High Voltage Beverages added Blue Melon Shock to its Volt line of carbonated soft drinks. Blue Melon Shock joins Original Citrus Shock, Diet Citrus Shock, Tropical Mango Shock, Pineapple Shock and Fruit Punch Shock. The product contains caffeine, taurine, ginseng and guarana. Blue Melon Shock is available in 20-ounce bottles.
Boulevard Brewing Co. released Boulevard Pilsner, an American-style lager. The lager was inspired by the history of local and regional brewing, most notably from the George Muehlebach Brewing Co., the company says. The George Muehlebach Brewing Co. operated from 1868 until a larger national brewery bought them out in 1956. Boulevard Pilsner is a tribute to the legacy of the bygone brewers. The product is unpasteurized and blends an all-malt recipe with the addition of hops at four stages of the brewing process. The product is available in six-packs.
Sambazon expanded its line of single-serve organic acai juices with Pomegranate Synergy and Rainforest Immunity. Pomegranate Synergy blends antioxidants, omegas 3,6 and 9, and fiber and protein; and Rainforest Immunity contains passionfruit, acerola, rose hips and 800 percent vitamin C per bottle. The juices are available in 10.5-ounce and 32-ounce bottles, which retail for $2.99 and $7.99, respectively.
Layfield Energy and Innovative Beverage Group released Drank Deuce, a 2-ounce version of the original Drank beverage. Drank Deuce contains 16 calories, 4 grams of carbohydrates and 4 grams of sugar. The product is available in select markets and online at custommuscle.com.
Synergy Beverages Inc. launched Purista Mojito Premium Cocktail Mix, a blend of Key lime juice, organic sugar cane juice, fresh mint leaves and filtered water. When combined with equal part white rum and two parts club soda, the 750-ml. bottle creates 17 6-ounce Mojitos. The product is available in Purista Mojito, Purista Mojito Blackberry, Purista Margarita and Purista Caipirinha varieties. A bottle retails for $9.99.
Affinity Lifestyles Inc. introduced Real Water, an alkalized, antioxidant bottled water with stable negative ions. Real Water’s E2-Electron Energized technology adds electrons to the water through electric restructuring at the end of the purification process, the company says. The company claims the negative ions act as antioxidants to neutralize free radicals and aid in cellular hydration. The product is packaged in 16.9-ounce and 1-liter bottles. A 16.9-ounce bottle retails for $1.50.
Iron Horse Beverage Co. released Elite Naturel juices in five flavors: Pomegranate, Acai, Watermelon, Green Tea/Pomegranate blend and Acai/Pomegranate/Black Mulberry blend. The juices are organic, shelf-stable and are not from concentrate. Elite Naturel products are available in 125-ml. and 1-liter bottles. A 125-ml. bottle retails between $1.99 and $2.49.
Deschutes Brewery added Twilight Ale, a limited-edition summer seasonal ale. Twilight Ale is straw-colored and a blend of four hops and malts, including Cara-Pils, Carastan malts and Cascade, Amarillo and Tettnang hops. The ale is available on draft and in six- and 12-packs across the western United States. A 12-ounce bottle contains 5 percent alcohol by volume.
Fruit20, a subsidiary of Sunny Delight Beverages Co., added Cranberry Raspberry and Strawberry Kiwi to its Fruit20 Essentials, a flavored water line with fruit flavors. The flavors join Peach Mango, Citrus, Blueberry Pomegranate and Cherry Acai varieties. All flavors provide two servings of fruit and one gram of fiber. The product is packaged in 18-ounce single-serve bottles and 15- and 20-packs. An 18-ounce bottle retails between $1.29 and $1.49.
Kellogg Co. introduced Kellogg’s Special K Protein Shakes, which contain protein and fiber in a resealable plastic bottle. The shakes are available in Milk Chocolate, French Vanilla and Strawberry flavors. Each variety contains 10 grams of protein and 5 grams of soluble fiber polydextrose. Strawberry and French Vanilla contain 180 calories and Milk Chocolate has 190 calories. A four-pack retails for $6.29.
A lot is brewing in the March 2020 issue, from cold-brew coffee to craft beer. Check out our cover story to learn the latest about the $300 million merger that brought the Boston Beer Co. and Dogfish Head together. Our Beverage RD article uncovers the latest trends in sweeteners, while readers can get Up Close With OWYN (Only What You Need). Our Ingredient Spotlight highlights innovations in the utilization of coffee as a flavorful, functional ingredient. And our 2020 Beer Market Report is a hefty pour that you won’t want to miss. You’ll also see the latests in new products, suppliers and more. This issue is good to the last drop. Thirsty for more? Subscribe to get the latest stories delivered right to your inbox. Check back throughout the month for additional content.
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