Frequently Asked Questions
What is HoliDrink or HoliPop?
HoliDrink/HoliPop is the all natural healthy drink and ice-pop, they are made with 2 base ingredients, ie pure Canadian honey and fresh lime juice, hence the name Holi (portmanteau of honey and lime), coupled together with other healthy ingredients like blackberry, blueberry, chili, ginger and kelp (depending on the flavours of the HoliDrink/Holi-Pop. We do not use cane sugar (aka refined white sugar), no preservatives (aka ascorbic acid or citric acid, the synthetic Vitamin C made from GMO corn), no flavour added, no additives, no colour added, not from concentrates/puree/powder/extract.
What are the flavours of HoliDrink and HoliPop?
Original (refreshing honey-lime non-spicy)
Holi EH (Extra Holi - spicy ginger)
HoliBlack (spicy blackberry)
HoliBlue (spicy blueberry)
HoliKelp (spicy kelp)
What is so special about HoliDrink?
HoliDrink is unique, can be served hot or cold, equally tasty and nutritious. It is made only with fresh and natural ingredients, with no cane sugar (aka refined white sugar) nor stevia, not from concentrates/extract/powder/puree, no preservatives, no ascorbic/citric acid (aka synthetic Vitamin C), no "natural" flavour, no additives, in short, no chemicals, no more than 5 natural ingredients you can pronounce and understand.
What is the sugar content of HoliDrink?
Some people like to ask "has it got any sugar?" or "what is the sugar content of HoliDrink?" Perhaps it is more appropriate to ask: "has it got any bad sugar?" We need to make a distinction between good sugar and bad sugar, just like there are bad fat and good fat. HoliDrink doesn't have any of the bad sugar (ie cane sugar, caramel, corn syrup, etc), we only use pure honey, and the sugar content in 300mL bottle is around 20~25g (depends on flavour) or less than a quarter of your recommended daily sugar intake by Health Canada (in other words, you can drink 4 bottles of HoliDrink a day to reach your daily recommended amount of sugar). Don't forget, good sugar is nutrient to our body and brain. There are far more bad sugar in other foods and beverages (ie bread, granola bar, almond milk, kombucha, "fake" ginger beer, etc).
Is HoliDrink a kombucha or is it probiotic?
HoliDrink is not kombucha, we don't ferment HoliDrink, hence it has no probiotic. A lot of consumers don't know what does "probiotic" mean? It means "live" bacteria that is supposed to help digestion, but you can get perfect digestion by eating fruit and vegetable. Then there are many consumers don't know how kombucha is made. To make kombucha, you feed the SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria Yeast) with refined white sugar (also known as cane sugar), this is the fermentation process, after fermentation, part of the white sugar is converted to alcohol (still sugar, bad for diabetic people) and part of it is converted to acidic sugar, then you have the remaining unconverted sugar. Kombucha is essentially a sugary and alcoholic drink.
In what sizes HoliDrink and HoliPop are available?
HoliDrink is available in 300mL/10oz bottles, 1L glass bottles, ½ gallon & 1 gallon glass jugs.
Moreover, HoliDrink is also available in 12 pack of 300mL bottles or 24 pack of 300mL bottles.
HoliPop is available either individually in 75mL or in a box of 4x75mL ice-pops.
Where can you find us?
HoliDrink/HoliPop are available via our cafe retail outlet at 383 Raymur Ave, Vancouver, BC, V6A 0H1. Besides, you can also get HoliDrink in most grocery stores in Metro Vancouver, ie via Fresh Street Markets, IGAs, Famous Foods, Meinhardt Fine Foods, Your Independent Grocer, Queensdale Market, etc.
What is the shelf life of HoliDrink?
You can enjoy your HoliDrink up to 6 months if refrigerated. If kept at room temperature, it may be good for up to 2 weeks.
What are the "Conditions apply" in regard to getting a FREE HoliDrink merchandise?
After you have spent $300 cumulatively in our cafe or via online ordering (including subscriptions) using the same account (eg email address or credit card), you are entitled to one FREE HoliDrink merchandise of your choice, and the choices are (while stock last): cup, cap, tote bag, T-shirt (and we reserve the right to change type of merchandise). You are entitled to the next FREE merchandise when you have spent another $300.