We’re Cam and Elaine the founders of Not Too Sweet craft sodas. Gather round the fire and let us tell you the story of how our little soda company came to be.
Imagine Germany in the summer of 2017. The heatwave mercilessly beating down on our pasty faces. The threat of sunburn is very real. We find refuge in a local burger joint in Dusseldorf. We order burgers and look out the window. People are melting, dogs are collapsing under the weight of their own collars, we sure could use a cold drink. A cola arrives, it’s not your standard Coke but local craft soda and it tastes pretty good! Thirst quenched, we wonder; why don’t we start our own craft soda company back home?
We do the research, we tinker, we create batch after batch of undrinkable mystery liquid. After hundreds of tries, we finally get it right. We have our craft cola, but with a twist; it’s not as sweet as pop is traditionally. We throw a lemonade recipe together too. We like it so we decide to try it out at the farmers market- luckily other people like it too! We named it Canoe Cola - Canadian, but not too Canadian. Customers tell us over and over that they love our drinks because they are not too sweet. We have a lightbulb moment, and we become Not Too Sweet craft sodas.
Today we’re proud to serve the people, restaurants and breweries that nourish the Vancouver community. Our mission is to make delicious drinks that people love and want to share. We hope you enjoy our drinks!
Elaine & Cam
Slinging soda pops as Canoe Cola at the farmers market in 2019.