A Cornish start-up company has launched a range of cola and apple drinks infused with chilli, hoping to take on ginger beer in the spice stakes.

The three-strong range from Launceston-based Reverend Berriman's, which was founded by Reverend John Berriman last year, consists of a regular cola, a diet cola and a sparkling apple drink, each with a hint of chilli (rsp: £1.20 for 500ml). It is manufactured by 3Sixteen UK.

The range is available from the company's online shop and independent regional retailers. A still and sparkling water are planned for later this year.