Food Halls and who we stock!

Food halls!.. And who we stock

Food Halls are a great place to hang out with your friends, especially with Christmas around the corner. You can try a bit of everything if, like us, you find it hard to decide what tasty food you want! There are some cool ones out there that some of you might not know about, so keep reading to hear about some hidden gems…


Located in Manchester, Society is a hub of street food, craft beer, wine, cocktails, and boasts an impressive line up of talented independent traders. It has a great line of of events, including resident DJ’s and performers. You can make group bookings too if you want to plan ahead a bit!

Mackie Mayor

What used to be an old fresh produce market, has been transformed into Mackie Mayor, offering breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. This one is also located in Manchester, so why not check it out.


We’re sure you have all heard of this one, the famous Boxpark, located in Shoreditch, Croydon, Wembley, with a new one opening in Liverpool. Boxpark opened in 2011 and was the first pop up shopping and dining space in the world! It has local communities at its heart, and is now the biggest pop up social space in London.


A smaller one now, also located in Manchester, Exhibition has 3 kitchens in one restaurant. Offering Spanish, Norwegian and Brazilian food under one roof. Make sure to book as it can get very popular!

Chu Lo are sold in all of these locations, so when you’re enjoying the tasty food, make sure to grab a Chu Lo on the side! 

But don’t worry if you can’t make it to any of these brilliant venues, we’ve got you covered!
Click that link below and get yourself some delicious Chu Lo, with free shipping on orders over £20 & next day delivery too!


Steph's Nomination for the GB Entrepreneur Awards

GB Entrepreneur Awards 2022!

the Great British Entrepreneur Awards

We have entered the GB Entrepreneur Awards this month, and its a great opportunity for us to connect with the community and show off our new #sourup Chu Lo cans! These awards are hosted by Steven Bartlett and give any new entrepreneurs a shine in the spotlight. There are many different categories within these awards, but of course Chu Lo will be featured in the Food and Drink Entrepreneur of the Year.

There is some tough competition out there, and some innovative new entrepreneurs  in the line up, so look out for some of these…


Flavourly’s mission is to bring craft beer to the masses. They collaborate with small craft beer brands to deliver the flavour right to your door. These delivery boxes include lots of different brands, if you’re looking to try something new. Check out Flavourly if you love some craft to your beer.

Flavourly Craft Beer
Nice Drinks

Nice Drinks

Nice offer wine in cans and boxes, you might have seen these lot around because they are really taking the market by storm! With lovely packaging, there’s definitely great flavour to a small can of your favourite wine, niceee…

Lucky Saint

Lucky Saints are an alcohol free beer, now some of you might be speculating, but Lucky Saints believe in breaking the rules while honouring traditions. So why not give them a try, and see for yourself.

Rockstar Spirits

Rockstar Spirits launched in 2018 to make the very best spiced rum spirits. Vibrant designs, and great taste, if you’re looking for something different this christmas, why not give Rockstar a try! 

Black Storm Brewery

Black storm Brewery’s mantra is great beer bringing people together, with 6 different craft beers to try- they are worth a look. They also have a tap room in Newcastle upon Tyne, so if you’re in the area why not check it out.

And Chu Lo will be there too! So look out for us! The finals are taking place on Monday 21st November in London, so make sure to keep an eye out for the winners, and show your support for some great budding entrepreneurs.

And if you want to make your own judgment, all the competitors websites are linked, but of course, you can get yourself a refreshing Chu Lo from the link below!
With Free shipping over £20 and next day delivery, we’ll get them to you before the award show so you can make your own mind up

Santander x Awards

The Santander X Awards

The Santander X Awards

We have entered Santander X this year, and are super excited to share with you some of our innovative competitors who we are up against. Santander X is a competition to help society find the most innovative and sustainable startups and scale-ups out there. It is a super fun application process and has really taught us a lot! But, we obviously have some tough competition… 


Gusto Snacks

Gusto Snacks

First up is Gusto Snacks. These are a really exciting start up, that make apple dried crisps but made with wonky fruit! They rescue and transform misshapen fruit into delicious snacks, to help with food waste. It doesn’t get much more wonky than that… 

Savora Drinks

Savora Drinks are a premium mixer that can be perfectly paired with Tequila. They came across a problem that it is always hard to find a mixer to go with tequila, so they crafted their own tasty treat!

