Santa Cruz Organic launched Blueberry Acai, Cranberry Goji and Pomegranate Black Currant, three superfruit juices. Each flavor is 100 percent juice, and contains no added sugar, artificial flavors or preservatives. The products also are certified USDA organic.
Pevonia International released PevoVitale Age-Defying Face & Body Drink. The product combines a blend of vitamins to defend against decreased health and evident aging, the company says. It also offers marine collagen, hyaluronic acid, acai fruit extract, green tea and white tea. PevoVitale Age-Defying Face & Body Drink is available in stick packets, and a box of 30 retails for $59.
Minute Maid, a division of The Coca-Cola Co., expanded its Minute Maid Enhanced Juice and Juice Drink line. Minute Maid Pomegranate Blueberry Flavored 100 percent Juice Blend of Five Juices, Minute Maid Pomegranate Lemonade and Minute Maid Strawberry Kiwi Flavored Juice Drink will now be available in 12-ounce shrinkwrapped single-serve bottles.
Living Essentials LLC added to its line of 2-ounce 5-Hour energy shots with 5-Hour Energy Pomegranate. The pomegranate flavor joins 5-Hour Energy’s Berry, Lemon-Lime, Grape and Orange flavors, as well as Decaf and Extra Strength versions. The product initially launched in select markets, and plans to roll out nationwide.
Kuka Drink Inc. debuted Kuka, a non-carbonated beverage made from coca leaves grown in the Andes. Kuka helps to hydrate and detoxify your body while improving your concentration, the company says. The all-natural product is currently available in select markets.
Naked Juice, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, introduced Naked Coconut Water. The variety is made with 100 percent coconut water made from Brazilian coconuts. Naked Coconut Water is all-natural, fat free and cholesterol free and contains no added sugars or preservatives.
POM Wonderful launched two new 100 percent juice blends, which are available in Pomegranate Kiwi and Pomegranate Nectarine varieties. The juice blends contain no added sugars or artificial ingredients and are a good source of potassium as well as antioxidants, the company says.
Ito En, Brooklyn, N.Y., released new unsweetened Jasmine Green Tea, Golden Oolong Tea and Oi Ocha Dark Green Tea Traditional Teas. The beverages are imported from Japan, where unsweetened teas are popular, the company says.
American Body Building Products released Pure Pro 50, a ready-to-drink protein drink. Pure Pro 50 is available in Vanilla Bean, Milk Chocolate, Cookies & Cream, Banana Cream and Chocolate Peanut Butter varieties. The flavors contain 50 grams of protein from milk and whey, the company says.
iChill Beverages LLC developed iChill Relaxation Shot featuring a blend of melatonin, valerian root, rose hips and B vitamins. The shot, with a Blissful Berry flavor, aims to help consumers relax, reduce stress and sleep better, the company says. iChill Relaxation shot also contains Stevia, a zero-calorie sweetener.
The May 2015 issue of Beverage Industry includes a cover story about custom messaging for baby boomers, as well as articles about NVE Pharmaceuticals, sports and protein drinks and more. Check it out today!