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Mr. Q Cumber

Global Beverage Enterprises Inc. released Mr. Q Cumber, a sparkling cucumber beverage. Mr. Q Cumber contains 90 calories and is packaged in a 7-ounce glass bottle. The product joins Mr. Q Sparkling Vodka and Mr. Q Sparkling Gin. A bottle retails for $1.09.
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Syntha-6

Bio-Engineered Supplements & Nutrition Inc. introduced Syntha-6, a lean-muscle protein beverage with 40 grams of protein. Syntha-6 is fortified with branched-chain amino acidss, medium-chain triglycerides, fatty acids and fiber. A 16.9-ounce Tetra Pak package is available in Chocolate, Banana, Strawberry and Vanilla varieties.


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Wild Berry Kidz Superfood

Amazing Grass introduced Wild Berry Kidz Superfood, a drink powder that combines 32 fruits and vegetables with yumberry flavor. The powder mixes with water or juice, and is offered in a 200-gram canister and in a 15-count box of single-serve packets. The Wild Berry flavor contains 1 gram of sugar per serving, and it joins the Chocolate version. A 200-gram canister and 15-count box retail for $24.99 and $21.99, respectively.
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Vuka Energy Drink

Vuka launched Awaken, Think, Workout and Renew, sparkling juice-based energy drinks. Awaken is orange juice-based; Think is a lightly carbonated pomegranate lychee drink; Workout is a lightly carbonated berry lemonade beverage with rooibos tea; and Renew is a mango peach-flavored drink. The products are packaged in 16-ounce aluminum bottles, and an 8-ounce serving contains 80 mg. of caffeine. A bottle retails for $3.49.



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Oxley Gin

Oxley created a cold-distilled gin with the same name. By using a cold-distillation process with sub-zero temperatures, Oxley preserves the gin’s botanical flavors, aromas and natural ingredients, the company says. The gin is made with botanical ingredients including Juniper, hand-peeled citrus fruits and Meadowsweet. For a limited time, Oxley is available in select bars and retail outlets in New York, California and Las Vegas. The product is 47 percent alcohol by volume. A 1-liter bottle retails for $50.
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Nitrous Monster

Monster Energy launched Nitrous Monster, an energy drink that features nitrous oxide gas technology. The product is nitrogenated, so nitrous is in the liquid and does not have the same “medicinal” effects that laughing gas does, the company says. Nitrous Monster is packaged in the resealable 12-ounce Rexam Sleek Cap Can with closure technology from Dayton Systems Group. The product is available in Killer-B, Super Dry and Anti-Gravity varieties. Killer-B contains honey, B vitamins, bee pollen and royal jelly; Super Dry offers a similar texture to Champagne; and Anti-Gravity is very potent so consumers will feel as if they can defy gravity, the company says.
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Red Rose Family Iced Tea Bags

Redco Foods Inc. introduced Red Rose Family Size Iced Tea bags, which are made with Red Rose Original Blend. The Red Rose Family Size Iced Tea is blended from hand-picked tea leaves, grown at high elevations, the company says. A box of 22 tea bags retails for $2.39.
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R.W. Knudsen Organic Juices

R.W. Knudsen Family added a new size of 8-ounce single-serve organic juices. The juices are available in Orange, Cranberry, Concord Grape, Pomegranate, Apple and Very Veggie varieties. All flavors are made with 100 percent juice and are certified organic by Quality Assurance International.
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Evan Williams Honey Reserve Kentucky Liqueur

Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc. released Evan Williams Honey Reserve Kentucky Liqueur. The product is similar to extra-aged Evan Williams Bourbon, but contains natural honey. The clear label on the bottle is a rendition of a honey bee, and it also contains a black and yellow capsule closure. Evan Williams Honey Reserve Kentucky Liqueur is 70 proof and available in 750-ml. and 50-ml. sizes. A 750-ml. bottle retails for $14.99.
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Sleepytime Vanilla

The Hain Celestial Group added Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Vanilla to its line of herbal teas. The variety adds vanilla to original Sleepytime’s chamomile, spearmint and lemongrass formulation. Sleepytime Vanilla is Celestial Seasonings’ first new flavor addition to the product family in more than two decades. In addition, a new package design was created, which displays the Sleepytime Bear and emphasizes the calming ingredients and relaxing flavor. A 20-tea-bag count box retails for $2.99.
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