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Meet Phoric

Meet Phoric

Bradley Hagan and Holly Sutich witnessed first hand, thousands of university students consuming countless, artificial energy drinks to keep up, but feeling guilty for it.So they made it their mission to create a natural;, clean alternative. What is the meaning behind your business name? When you have enough energy to keep on top of a busy lifestyle, with work, family, friends and looking after yourself - you feel euphoric! Enter Phoric.   Why did you start your business? We started Phoric whilst at university. Our peers were unhappy with the high levels of artificial ingredients and refined sugar in many energy...

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Meet Good Herb Soda

Meet Good Herb Soda

Cannabis was the inspiration behind Arjun Bhargava and Arjun Narayanan's drink business, Good Herb Soda.  Their drinks are blended using natural botanical terpenes (diverse organic compounds produced by many plants).  The two drinks, In zone and unwind are designed to either give a focused or a calming effect.  We caught up with Arjun Bhargava. What is the meaning behind your business name? Cannabis has always been referred to by many names such as Ganja, Weed, Pot, Marijuana etc. 'Good Herb' is one of these many names that happen to fit the best with our goal of making Cannabis consumption positive...

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Meet Block 5

Meet Block 5

Matt Gillon is on a one-man mission to grow kombucha's footprint throughout NZ.  He wants to rival the big drinks companies who bottle up drinks packed with sugar and spread the word that we can enjoy drinks that are delicious and good for us.   His approach is scientific, trying to find and understand the health benefits of kombucha beyond its good-for-the-gut reputation. We caught up with Matt to delve a bit deeper! What is the meaning behind your business name?I went to the University of Waikato, there we lived in Student Village, specifically in Block 5. As many eager young students have before, we...

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Meet Mama's Brew Shop

Meet Mama's Brew Shop

What makes Drink Happy so happy? Well, we're proud to work with the best makers and suppliers that all have their own stories of how they found themselves creating delicious and healthy beverages. Mama’s Brew Shop is the creation of two friends and mamas, Liv and Rene. They were brought together by their kids and bonded over beer, babies and booch. Rene was able to use her skills as a nutritionist and medical herbalist to create the special Mama’s Brew Shop brews and after converting the garage downstairs, Helensville’s first Kombuchery was born.  We sat down with one of our first suppliers,...

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