Our Gusto Sparkling Kola recipe has remained unchanged since 1990. Fourteen carefully blended botanicals combine to create the original Gusto.Inspired by a 12th Century Taoist recipe to aid concentration, Gusto Organic Sparkling Kola combines Amazon Guarana with African Kola Nut and 7 year old forest grown Panax Ginseng to create a unique tasting Kola that restores, refreshes and revitalizes.
Gusto always use Fairtrade organic apple juice to sweeten and never add sugar. Perfect for that morning lift, afternoon pick me up or to add a little fizz to your evening. Gusto Sparkling Kola is your little bottle of great tasting organic energy.
Sparkling fairtrade apple juice 98% (from concentrate), herbal extracts 1% (guarana, panax Ginseng, Siberian ginseng, kola nut, chrysanthemum flower, Chinese angelica, spine date seed, panax pseudoginseng, red sage root, scrophularia root, red peony root, figwort root, Szechuan lovage root, four leaf ladybel root), malt extract, natural flavourings
Nutritional Information Per 100ml
Energy: 220 KJ (51 Kcals)
About the Company
Gusto Sparkling Kola started life back in 1986, the creation of Craig Sams who founded Green & Blacks chocolate and Whole Earth Foods. Originally a recipe developed in Craig’s kitchen laboratory on the Portobello Road, Gusto was a family recipe for parties and nights out where alcohol free stimulation was required.
In 1990 Craig’s kids Karim and Rima launched Gusto – the world’s first organic, apple juice sweetened, herbal energy drink. In a world now crowded with synthetic, sugar and caffeine based energy drinks Gusto has remained a unique and consistent source of organic, sugar free natural energy.
In December 2011 Karim Sams and his business partner William Fugard sketched out a new future for Gusto. Winter and Spring were spent in research and recipe development and Gusto Sparkling Lemon and Gusto Sparkling Orange were born.
In May 2012 the original Gusto, now called Sparkling Kola, and the two new flavours went into production and hit the shelves in July 2012.
The Gusto family of drinks remain true to their roots. We never use sugar, just sweeten with fair trade apple juice. Gusto drinks are organic, powered by a generous pinch of Amazon Guarana and each drink has a unique blend of botanicals to stimulate, aid concentration, strengthen the immune system and alleviate stress.
Slogan: Nature’s Energy
Category: Soft Drinks
Variants: Kola, Orange, Lemon
Where to Buy: Stockists, Buy Online