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  • #16
    Will this make it past the first production run?
    Auto Repair is my Day Job


    • #17
      Or will it soon be found at BIG LOTS?
      Auto Repair is my Day Job


      • #18
        Drink's calorie-burning claims probed

        Associated Press Writer
        Mon Feb 5, 1:09 PM ET

        HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal on Monday announced an investigation into claims by Coca-Cola and Nestle that their new drink can burn calories and not "voodoo nutrition."

        Blumenthal's investigation focuses on Enviga, a green-tea drink that contains caffeine, calcium and a green tea extract known as epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG. Coke says EGCG speeds up metabolism and increases energy use, especially when combined with caffeine.

        An Enviga Web site claims that the drink's blend of green tea and caffeine burns more calories than it contains and can help drinkers maintain an ideal weight. According to a Nestle study, young people who drank three of the 12-ounce drinks a day burned an average of 106 calories.

        Blumenthal demanded copies of all scientific studies, clinical trials, tests and papers that prove the calorie-burning claim by next week.

        Unless there are credible scientific studies, claims "may be nothing more than voodoo nutrition," Blumenthal said. "Promise of wondrous weight loss must be supported by science, not magic."

        Calls were placed to Coke and Nestle seeking comment.

        Enviga's Web site says the drink is available in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, with a national release scheduled this year.

        A nonprofit watchdog group, Center for Science in the Public Interest, have threatened to sue Coke and Nestle over their Enviga claims. Coke officials called the lawsuit threat a "meritless publicity stunt."

        [ 02-05-2007, 04:56 PM: Message edited by: Hollow Man ]
        "I see a Hollow Man, gun in hand, it points my way." - The Cult


        • #19
          I tried Berry and Peach. The Berry is tolerable. I didn't drink all the Peach. From what others at work are saying, the Berry is the best, then Peach, and no one likes the plain green tea. I brought one home for my wife so we'll see what she thinks. It'll be interesting to see what happens with this stuff, especially with a potential lawsuit. Of course, people file suit for the dumbest things so we want to keep that in mind too.


          • #20
            The CSPI are also the people attacking 7Up for their use of "natural."


            • #21
              Originally posted by fusion:
              The CSPI are also the people attacking 7Up for their use of "natural."
              And rightfully so!


              • #22
                So the theatre I work at got this today.
                I tried the peach, not too bad, not great.
                Its 3.50 a can (Remember this is a movie theatre)
                If you get a combo you can get it for 1 dollor
                If you are an AMC Moviewatcher member, and get a combo, you get a can FREE


                • #23
                  Gee, does it actually list a negative number of calories on the nutrition label?

                  I had figured, from a totally technical aspect, that all "calorie-free" drinks are calorie-buring, because it takes energy to digest them... I'm surprised no one jumped on this marketing ploy long ago.
                  ~Tom Servo
                  "I'm huge!"


                  • #24
                    No, it has five calories per can.


                    • #25
                      i saw this at woodmans today, but all they had were the 4 packs for 5 bucks. im going to wait for singles.


                      • #26
                        Nice find, Wonkapete (the Pepsi "can" that is .)
                        Drink responsibly....drink soda!


                        • #27
                          My local Jewel (Super Value) has Enviga individual cans on sale for, 2 for $1. The local (used to be Safeway LOL) has them on sale for $1 each.

                          I still predict that Enviga will tank by the 2nd quarter of 2008.

                          [ 02-07-2007, 11:12 PM: Message edited by: Mr Zabe ]
                          Don't worry, be happy. Meher Baba


                          • #28
                            I got stuck going to Wal-Mart yesterday to buy a sled because nobody else had them in stock. I literally called everywhere in the Twin Cities before I succumbed to the evil. They had one of those old ladies giving out samples and so I tried all the flavours. Yuck, yuck, and more yuck. The green tea was the worst, followed by the peach, the berry was almost tolerable but not for the price its going for. Welcome to the Coke Blak of '07.

                            100 Calories for the cost of 3 cans is hardly worth it, heck thats like 10 minutes of excercise.
                            <b>Hey Pepsi, Shasta called, they want their lemon-lime back.</b>


                            • #29
                              We ran out of our first shipments of Enviga 6 packs already. First we were getting it from CCBCC in Charlotte NC (code SY), but then some came from CCE-Portland IN (PR). We also got Coolah 4 packs and loose from PR - so it looks like CCE finally upgraded one of other facilities to run odd sized cans (other than CV and NH).

                              The target audience for this stuff isn't really in the area I work in, so sales have been slow. Though the loose cans are 10/$10 at one chain (Acme), so we sold quite a bit in there.