Monthly Archives: November 2016

Hey Like Wow Launches in Tesco Stores!


Here at Hey Like Wow, we’ve been working hard to create our range of healthy, vitamin-enriched soft drinks that are not only delicious, but sugar-free, preservative-free and artificial colour-free too.

We’ve managed to capture the goodness of vitamins B6, D, C and calcium by delivering them to you in their freshest form, across a range of exotic flavours, to make drinking Hey Like Wow enjoyable, and not an obligation.

We couldn’t wait to share our innovative new drinks with you, and we’re excited to announce that the wait is finally over. Hey Like Wow has now launched in Tesco stores across the UK, so keep your eyes out for our colourful bottles next time you hit the shops!

It’s been an exciting journey for us already. We are proud to say we recently won ‘Best Children’s Drink’ in the World Beverage Innovation Awards, and our innovative Blast-Cap Technology helped us win ‘Best Packaging’ at the Drum Dream Awards. To be considered in the same competition as international brands such as Innocent Drinks, Lipton, Britvic and Coca-Cola has been a hugely rewarding experience.

As our Hey Like Wow drinks are sugar-free, we have also been accredited by Sugarwise, the organisation that independently verifies the amount of free sugars in food and drink products, and we now proudly display the Sugarwise kitemark. This lets customers know that the sugars they need to count and worry about have been calculated and are low. We think it’s important for customers to be able to make smarter choices when shopping, which is why it is good to know that if you just choose foods or drinks with the Sugarwise kitemark, you won’t go over recommended guidelines on free sugars.

We are pleased to say we also participated in the 2016 Sugar Summit, organised by Sugarwise, which took place at the Houses of Parliament in October. We were thrilled to have been a part of this high-profile event, alongside MPs, health professionals, retailers and charities. The lively discussions focused on health issues related to sugar overconsumption and ways of promoting low sugar and overall healthier diets. We have long believed things need to change when it comes to the amount of sugar in our diets, which is why we created our sugar-free soft drinks, and we are happy to see this issue is being given serious consideration.

We’re excited by what we have achieved so far and are looking forward to sharing our healthy soft drinks with as many people as possible. Get your hands on our delicious drinks in Tesco stores up and down the country. We would love to hear what you think, so please tweet us your thoughts at @HeyLikeWow or get in touch via our Facebook page. We hope you love them as much as we do.


Hey Like Wow wins ‘Best Children’s Drink’ in the World Beverage Innovation Awards!


Here at Hey Like Wow, we are incredibly proud to announce that our innovative, nutritious soft drink has just won Best Children’s Drink at the World Beverage Innovation Awards 2016! Now in its 14th year, these globally renowned awards are designed to celebrate excellence and innovation found across the beverage industry, and reward those who have shown particular flair over the course of the year.

In 2016, there were 229 entries made from 37 different countries around the world. In a fiercely fought contest that saw companies compete in 26 categories, we were lucky enough to come first in ours. We collected our award on November 9th in Germany, at the BrauBeviale Production Trade Fair in Nuremberg.

We competed in our category alongside two highly impressive companies, which has made our victory that much more impressive. It was also another great opportunity to get our name out there, to build up a presence on the global stage and become synonymous with healthy drinking alternatives. To be considered in the same competition as international brands such as Innocent Drinks, Lipton, Britvic and Coca-Cola has been a hugely rewarding experience.

The awards are organised and held by FoodBev Media, an international multimedia company that offers valuable insight around food and drink innovation, as well as trends that are being seen on a global stage. They are a highly credible and respected influencer, and their awards schemes are given international esteem.

FoodBev Media’s marketing director, Isabel Sturgess, summed up this year’s event perfectly:

“We saw a fantastic range of products this year as innovation continues to ignite consumers’ growing interest in beverages. The awards are a great way to keep up to date with the industry’s best innovations across the globe. It’s a great celebration and highlights company successes in areas of finished products, marketing, manufacturing, ingredients and, importantly, commitment to CSR.”

A full list of winners can be found here, with Hey Like Wow 6th on the list.

So why did we win? What is it about Hey Like Wow that impressed the judges and saw us crowned as this year’s Best Children’s Drink?

We believe it is our emphasis on delivering a healthy, vitamin-enriched soft drink that is not only delicious, but sugar, preservative and artificial colour free. We have worked hard to find a way to combine pure, natural mineral water with the highly beneficial vitamins B6, C and D, without losing any of the goodness. We have achieved this through our blast-cap technology, the innovation we believe is crucial to giving children and adults an incredibly valuable drinking experience.

It is great to see our hard work paying off, and on November 14th, when Hey Like Wow will officially be released in Tesco stores across the UK, it will be the turn of consumers, and children, to make their decision. We think you will love Hey Like Wow. Not long now until we can prove it.


The Motivation to Fight Hibernation


Our mental attitudes over summer and winter can be drastically different, especially if you’re one of the 1 in 3 of us who suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). Temperature and light both have a direct impact on our body rhythms, meaning that when they change so radically it’s difficult for us feel like ourselves.

This means that we may start to lack motivation in winter, or go into a bit of a slump, and lose sight of the importance of staying fit.

