Welcome to the first post of a new series for our blog here at Maple Valley; Customer Corner! Recently, we featured some of our farmers and gave you an inside look at their lives as sugarmakers. Now, we want to take time to introduce you to some of the companies using and selling our maple syrup.
The first company we are spotlighting is Sol-ti; an organic beverage company located in San Diego, CA. Sol-ti uses Maple Valley Syrup as an ingredient in some of their beverages. We reached out to request that they introduce themselves and tell you about their own company mission and goals. Here is what they had to say:
We each have an inner light. Sol-ti enables you to shine your brightest through liquid nourishment as each beverage is an alchemy of fresh, organic ingredients with very real benefits for your wellbeing: energy, positivity and health. We currently have a Classic Line of 100% Cold Pressed Juices, SuperAde Line, and Tea Line in glass bottles and on tap along with Probiotic Soda on tap.
Sol-ti introduced the first glass bottled, light filtered and cold crafted organic beverages on the market. Fostered from the belief that finding fresh and natural beverages should be easy, the company is built on a passion for healthy living and sustainability. Sol-ti uses only the highest quality organic produce, superfoods and herbs – locally grown (when possible) and non-GMO. As a company, we measure success by how we positively transform the community and planet.
As of now, we have branched out of CA. Currently, we distribute throughout Hawaii, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, New York, Colorado, Oregon, and more to come! We also just launched in Whole Foods and are found in a variety of natural grocery stores, yoga studios, cafes and restaurants, etc.
Maple Syrup in our Beverages
The SuperAde Line and a part of the Tea Line contains maple syrup. We use Maple Valley Cooperative Maple Syrup in our beverages as maple syrup is energizing and contains calcium, iron, potassium, and trace minerals. We are happy to use Maple Valley’s high quality maple syrup for the premium cold crafted beverages.
Glass Containers and Light Filtration
While other beverage companies use petroleum-based plastic packaging, Sol-ti bottles our products in glass for purity and taste. This is possible through our unique light filtration process which uses light rays to preserve liquid without pasteurizing it. The effects are minimally invasive – eliminating spoilers without impacting nutrient counts – so you can enjoy pure, raw Sol-ti.
This process is unique among packaged cold-pressed juices based on the use of glass bottles and short wave ultraviolet (UV) light filtration as a means of eliminating food pathogens. Other juices distributed have either been brought to a very high temperature and then cooled or placed under an extreme amount of pressure.
Nothing in Sol-ti has been cooked, subjected to temperatures above 40F in the juicing process or pasteurized. UV light reduces the ability for potentially harmful pathogens such as E-Coli, Listeria and Salmonella to reproduce, yet the process takes a matter of seconds and does not heat or otherwise disrupt juice from its natural flow. Cheers to sunlight and nature!