A new soft drink, dubbed by its manufacturer as the first healthy cola alternative, is launching this month.

London-based Pizzino has secured a listing for Cricket Cola in the UK. Harvey Nichols Food markets will stock the green tea cola with immediate effect, the company said yesterday (19 July). The drink will be available in both regular and diet formats at GBP1.95 a bottle.

Cricket Cola is made by mixing kola nuts with cane sugar and brewed with an infusion of green tea.

The company is hoping to secure listings in major UK supermarkets later this year.