We’ve identified the three biggest challenges of retaining motivation over winter, and have given our top tips on how to beat them.

When it’s hard to get out of bed:

We get it, it’s warm in there. It’s comfortable, it’s cosy. But it’s a trap! In the long run, you’ll thank yourself for getting up and getting started!

  • Prepare yourself an exciting breakfast the night before. Overnight oats are a delicious start to the day, and versatile too. Pair your oats with different fruit combinations so you have something new to look forward to every morning!
  • If you’re planning on working out first thing in the morning, put your workout clothes on the heater the night before so you can get out of your warm bed and into your warm clothes.
  • Invest in a lamp that simulates natural light for a more refreshing start to the day. The light cues your body to feel alerted and energetic throughout the day.

When it’s hard to leave the house:

Okay you’re up, but maybe you don’t need to go outside. You can just put on comfy clothes, stay home, reply to a few emails while slouching over a coffee?

  • After getting out of bed, jump straight into the shower and then get dressed immediately after. The water on your face will wake you up, while getting dressed will set you up in the mind set of accomplishing tasks.
  • Make sure you have weather appropriate work out wear! No morning is too cold if you’re wearing the right clothes for it.
  • Warm up indoors. It’s important to warm up the body before exercise anyway, but doing so indoors will leave you desperate to get out into the fresh air.

When it’s hard to remember the point:

Over winter, it’s easy to lose the drive that we kept up during summertime. With no shorts or swimsuits to be seen in, we may start to feel like we don’t need to be keeping up with fitness.

  • Focus on how exercising makes you feel, not how you look. When we bury our bodies in thick coats and jumpers, a little extra weight on our tummies may not seem like such a big deal. However, the feeling of confidence and accomplishment doesn’t have to be dress dependent. One suggestion is to write down how you feel after every work out, and read it back when you’re looking for some drive.
  • Make yourself a timeline and write down what exercises you want to do weekly. A twelve-week timeline starting now will take you into the New Year, making you realise how fast time flies! One added bonus of this is that you’re able to monitor your progress, another added bonus is that it takes three months to build a habit. By the time New Year’s Resolutions come around, you’re already ahead!

So beat hibernation season with these tips, not forgetting the importance of a balanced diet.

Keeping hydrated is an important factor in keeping energised, so here at Hey Like Wow, we support you ticking over by creating a vitamin packed mineral water. Free of artificial preservatives, sweeteners or colours, this refreshing and exotic burst of flavour will boost you up during the cold months ahead!


Making the most of your pumpkin after Halloween


In the UK, 7 million tonnes of food and drink are wasted per household every year. That’s more than we throw away in packaging, and equates to £470 a year, or if you’re in a family with children, £700 per year. That’s £60 every month going in the bin!

This Halloween, a large proportion of our pumpkin lanterns will end up adding to this number, but considering their nutritional breakdown, you can try something new instead!

One cup of boiled pumpkin is overflowing with Vitamin A, making up well over 100% of our daily recommended amount. It also contains Vitamins C, E, B6, potassium, copper, iron and magnesium.

At Hey Like Wow, the thought of rejecting these vital vitamins and nutrients goes against our nature, so we’ve put together a selection of ways to use our Halloween pumpkins in delicious and exciting ways to ensure they don’t end up in the bin. To support what we gain from pumpkins, try any one of our exotic flavoured drinks, which additionally includes vitamin D while remaining sugar free and without any artificial preservatives, colours or sweeteners.

  1. Pumpkin crisps

Although crisps don’t sound like a healthy snack, if you make them yourself and bake them instead of frying, they can be! You can also adapt this recipe to make regular potato crisps, or sweet potato, butternut squash, parsnip crisps, etc.

  1. Pumpkin soup

A classic for a reason, pumpkin soup is exceptionally simple to make, and makes for an uplifting meal as the weather gets colder outside. Soup particularly benefits from being made in a slow cooker, if you have one, as the slow, gentle heat really draws out all of the natural flavours.

(Also, check out the mouth-watering roasted pumpkin pasta salad he describes in the beginning paragraph!)

  1. Pumpkin salad?

I’m not sure if you can class this as a salad, or just a delicious medley. The unusual combination of flavours of sweet honey, sour cherries and salty feta is contrasting yet complimentary, making for a fresh yet comforting main or side.

  1. Pumpkin purée

Often when looking to make pumpkin based desserts, the recipe calls for pumpkin purée. Or, any other baking recipe will ask for oil or butter at some stage. You can make up a whole batch of pumpkin purée and freeze it, and use in replacement of oil or butter in any recipe! (This is a particularly delicious combination when baking banana bread).

  1. Pumpkin seeds

Make sure you’re using every part of the pumpkin by roasting the seeds, even if what you’re making doesn’t require them. You can add them to a warm vegetable salad, scatter over soup or baked foods, or if you add other flavourings, have them on their own as a snack packed with essential minerals such as zinc and magnesium!

Any way you use them, pumpkins are a valuable source of nutrients and to waste them would be the true horror of Halloween. Let us know your own ideas on how you plan to cook up and eat the pumpkin poltergeist of your household!