A budding soda company that creates unconventional, artisanal sodas. The brand name alludes to soda that is made with the people in mind. Started by two Singaporeans who are averse to the traditional soft drink which is often exaggeratedly-sweet and artifically-flavoured, Citizen Pop sought to find a creative yet healthier alternative.
This has spurred them to draw on the evolving palettes of Singaporeans, and contribute something unique yet simple for the local community. Being huge foodies themselves, they are on the constant look-out for the next unusual but complementing flavour combinations.
Citizen Pop Founders, Edwin Lim & Imelda Mo
Inspired by a Drink Stall at Chatuchat Market..
Imelda: I was inspired by a drink stall at Chatuchat market, Bangkok, which sold interesting mixes from syrups and canned fruits, I sought to recreate a similar drink in my own kitchen one scorching day. I also was never a fan of traditional sodas because of its high sugar content and artificial flavorings.
As I bought more ingredients and tinkered along, I was dissatisfied with the artificial taste of the syrups (i used the same ones as they did) and turned to using fresh fruit instead. My family and friends loved it so i decided to attend a pop-up to share the love. Feedback was great and I never looked back.
Unconventional . Blod . Healthy
The name Citizen Pop is really meant to convey “soda for the people”. It’s made with the people’s health and preference in mind, hoping to nourish while providing adventurous, unique and sometimes crazy concoctions. As a brand, we don’t take things too seriously, after all, how can we when we really need a creative and open mind to put weird combinations together. We want to inspire people to be experiment with food pairings and look at ordinary ingredients in an extraordinary light. We say, go against and grain and embrace individuality.
Credit: Ling Tay (@lingamajig)
Be Different . Crazy . Stand Out
As more people knew about us, we struggled to keep up with production. We make our sodas in small batches, having to wash, clean, cut and juice the fruits manually, it’s very labour intensive and costly. That brings to another point about high cost. We hope to educate the public that our sodas are made from fresh fruit, with no added junk inside and while many people love that, there is also a price to pay for it. If you look at it from another point of view, Citizen Pop is essentially the same as juice detox drinks, 100% juice, but it takes one additional step of carbonation and is priced cheaper.
Our sodas are made with only natural ingredients such as freshly-squeezed juice, herbs, organic teas and spices. We use fresh juice to retain the flavour, health benefits and natural sweetness of the fruit, using a touch of sugar only when necessary. Our sodas do not contain any concentrates, artificial flavouring or preservatives and are all hand-crafted by us. While our bottles come in standard flavours, we continually introduce new flavours at our pop-ups and are available for home delivery and events.
Need a thirst-quenching pop now!?
All Sodas are made in Singapore using only natural ingredients such as freshly-squeezed juice,
herbs and spices. None of that concentrates, artificial flavoring and preservatives
Grab one @ Citizen Pop