Friday, March 16, 2007

New products, in brief

Honest Tea expanded its lengthy line of ready-to-drink beverages with pomegranate white tea with acai. Three antioxidant-rich ingredients — pomegranates, white tea and acai berry — are combined with less than three teaspoons of organic cane sugar to create the delicately flavored tea with 35 calories per 8-ounce serving, although it is packaged in a 16.9-ounce bottle.

• Pepsi-Cola North America has added low-calorie, vitamin-added Aquafina Alive to its line of bottled waters. It's available in three flavor combinations — berry pomegranate, peach mango and orange lime. It contains "a splash" of fruit juice and is a good source of vitamins E, B6 and B12 and niacin, the company says. Every 8-ounce serving has 10 calories and provides 10 percent of the daily value of each of these nutrients. Aquafina Alive is available in 20-ounce plastic bottles for $1.29 and 16.9-ounce six-packs for $3.39.

• Cintron Beverage Group launched Cintron Energy Enhancer in citrus mango, tropical zzul, pineapple passion and sugar-free citrus mango. It uses sucrose as the sweetener. The 16-ounce silver can, which features a resealable plastic top, retails for $1.99.

• Cooper Tea Co. has unveiled Bazza High-Energy Tea, a no-calorie tea with natural energy ingredients — green tea, yerba mate, guarana and cola nut. It is available in green tea and raspberry tea flavors, each in a 16.9-ounce resealable bottle priced at $1.79.
Bazza High-Energy Tea

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