It's important to keep hydrated but sometimes it can be difficult when you're out and about to know whether the drink you choose is vegan friendly or not. Here we have the best vegan drinks on the market right now so you're not in any doubt when grabbing a thirst quencher in the shop. 

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CanO Water 

Eco-friendly drinks brand CanO Water is thrilled to announce  their products are now available to purchase from the award-winning online supermarket, Ocado.

Filtered through the foothills of the Austrian Alps, CanO Water is  teaming with vital nutrients, minerals and electrolytes.

Besides keeping you hydrated, CanO Water was created in response to the detrimental impact plastic bottles have on the environment. With approximately 8 million tonnes of plastic ending up in the ocean each year, CanO Water offers a fully recyclable alternative.

“Ocado provides us with the platform to offer a sustainable alternative to plastic water bottles across the country. Using their superb distribution, we can now service the whole country and educate them about the benefits of using more sustainable alternatives to protect the future of our planet.” 

CanO Water is made from aluminum which has the highest recycling rate of any drink on the market. These cans provide long shelf life by protecting water from light, oxygen and other factors which can affect not only the taste but the safety of the product.

The brand’s entourage of celebrity fans includes Jordan Dunn, David Gandy and Ellie Goulding, who credits CanO Water as a potential disrupter to the drinks market.

CanO Water is available to purchase from

Sparkling Ice 

With summer just around the corner and yellow set to be the new ‘it’ colour, Sparkling Ice, the winner of Product of the Year 2017, is excited to introduce its refreshing Cloudy Lemon flavour to the UK and Ireland.

Standing as the ultimate sunny season beverage, Sparkling Ice contains just 12 calories and zero sugar per bottle. Not only is it a thirst quencher, bursting with real fruit flavours, but the lightly carbonated drink also provides added vitamins.

The zesty Cloudy Lemon is the ideal beverage for alfresco dining. Whether it’s served on its own or mixed to create fruity cocktails and mocktails, it is sure to bring the sunshine whatever the weather. 

Cloudy Lemon joins the market with the other delicious variants: Black Raspberry, Orange Mango, Peach Nectarine and Kiwi Strawberry - the flavoured sparkling water range continues to expand. Sparkling Ice is available in leading supermarkets and high street retailers, including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Boots, Superdrug and WH Smith stores. It can also be purchased in a number of local independent retailers, priced at £1.49.

Limited Edition Orangina 

Fans of the distinctive, zesty taste of Orangina will not be disappointed as the much-loved drink bursts back onto the scene to shake up summer in a new guise, dressed in limited edition holiday outfits.

The unmistakable bottle shape has been given a whole new personality as temperatures rise in the UK – sporting colourful beach-wear and stripes inspired by the brand's French roots. The nostalgic feel pays homage to summertime memories and trips to the seaside, and is sure to get Brits in the mood for another fun-filled summer with Orangina.

The new designs will be hitting the shelves from the 1st May on the Original Orangina and Orangina Light bottles and packs; Orangina Light is the perfect choice for those looking for a lower-calorie option without having to compromise on taste.

The 420ml bottles will be available for just £1.19 (RSP) at all major retailers and independent outlets near you, meaning the citrusy taste of Orangina is never far away!

Rebel Kitchen Coconut Water 

At Rebel Kitchen our coconut mylks, yogurts and water are 100% organic, vegan friendly and contain no refined sugar, additives or preservatives. 

RRP (£1.99) 250ml 

Avaiable at Waitrose 

Califia Farms 

Specialists in creating plant-powered beverages, including cold brew coffee and dairy-free nut milks, Califia Farms launched into the UK this April 2017. A welcome addition to the UK’s coffee loving market are two of the brand’s most popular products – Califia Farms Ready-to-Drink (RTD) Cold Brew Coffee and Barista Blend Almondmilk, which will be the first of a many products launching this year.

Known for their commitment to supporting healthy living, sustainable sourcing and mindful nourishment, Califia Farms is one of the fastest growing natural beverage companies in the US. It’s Almondmilk and Cold Brew Coffees are top sellers in the natural channel and now, the new duo of Cold Brew Coffee and Barista Blend Almondmilk are set to awaken the UK’s coffee-guzzling taste buds, thanks to their unique offerings.

The Coffee

Cold brewing has long been on the radar of coffee connoisseurs, not only for its full flavour and smooth texture, but also for the added health benefits it can provide. As innovators in the art of cold brew coffee, Califia Farms’ proprietary process uses only 100% Arabica beans, sourced from Columbia and Central America, which it steeps in cold water until all the complex flavours are released. The result is not only a superior taste that is less acidic than hot-brewed coffee, but a cup that offers more antioxidants than its hot-brewed equals.

Califia Farms Concentrated Cold Brew can be enjoyed alone or mixed with the brand’s Barista Blend Almondmilk for a truly exceptional taste.

The Almondmilk

A big hit with speciality Baristas, thanks to its “stretch factor” (which creates better latte art), Califia Farms Barista Blend Almondmilk will also win the hearts of the home barista - unlike other brands that roast their almonds, Califia’s artisanal approach means that only freshly ground blanched almonds are used to deliver a creamy goodness, without artificial extras. This also prevents the bitter taste that can occur when roasted coffee beans are mixed with industrially produced roasted nut milk – the flavour of blanched almonds, like those found in Califia Farms Barista Blend Almondmilk does not interfere with the smooth taste of Cold Brew Coffee, allowing its flavour to shine through.

Soy-free, gluten-free, kosher and vegan, Califia Farms Barista Blend Almondmilk is also free from carrageenan, making it the ideal choice for anyone seeking a tasty and dairy-free nut milk. The perfect accompaniment to Califia Farms Cold Brew Coffee, Barista Blend Almondmilk can also be enjoyed alone or in other drinks/recipes, at only 70 calories per serving. 

