Cold-pressing is the production process of extracting juice or puree from raw fruit and veg without chemical intervention, the addition of substances or heat damage. The ingredients are kept cool through this process to lock them in their natural state.
From storage, to our small batch process, find out everything you need to know right here.
WHAT DOES COLD-PRESSED MEAN?
WHAT IS HPP?
At Mockingbird Raw Press we are proud to use High-Pressure Processing (HPP) technology instead of heat Pasteurisation to give our products the longest shelf life possible. HPP is a non-thermal preservation method that extends shelf-life by deactivating any harmful bacteria. This process applies extreme pressure via water (equivalent to six times deeper than the deepest ocean!) to our freshly blended smoothies and juices. This process ensures that every Mockingbird Raw Press product smells, looks and tastes as good as homemade.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OUR HPP PROCESS & THE HEAT PASTEURISATION USED BY SOME OTHER BRANDS?
In short, using HPP technology means we never apply heat to our fresh ingredients. Heat Pasteurisation is another way of breaking down bacteria to extend a products shelf life which is a method used by many other brands. Sadly this process can also sometimes effect the nutritional value and taste of the ingredients as through the process they can be exposed to over 70°C heat. This means their natural taste and nutrients can be affected which is why sometimes these need to be artificially added back in.
HOW IS THE COLD-PRESS PROCESS AND HPP DIFFERENT?
Cold-pressing is the production process of extracting juice or puree from raw fruit and veg without chemical intervention, the addition of substances or heat damage. The HPP process is all about preservation, extending the shelf-life and deactivating any potentially harmful microorganisms. All of our products are made from cold-pressed ingredients before going through the HPP process to remove any potentially harmful bacteria to ensure that we maintain the integrity of our ingredients for the ultimate fresh taste.
WHAT DOES THE FULL RANGE CONSIST OF?
Our range consists of three delicious categories, Raw Smoothies (Raw Greens, Raw Boost & Raw Defence), Raw Oat M*lk Smoothie (Raw Tropics & Oat M*lk) and Raw Juice (Raw Cloudy Apple & Raw Orange With Bits). Our Raw Smoothies and Raw Juices are available in 250ml and 750ml formats, and our Raw Oat M*lk Smoothies are available in 750ml only (but watch this space!)
WHERE CAN I BUY MOCKINGBIRD RAW PRESS?
Nationwide, you can find us in participating Waitrose & Sainsbury’s stores and online.
For our London-based customers, our full range can be purchased from Selfridges Food Hall and any Whole Foods Market, and you can find our Raw Smoothies in Planet Organic stores across the city.
We also proud supporters of small independent businesses & stocked in a number of independents across the UK. Please contact us directly for more information on this or if you are a small business owner yourself and would like to enquire about stocking us.
For our Irish customers, you can find our full range in SuperValu stores.
WHICH MOCKINGBIRD RAW PRESS PRODUCTS CONTAIN ALLERGENS?
Mockingbird Raw Defence: Celery
Mockingbird Raw Tropics & Oat M*lk: Oats
Always remember to check for allergens on the label.
DO YOU ADD SUGAR?
We never add sugar, colours, flavours or preservatives to our Mockingbird Raw Press juices & smoothies - The sugar in our smoothies and juices is naturally occurring from the fresh fruit & veg content.
IS MOCKINGBIRD RAW PRESS VEGAN?
Yes! All of our products are 100% vegan friendly.
IS MOCKINGBIRD RAW PRESS SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN?
Totally! Our smoothies & juices are a simple and delicious way of increasing you and your family’s fruit & veg intake and are to be enjoyed as part of a healthy lifestyle and balanced diet. A glass of Mockingbird Raw Press (150ml) counts as one of your 5-a-day, because our smoothies & juices are made entirely of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Our smoothies & juices are also high in vitamins.
Raw Greens: Vitamin C
Raw Defence: Vitamins A & C.
Raw Boost: Vitamins B6 & C.
Raw Orange With Bits: Vitamin C.
Raw Cloudy Apple: Vitamin C.
DOES YOUR PRODUCT CONTAIN ANY GMOS?
All of our juices & smoothies are made from ingredients which have not been genetically modified.
IS YOUR PACKAGING RECYCLABLE/MADE FROM RECYCLED MATERIALS?
The entire packaging (bottle, cap and even label) are 100% recyclable.
CAN I DRINK MOCKINGBIRD RAW PRESS WHILE I AM PREGNANT?
Absolutely! Our juices & smoothies are totally to drink whilst pregnant but always check with your doctor if you have any concerns or if you aware of any health conditions that may affect your dietary requirements.
WHO DO I CONTACT WHEN I’VE GOT A PRODUCT RELATED QUERY OR CONCERN?
If you have any product queries, issues, concerns or just want to say hello, then please use the “contact” section of our website or email email@example.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Otherwise, please call us on 0207 2336 655.
HOW DO I STORE MOCKINGBIRD RAW PRESS?
Mockingbird Raw Press must be kept refrigerated below 4 degrees shortly after purchase and can be served straight from the fridge. Yum!
HOW LONG ARE THE PRODUCTS GOOD FOR AFTER OPENING?
All of our products should be consumed within three days after opening (apart from Raw Cloudy Apple, which is two days), whilst remaining chilled. However, they’re so delicious that we doubt you’ll have them lying around for long!
WHY DOES ALL THAT FRUIT AND VEG ONLY GIVE ME 1/5 A DAY?
One 150ml portion of Mockingbird Raw Press can count as one of your 5-a-day. If you drink more through the day, the 150ml portion would still only count as one of your 5-a-day as it is recommended to consume our smoothies and juices in conjunction with a healthy balanced diet, comprising of natural whole foods.
For more information on this please check out the following link: http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/5ADAY/Pages/FAQs.aspx
WHERE DID THE NAME MOCKINGBIRD RAW PRESS COME FROM?
Our process and purpose inspired our brand name, Mockingbird Raw Press. To kill a mockingbird is to destroy innocence, which is how we feel about applying heat damage to innocent, raw, fresh fruit & vegetables. From branch to bottle, we do no harm.
WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF SEPARATION IN MY JUICE/SMOOTHIE?
Don't be alarmed! Separation is a sign of freshness and totally natural. If your juice or smoothie has separated, you can be more confident that it doesn't contain any nasties, such as chemical stabilisers, emulsifiers or additives. Just give your smoothie or juice a gentle shake to bring it back together again. Delicious!