Black Cherry Vanilla
Coca-Cola simultaneously launched Diet Black Cherry Vanilla Coke and Black Cherry Vanilla Coke this month. Diet Cherry Coke and Cherry Coke will not be affected by this introduction. Vanilla Coke and Diet Vanilla Coke went on hiatus at the end of 2005.
Diet Black Cherry Vanilla Coke and Black Cherry Vanilla Coke
Coca-Cola North America, Atlanta
Telephone: 404/676-2121
Distribution: National

Fruit smoothie
PepsiCo’s Tropicana Products Inc. introduced new Tropicana Fruit Smoothies, a line of all-natural, fruit blended beverages. Made with 100 percent fruit juice and fruit puree, one 11-ounce serving counts as two and a half servings of fruit. Tropicana Fruit Smoothies — available in Strawberry Banana, Mixed Berry and Topical Fruit varieties — retail for $1.69, and replace the brand’s current fruit and yogurt blend beverage.
Tropicana Fruit Smoothies
Pepsi-Cola North America, Purchase, N.Y.
Telephone: 914/253-2000
Distribution: National
Ingredients: Mixed Berry: Filtered water, apple and grape juices from concentrate, banana puree concentrate, strawberry puree concentrate, raspberry juice concentrate, natural flavors, blueberry juice concentrate, ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and xanthan gum.
Aromatheraputic water
Jivita LLC launched a new concept of flavored drinking water called Jivita. The water is infused with a combination of hydrosols — extracts from flowers, resins and bark — making it the first aromatheraputic water to hit the marketplace, the company says. Jivita’s introductory line of water includes four flavors: Jivita Red, said to enhance mental and physical awareness; Jivita Orange to enhance mental and physical endurance; Jivita Green to calm the body and mind; and Jivita Purple to center the body and mind. In line with the company’s natural vision, Jivita water is bottled in PET alternative NatureWorks PLA.
Jivita LLC, Wailuku, Hawaii
Telephone: 888/754-8482
Distribution: Select markets

Caffeinated malt
Phusion Projects now offers Four, a caffeinated malt beverage that provides consumers an energy boost combined with a “body buzz,” the company says. Four targets young adults looking for a convenient alcohol drink that will help them play longer and harder. The new beverage mixes taurine, guarana and ginseng with wormwood — an ingredient used in absinthe as an aphrodisiac — and blends them into a 6 percent alcohol beverage. Four is packaged in 16-ounce cans, and retails for $1.99.  
Phusion Project Inc., Chicago
Telephone: 888/402-5247
Distribution: Select markets

Sweating beverage
VPX Sports launched Redline, which combines the technologies of fat burning and energy enhancement. This “physique-transforming matrix” coaxes the body to burn fat through the “shivering response,” the company says. When you shiver, your body releases stored body fat in an attempt to bring body temperature back to normal, the company claims. Redline also has an additional combination of ingredients that the company says will have consumers sweating up a thermogenic storm, and thus burning fat through yet another mechanism. The ready to drink beverage retails for $3.29.
VPX Sports, Davie, Fla.
Telephone: 800/954-7904
Distribution: National
Ingredients: Purified water, citric acid, carmine red, liquid red, sucralose, potassium sorbate, natural and artificial flavor and natural colors.
Just for kids
Traditional Medicinals has developed the first U.S. line of pharmacopoeial-grade, kosher certified and organic medicinal teas for children. Traditional Medicinals Organic Just for Kids Teas come in four soothing products: Organic Cold Care, with a taste of chamomile and peppermint; Organic Throat Coat, with a slightly sweet and spicy flavor; Organic Nighty Night, with the taste of chamomile and hibiscus; Organic Tummy Comfort Tea, with the taste of chamomile, lemon balm and peppermint. The teas have interactive packaging, with games, animal characters, facts and stories.
Traditional Medicinals Organic Just for Kids Teas
Traditional Medicinals, Sebastopol, Calif.
Telephone: 800/543-4372
Distribution: National
Ingredients: Throat Coat: Organic marshmallow root, organic sage leaf, organic calendula flower, organic licorice root, organic cinnamon bark and wild cherry bark.
Health water
BooKoo Beverages added to its Bookoo Energy products with BooKoo Water. The 12-ounce beverages provide health and/or sensory benefits. The Chilly Lemon flavor contains a multi-vitamin; Orange Energy offers an energy boost; Tropical Dragonfruit provides an antioxidant; and Wild Berry is said to be “replenishing.” BooKoo Water is available for $1.49.
BooKoo Water
BooKoo Beverages Inc., Dallas
Telephone: 866/568-3322
Distribution: Select markets

