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16
Oct
2018

How Craft Cola came to be......

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 16th Oct 2018 07:57

Craft Cola started life as a bit of personal obsession…..could I make a really amazing artisan cola that tasted fantastic, yet contained none of the nasty E numbers which most Cola’s contain?  A few of my friends said I was a bit mad…I mean there’s a big red brand out there, and a big blue […]

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31
May
2018

Perfect pairings for Pear & Elderflower Posh Pop

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 31st May 2018 15:30

I love this time of the year – when the Elderflower blossoms are brightening up the hedgerows and their lovely floral scent hovers in the air.  My Pear and Elderflower Posh Pop is a lovely twist on a classic Elderflower Presse.  I get lots of lovely comments about it….and now is  a perfect time to […]

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09
Aug
2017

Introducing our brand new flavour.....Rose & Sloe Lemonade

by Claire Martinsen on Wed 09th Aug 2017 09:02

Ta-Dah!  Introducing our brand new [and rather special] Sloe & Rose Lemonade! I’ve been really into Middle Eastern cooking for the past few months [can thoroughly recommend Persiana by Sabrina Ghayour if you need a bit of inspiration] and had the idea of adding a touch of rose to my Sloe Lemonade.  I did a […]

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22
Jun
2017

Zero sugar....but bursting with taste!

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 22nd Jun 2017 01:52

Our Breckland Orchard range of no added sugar drinks became Breckland Orchard Zero Sugar this year.   I make the range in three delicious flavours – Elderflower [0 calories per bottle], Cloudy Lemonade [5 calories per bottle] and Ginger Beer with Chilli [3 calories per bottle].  This is them in their lovely new branding. I […]

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05
Jun
2017

Strawberry & Rhubarb ...the taste of summer....

by Claire Martinsen on Mon 05th Jun 2017 12:07

What a glorious weekend just gone, and it’s nice to see some hints of summer already! I always call our Breckland Orchard Strawberry & Rhubarb ‘summer in a bottle’…..and if it were possible for drinks to get letters of admiration then we would be drowned out at Breckland Orchard with the amount of folk who […]

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31
Mar
2017

Plum and Cherry...and how it came to be...

by Claire Martinsen on Fri 31st Mar 2017 01:33

My children absolutely adore this one….so its a bit of a favourite in the Martinsen household!  It joined the range back in Summer 2012. The inspiration came from a jam mixture that I quite often make….I wanted originally to make it with damsons, but well for one reason or another plums seemed the best and […]

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28
Mar
2017

Should you serve with a straw or a glass?

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 28th Mar 2017 10:25

Straw or glass?  It’s a dilemma when serving soft drinks……and ultimately down to personal preference [much like bag-in or bag-out for herbal teas]. We would advocate paper straw every time…..and here’s why They add an ‘ah’ factor when serving A striped paper straw is gorgeously nostalgic and adds a bit of magic They look pretty […]

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22
Feb
2017

Our fabulous Dandelion and Burdock gets a mention on Radio 2!

by Claire Martinsen on Wed 22nd Feb 2017 04:09

Oh my gosh – such a surprise to get a little mention of my  Dandelion and Burdock Posh Pop on the Simon Mayo’s Radio 2 Programme last week.  He does a food and drink section called Foodie Thursday with Nigel Barden and it got a little shout out during that part! “The drink, the Dandelion […]

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23
Aug
2016

My rather fine Cream Soda with Rhubarb

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 23rd Aug 2016 01:33

Cream Soda joined the Breckland Orchard line up in Spring 2012…..a celebratory year in terms of the Golden Jubilee and the London Olympics, so it seemed a great time to bring out a British classic soft drink. It’s been a firm favourite ever since. Cream Soda’s have a vanilla-y taste traditionally, and I only ever […]

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03
Aug
2016

Posh Pop Lighter....our Zero Sugar range.....

by Claire Martinsen on Wed 03rd Aug 2016 01:08

Our Posh Pop Lighter range was launched last year, and has become a bit of  star in our range.  I took 3 of our Posh Pop flavours and replaced the sugar with sweeteners……apart from that they are exactly the same recipe. It means that they are ultra low calorie too….the Elderflower is completely calorie free […]

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26
Jul
2016

How Sloe Lemonade came to be........