Savora Drinks


Ruh engineers snacks specifically for a happy soul. They make chocolate snacks that only contain the good stuff, but still taste great. They believe that ‘a happier soul, is a happier you’.


Foodilicious are proud to be the UKs first low FOODMAP food and drink brand, pretty impressive! This means their products are kind to your gut and are perfect if you have IBS or a sensitive stomach.

E Menu

EMenu now

A techy one next, EMenu Now is the only QR code order & pay solution that plugs into any existing POS system. Very innovative!

Tuggs Dog Food

 Tuggs Dog Food believes they are the future of dog food. They make 100% natural dog food that uses insect protein to help the environment!

Tuggs Dog Food
Chu Lo Drinks

Chu Lo Drinks

And then there’s us! If you don’t know Chu Lo, we are a Japanese inspired sour soft drink brand. We use freshly squeezed fruit juice and delicious flavours for a low sugar, alcohol-free super sour soda with a unique and tantalising fizzy kick.

Tough Competition!

So as you can see, there is big competition at the Santander X awards this year, so look out for us and all the other amazing brands we are up against, and bring on the competition!

But whilst you’re here! Why not get yourself a #SourUp to enjoy the awards with.
Enjoy next day delivery and free shipping over £20 with the button below!

Chu Lo in NQ64

Gaming Bars & Who we Stock!

Gaming bars & who we stock!

Gaming bars are becoming ever more popular where you can play your favourite games with your mates with a cocktail in hand! From retro arcade style to modern video games, there is something for everyone. And this is your guide to some of the best gaming bars in the UK.

NQ64 Bar


Located in Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Glasgow, Soho, Newcastle. 

Neon splattered drinking dens full of retro arcade games and classic consoles.
NQ64 say they take as much pride in their drinks selection as they do in their games.

(Chu Lo is stocked here!)


Locations in Northampton and Newcastle-Under-Lyme. 

Air hockey, basketball, golf racing, and indoor raceway… its a more classic kind of gaming compared too a lot of the other arcade type bars, but we like the think variety is the spice of life!

Playhouse Bar
Four Quarters Bar

Four Quarters

Locations in Peckham, Elephant & Castle, Hackney, and Bristol. 

All their games run on quarters, with a range of console games to pinball machines, you’ll be hard pressed to run out of fun!

(Chu Lo is stocked here!)

penny Lane

Penny Lane is located in the Lace Market at the heart of Nottingham.

 Their games are mainly amusement style arcades, for the perfect nostalgic experience. They also offer food and drinks to keep you fuelled for your gaming filled day!


Penny Lane Bar
Pixel Bar

Pixel Bar

Located in both Manchester and Leeds. 

The games list is endless with X-box, PlayStation, Switch and High Spec PCs all available to play on. As well as a club room for late night parties!

 (Chu Lo is stocked here!)

Arcade Club

The Arcade Club has locations in Bury, Leeds and Blackpool. 

The Arcade Club preaches to provide access to as many people as possible to gaming’s history and the nostalgia fuelled joy of visiting the ‘local’ arcade.

 (Chu Lo is stocked here!)


Arcade Club

Even with all those amazing bars it doesn’t really scratch the surface on how many there are scattered about there, each one providing an amazingly unique night out! 

But don’t worry if you can’t make it to any of them, or maybe its just not your thing! You can still head to the shop below and get yourself a Sour Up and enjoy it in the comfort of home!

Apple Chu Lo Cocktail

Chu Lo Halloween Cocktails!

Spooky Seasonal Halloween cocktails!

Mummy margaritas, deathly dark and stormies, and ghostly gin fizz’s; it’s spooky season so we are bringing you some just-as-spooky cocktails, perfect for your Halloween celebrations.

Jack - O - Lantern Cocktail

Jack – O – Lantern

Peach Chu Lo
50ml Jack Daniels
15ml Orgeat Syrup
Orange Peel
Pour Jack Daniels and Orgeat Syrup over ice, add orange peel, top with Peach Chu Lo and stir.

