Drink No Evil With Karma Cola

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I am the worst person for fizzy drinks, I drink them like there’s no tomorrow, although I did use to be worse. A few years ago every single thing I drank was fizzy whether it was 8 o clock in the morning, lunch time, or midnight it was generally Pepsi max (or an equivalent). I did an experiment for a month where I completely cut them out and went cold turkey and I genuinely felt like how I’d image a drug addict feels. I couldn’t keep my eyes open past about 9 o clock in the evening (considering I’m usually up post-midnight), I had massive headaches all the time and I just didn’t feel like me. Fast forward a few years and I feel more balanced. Fizzy drinks still play a large role in my drinking habits but they’re not all-encompassing. Although I can still go through a 2 litre bottle in an evening no problem.

Karma Cola are a brand I’d not really heard much of before I received their beautiful package of drinks*. I received a lemony lemonade, a gingerella and a Karma Cola, but these are different to your normal fizzy drinks as they’re both organic and fair trade. The brand won ‘The World’s Fairest Trader’ in 2014 awarded by Fairtrade International and a share of the profits are pumped back into the people of Boma to re-establish their lives in the aftermath of civil war and the ebola crisis.

Lemony Lemonade

One of the things which struck me most about the drinks when I received them, was the retro feel of them. The glass bottles were beautiful and the prints on them were really vibrant and fun.

I wasn’t expecting the Cola to taste much like cola because let’s face it things which are better for us or the environment generally don’t and it’s made from real cola nuts, but I was so surprised at the traditional cola taste. The gingerellaΒ had a real tang to it and is a great alternative to ginger ale. The one though which I was most excited to try was the lemonade because let’s face it who doesn’t love lemonade?! It’s created from fair trade organically grown lemons and my god the taste! It was really tangy and had the perfect amount of lemony taste without it being too sour.

You can buy these drinks in Waitrose and they’re definitely worth trying, especially as they’re far more ethical.

Do you prefer to buy ethically sourced drinks?
June 18, 2016
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34 Comments

  • Reply Kim Carberry

    Oh I do like the sound of these….I love fizzy pop and probably drink more than is good for me. I haven’t heard of this brand but I will look out for their drinks.

    June 18, 2016 at 7:18 pm
  • Reply Rosana McPhee

    I love the packaging in particular the Gingerella. Super fun! I bough some on Ocado the other day. Delicious too. R

    June 18, 2016 at 7:32 pm
  • Reply Sarah Bailey

    Ok these look absolutely amazing – I have to admit I would love to try this I think I need to buy some πŸ™‚ x

    June 18, 2016 at 10:21 pm
  • Reply Nikki Hamilton

    Oooh i do love the sound of these especially the lemonade. Will keep an eye out for these!

    June 19, 2016 at 10:40 am
  • Reply Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    I love the bottles it comes in – definitely has that retro feel x

    June 19, 2016 at 1:08 pm
  • Reply Beautyqueenuk

    Ha I do love those bottles and the name of the company, how funky x

    June 19, 2016 at 5:50 pm
  • Reply Jo Smith

    I’d keep the bottles once finished with the drinks. They’re too cute to throw!

    June 19, 2016 at 8:13 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    Winning the world’s fairest trader could be reason why I will buy the products. Cool bottle designs! πŸ™‚

    June 20, 2016 at 7:09 am
  • Reply Stella Kashmoney

    Yea I do. I enjoy tasting new drinks and food.

    June 20, 2016 at 9:19 am
  • Reply kitty kaos

    I love the ethics behind this brand and they are so yummy as well x

    June 20, 2016 at 11:47 am
  • Reply Ana De Jesus

    I have heard of them but have never tried their fizzy drinks. I love the packaging and the ethics behind the brand!

    June 20, 2016 at 4:37 pm
  • Reply Melanie Edjourian

    I don’t really drink soft drinks very often but the gingerella sounds great.

    June 20, 2016 at 5:37 pm
  • Reply Ickle Pickle

    These sound great – we do drink quite a few soft drinks in our house. I will look out for them. Kaz x

    June 20, 2016 at 7:23 pm
  • Reply Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    This would be perfect for me as I drink flat lemonade and have always preferred traditional lemonade instead of the uber fizzy, sugar ladened shop bought ones. Will have to look this up! H x

    June 20, 2016 at 7:56 pm
  • Reply Katy Stevens

    To be honest I have never thought about whether my drinks are ethically sourced or not. I am going to have a look for these – the packaging is so nice!