High performance
Fuze Beverage Inc., under High Performance Beverage Co., released NOS High Performance Energy Drink. NOS stands for Nitrous Oxide Systems, which are used in hot-rods and various other motorsports to provide an extra power boost. Fuze licensed the NOS logo from Holley Performance Products Inc., which is well known to racing fans. Available in regular and sugar-free varieties, the new NOS beverage has a passionfruit flavor, and includes ingredients such as: taurine, ginseng, d-ribose, l-carnitine, folic acid and vitamins C, B6 and B12. Both l6-ounce beverages are priced at $1.99.
NOS High Performance Energy Drink
Fuze Beverage Inc., Englewood, N.J.
Telephone: 201/227-0380
Distribution: National
Ingredients: Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, citric acid, taurine, sodium citrate, natural passion fruit flavor with other natural flavors, d-ribose, l-carnitine, caffeine, sodium hexametaphosphate, pectin, ascorbic acid, inositol, gum arabic, monopotassium phosphate, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, ester gum, panax ginseng root extract, calcium disodium salt of EDTA, sucralose, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), beta-carotene, cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12).
Mangosteen fruit
XanGo LLC is making consumers aware that xanthones and mangosteen fruit are the central elements of its XanGo Juice. The mangosteen fruit, found primarily in Southeast Asia, provides the product’s supply of xanthones, an antioxidant. XanGo Juice is a dietary supplement that offers the nutritional attributes of the whole mangosteen fruit. The 25.35-ounce bottle retails for $39.95.
XanGo Juice
XanGo LLC, Lehi, Utah
Telephone: 801/766-3000
Distribution: National
Ingredients: Citric acid, natural flavor, pectin, xanthan gum, sodium benzoate.

Fall hops harvest
Boston Beer celebrates the fall hops harvest with the introduction of Samuel Adams Imperial Pilsner 2005 Harvest. The brew uses large quantities of Hallertau Mittelfrueh hops selected fresh from 2005’s Bavarian hops harvest, creating a robust, flavorful beer. The 2004 Harvest is available in select specialty beer stores in a 24-ounce bottle for $4.99.
Samuel Adams Imperial Pilsner 2005 Harvest
Boston Beer Co., Boston
Telephone: 617/368-5000
Distribution: National

TCCA added Tillamook Yogurt Smoothies, a drinkable yogurt beverage, to its line of dairy products. Available in five varieties — Mixed Berry, Orchard Harvest, Oregon Strawberry, Vanilla Bean and Marionberry — the new smoothies are fat free and come with a resealable lid. The 11-ounce bottles retail for $1.59 to $1.79.
Tillamook Yogurt Smoothies
Tillamook County Creamery Association, Tillamook, Ore.
Telephone: 503/815-1300
Distribution: Northwest
Ingredients: Mixed Berry: Cultured Grade A pasteurized nonfat milk, sugar, whey protein concentrate, modified corn starch, pectin, high fructose corn syrup, water, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, natural and artificial flavors, citric acid, potassium sorbate, Red 40, Blue 1.
Brazilian cane
Diageo released Oronoco Rum, a super-premium white rum made from fresh-cut Brazilian mountain cane. The triple-distilled, smooth spirit now is available in San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles. Distillers Vicente and Roberto Bastos Ribeiro believe that mountain cane yields a superior taste, similar to coffee and wine grapes grown on mountain slopes. The cane is blended with aged South American rums and natural spring water before being lightly rested in Brazilian amendoim wood casks to round out its finish. Oronoco retails for $34.99 per 750-ml. bottle.
Oronoco Rum
Diageo, Samford, Conn.
Telephone: 203/359-7100
Distribution: Select markets