Served in a rocks glass with an orange peel cut into the shape of a pumpkin.


Cherry Chu Lo
25ml Amaretto
25ml Cherry Brandy
Pour Amaretto and Cherry Brandy over ice. Top with Cherry Chu Lo and stir.

Served in a wine glass with a White Chocolate dipped strawberry garnish, and a black icing face to look like a scream mask!

Scream! Cocktail
Hocus Pocus Cocktail

Hocus Pocus

Tropical Chu Lo
37.5ml Havana Especial
Silver Lustre Dust
12.5ml Blue Curacao
Lime Juice

Pour Havana, Lime Juice and Blue Curacao over ice, add lustre dust, top with Tropical Chu Lo, stir and watch the magic happen.

Witches Brew

Apple Chu Lo
12.5ml Melon Liqueur
25ml Havana Especial
Apple Jelly (chopped into fine chunks)
25ml Lime juice

Put all ingredients into a glass over ice and top with Apple Chu Lo.

Apple Chu Lo Cocktail
Hallo-WINE Sangria

Hallo-WINE Sangria

Lemon Chu Lo
25ml Triple Sec
125ml White Wine
Orange segments
Pour Triple Sec and Wine into glass over ice and orange segments, top with Lemon Chu Lo, add spiders and stir.

Served in a wine glass with orange wheel and spiders or make a larger batch in a jug if you’re having friends over!

We hope you enjoy having a go at making some of thiese spooky cocktails! If you do make some of them, send us a tweet or a message on discord and show us how you got on!!

And don’t forget you can pick up your #SourUp Chu Lo Drinks for the cocktails from the button below!

(With Free shipping over £20 and Next Day Delivery too!)

Can set up at a Small Event

The Benefits of Small Events!

As a start-up Business ourselves, we know the importance of making the most of opportunities big and small, and in the past year we have seen a huge benefit in attending small events, festivals and conferences.

Just in the past few months we have attended many summer festivals and events. In July we attended HYPER JAPAN which allowed us to connect with lots of other small Japanese food and drink businesses. We also attended the Summer Matsuri Festival and the Doki Doki Festival, we love making the most of these opportunities as it makes us feel more connected to our customers and to other brands with similar interests.

Chu Lo Steph at Hyper Japan
Chu Lo Jamie at Liverpool Anime League

“The main benefit for us attending these events is that it gives us a real chance to meet our community face to face and build up that feeling of reality. We have a very loyal customer base, so going to these events consistently generates loyalty and returning customers, because ultimately, people like buying from people. It also gives us a chance to see people try our drinks for the first time and lets us make it a positive and memorable experience!” – Jamie, Community manager

The Bar Convent Berlin 2022

Just last week we were lucky enough to be invited to the Bar Convent Berlin trade show by the International Department. Every year the most important importers, producers and wholesalers meet bar operators, bartenders and distributors from around 80 countries and its a chance for your brand to be inspired by current trends and gain new fans. We had a great time and it was such a valuable experience for Chu Lo.

Bar Convent Berlin 2022

In conclusion!

Overall we believe the benefits are endless when it comes to these events and as a community we have discovered and established so many great connections through these opportunities… Let us know if you are a small business looking to make connections too!

Don’t forget! Even if you’ve not had the chance to meet us at one of the many events we head too, you can still have your first #SourUp Moment whenever you like, with free shipping over £20 and Next Day Delivery, your just a few clicks away!

All Chu Lo Flavours Outside

Go Sober This October!

Lets Go Sober This October!

We’ve all heard of dry January… But what’s taking centre stage this month is the MacMillan Cancer Support Initiative “Go Sober This October”!! 
So we are here to help you out with some delicious cocktail ideas without the alcohol. Same great taste, without the hangover!

Before we start, don’t forget to head over to the MacMillan Cancer Support website and consider contributing whilst taking part in this brilliant event!

Now! Up first we have…

Chu Lo Refresher

Chu Lo Refresher Cocktail

A Chu Lo Refresher! Simple and easy to make a refreshing cocktail to start of the night right!

