We had the good fortune of connecting with Ben Bowman and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ben, what’s something about your industry that outsiders are probably unaware of?
The amount of chemicals in 90% of all the beverages that are out there. They are considered safe and you should be fine to have one every once and a while. However, people getting 32oz cups of the “diet redcan” everyday are increasing their risk for pretty much everything.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Our goal is to provide something “real” in this artificial world we live in. The majority of people socialize, communicate, educate, and even find love using synthetic gadgets and platforms. We understand and appreciate these tools for what they can do and what they represent, we use them too. We also recognize the dangers of overuse, we are not alone in that mindset. These days there are a great deal of people looking to be healthy and make better choices when it comes to what they consume mentally and physically. We want to not only help others do just that, but also inform and educate everyone that real contact causes positive metaphysic reactions. We are of the earth, and when we get our nourishment from the earth it connects us in a way that no artificial construct can.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
As a foodie, we would focus on places to eat. PhoenixMetro has a great amount of amazing people and food, we live in the east valley so that is where we would spend our time. If we are talking Mexican food, we would go to Tacos Tijuana, Tortas El Chavo, Tacos Chiwas, Otro Cafe, and Barrio Cafe. When it comes to BBQ, Caldwell County BBQ, and Little Miss BBQ. For some amazing ramen we would go to Hachi Ramen. If we wanted to carboload, Saint Pasta. Need some dessert? Balboa’s will hit the spot, as well as Crème & Chocolats. Then to work off all that food, we could hit up my favorite hike, siphon draw trail to Flat Iron on the Superstition Mountains.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I started making soda as a hobby, and in a way to fit in with the people that home-brew (I don’t drink alcohol). I was also tired of not being able to find any soda that actually tasted like the fruit they were named after. If it wasn’t for JimBob and Kelsey, the owners of Worth TakeAway, we may have not gotten started on this journey. They helped push us and helped guide us to get things started, and they continue to support us today.

Website: simplesoda.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplesodaco/

Image Credits
The Lauren Style Photography

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