Exquisite Flavours had a chat with the lovely Caitlin at StrangeLove this month to find out more of what makes Strangelove so fantastic. We hit Caitlin with some questions we thought may help us to get to know more about the brand and what StrangeLove’s core values are.
When we asked Caitlin, what does she like most about working at StrangeLove? Caitlin told us that it is a fun workplace with a very tongue in cheek tone, much like a small family.
What was the inspiration behind Strangelove?
An immaculate conception between two underachieving childhood friends produced an overachieving beverage brand known as Strangelove. From a single Ginger Beer in 2012 - to a comprehensive collection of Australian Premium Mixers, Sodas and Mineral Waters - Strangelove has evolved with a focus on quality, local ingredients, and interesting, eclectic flavours.
Stocked in some of Australia’s best bars and restaurants including Attica, Quay and Minimishima, StrangeLove has carefully crafted its portfolio to pair with a diverse range of craft spirits
How long has StrangeLove been operating?
The business was established by two friends in the throes of an early-onset midlife crisis in Byron Bay in 2012 - with a single Ginger beer elixir.
StrangeLove continued to grow into the beverage company we know and love today and will soon be celebrating a decade of serving average people great drinks.
The team now consists of a cast of five characters – based around various parts of the country - who spend their days “flogging an ever-growing list of carbonated beverages.”
What makes your product stand out?
97% of ingredients sourced locally (if someone would please plant a Yuzu tree outside of Fukushima, we could climb that number up to 98%)
Contains no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives
What is your favourite or most unusual way to use each of your products?
“As they are drinks – we usually just drink them.
Although every now and again, mixing them with alcohol is also a bit of fun.”
(Note: I have a recipe for Gin and Tonic Sorbet that I am itching to try – Nathan, Exquisite Flavours)