Smooth Spirits LLC introduced Haamonii Smooth Shochu in two varieties – Original and Lemon. Shochu is a traditional Japanese spirit that is similar to vodka but with less calories and half the alcohol content, the company says.
Acai Roots added Pure Acai Juice to its line of superfruit juice beverages. The juice is made from Brazilian acai berries and contains 3,000 ORAC units per serving, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, the company says.
Starbucks Coffee Co. introduced Natural Fusions, a line of naturally flavored premium coffees. Natural Fusions are made with Arabica coffee beans blended and specifically roasted to complement a vanilla, caramel or cinnamon flavor.
B.R.A.T. Diet LLC introduced a line of organic beverages designed to help soothe children’s upset stomachs. Organic B.R.A.T. Feel Better Drinks are based on the stomach soothing principles of the B.R.A.T. diet, which stands for bananas, rice, applesauce and toast.
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.
The August 2015 issue of Beverage Industry includes a cover story about Goose Island beer, as well as articles about digital marketing, energy drinks, and CORE Hydration bottled water. Check it out today!