Bacardi added Piña Colada and Strawberry Daiquiri to its line of ready-to-drink cocktails. The pre-mixed cocktails contain Bacardi Superior Rum. Bacardi Class Cocktail Piña Colada does not contain fat because it is made with coconut water instead of coconut cream, the company says.
Rishi Tea partnered with the Jane Goodall Institute for its U.S. Department of Agriculture certified organic and Fair Trade Masala Chai Concentrate. The Masala Chai Concentrate features a microbrewed blend of spices and vanilla infused with full-bodied single-origin black tea, the company says.
Odwalla, a subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Co., added Strawberry Protein Monster to its line of protein-fortified smoothies. Strawberry Protein Monster combines organic soymilk and 25 grams of milk protein with strawberries as well as vitamins B6 and B12, calcium, and zinc.
Diageo’s Jose Cuervo brand introduced premium ready-to-serve Authentic Pomegranate Margarita and Authentic Mango Margarita. Both combine Jose Cuervo Gold tequila with pomegranate or mango Margarita flavors in a lightweight PET bottle suited for on-the-go occasions, the company says.
Futuristic Brands LLC introduced its line of NX Performance Fuel energy drinks. NX, which stands for Nitrous Express, drinks contain the functional ingredient quercetin for long-lasting energy, the company says. The drinks are available in Hot Fuel, Speed Freak, and sugar-free, zero-calorie Lean & Mean.
The Gatorade Co., a division of PepsiCo, introduced the G Series and G Series Pro lines formulated for athletic performance. The G Series features Prime 01, Perform 02 and Recover 03 varieties. In addition, Gatorade introduced the G Series Pro, which features formulas that were originally developed by The Gatorade Sports Science Institute to meet the needs of college and professional athletes, the company says.
Arizona Beverage Co. collaborated with supplement manufacturer Twinlab Corp. to introduce Rescue Water, a line of enhanced waters. Available in four flavors with individual formulations, Rescue Water is fortified with a proprietary blend of Twinlab vitamins and green tea extract for antioxidants.
NVE Pharmaceuticals released the Stacker2 line of Vitamin Shots. The line includes five varieties each fortified with vitamins in a 2-ounce shot with no sugar or calories. Vitamin Shot Hangover Helper, Defense, Joint Fix, Rest & Relaxation and Prolong Pleasure are 2-ounce shots are available for a suggested retail price of $2.99.
Izze Beverage Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of PepsiCo, introduced its limited-time summer sparkling juice beverage, Izze Sparkling Guava. Izze Sparkling Guava is made with 70 percent juice and a splash of sparkling water and contains no added sugars, caffeine, preservatives of artificial flavors.
Frontier Beverage Co. launched Unwind relaxation beverage in a Citrus Orange flavor. Unwind contains a blend of melatonin, valerian root, rose hips and passion flower for calming benefits, the company says.
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!