True Nopal Cactus Water 

For centuries the people of the Sonoran Desert, have benefitted from the goodness of the nopal cactus, a superfood that thrives in one of the hottest locations on Earth.  Growing on it are unique fruits commonly known as the prickly pear.  Believed to be the only known source of all 24 betalains (antioxidants)(1) and naturally rich in nutrients such as vitamins C, electrolytes (magnesium, calcium & potassium) and its even high in dietary fibre (2).  

One of the most popular uses is to help relieve a hangover, where it has been used to reduce headaches associated with too much alcohol (3).  The cactus plant is loaded with nutrients, resulting in many folk law preparations to alleviate an upset digestion, irritation, cuts and bruises and even cold symptoms (3).

Our roots are based in Arizona, but we believe the goodness of the prickly pear deserves to be shared with the world, so we are letting you in on our secret……true nopal cactus water, the first cactus water to be sold in the UK.

We’ve harnessed the power of the cactus to bring you a great tasting drink with a wonderful crisp and refreshing fruity taste. true nopal is 100% natural and contains only 29 calories, thats half the calories of leading coconut water brands, not bad for something that grows in the dessert.

A truly refreshing drink, true nopal is on hand to help support your active and healthy lifestyle, with no fat, no added sugars, no sodium, no preservatives and its even gluten-free.

Available in Waitrose, Ocado Booths, As Nature Intended, Fitness First, Nuffield gyms and many independent health food stores & at Price £1.69 (330ml) & £3.49 (1L)

AQUA Carpatica 

AQUA Carpatica ( is nature’s most perfect mineral water. The first of its kind in the UK, it is naturally Nitrate-free and has the lowest Sodium level of any bottled natural mineral water on earth.

It is also naturally functional, and supports overall health and wellbeing, being the ideal water choice for the most demanding health conscious people, pregnant women, organic food lovers and those with active lifestyles.

AQUA Carpatica offers natural mineral waters of the highest quality, from the untouched springs within the Carpathian Mountains, available in three varieties: Still Natural Mineral Water, Naturally Sparkling Mineral Water and Forte Intensely Sparkling Mineral Water.

Vita Coco Coconut Milk Alternative 

Made with “never from concentrate” coconut water from Vita Coco and coconut cream, Vita Coco Coconut Milk Alternative will ensure you kick-start your day the way you intend. Vita Coco Coconut Milk is perfect in your healthy morning cereals (hot or cold), delicious on its own or added to a home-made smoothie, and has the flavour and proper consistency to easily complement your daily coffee and tea. 

Vita Coco Coconut Milk Alternative can be found in the chilled, dairy-free aisle of major supermarkets. Available in an iconic 1L PET bottle designed format with a recommended retail of £2.99.

Deeside Mineral Water 

Deeside Mineral Water have done clinical trials on their water to prove that the properties in their natural water encourage efficient operation in the human body.  The water molecules join together in smaller clusters meaning it is more quickly absorbed by cells to keep hydration up.  The increased hydration helps maintain healthy skin and vitality.

The water is stocked in Waitrose throughout the UK and all Scottish supermarkets.  The spring is in Ballater (next to Balmoral).

Robinsons Refresh'd

This summer Robinsons is introducing new Refresh’d to help the nation quench their thirst whilst on the go.   A mix of spring water and real fruit, Robinsons Refresh’d contains 100% naturally sourced ingredients, for those looking for a new and enjoyable way to stay refreshed. 

The three variants have been developed with 100% naturally sourced ingredients delivering a refreshing flavour. Refresh’d contains simply real fruit, spring water and naturally sourced stevia leaf extract.

Refresh’d retails at £1.29 for a 500ml bottle. It will be stocked in major retailers nationwide from early April, with full distribution by July. As part of Britvic’s longstanding history of healthy innovation, full sugar Robinsons variants were removed from the market in 2015. New Refresh’d forms part of Britvic’s ongoing commitment to leading the industry in helping people make healthier choices.

Apple & Kiwi

Flavoured with high intensity green apple and juicy kiwi, Apple & Kiwi Refresh’d is mouth-wateringly refreshing.

Apple & Raspberry

Combines juicy raspberry and subtle red apple notes delivering a delicate balance of subtle tastes.

Orange and Lime

With the delicious and fresh taste of juicy orange and zingy lime, Orange & Lime Refresh’d leaves a soft fruity aftertaste.

Share your first thoughts on the different fruity flavours using Robinsons #Refreshd @DrinkRobinsons on twitter, and @Robinsons_uk on Instagram.

Rocks Sparkling Elderflower 

New Sparkling Elderflower, a blooming delicious drink from Rocks in Devon is sure to put a spring in your step when you need refreshments on the go.

This brand new sparkling blend of Elderflower and Rocks Drinks’ own Devonshire spring water is a sophisticated pick-me-up that’s deliciously tasty on its own or perfect as a mixer.

Delicately bubbly and offering a delightful flavour, Rocks’ Elderflower comes in a handy 250ml bottle that can be enjoyed at home or when you’re out and about.  Keep chilled in the fridge for a classy drink when friends come round or just as easily pop it in your handbag, or picnic basket for a refreshing drink. 

Full of natural energy, teens and adults will love its refined taste while those wanting something more spirited can enjoy Sparkling Elderflower with Prosecco, in cocktails and added to many other tipples.

Using traditional methods, Rocks Drinks has been making squashes, cordials and soft drinks for over 30 years and is known for using a simple process and absolutely no nasties.   

Rocks Drinks Sparkling Elderflower is available in independent retailers, farm shop, delis, restaurants, pubs and online at priced at £1.99 per bottle. 

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