At Franklin & Son’s, we pride ourselves on the make-up of our products, using the best ingredients to make the best tasting drinks possible. But despite making exceptional drinks we do not have a “win at all costs” attitude, we believe in looking after our drinkers, our suppliers and our planet.
All our products are 100% natural, with no preservatives, artificial colours, flavourings or refined sugar. The sugar we use doesn’t travel across oceans from exotic climes, it is farmed right here in the UK by British farmers and so is Red Tractor accredited. The spring water we use across our range is from the heart of Staffordshire, in the middle of the country for easy transport to our production facilities. Of course, we use some products from further afield, but these are crafted into natural extracts and are far easier to transport than raw ingredients.
The world is an amazing place, full of flavours and inspiration and we like most are happy to sample its delights, but if we do source ingredients via lengthy supply chains is vital to us that every stage is ethical and we have a strict stance against any form of modern slavery or trafficking.
We strive to make sure our products Vegan suitable and gluten-free where possible, so the maximum number of people can enjoy them. We have taken measures to reduce sugar across our range and now have many products with less than 5g/100ml. However, you won’t see any sweeteners and you will notice varying degrees of sugar in our drinks. That’s because we refuse to compromise on taste; if we cannot retain our brilliant flavour with less sugar then we simply will not do it, we believe people should have the choice to enjoy in moderation.
We use very little plastic in our packaging, with the overwhelming majority made up of can, glass and card. However, we are not perfect. This is why Franklin and Sons Ltd and our parent company Global Brands Ltd have committed to a program of continuous improvement in all areas of our businesses’ consumption as we aim to be a leading light amongst independent drinks companies.
And so, we look forward to the future, one where our drinks are sourced, produced and enjoyed responsibly.
The Franklin & Sons Team