50ml Seedlip Grove 42
Chu Lo Lemon Sour
A Dash of Orange Bitters
A Lemon peel garnish for the glass

Like we said, nice and simple to start us of, but don’t under estimate the amazing flavour of this one! 

The Peach Cobbler

Chu Lo Peach Cobbler

The Chu Lo Peach Cobbler, a warm take on a cool classic! 

15ml Monin Speculoos
Chu Lo Peach Sour 
Crushed Biscoff for the rim! 

Another brilliantly simple and beautifully tasty drink!

Chu Lo Cherry Bakewell

Chu Lo Cherry Bakewell

Last but certainly not least! The Chu Lo Cherry Bakewell, a unique and simple taste infusion! 

5ml Maple Syrup
2 Dashes of Vanilla Extract
Chu Lo Cherry Sour

You wont believe the incredible taste, it’s just like a Cherry Bakewell!

Now with all those brilliant recipes in your brain, make sure you tag us on Instagram @Chulo_Drinks if you shake up any of these cocktails, or if you make your own creative “Go Sober This October” Bevs!

Don’t forget that if you need a top up on your #SourUp supplies, head to the shop below and treat yourself

Chu Lo Team Photo

Chu Lo Staff Level Up and Photoshoot!


We’ve had a fantastic time here at Chu Lo over the past few weeks, being kept on our toes as a team to meet the recent demand of an uncountable new number of fans that have been joining the Chu Lo journey as we have been growing. So now that we have our full team finally put together we all gathered to celebrate this achievement with a team Photoshoot day!

But before we get into that, we’d like to introduce you to our fantastic sales team that have joined and completed our staff team!

Chu Lo Julian Sales Manager

Introducing Julian!

After leaving university and taking a year our travelling, Julian found a love for the drinks industry following a visit to the wineries of Western Australia.
On returning to the U.K, he spent time running off licenses around Manchester before moving to the world of drinks wholesale and logistics.
Having gained 20 years experience with Matthew Clark, Kuehne and Nagel, he began working with new and emerging drinks brands, finding distribution, routes to market and building sales and marketing plans.
Julian joined Chu Lo to be part of the exciting times ahead for start-up soft drinks brands and to capitalise on the growth and the emerging trend for no and lo alcohol drinking occasions.
When not working, you’ll often find him up a hill, having summited Kilimanjaro as part of a charity climb and completed the three peaks in the UK, or enjoying open water swimming somewhere in a lake!

Introducing Amy!

“Hey! I’m Amy, Chu Lo’s Business Development Manager. I have over 10 years experience in the food and drink industry, having started out working in hospitality I’ve always been excited about new and innovative drinks that create memorable experiences. For the past 5 years I’ve worked in various roles, building craft beer brands in the On Trade! My role as Business Development Manager at Chu Lo is very exciting as it means I get to introduce the brand to lots of new people for the first time across all channels. Its all about getting Chu Lo out there and into the best places in the UK so more and more people can Soup Up there drinks offering!”

Chu Lo Amy Business Development Manager


We decided that the best way to celebrate the team being all together at one time was to have a photoshoot! We managed to capture fresh images of our new team, our new flavours and the brand overall. These will look great accompanied by posts on our social media, and will give Chu Lo a sour up… so look out for these! 

We also have a sneak peak at some behind the scenes photos for you, as well as the actual photos that came out of these moments!

The photoshoot day proved very busy and exciting. We ventured to many different locations to get the best shots possible, from different areas within our office, outdoor locations, bars like The Pixel Bar, and pubs around Manchester. It was great fun thinking of innovative ways to get the best shots possible and adding a Chu Lo spin on the photos! Overall, we couldn’t have been more pleased with how the photos turned out in the end. Here’s a few of our favourites from the day…

So whats next ?

The Cookaway Reiko Hashimoto

The Cook Away!

We’re very lucky to be partnering with The Cookaway for this months Katsu Cookalong! Here’s a little message from The Cookaway themselves;

Cook the extraordinary! World cuisine recipes for curious cooks.

