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Meet Natasha of Urban Cordial

Urban Cordial started as a hobby. I didn’t drink alcohol and made cordials for myself so I would have something interesting to drink that wasn’t apple juice or cola! I made a few bottles for friends and things went from there. I think we should all try to eat locally and sustainably so I started to forage for ingredients in my allotment. It wasn’t long until I started selling my cordials at my local farmer’s market.

Food waste is a terrible problem that I feel passionately about. Over a third of food globally produced doesn’t reach our plates, often because it is just considered odd-looking despite being perfectly good to eat. Just one apple can take 70 litres of water to help it grow. If you throw the food away you throw away the resources used to grow it, and I’m appalled all this water is wasted. I started contacting local farms to ask if they had surplus produce and they did!

Nowadays once we’ve sourced the fruit, we squash it all on a giant press. The juice gets siphoned off into a huge tank, infused and bottled. Working closely with British farms ensures the highest quality of fruit, even if it’s a bit lumpy or bumpy. Our production process is also zero waste with all fruit pulp going to the local farms to become animal feed! To date we have helped to save over 60 tonnes of fruit from landfill.

We love our cordials so much because they taste like the fruit they should be, which no other cordials do. We use very little sugar to let the fruits’ true flavour shine. Our cordials look good, taste good and they do good. What more could you want?

Where is your happy place?
Hampstead Heath Ladies Pond!

What’s the first restaurant you’re going to visit? The first place you’ll travel to.
The restaurant would have to be Ducksoup in Soho. As for travel, anywhere but Kilburn!

What’s the strangest dish someone has used your products for? Have you tried it?
Someone put cordial into porridge to flavour it. I don’t like porridge so haven’t tried it!

  • Ultimate Cocktail Mixers Cordials
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  • Summer Fruits Cordials
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  • Refreshing and Cool Cordials
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  • Great Taste Award Winners Cordials
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  • English Country Garden Cordials
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  • Berry Cordials
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  • Apples and Pears Cordials
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  • Apple and Blackberry Cordial, Set of 3
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  • Apple, Cinnamon, & Clove Cordial, Set of 3
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  • Apple, Lemon, & Fennel Cordial, Set of 3
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  • Blackberry and Lavender Cordial, Set of 3
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  • Elderflower Cordial, Set of 3
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  • Pear and Ginger Cordial, Set of 3
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  • Raspberry and Rosemary Cordial, Set of 3
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  • Strawberry and Sage Cordial, Set of 3
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