Pure Leaf, a line of bottled iced teas produced by PepsiCo in a joint partnership with Unilever, is under scrutiny with plaintiffs in two separate lawsuits alleging that the products use citric acid -- an ingredient that can be synthetically created -- as a preservative and are being falsely marketed as “all natural.”
Singled out as symbols of the category’s development are fast-growing LaCroix Sparkling Water, a product of National Beverage Corp. and Sparkling Ice, owned by Talking Rain.
Marlee’s takes a modern slant on an old tradition by blending American rye whiskey with Chinese gunpowder green tea and a touch of organic Mexican blue agave.
"This anniversary year is a big deal for BACARDÍ flavored rums and we always continue to expand the portfolio with innovative flavors to meet our consumer's needs for rich taste experiences," said Shane M. Graber, Vice President and Brand Managing Director BACARDÍ rum North America.
Buffalo Trace Distillery has completed the construction of its 83,000 square foot revolutionary new distribution center, which uses satellite technology to store and retrieve pallets of finished goods. Buffalo Trace Distillery is believed to be the first spirits supplier to use this system, called an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS).
Molly’s Milk Truck beverages are distributed through Dora’s Naturals and are available at Whole Foods locations throughout New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
Through UNFI’s Speed to Market Program, Tio Gazpacho products can now be found at 62 additional stores.
These flavors are available in individual 10 oz. or take home 32 oz. sizes.
ENU Nutritional Shakes are available in chocolate and vanilla flavors.
Delivered in Stick Pack form, 30 to a Tub, the formulas include non-GMO, high performance, patented ingredients that are focused on Energy, Brain Health and Immunity and will launch first in the state of Hawaii and then online at www.konared.com.
“2014 was an exceptionally fertile year for drink books and drink writing in general, with extremely difficult choices to make in each of the four writing categories,” said David Wondrich Writing Committee Chairman. “As far as the judges are concerned, each of the finalists is a true winner and would have dominated the field in an average year. It was humbling to have to choose among them.”
MGP’s Master Distiller Greg Metze has crafted only 6,000 hand-numbered bottles of this unique expression, which is the result of marrying three distinct straight bourbon whiskeys. The brand consists of 38% 2006 bourbon (21% rye), 3% 2006 bourbon (36% rye), and 59% 2008 bourbon (21% rye), all made by MGP.
The study, titled “The Unintended Consequences of Changes in Beverage Options and the Removal of Bottled Water on a University Campus,” discovered an 8 percent increase in all bottles and a 25 percent increase in bottles of sugary beverages shipped to the University of Vermont between the Spring of 2012 and Spring of 2013.
The PureCircle Matrix Solutions family includes new stevia ingredient Sigma-T, an ingredient with a clean sweetness profile, reduced astringency and bitterness and a sweet aftertaste that performs parity to sugar at mid-level sugar reductions.