Good cola has good karma (and a giveaway)

by Joanna on April 22, 2013

Gingerella__v1_straw_flat1A lot of people I know, myself included, have had a rough couple of weeks, so let’s talk about nice things instead! Specifically, let’s talk about Karma Cola and Gingerella.

The good people at All Good Organics (they literally are good people!) dropped some off for us to try, and they were delicious. The Karma Cola was kind of cinnamony and pleasantly caffeine free. Courtney at Gather&Hunt called it creamy, and I think I agree. The Gingerella ginger ale (*) was deliciously spicy (“This ginger ale’s sassy mouth comes from a rather frisky blend of Fairtrade organic ginger, lemon, vanilla, sugar and spice”) and went down a treat with some wasabi peas.  Both are made with fair trade ingredients which support communities in Sierra Leone, Papua New Guinea and Paraguay. Also, importantly, the bottles are GORGEOUS.

Now here’s where the karma stuff kicks in. We have a carton of Gingerella and a Karma Cola tshirt to give away. All you have to do to win is tell us about someone in Wellington who is doing something good – whether it’s the great barista at Flight Coffee who reads a homeless guy his horoscope each morning, or something amazing your friend has done for you. We’ll draw a winner at random next Sunday.

Even if you don’t win this competition, a number of cafes around town are stocking Karma Cola and Gingerella, so you can still buy it and win in your mouth. Hurrah!

* Here is a piece of trivia for you, courtesy of the internet. Ginger beer is actually brewed and fermented while ginger ale is essentially a carbonated beverage made from water and ginger. The more you know!

Gem Wilder April 22, 2013 at 10:39 pm

I don’t know if this is what you’re looking for, but my sister has been winning at good parenting this week, spending sleepless nights taking her epileptic son to hospital & supporting him. They could both do with something yum. Also, my nephew is a ginger. Surely that gets them bonus points here.

Catherine April 22, 2013 at 10:46 pm

I think working at a petrol station must sometimes be a crappy job but I went to the Caltex on Riddiford today and dude was so cheerful. Even in the rain!

Anna April 24, 2013 at 4:21 pm

I live overseas and miss Wellington a lot. My lovely friend Steph has kept me stocked with NZ chocolate, and distributed gifts I send home for my friends. I’d love to be able to give her something special as a thanks.

Erin April 24, 2013 at 4:27 pm

My pal Rachel is a super-busy and important woman, but she still takes time out to volunteer for refugee services, helping families settle into life in NZ. She inspires me that no matter how busy you think you are, you always have time to help others.

Grace April 25, 2013 at 6:19 pm

I’ve been ridiculously lucky with the people in my life over the past couple of weeks. My amazing flatmate, the nurses at the hospital (who really deserve the biggest raise in the world), and special people who are just generally making things worthwhile. While there’s not a single person, it’s been really great knowing how many supportive people are out there.

Guy April 25, 2013 at 10:25 pm

I can’t claim to be a saint, or know of someone who has been saintly to others as of late, but I can say that I have tasted Gingerella and she is gorgeous. Great taste and a perfect bottle, as you say. She sits on my desktop now, watching over me. More interesting and much nicer than that other well know carbonated beverage!

Chris April 30, 2013 at 12:18 am

My amazing daughter , whom I had not seen for nearly two years, trimmed two months off her carefully planned OE, just so she could give me the most wonderful, jaw-dropping’ gift of surprising me on my birthday. I know it was quite a sacrifice for her but it was the best present I could ever have imagined!

Matthew A May 25, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Sam Morgan (former trademe owner) is doing some wonderful things with his wealth

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