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Meet the Producer: Culture Pop from Massachusetts

Let’s start at the beginning…how/ why did you get started? 

After being in the beverage industry for 20+ years, founder Tom First discovered an opportunity in the market & wondered how he could fill it. After being initially inspired by unique & complex mocktails his kids were served at a local restaurant, Tom set out to create something similar but without the insane amounts of sugar found in traditional soda.

Initially the team looked to some mixology-type recipes for inspiration but mainly just started testing out different combinations of juices & spices until they landed on the perfect mix.

Eventually, we concocted 5 amazing flavors with the perfect balance of sweetness and subtle savory and/or spice levels depending on the specific flavor. While being delicious & fun, Culture Pop also has desirable health benefits from the live probiotics added, which aid gut health. We believe in maintaining healthy yet realistic & sustainable lifestyles, which comes through in the soda.

What do you want your customers to know about you?

Not only is Culture Pop delicious, but it’s a refreshing & tasty option for carbonated drink fans. It offers more flavor and complexity than seltzers, and much less sugar than traditional sodas. The dynamic, slightly sweet flavors also tend to be more appealing to some kombucha or other probiotic offerings.

While Culture Pop still has a small amount of calories in it, it’s a heck of a lot better than traditional sodas. Culture Pop is meant to be a sustainable, delicious, & fun choice that you can enjoy drinking every day.

Most importantly, however, we want people to know how truly delicious our soda is. All five flavors lead with a fizzy, fruity, juicy first sip and vary in terms of ‘spice’ – some having more of a kick and others feature a more of a balanced, savory layer.

What is the most rewarding part of your work? 

  We’re really proud to have created a delicious, refreshing, complex soda that people love. Each of our flavors are extremely unique and people seem to gravitate towards them on the shelf.

Do you have any fun recipes or favorite pairings you can share?

All our sodas have such complexity and layers of flavors to them, that they make great cocktail mixers or stand on their own as amazing mocktails! Just pour into a fancy glass & you’re good to go.

One comment

  1. I bought the mango flavor and look forward to trying it. All the favors look delish! I will likely try them all. What a great idea!!

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