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Product Review: Mansanisima, 100% Natural Apple Juice from Mexico

 

México is a country full of fresh fruits and vegetables and we are starting to see more natural product launches as a result.  Grupo La Norteñita is one of the largest producers of apples and apple derived products in Latin America.  While Organic products are still a very niche market in México the number of new product launches in this category continues to grow.  Health and obesity issues are driving this trend and with a strong agricultural industry there is a tremendous opportunity for local producers to make an impact.

 

Mansanisima is an all natural product made 100% from apples.  There is no added sugar and the product is being market as 100 % natural.  The ingredients on the bottle are listed as Apple and nothing else. The packaging design is very green and in our opinion a bit cluttered.  A cleaner look might help the product differentiate itself on the shelves. Other products from Grupo La Norteñita include different sized presentations of Apple Juice, Fresh Apples and Dips.

 

Mansanisima juice is made by the following process:
Washing (of apples)
Grinding
Pressing
Extraction
Pasteurization
Fill

These products are USDA certified Organic.

 

Analysis and Impact:
Natural Fruit and Vegetable products capitalizing on the all natural trend will continue to grow in México.  The industry is still very niche however there is a lot of opportunity for this category especially marketing products to children where obesity issues are the strongest.  Smaller presentations and diversified product offerings will help companies like Grupo La Norteñita gain acceptance main stream.

 

 

Company: Grupo La Norteñita
Brand: Mansanisima
Category: Juices, Fruit Juices
Spotted in: Superama:  Guadalajara, México
Presentation: 350 ml
Price: $18.90 Mexican Pesos
Available in: Supermarkets
Claims: Organic, All Natural, 100% Natural, No Added Sugar
Website: www.grupolanortenita.com

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Packaging Spotlight: ¡Cho! The Drinking Gazpacho

 

Designed by Blast | Country: United Kingdom

“¡Cho! is a completely unique range of on-the-go drinking Gazpacho recently launched to the UK market. Created by English entrepreneurs and a Michelin starred Spanish chef ¡Cho! is made from organic fruit and vegetables sourced and bottled in Andalucia.

¡Cho! needed to be positioned as a completely different product, and in doing so create its own place in the market. It required a brand identity that communicated a uniquely daring and different gourmet product with real provenance and exquisite taste.”

Gazpacho Andaluz has been a Spanish classic since time began and now we’ve re-invented it as an on-the-go snack just for you. Organic tomatoes, red and green peppers, blended with Sierra Nevada spring water, plus extra virgin olive oil and a hint of garlic sets you up like a proper Hombre!

Clasico Cho! should be served chilled and enjoyed straight from the bottle, preferably whilst listening to the theme tune from The Good the Bad and the Ugly. It’s a thirst quenching joy after a long day in the desert rounding up the bad guys

Company: La Chispa Ltd
Brand: ¡Cho!
Slogan: The Drinking Gazpacho
Category: Drinks (These guys are creating a new drink category)
Origin: UK
Claims: Contains Gluten, Organic
Packaging: 12 bottles per case
Varieties: Tomato & Peppers, Almond & Raspberry, Beetroot & Apple, Tomato & Strawberry
Price: £23.76 (12 bottles)
Website: chogazpacho.com

 

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Virgin America to Let Travelers to Send Each Other Drinks

Here’s a novel way to be kind of creepy. Now in addition to head-shaped ice cubes,Virgin America is offering a “Seat-to-Seat Delivery” feature to aid passengers in their efforts to flirt with—or completely freak out— fellow travelers. CNN reports that the program allows passengers to send drinks, snacks, and meals to other passengers using the in-flight entertainment system. In a strange mirror of the bar scene, amorous passengers simply locate their flirtation target on a digital map of the plane, select what to send to them, and add a message. Unlike being at a bar, however, unimpressed parties can’t leave if the drinks or people suck. Not yet available on all flights, the new service gives a whole new meaning to buying someone a drink.

