An alcoholic blend with the flavours of African herbs and fruit. It is a vibrant yet rooted brand – a celebration of modern African culture. Orijin embodies all that is alive and exciting in Africa today. Inspired by the tradition of herbal drinks, Orijin is an alcoholic blend with the flavours of African herbs and fruits, combined to give a refreshing bitter-sweet taste. African Tastes Refreshed for Today’s World
Enjoy Orijin chilled, straight from the bottle, with friends. 6% ABV, 300ml.
Origin Bitters 24x200ml
Launched in 2013, Orijin Bitters is the newest and fastest growing bitters drink on offer in the Nigerian market.
Orijin Bitters is made by Guinness Nigeria Plc which is owned by the multinational drinks company Diageo. Keep in mind though that the drink is made locally here in Nigeria. It even says as much on the label! This of course means that the drink is made by folk here in Nigeria which we feel is an absolute must for any drink claiming African heritage.
Perhaps you have tasted Alomo Bitters which has dominated the Nigerian market for bitters during the past few years. While Alomo Bitters has a really bitter taste (as you might imagine!), Orijin Bitters aims to differentiate itself from the competition by having a taste which is a little bit sweet as well as bitter. We understand that the ingredients of the drink include neutral spirits, sugar, citric acids, trisodium citrate, caramel extracts, naartire, chamomile, thyme, cinnamon and orange.
What are the Health Benefits?
Keep in mind that Orijin Bitters is a very strong alcoholic drink, with an ABV of 30%, so remember to drink in moderation. While its manufacturer does not hold it out as having any particular health benefits, the drink does contain chamomile and thyme. Both of these herbs have significant health benefits. In fact, Chamomile has been used for millennia to cure stomach pains and anxiety.
But does Orijin Bitters have any side effects? It goes without saying that you will end up with a hangover if you drink too much of Orijin Bitters given its very high ABV! However, the fact that Orijin is made by a well known and respected multinational company gives us more confidence that the drink will not have the same side effects that some of its competitors in this space have been accused of.