We’re a team of food-lovers who are passionate about bringing you exciting authentic world cuisines. Its out mission to make it easy for you to try scratch-cooking and eating something new with our deliciously diverse Cookaway recipe boxes. With more than 180 delicious world recipes, we allow our customers to experience new tastes and cultures, all whilst cooking from home. All our recipes are carefully chosen by our chefs, including 2 MasterChef Champions, 1 MasterChef Professionals Winner and 2 MasterChef Finalist. With a variety of world cuisines n offer including Indian, Malaysian, Italian, Japanese, Pakistani, Spanish and Greek, we allow people to explore new cultures through delicious and joyous food!

With free nationwide delivery and no-subscriptions! 

We’re partnering with them for this months Katsu Cookalong! 

Providing a can of apple and lemon Chu Lo with each box, which you can enjoy with your meal or whilst your making it! Following along with Reiko Hashimoto’s live food experience you’ll learn how to make authentic Katsu Curry with Short Grain Rice, Pickled Radish and Cucumber! 

Make sure you sign up by Sunday 18th of September to receive your box for the Cookalong on Wednesday 21st of September! 
Book Now! 


Finally, to round this all out dont forget to head to our website to pick yourself up some delicious Chu Lo goodness! 
With next day delivery and free shipping over £20 there’s nothing to lose and an amazing experience to gain! 

Don’t forget to check out our social media too, with regular posts throughout the week there’s always something to feast your eyes on! 

Come join our discord and Twitch as well to get yourself even more stuck into the Chu Lo community! 

Chu Lo Orange Sour & Tropical Fruit Sour

Orange and Tropical Fruit Sour – Here to save the summer!

Choose Your character!

Look out! Two new Chu Lo flavours have just landed! Orange Sour & Tropical Fruit sour!! Two more brilliant additions to our Japanese-inspired sour soft drinks… The perfect refresher to your summer survival kit!

We can’t wait for you to experience these amazing flavours and tell us what you think!


It seems fitting that as our team grows, so does the range of exciting flavours, meaning now there is more choice than ever on how you want to #SourUp your day!

So what makes that great taste?

Orange Sour

Made with 14.7% fruit juice, only 4.4 grams of sugar and 70 calories per can, it’s a real treat you don’t have to feel guilty for enjoying!

While the label may say Orange Sour, we like to think of it more like a Mandarin flavour, with every sip tasting like the first bite of fresh Mandarin goodness!

Tropical Fruit Sour

Our Tropical Sour is made with 14.7% fruit juice and only 4.6 grams of sugar! Making it another excellent choice for anyone, at any time. It blends Passion Fruit, Star Fruit and Pineapple, for a truly tropical medley! 

No matter where you are, it’s so good you could be on the Okinawa beach in Japan!

With new flavours comes new designs!

Orange Sour Can Art

The new flavours come with a new style. We’ve taken influence from popular Video Games and Pop Culture classics. Each can has a unique character which will fit right into the existing line up!

Here's some fun Orange and Tropical Idea's for you!

All our Chu Lo flavours stand the test of any taste bud just fine on their own. But, to level up your taste buds even further,  try shaking Chu Lo up into a refreshing summer cocktail. Swap your Chu Lo for Chu Hi.  

Tropical Pina Colada

 White Rum, Cream of Coconut, Tropical Fruit Sour Chu Lo, Ice and a little bit of lime juice! 

 Pineapple Mojito

 Fresh Mint, Lime Juice, White Rum, Soda Water and Tropical Fruit Sour Chu Lo! 

Orange Margarita

 Orange Sour Chu Lo, Tequila, Lime Juice, Triple Sec or Cointreau!

Tequila Sunrise

 Orange Sour Chu Lo, Grenadine and A heavy helping of Tequila!


Of course, if you’re into a more straight forward drink, Chu Lo works amazingly with all your classic spirits, from Vodka to Gin or even back to its routes with Shōchū! 


All are perfect for tropical fun in the sun!

So... wHERE CAN i GET IT ?

The new flavours peaked your interest ? Well you’re in luck because they’re available to buy on our website!

So check it out with the button below! And feel free to leave us a review to tell us what you think!! 


With free shipping and next day delivery on orders over £20, what are you waiting for!

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