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How to Start a Beverage Company for $30,000 with Anastasia and Phil Broikos of OPA! Originals, Creators of the World's First Ouzon Soda

 

Have you ever wanted to learn what it takes to start a beverage business but just didn't know where to start? Phil and Anastasia Broikos of OPA! Originals did not come from the beverage industry but had a passion to create something that celebrated their unique heritage and that allowed them to work together as a husband and wife team.

So, they set out to create Ouzon Soda, the first ever Ouzo flavored soda. What is ouzo, you ask? It is the unofficial national liqueur of Greece, of course! Phil and Anastasia are of Greek extraction and found an interesting way to create a non-alcoholic version of a Greek treasure. They handcraft a sparkling beverage that is made with all-natural, pure cane sugar and infused with certified organic star anise. It is truly a craft beverage that you can feel good about.

Phil and Anastasia show us that it is possible to create a soda company if you just follow your dreams and are able to put in the work. In this interview, you will learn the step by step processes that Phil and Anastasia Broikos took when they started their own beverage business. You can learn from their successes and their lessons learned. They are teaching the course that they wish they had taken when they were just starting out.

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OPA! Originals - Ouzon Soda - Anastasia Broikos and Phil Broikos

Phil and Anastasia Broikos

OPA! Originals - Ouzon Soda

Phil and Anastasia Broikos are the founders of OPA! Originals, Creators of the World's First Ouzon Soda

OUZON (pronounced “OO-zone”) soda is a premium all-natural sparkling beverage based on the flavor profile of ouzo, the unofficial national liqueur of Greece. The proprietary syrup for OUZON is meticulously handcrafted using pure cane sugar, and is infused with certified organic star anise to impart subtle notes of licorice. Much of Greek cuisine is flavorful, aromatic and universally popular outside of Greece. But never before has there been an all-natural soda inspired by the traditional palate of Greek cuisine. If you are thirsty for something different, OUZON soda is delicious, refreshing and simply unique.

Soon after OUZON debuted, mentions in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Specialty Food magazine followed. OUZON received high honors when it was awarded the Bronze BevStar Award for best carbonated soft drink by Beverage World magazine.

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