British Dandelion & Handpicked Burdock with Star Anise. Sparkling drink. Herbal tones from the star anise rise through the deep & earthy richness of the burdock root which compliments the notes of dandelion. Only natural flavours, extracts & colours. No preservatives or sweeteners. Franklin & Sons soft drinks were first sold in 1886 when the three Franklin brothers started to retail their brews from a confectionary shop at 171 High Street, Rickmansworth. Over 100 years later, Franklin & Sons continues to combine only the finest ingredients to create quality British soft drinks.