Hybrid energy
Advance by Powerade is a hybrid beverage that combines the key ingredients of sports drinks and energy drinks. Described as “hydration with a boost,” Advance by Powerade is designed to give active consumers an edge by delivering the same levels of B vitamins and electrolytes found in Powerade, along with the taurine and caffeine found in energy drinks. Advance by Powerade is available in Lime and Berry.
Advance by Powerade
Coca-Cola North America, Atlanta
Telephone: 404/676-2121
Distribution:  National
Ingredients: Berry: Water, high fructose corn syrup, maltodextrin, citric acid, taurine, natural flavors, salt, potassium citrate, caffeine, carnitine fumarate, potassium phosphate, sucralose, niacinamide (vitamin B3), Blue 1, Red 40, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12).
Fruit flavor
Coca-Cola is revving up Full Throttle with Full Throttle Fury and Full Throttle Fury Sugar Free. These new line extensions have a citrus flavor and come in bright red cans, featuring the brand’s signature logo, flame graphics and “brash personality,” the company says.
Full Throttle Fury and Full Throttle Fury Sugar Free
Coca-Cola North America, Atlanta
Telephone: 404/676-2121
Distribution:  National
Ingredients: Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, citric acid, taurine, natural flavors, sodium citrate, sodium benzoate, ginseng extract, caffeine, carnitine fumarate, Yellow 6, caramel color, niacinamide (vitamin B3), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), guarana extract, cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12).
At a glance . . .
Wine and liquor
Grande Marque Champagne G.H. Mumm, Reims, France, has expanded its portfolio in the United States by introducing Mumm Grand Cru, a special multi-vintage, 100- percent grand cru cuvée. The new Mumm Grand Cru, retailing for $56, showcases the characteristics of five specific and historic grand cru vineyards with the Champagne appellation...
Drinks Americas Holdings Ltd., Wilton, Conn., signed a licensing agreement with The Trump Organization for the rights to the Trump name for the marketing and sale of Trump: The World’s Finest Super Premium Vodka...
The Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whisky, imported by Pernod Ricard USA, released The Glenlivet Cellar Collection 1972. With 800 bottles available in the United States, the limited release is valued at approximately $700 per bottle...
Canandaigua Wine Co., Canandaigua, N.Y., introduced Trove, a new boxed wine brand. Trove Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon will be launched with a suggested retail price of $22.99 per 3-liter box, the equivalent of four 750-ml. bottles...  
Grand Island Beverages, San Francisco, introduced Wasabé, a blend of premium Dutch vodka and Japanese saké that retails for $40...
Rhum Clément, Martinique, has imported into the United States three rums from its portfolio: Rhum Clément Première Canne ($29.99), Rhum Clément V.S.O.P. Rum ($39.99) and Rhum Clément Liqueur Créole Shrubb ($29.99). The rums are made from pure sugar cane in Le Francois, Martinique...
Boissett America, New York City, launched Lulu B., a French brand of wine. Featuring a screw cap, Lulu B.’s Syrah, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir retail for less than $10 per bottle...
Marquee Artisan Wines, Parkville, Mo., released a new Signature Series of wine. The six wines from Australia include: 2004 McLaren Vale Shiraz ($19.99), 2003 Langhorne Creek Cabernet Sauvignon ($19.99), 2003 Rutherglen Merlot ($19.99), 2004 Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir ($19.99), 2004 Hunter Valley Semillon/Chardonnay ($14.99), and 2004 Yarra Valley Chardonnay ($14.99)...
Dairy drinks
Brown Cow Farm, Antioch, Calif., launched new Lowfat Yogurt Smoothies in two flavors, Original and Strawberry.  
Alternative beverages
DZL Productions LLC, Delmar, N.Y., released DZL Gear, a non-carbonated fitness beverage with a high level of protein due to a whey protein isolate, and glucosamine for joint health. Available in Wild Berry and Citrus flavors, DZL Gear is packaged in a 16-ounce can...
Coffee and tea
The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, launched Coca-Cola Blak in France, the first of several countries — including the United States — that are expected to introduce the new Coca-Cola and coffee fusion in 2006...
Tzu Thé, Atlanta, offers a single-serving T-Pod filled with premium loose, dry green tea leaves. To accompany the individual T-Pods, Tzu Thé created the T-Buddy, a portable tea bottle with a built-in infuser that doubles as a tea mug and a tea pot for hot or cold beverages on the go. Both the box of 24 nitrogen-filled, single use T-Pods and the 150-gram vacuum-sealed loose tea canister are sold at $29.95...
Oregon Chai, Portland, Ore., added chai tea bags to its line. The new tea bags are available in three varieties: Black Tea, Green Tea and naturally caffeine-free Red Tea. The 20-count box is USDA certified organic, and retails for $7.99...