Caffeinated beverage and bar innovation boasts labels with less sugar.
The Coca-Cola Co. is adding two new flavors to its AHA sparkling water lineup: Raspberry + Acai and Mango + Black Tea. The beverages contain no calories, sodium or sweeteners, and the Mango + Black Tea variety contains 30 mg of caffeine. Coca-Cola’s R&D team started with more than 300 flavors and tested 42 pairings before optimizing the recipes for these two top performers, the company said.
“AHA consumers are variety seekers constantly looking for new and exciting flavors,” said Natalia Suarez, brand manager for AHA. “We’ve always taken a consumer-centric approach with this brand, so we started out by exploring gaps and opportunities in our existing lineup to see how we could expand our reach. We think these new flavors taste delicious and are confident our fans will agree.”
Enroot is debuting with its flagship line of small-batch, cold-brewed, organic sparkling teas. Made in partnership with the James Beard Foundation, the beverages are made using a 20-hour cold-brew method and contain 25 calories per bottle with no added sugar or sweeteners. The five varieties range from caffeine-free to caffeine equivalent to one espresso.
Relax blends strawberry, lavender, and rosemary tulsi tea.
Reenergize combines mango, turmeric, ginger and guayusa.
Revitalize features raspberry, mint and white peony tea.
Rejuvenate includes peach, hibiscus and jasmine green tea.
Revive blends apple, lemon, cayenne and yerba mate.
BellRing Brands, Inc. is adding a new flavor to its line of Premier Protein 30 g High Protein Shakes: chocolate peanut butter. Keto-friendly and gluten-free, the shake contains 30 grams of protein, 160 calories, 1 gram of sugar and 24 vitamins and minerals per serving.
Additionally, BellRing is introducing Pebbles Birthday Cake Dymatize ISO100 Protein Powder. The whey protein provides 25 grams of protein per serving and features the flavors of Post Holdings, Inc.’s new Pebbles Birthday Cake cereal.