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Crazy D's prebiotic soda in Toronto is making the leap to mainstream - Toronto.com

Crazy D's prebiotic soda in Toronto is making the leap to mainstream - Toronto.com

Crazy D’s, the all-organic, guilt-free soda brand from Scarborough, is going mainstream. First found in Toronto specialty markets such as the Big Carrot and Whole Foods, and in niche eateries like the Copper Branch vegan restaurant, Darren Portelli’s prebiotic craft products are doubling their distribution. They’ve just slipped into 50 of the city’s Metro grocery stores. By the end of May, they’ll also be in 50 Sobeys. “We were in under 100 stores. We’re about to hit 200 stores,” Portelli said last week at the Crazy D lab, a unit he’s rented for two years in a looping, mid-Scarborough industrial...

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Crazy D's on CHCH Morning Live

Crazy D's on CHCH Morning Live

If you are craving a soda, it doesn’t have to be unhealthy. Darren Portelli, founder and CEO of Crazy D’s Soda Labs was here this morning to tell us about an option that may be a healthier alternative.

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Toronto entrepreneur bottles new line of soda for health conscious consumers - Toronto.com

Toronto entrepreneur bottles new line of soda for health conscious consumers - Toronto.com

It has been a crazy couple of years for Darren Portelli. The Upper Beaches resident has pivoted from producing movies and TV shows to creating his own soda line — a journey that began as he was dealing with a personal struggle. “I was trying to figure out why my mental health was on a decline versus being steady,” said Portelli, adding he started to do more research on the impact of food on mental wellness.

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Crazy D's on CHCH Morning Live 2018

Crazy D's on CHCH Morning Live 2018

Do you enjoy soda but hate the amount of sugar in it?  Well a toronto based company may be able to help.  Darren Portelli, founder and CEO of Crazy D’s Soda Labs was here this morning to explain more.

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