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Thoughts from April 2007

Wilkommen in Deutschland

It's official - innocent is launching in Germany today . Our drinks are going to be available in cities all over Germany.

Here are our bottles, with their new German labels:

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But not only do we have new drinks. We also have new vans, pictured below with a few of our German folks (more on them soon).

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So, that's drinks and a couple of grassy vans. But we thought we'd also get ourselves a place to work too. And a couple of months ago we found the perfect spot for Fruit Towers Germany – the Fruchthof in Hamburg, which spookily enough is the old fruit wholesale area near the harbour, next to the Deichtorhallen. It needed a bit of work...

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But it's better now.

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(We've hidden a few smoothie bottles in the picture. Send an email to hallo@innocentdrinks.de to tell us how many there are and if you find them all we'll send you a little Easter gift.)

***UPDATE - the great bottle hunt is over - answers here.***

The new place also has some very attractive nighttime views.

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Now the only thing we are waiting for are some people to drink our smoothies. So if you happen to buy one of our drinks over Easter in Germany, send us a picture of yourself with the bottle and we'll make you famous (or at least post the picture on this blog).

Tschüss und bis bald

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(more German stuff here)

happy easter

Easter came early today in Fruit Towers. Green & Black's sent us lots of their yummy Easter Eggs as a little treat.

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Mav - far left - was unsure exactly which bits he could eat.

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Thanks to our friends at Green & Black's, we are now very full and looking forward to a long chocolatey weekend.

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Happy Easter to one and all.

drumming it in

After a hard day's work some of us relived the Rio Carnival with our very own samba drumming lesson last week.

The highlight had to be meeting Roger Morris of The Real Thing who came down from the Liverpool Samba School with his wife to help us master many different beats. Sadly we didn't manage to get him to sing a rendition of their 1976 hit single "You to me are everything".

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A hard day's work demands AndrewB's full concentration

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And who says you can't teach rhythm?

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JD - born to drum

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Roger in his former glory days

fore!

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We're making an advert tomorrow. The best spot we found in which to shoot it is on a golf course. So the only thing we need to watch out for tomorrow are stray balls.

If you're wondering what the man on the left is doing, he's pretending to be standing at the same height as a child - we have a kid in this advert. We went down there today to do a few tests to make sure everything will look OK tomorrow.

And if you're wondering what the man on the right is doing, he's teeing off. It was a nice stroke, just to the left of the green.