Beverages with a wellness focus flood the marketplace.
Starbucks Corp. is launching a new line of Teavana Wellness Craft Iced Teas at retail.
The Defense: Orange Cinnamon White Tea is blended with orange peel, apple, lemongrass, blackberry leaves, cinnamon, ginger, licorice root, honey and vitamin C. Each 12-oz bottle contains 45 calories and 10 grams of sugar.
The Refresh: Blueberry Mint Herbal Tea combines spearmint, peppermint, lemon verbena, hibiscus, ginger, licorice root and fennel. Each bottle contains no calories and no sugar.
The Balance: Watermelon Basil Oolong Tea features oolong tea, basil, ginger, lemongrass, fennel, cinnamon, lemon peel, cardamom, turmeric, honey, natural flavors and fruit and vegetable juice for color. Each bottle contains 45 calories and 10 grams of sugar.
Teeccino is launching two new lines of wellness teas — one featuring adaptogenic mushrooms and botanicals and the other featuring prebiotic herbs and extracts.
Teeccino’s Mushroom Adaptogen Blends come in six varieties: Lion’s Mane Rhodiola Rose, Tremella Tulsi Cardamom, Cordyceps Schisandra Cinnamon Berry, Chaga Ashwagandha Butterscotch Cream, Turkey Tail Astragalus Toasted Maple, and Reishi Eleuthero French Roast.
The Prebiotic Superboost Blends combine roasted chicory root with two plant-based prebiotics, vegan GOS,galacto-oligosaccharide. and organic XOS, xylo-oligosaccahride. Flavors include Macadamia nut, dark chocolate and Mango Lemon Balm.
RSP Nutrition is entering the ready-to-drink (RTD) category with two new offerings: the Immunity & Hydration Shot and TrueFit Protein Shakes.
The Immunity & Hydration Shot features organic coconut water, electrolytes, amino acids, Vitamin C, elderberry, echinacea, ginger, astragalus and minerals, including Himalayan pink sea salt. Available in a guava ginger flavor, the shot is non-GMO, vegan and gluten-free and contains 15 calories and no added sugars.
TrueFit Protein Shakes are made with 20 grams of grass-fed protein sourced from sustainable family farms in Ireland. Available in chocolate and vanilla flavors, the meal replacement shakes contain fruits, vegetables, prebiotic fiber and MCT oil. The beverages contain no sugar and are Non-GMO Project verified and certified gluten free.
Heartland Food Products Group’s Splenda Brand is introducing Splenda Diabetes Care Shakes, designed to help manage blood sugar and support the needs of those with diabetes and prediabetes. Available in milk chocolate, French vanilla and strawberry banana flavors, the shakes contain 170 calories, 16 grams of protein and no sugar and are soy-free, gluten-free and suitable for lactose intolerance.
Nellie’s Free Range Eggs, a Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs brand, is bringing its brand into three new categories: butter, egg bites and eggnog.
Nellie’s Free Range Butter contains 84% butterfat and is made with cream from grass-fed cows. Available in sea salted and unsalted varieties, the butter offers a “notably richer flavor and a softer, thicker, creamier texture than conventional butters,” the company said.
Nellie’s Free Range Sous Vide Egg Bites are Certified Humane, keto- and paleo-friendly. The bites come in three flavor combinations: uncured ham and Swiss, broccoli and cheddar, and uncured bacon and pepper jack.
Nellie’s Free Range Traditional Eggnog, a limited-edition offering available this fall, is made from whole Certified Humane egg yolks. The beverage contains no antibiotics and is RBST-free.