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 26th Jul 2016 09:55

I first launched my Sloe Lemonade in the Spring of 2011.  I was very excited to blog here about the first batch made on the 5th April 2011.  Yeap….we are passionate enough to remember every single ‘first’ here at Breckland Orchard [!] The inspiration for it had come the previous Autumn.  I’d been invited by […]

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16
Jun
2016

Strawberry & Rhubarb Posh Pop

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 16th Jun 2016 03:12

Strawberry & Rhubarb has been in the Breckland Orchard range since March 2010.  Its a combination that I often use in desserts and jams…..its a lovely mix of sweet and tartness.  For me it always evokes the sense of summer……it could be the worst of days weather wise yet just one sip will cheer up […]

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09
Jun
2016

Cloudy Lemonade....the reason why I started my own soft drinks company!

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 09th Jun 2016 03:03

Cloudy Lemonade Posh Pop is the whole reason I started Breckland Orchard…….memories of drinking fabulous lemonade when I was a child had always been foremost in my mind.  And when I had my own children, the copious amounts of clear, gloopy and bland Lemonade seemed a bad compromise to what I was used to. I […]

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27
May
2016

Smile makers.....and the ability to halve your age immediately...

by Claire Martinsen on Fri 27th May 2016 08:30

My Cream Soda and Dandelion and Burdock Posh Pop drinks have inspired a flurry of emails and lovely comments recently!  Its always lovely to receive feedback and I feel blessed and honoured to receive probably more than my fair share…….but I just love the way that my Cream Soda and D&B in particular just put […]

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03
Jan
2016

Survivors guide to Dry January

by Claire Martinsen on Sun 03rd Jan 2016 16:51

January heralds a month of detox/clean living for many folk……after all the excesses of Christmas, time for a simpler life…and time to let the liver recover, by going alcohol free. For those who are going ‘dry’ this month then here’s my top tips for a Happy January! DISCOVER SOME NEW VENUES Ditch the pubs and […]

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11
Aug
2015

Finally...some lovely drinks for Diabetics

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 11th Aug 2015 02:38

I’ve always tried to make my drinks as natural as I possibly can, and that means using sugar to sweeten them…but lots of people have asked along the years if they are suitable for diabetics, which my range of Posh Pop aren’t…….but cue Posh Pop Lighter! The Posh Pop Lighter range is sweetened with sucralose […]

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21
Jul
2015

Elderflower Season 2015

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 21st Jul 2015 02:00

I’ve been going slightly Elderflower-spotting crazy these past few weeks…..the hedgerows seem to be groaning with it!  In fact it’s turned a little bit into ‘spot-the-elderflower’ and if you keep your eyes peeled it really is ‘everywhere’.  The season is fast slowing up….so there aren’t so many blooms around as there were a few weeks […]

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17
Jul
2015

Posh Pop Lighter - No Added Sugar

by Claire Martinsen on Fri 17th Jul 2015 02:38

Introducing our brand new range of drinks…….aka Posh Pop Lighter….a range of No Added Sugar drinks that are all 5 calorie or less per 275ml bottle. They come in 3 great flavours Elderflower [0 calories per bottle] Ginger Beer with Chilli [3 calories per bottle] Cloudy Lemonade [5 calories per bottle] I’ve removed all the […]

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05
Nov
2014

Autumn Days.......

by Claire Martinsen on Wed 05th Nov 2014 06:06

It’s been such a mild autumn to date, but now half term is over the weather seems to have turned chilly and autumnal.  The countryside always looks so stunning at this time of the year, so it was a good opportunity a few days ago to take some pictures of my bottles in the lovely […]

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13
Mar
2014

Two new Posh Pop flavours for Spring.....

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 13th Mar 2014 03:29

So glad that Spring is finally here…..we’ve been busy over the winter months here at Breckland Orchard HQ getting our two new varieties ready! So excited! Elderflower Posh Pop – we’re small enough to be able to really listen to our customers, and we’ve been asked for an Elderflower variety many times.  Its delicately floral, […]

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