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The Island Brewing Co. launched Bully Hayes Hard Cola, a cola malt beverage made with pure Fijian rainwater that has an alcohol content of 8 percent. The beverage is made with a blend of bourbon and dry cola flavors and a hint of lime.
Marnier-Lapostolle Inc.’s new Quintessence brand features a blend of vintage cognacs sourced from the Grande Champagne region and special family reserves aged as long as 60 years in French oak vats.
The Bitter Truth GmbH’s new line of fruit liqueurs was introduced with Apricot and Violet flavors.
R.W. Knudsen Family added two flavors to its organic line of Sparkling Essence sparkling spring water beverages: Organic Lime and Organic Coconut.
Push Beverages’ Tribe Tea brand introduced new flavors: Peach Tea and Diet Green Tea with Honey and Ginseng.
Orgain Inc.expanded its line of Orgain ready-to-drink nutritional shakes for adults with the introduction of an organic, nutritional shake formulated specifically for children. Orgain Healthy Kids is sold in 250-ml. aseptic cartons and available in Chocolate, Strawberry and Vanilla flavors. The packaging carries the same minimalist design cues from the first Orgain brand, but adds a cartoon monkey and fresh ingredient images to entice children, the package design firm says. Orgain Healthy Kids launched nationally at Whole Foods Market stores and is available for $2.39-$2.49.
Modjo Hydrate Elite, made by Cellutions LLC, is an all-natural sports drink infused with real coconut water, vitamin C and all-natural flavors and colors, and fortified with 99.9 percent pure sea salt. The beverage is available in Lemon Lime Ice, Orange Rush, Island Punch and Blue Crush flavors. Its 20-ounce and 32-ounce bottles have a suggested retail price of $1.59 and $2.59 each, respectively.
Simply Naked, a brand of Constellation Wines U.S., is a line of unoaked wines designed to express the true varietal character of the wine without the influence of oak barrels. It accomplishes this by aging the wine in 100 percent stainless steel, the company says. The Simply Naked inaugural collection includes the 2010 vintages of Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
In celebration of International Pineapple Day on April 2, Bahama Breeze locations across the country invited the media and consumers to celebrate with cocktails that feature the tropical flavor of the pineapple. (Photos by Liz Parker and Jennifer Haderspeck)
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