When it comes to new products in the beverage market, finding drinks that are both healthy and functional is a priority for many consumers, myself included.
At the recent Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, many exhibitors showcased new ingredients and flavors, clean-label applications, sugar-reduction solutions, and plant-based products that support enhanced performance, cognitive and digestive health, and much more.
Greek Philosopher Heraclitus once said, “Big results require big ambitions.” For Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc., that statement rings true as the global food and beverage manufacturer has embarked on a goal to develop better products for consumers and the planet.
The better-for-you health movement has helped take emerging food and beverage categories from niche to mainstream. As these niche categories become more commonplace, they not only are helping themselves but also are giving a platform to other products, categories and flavors.
Recognizing the rising popularity of bourbon, White Coffee Corp., Long Island City, N.Y., is partnering with Jim Beam, a brand of Deerfield, Ill.-based Beam Suntory, to present a line of non-alcohol coffees including single serve and 12-ounce ground coffees: Jim Beam Bourbon Flavored Coffees.
It’s October, which is by far the best sports month of the year in my opinion. Baseball playoffs are in full swing, the weekends are packed with collegiate and professional football games, and basketball and hockey start off their seasons. If you are like my husband and I, getting family and friends together for sporting events is a common weekend activity. Although we enjoy having people at our home or going to their homes, once in a while, it is nice to watch games at restaurant or sports bar among so many other sports fans.
Sonic Drive-In, Oklahoma City, Okla., introduced Frozen Sweet Teas as part of its Ultimate Iced Tea Stop. Its new lineup of frozen drinks will be joined by three new flavors of iced tea: Wildberry, Black Cherry and Pomegranate Hibiscus.