    June 21, 2016 at 8:34 am
  • Reply Jessica Dearnley

    Those drinks sound wonderful. To be honest I don’t usually go out of my way to find ethically sourced drinks, but I might pay more attention now.

    June 21, 2016 at 11:51 am
  • Reply Nayna Kanabar

    The bottles are really nice and I love the sound of the lemony one although all of them look great.

    June 21, 2016 at 7:55 pm
  • Reply Emma

    These drinks sound amazing!!!! The bottles are super cute. I think these might have to be the new summer drink

    June 28, 2016 at 12:56 am
  • Reply Kerry O'Byrne

    These look so cool, never seen a bottle or design like that so it would 100% catch your attention on a shelf. Will definitely be giving them a try thanks for introducing me πŸ™‚

    June 28, 2016 at 2:49 pm
  • Reply BuildYourOwnEmpire

    Knowing myself, I would buy this just for the bottle itself. I’m such a consumer when it comes to these things! I don’t really buy drinks, but I think buying ethically sourced drinks would be much more awesome than paying big corporations for their sugar in a bottle πŸ˜›

    June 28, 2016 at 7:24 pm
  • Reply Lubka Henry

    I’m really not a fan of cola, mostly because I know it’s super unhealthy and therefor I’m not a fan of its taste. Having a chance to try a new drink without the nasty ingredients is very good and I’d love to give it a try! :))

    June 28, 2016 at 9:21 pm
  • Reply Liz Mays

    I’m caught up in the retro feel too. That is just so fun! I’d like to try the gingerella.

    June 29, 2016 at 12:46 am
  • Reply Mai C.

    I’ve never heard of this brand before! I like how they designed the bottles, it’s really lovely and so “old skul”! I’d love to try it especially since it’s environmentally friendly!

    June 29, 2016 at 5:52 am
  • Reply David

    I love the design, simple and fantastic. I want to taste it now so bad πŸ™‚

    June 29, 2016 at 8:26 am
  • Reply Rosie Heather Roman

    I once went to an event where they were serving ginger ale cocktails with Gingerella! They were gorgeous so glad I know where to get it from now πŸ™‚

    Rosie | http://www.rosieromance.com

    June 29, 2016 at 9:29 am
  • Reply Joanna

    I almost died because of Coke. Like for real, it destroyed my stomach and made a hole in it. I had to cut it straight away and I remember how hard it was. I would like to try the Gingerella, I like ginger based drinks

    June 29, 2016 at 10:07 am
  • Reply mark and kate

    I do like the idea of these fizzy drinks. Now where can I get my hands on those, I wonder.

    June 29, 2016 at 3:53 pm
  • Reply Ana Ojha

    I’ve never heard about Karma Cola brand. But it looks good. Can’t wait to try it!

    June 29, 2016 at 5:54 pm
  • Reply Kusum @sveetesKapes

    Sounds like a nice drink. I love the retro prints too, so cute.
    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

    June 29, 2016 at 8:28 pm
  • Reply GlossyFinds (GlossyGirlKay)

    SO cute. Love the design, reminds of of when I used to drink Boyant Cherry soda.

    June 30, 2016 at 2:55 am
  • Reply adapperchick

    I love the packaging and the art, it’s so quirky but cool. I’d be curious to try the gingerale

    June 30, 2016 at 6:17 am
  • Reply Dreammerin

    The design is very unique! I would like to try gingerella. The question is: where I can find it? πŸ˜‰

    June 30, 2016 at 3:24 pm
  • Reply Vladvaida.com

    I don’t really drink juice HOWEVER if I will ever buy something it’s because the package is great and fits my Instagram feed lol. Would buy this! πŸ™‚

    June 30, 2016 at 6:46 pm
  • Reply Laura Hartley

    I’m not a fan of fizzy drinks in general but diet coke is my guilty pleasure! The packaging here is really beautiful, I’ll look out for them in Waitrose and give them a try πŸ™‚

    June 30, 2016 at 6:49 pm
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