You have questions, we have answers...
WTF is a seltzer?
In its purest form it means sparkling water (nothing added to it). Going back decades people would add flavours to their seltzer water to make a range of different drinks.
In some parts of the world the term ‘seltzer’ has a medicinal connotation.
We need to be clear our seltzers are not medicinal in anyway, however they’re great ice cold to soothe a raging hangover (tried and tested).
What’s in your seltzers?
Only natural ingredients including extracts, juices, botanicals and flavourings. Oh and carbonated water - natch. Have a look at our product page for the full ingredients for each flavour.
What are ‘natural flavourings’?
It sounds odd.
Ah yes the mystical term - natural flavourings. We know this sometimes throws people off… What are we hiding? Are we putting something weird into our seltzers? The short answer is no. We do it is because we have worked hard to create the best tasting seltzers on the planet and there are a couple of secret natural flavours which help us optimise and balance the taste. Kind of like the Colonel's secret herb and spices but much better for you. For example one natural flavour we use is mint...shhhh (and now we have to kill you).
Why do your seltzers have calories and sugar content?
Carrots have calories, the only natural thing that really has no calories is water. So if you truly want no calories just go for water, we love the stuff. We tried making seltzers without any calories but as hard as we tried we never thought the flavour was good enough. So we use grape juice to add a little sweetness (this is the ‘sugar’ - but obviously is natural juice) and lemon juice to balance everything out. This means our drinks have a few calories, but don’t sweat it too much, our drinks have less calories than that carrot we mentioned earlier.
Why don’t you use stevia (or other natural no calorie sweeteners) to sweeten your drinks and lower the calories?
Wow you are really pushing on this sugar / calorie thing. Because they taste bloody awful (in our humble opinion). We’ve tried hundreds of drinks which use stevia and not one tasted good. We’re all about great flavours so stevia was ruled out because we could never have a great tasting drink when using it. Let’s move on.
Why don’t you do more traditional flavours?
We think people are ready for more interesting flavours. People’s palates are evolving, you only have to see the explosion street food across any major city to realise this. We felt drinks aren't keeping pace so we decided to do something about it.
We are always hard at work thinking of new flavour combinations so let us know if you have an idea and we might just make it and put your face on the can (maybe not the last bit).
Who are Glimpse and why do you partner with them?
Glimpse is a collective that use ‘creativity for good’ bringing awareness and positive action to some of the biggest issues facing the global community.
We like what they do and how they do it. We share the belief that there are elegant solutions to the planets biggest issues and that positivity and creativity are the way forward.
So 1p from every can you buy goes to the Glimpse Foundation. You can find out more at www.weglimpse.co
I’m vegan can I drink your seltzers?
Damn straight you can. All our seltzers are registered with The Vegan Society just to be 110% sure we adhere to their high standards. Although let’s be honest when you’re making a drink that’s made with fruit, vegetables and water it would be a bit worrying if we weren’t Vegan.
You say you refresh people and planet, what does this mean?
This is our long term mission, we have made a start, but we will always be looking to improve the way we do things to ensure we're reducing our impact on the planet.
Some of the steps we've taken include:
Firstly, we use aluminium cans, because they are infinitely recyclable and the average can is made from 68% recycled content. Cans are more efficient when it comes to storage and transportation and they look cool af.
We now only use cardboard packaging (a lot of soft drinks - even the cool new ones, come in plastic wrapping) so everything we produce is easy to recycle.
We want to refresh people with a delicious drink made from natural ingredients but also with nourishing and positive content, art and ideas.
We will keep on trying our best, but let us know if you think there are things we could be doing better.
Can you start selling your seltzers in my town/city/country?
If you're anywhere in the UK or Europe then you can buy via our online store right now. If you want to buy in bulk then please send an us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
For those of you somewhere else on the planet please send us an email and we'll do our best to have product to you soon.
How do I resolve an issue with an online order?
Sheeeeeeeeeet, sorry you’re having an issue. Hit the chat icon at the bottom of the page or contact us at email@example.com and someone will respond.
Something & Nothing seems kinda cool, I want to work with you.
Before sending us an email we’d ask you to read up about our culture as it’s quite unique and may not be for you. For instance we don’t have titles, we don’t believe in them, so if you’ve always wanted that fancy title and corner office then this place probably isn’t for you. You can find out more here.
If you’ve read all the info and are still keen to work with us then drop us a note - firstname.lastname@example.org