Thursday, May 03, 2007

Mabi, an island drink, headed to your store

A non-alcoholic drink that bills itself as "The Champagne of The islands" will be hitting mainland store shelves.

The Original Mabi Drink (pronounced "may-vee") is a pasteurized energy soda containing extract from the bark of the mabi plant, seen here.

It has been sold throughout much of the Caribbean by Global Beverage Enterprises Inc. Now, it has signed a deal with Goya Foods Inc. to distribute it in the United States, Canada and Spain as well as increasing the island market by extending into Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

Global Beverage, founded in 2003, also has developed Kool Cow Sparkling Dairy Drinks, a shelf-stable, milk-based sparkling dairy beverage line.

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