The Koji mission was long and difficult but we finally achieved our goal to create a healthy, unadulterated and absolutely ‘nasty- free’ soft drink, without compromising on quality or taste.
We believe sweeteners are the root of all evil so the start of our journey was to eliminate all artificial sweeteners – we refused to use stevia, aspartame or any other enhancer or additive. We didn’t want to add too much sugar either as sugary drinks can be sticky and high in calories.
We wanted a clean, crisp and refreshing soft drink, low in calories and great with food or simply having fun with friends – a non-alcoholic choice that we actually wanted to drink. But when you leave out sweeteners and flavour enhancers, the result can often be unpalatable!
Deep in the heart of Japanese tradition, we found a natural process that would bring our dream to life – Koji – it is the way to make soy sauce and Sake as well as other foods. Koji is an age old method that extracts flavour from ingredients, removing sugars but keeping the flavour. Inspired by this traditional process, we developed our own patented technique, enabling us to retain all the flavour and nutritional properties of our ingredients.
A complex blend of dried fruit, spices and herbs with a wide range of nutritional and health benefits makes our base fruit infusion. The heart of Koji’s flavour comes from Japanese Persimmon, goji berries, lemon peel, challenger hops and apple.
By overlaying natural flavour highlights with unique aromas like Elderflower, Lime and Mandarin and adding some gentle bubbles we are left with a wonderfully pure and exceptionally low calorie drink. All natural, no short cuts, great tasting.