Expanding on its current line-up, Vuka Natural Energy Drinks launched a new flavor: Thrive. The starfruit-pear-flavored energy drink boasts antioxidants and B vitamins and is formulated to help restore vitality and focus, the company says. Like Vuka’s other flavors, Thrive contains no high-fructose corn syrup, preservatives, artificial flavors or colors, or gluten, it adds. Vuka Thrive is on shelves at Whole Foods Rocky Mountain Region and Pacific Northwest in orange colored, 16-ounce cans for a suggested retail price of $2.79.
Vuka Natural Energy Drinks, Del Mar, Calif.
Distribution: Select markets
Ingredients: Carbonated water, cane sugar, citric acid, pectin, natural caffeine, grape whole fruit extract, D-calcium pantothenate (vitamin B5), white tea leaf extract (50 percent caffeine), panax ginseng root extractives, niacinamide (vitamin B3), elderberry extract (color), natural flavor, acai (Euterpe oleracea) fruit extractive, pyridoxide hydrochloride (vitamin B6), beta-carotene (color) and cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12).