The taste of success for Burnley soft drink manufacturer

Burnley based Calyx Drinks have recently won a prestigious award at the 4th Annual Food and Drinks Awards, hosted by LUX Life.

Winning Best Natural Beverage and Food Condiments ManufacturerUK is the icing on the cake following a busy year for the team. 

Calyx were selected by LUX Life following extensive research and a judging process driven by merit. Awardees had to demonstrate expertise within a given field, dedication to customer service, and commitment to excellence and innovation. Research was centred around an in-depth evaluation of skills, services, client satisfaction and wider market reputation.

Raphael Ogunrinde, founder and director of Calyx Drinks beamed “It’s fantastic news! I am over the moon. We work so hard to produce the finest quality drinks so it is great to receive this recognition.”

The award is a great way for the growing business to celebrate the end of a hugely successful year which saw Calyx Drinks launch in John Lewis stores and are all set to roll out into Waitrose early next year. Two new flavours were also released in 2019, bringing the range to five.

Further launches in Booths and Morrisons are planned for Spring 2020 as well as two new products.

Calyx Drinks was founded in 2015, driven by Raphael’s passion for making wholesome fruit drinks with flowers. The range includes the firey ‘Zobo,’ a blend of grape juice, hibiscus and warming spices as well as the refreshing drink ‘Wild’ which pairs apple juice with hibiscus and ginger. Production moved to Burnley in 2017 where the business has continued to grow.