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Scotland’s Rapscallion Soda spices up the UK beverage scene with real fruit and fiery flair

26/07/2023
Rapscallion Soda

MOVE over Barrs, Coke and Pepsi, there’s a new kid in town that’s quietly and confidently shaking up the soft drink industry. Rapscallion Soda, the brainchild of the irreverent founder Gregor Leckie, has been making waves since its inception in 2016, and now, this Scottish, award-winning sensation is turning heads and taste buds nationwide.

The Rapscallion story began with a simple but bold question: “Why do commercial lemonades contain no real lemon?” Gregor Leckie pondered, and thus the rebellion against blandness was born. Rapscallion dared to reconnect consumers with what truly grows in the ground, and with that, they embarked on their mission to redefine the soft drink experience.

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This quirky soda start-up first emerged from the depths of an alleyway pop-up in the vibrant heart of Glasgow. Armed with fresh, locally sourced seasonal produce, Rapscallion unleashed a fruity frenzy upon the world with a core range of ginger, lemon, and lime flavours. To give them their full names – Ginga Ninja, Burnt Lemon and Dry Lime.

From there, their reputation as the purveyor of pure flavour only grew, securing prime spots in the most discerning hotels and restaurants throughout the UK. And they extended their range to incorporate seasonal flavours, introducing limited edition batches of Blueberry, Rhubarb, Strawberry, Passion Fruit and Cranachan.

What sets Rapscallion apart, besides its devilish charm? Sustainability is at the core of their ethos. Their facility strategically located a stone’s throw from the river Clyde, epitomises eco-consciousness. Waste is the enemy, and Rapscallion has boldly banished it from their operation. No fossil fuels here. Instead, their facility runs on 100% renewable electricity, and their liquid creation employs direct air capture, taking sustainability to new heights. Even the leftover fruit “waste” undergoes anaerobic digestion, leaving no room for trash talk.

Rapscallion’s flavour fusion is like no other. They take premium produce sourced locally, collaborate with Scottish importers for their ‘season-proof’ range, and partner directly with local farmers for their limited ‘seasonal’ range. The result? An unbeatable, tantalising taste that’s only a sip away from reaching your doorstep. Who says soft drinks can’t have character?

“We believe soft drinks have been neglected for too long, better quality ingredients give us an unrivalled natural flavour!” declares Gregor Leckie. And they’ve truly shown it with their audacious flavour pairings. Have you ever wondered why they’d pair Scotch Bonnet Chillies with Scottish Strawberries? It’s all about that spicy little devil, Capsaicin! Unbelievably, this fiery element hides in the innocent strawberries too. Prepare your taste buds for real flavours.

With their unique Scottish fruit, Rapscallion found the perfect foil for their luscious strawberries—the Scotch Bonnet Chilli and have just released their final batches of their Strawberry ranges. It slices through that rich texture like a daredevil on a mission. Feeling bold? Try topping your soda with a slice of ramiro pepper for a savoury twist that’ll keep your brain guessing. But be warned, it’s addictive.

Now, here’s the kicker. You can enjoy Rapscallion Soda in all its naked glory or mix it up with your favourite spirit. Vodka, gin, tequila, whisky and more. Just make it premium for good measure.

They’re offering a limited-time promotion so you can stock up on these sensational seasonals before they vanish like the sun during the Scottish summer. Take advantage of 10% OFF on 2+ case orders and 20% OFF on 4+ case orders.

Rapscallion Soda has something for everyone, kids enjoy these healthy soft drinks which were designed for adults. Say goodbye to bland beverages, added sugar, additives you can’t pronounce and hello to vegan, 100% raw ingredients, never from concentrate. Fresh is great but raw is the holy grail.

Keep tabs on the latest mischief from Rapscallion Soda on their website and Instagram for sneak peeks and cheeky discounts.

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