Folkington’s was founded in 2012 by our MD, Paul Bendit after 12 years of developing premium and innovative soft drinks for leaders in the catering sector and stand-alone brands. The ambition in creating the Folkington’s brand was to replicate the authenticity and provenance that stand behind fine wines (“terroir”) into a range of fruit juices and soft drinks.
So every year, each Folkington’s product is made from the same varieties of fruit sourced from the same farmers, or farming co-operatives. This delivers not just a consistent taste and quality to our products but also helps provide a sustainable income paid back into the communities from which the fruits originate. This is our DNA.
And to keep our “food miles” down, we source as much as we can from British farms, including all our apples, pears, rhubarb, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, cucumber, mint and rosemary, while our Elderflowers grow wild across the English countryside. Our oranges and tomatoes grow in Spain, our lemons in Sicily, our cranberries in Canada, our ginger in Africa and our mangos in Colombia.
Folkington’s originally launched as Folkington’s Juices with just 6 varieties and has progressively grown to now include a range of sparkling drinks (Folkington’s Garden) and a range of tonic waters and other mixers based on small batch botanicals (Folkington’s Artisan Mixers). They all follow our DNA.