducing something new to your system during pregnancy, we recommend consulting your healthcare professional due to the delicate nature of pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Does your kombucha contain sugar? +
    Yes, at very low levels of 0.6 grams/100ml diluted which is around 5 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. This ensures you get pretty much all of the 1 Billion+ 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.
  • Does your Kombucha contain caffeine? +
    Being a tea, there is always naturally occurring caffeine. However, the levels are miniscule in the finished product, which is why we don’t include it on the label.
  • How long is the Shelf life? +
    Around 24 months from bottling. A special cold-fill pasteurisation process, 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.

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