This family of drinks is based on (you guessed it) elderflower. Elderflower was transported across the high seas in the mid 1800s and planted in kiwi soil by early European settlers. It was used to boost the immune system, sooth the respiratory tract and reduce inflammation. These health benefits, combined with its thirst-quenching taste make elderflower the perfect base for our Elderflower Sparkle range.
When we are putting the drink into the bottle we help maintain product integrity by using a special Pasteurizing technique. Pasteurization often degrades the fruity goodness inside juices but with our method of tunnel pasteurizing, the goodness that we put in the bottle stays in the bottle.
Everything inside an Aroha bottle is natural so it’s also worth pointing out what’s not in an Aroha bottle: Artificial Preservatives, Colours, Flavour Enhancers or Sweeteners. It’s Real. Aroha. Made with Love.
Elderflower Rhubarb Sparkle
Our Elderflower Rhubarb Sparkle has proven such a hit we keep having to expand our Rhubarb patch. The sheep haven't made much fuss about their paddock getting smaller but our customers keep asking for more. When they start bleating as much as our customers we will have to find a bigger field for them.
Cuisine Magazine recently judged the Elderflower Rhubarb Sparkle to be in the top 10 New Zealand Artisan Food and Beverage products declaring it "Deliciously refreshing with subtle effervescence and wonderful colour, one of the most interesting non-alcoholic drinks you could find".
We source everything as locally as possible. In the case of the Elderflower Blackcurrant Sparkle this means form over the road at Murray Steven's place.
A Selwyn district local for 4 generations Murray grows arguably of the best Blackcurrants in New Zealand. New Zealand grows some of the best Blackcurrants in the world so he's a talented man that Murray.
The Elderflower goes really well with all dark fruits. That's because the Elderflower has a honeydew sweet flavor that balances tart fruit sourness like nothing else. The health benefits of these two natural ingredients combine to make a drink that is sure to keep the wolf from the door through the winter months.
The Elderflower Original Sparkle is a brilliantly refreshing drink, lightly sparkling with notes of Lychee, Honeydew and Gooseberry.
So brilliant is the Elderflower that to this day the folk from the Isle of Man believe the bushes are inhabited by pixies they call the Vonnie Vegg.
You don't want to mess with these little jokers, sure they bring you good luck if you are nice to them, but ignore them at your peril. Hence it is still illegal to chop an Elderberry bush down and common courtesy to tip your hat when passing one by!
Our pickers are sure to stay on the Vonnie Vegg's good side by kindly thanking each they pick from.