Kobrand Corp., New York
Scotch Malts Portfolio
Alllied Domecq Spirits, North America, Westport, Conn.
Arizona No Carb Decaf Green Tea
Arizona Beverage Co., Cincinnati
Zoic Protein Nutrition Drink
LifeForce Labs LLC, Altamonte Springs, Fla.
Ingredients: Water, milk protein concentrate, soy protein isolate, cocoa, natural flavors, cellulose gel, cellulose gum, tricalcium phosphate, sucralose, ascorbic acid, zinc oxide, acesulfame potassium, carrageenan, monosodium phosphate, sodium citrate, vitamin E acetate, niacinamide, calcium D-pantothenate, thiamine hydrochloride, pyridoxine hydrochloride, ferrous sulfate, riboflavin, manganese sulfate, vitamin A palmitate, folic acid, copper sulfate, biotin, potassium iodide, phylliquinone, chromium chloride, sodium molybdate, sodium selenite, vitamin D3 and cyanocobalamin.
The Hain Celestial Group, Boulder, Colo.
Distribution: Northeast United States
Ingredients: Wild Berry: Filtered water, evaporated cane juice, apple, red raspberry and blue-berry juice concentrates, natural flavors of raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and lemons with other natural flavors, citric acid, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), and herbal infusion (consists of orange peel, rosehips)
Samuel Adams Brewmaster’s Collection
The Boston Beer Co., Boston
Bacardi Silver Black Cherry
Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis, Mo.
Graceland Cellars Elvis Presley Wines
Signature Wines, Hayward Calif.
Distribution: New Jersey
Soma Beverage Co., San Francisco, Calif.
Distribution: Gourmet and natural food stores in San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles
Phillips Distilling Co., Minneapolis, Minn.
Distribution: National and selected international markets
Light & Fruitful
Apple & Eve, Port Washington, N.Y
Distribution: East Coast
This month’s contenders:
Teri, elementary school teacher
Here’s the skinny…
“Nice shape, easy to transport… I could take it to work and not spill it.” – Quin
“I like the shape of the bottle and the nutritional highlights are eye-catching.” – Teri
“Nice texture, not too thick. Fruit flavors are vibrant. Mango has a more chalky taste than Strawberry. The aftertaste is fruity, not chalky.” – Teri
“Strawberry is not too sweet, no chalky taste. I don’t like when these products are overly sweet. The mango is a little chalky, artificial tasting. Raspberry is slightly gritty, but has a good raspberry flavor.” – Quin
Would you buy it?
“Yes, however the high sugar content would limit how often.” – Quin
“Yes, it would serve as a quick meal – very nutritious – lots of fiber and vitamins. High sugar content deters me from considering it a daily part of my diet.” – Teri
“I like the way the nutritional highlights are summarized down the side of the bottle. It gives you a quick rundown without having to search for the information.” – Teri
“I like the idea of being able to get more soy in my diet in an easy, tasty way.” – Quin
White Wave Inc., Boulder, Co.
Distribution: Natural foods stores
Ingredients: Strawberry Smoothie Ingredients: Filtered water, whole organic soybeans,organic evaporated juice, strawberries, dextrose, strawberry juice concentrate, pectin, sodium citrate, natural flavors, fructan, purple carrot juice, beet juice and red cabbage juice (for color), sea salt, yogurt cultures (L. bulgaricus, S. thermophilus, L. acidophilus, B. bifidum, L casei, L. rhamnosus), tricalcium phosphate, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E), calcium pantothenate, niacin, zinc gluconate, vitamin A palmitate, pyridocine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin B12, biotin, vitamin D2.