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BYB Brands Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, added three new flavors to its line of functional ready-to-drink Bean & Body Coffees. The new vegan variety is a non-dairy alternative with antioxidants to soothe and re-energize, the company says. Horchata is a decaffeinated blend of antioxidants and cinnamon that provides a natural energy boost, and Coconut is a brew blended with maqui berry extract and coconut water to help consumers stay energized and hydrated, it adds. Offered in 8-ounce cans, each flavor contains 100 calories or less and is all-natural, gluten-free and Kosher certified. Bean & Body Coffees have two times the antioxidant level of green tea, and use Fair Trade-certified beans and organic farming methods, according to the company. The suggested retail price for one can ranges between $2.49 and $2.69.
BYB Brands Inc., Charlotte, N.C.
Distribution: Select markets
Ingredients: Coconut: Brewed Fair Trade-certified organic coffee, milk and non-fat milk, organic evaporated cane juice, coconut water from concentrate, natural flavors, pectin, carrageenan, essentra-ashwagandha root extract, tea polyphenols, vanilla extract and maqui berry extract.