To help introduce the new in-flight flirtation device, Virgin owner and mega-rich person Sir Richard Branson posted an instructional video on YouTube called Sir Richard Branson’s Guide To Getting Lucky. In the video, Branson explains how the new system is a convenient and cost effective way for passengers to try to get some while flying. “I’m not a betting man,” Branson says, “but I’d say your chance of deplaning with a plus-one are at least 50%.” Watch and learn.

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Product Spotlight: AhhMIGO Drinks

Drawing on an increasingly visible packaging format and the wave of demand for new health and wellness drinks, AhhMIGO is a new line of cap-activated natural drinks. The New York City-based company boasts of a proprietary cap that keeps the brand’s “life-enhancing ingredients” fresh until mixed with water.

The brand comes in three varieties: Greens, a blend of 64 fruit, vegetable, and botanical ingredients;  Chia, which contains whole, raw chia seeds; and Camu, a blend of dried berries, extracts, and a hint of maple sugar. Each product contains no filters, artificial sweeteners, coloring, or flavoring.

Their Story:

Drinking greens is the epitome of life. We gave GREENS to our former team members at a children’s wear company, and to our family and friends…literally 100’s of jars. We also gave our family and friends CHIA seeds. Very, very few ventured to open their jars. So, we decided to make it easy for our family, friends and ourselves. This is for all of you.

AhhMIGO’s cap, which the company calls the “Bop Chamber,” took two years to develop, according to Kimberly McConnell, the marketing manager for the company. When pressed, the cap’s internal piercing mechanism tears a foil layer at its base and dispenses two grams of raw, dehydrated, and freeze-dried ingredients into a bottle of naturally sourced spring water. While the product has a shelf life of up to two years, once the dry mix is blended with water, the beverage, which contains no preservatives, must be consumed within 24 hours.

TO ACTIVATE
Twist and remove the clear cap, bop down the colored button. This releases the ingredients into naturally balanced spring water. Shake the bottle vigorously. Remove the gold cap, insert the straw into the glass bottle. ENJOY!

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Company: AhhMIGO
Brand: AhhMIGO
Slogan: Health Made Easy
Category:  Flavored Water
Origin: USA
Packaging: 11.5fl oz
Claims: no filters, artificial sweeteners, coloring, or flavoring.
Varieties: Greens, Chia, Camu
Website: ahhmigo.com

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Product Spotlight: Emma and Tom´s Whole Fruit Smoothies

Emma & Tom’s is a proudly Australian owned business that was founded in 2004 by childhood friends Emma Welsh and Tom Griffith.

Emma & Tom’s brand philosophy, Look After Yourself, runs throughout the business, as we are committed to helping ourselves and all Australians to look after themselves by offering nutritious minimally processed whole fruit products that are good for you… and taste great too!

Emma & Tom’s whole fruit smoothies use whole fruits so all of the fleshy goodness goes into the bottle. Each bottle of Emma & Tom’s provides about 15% of your daily fibre requirement and at least 2 portions of whole fruit – juice, flesh and all. Unlike many long life fruit juices on the Australian market, our whole fruit smoothies are flash pasteurised and cold filled, so the fruit flavour and goodness is retained and the juice is as close to the original fruit as is possible The juices are free from preservatives, concentrates, added sugar, artificial flavours and colours – yes the juice is naturally that bright!

Today, Emma & Tom’s juices are Australia’s leading whole fruit smoothies with functional botanicals like spirulina, rosehip, Siberian ginseng, kelp and chorella.

Reading through the list of benefits of each juice really brings testament to the fact that each of our whole fruit smoothies is like a little nutritionist in a bottle

Company: Emma and Tom´s
Brand: Emma and Tom´s Life Juice
Slogan: Look after yourself
Category:  Smoothies
Origin: Australia
Packaging: 350ml
Claims: Free from preservatives, concentrates, added sugar, artificial flavours and colours
Varieties: Coconut Water, Green Power, Carrot Top, Cloudy Apple, Karmarama, Go-Fusion, Extreme C, Radical Action, Straight OJ
Website: emmaandtoms.com

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Drink Spotlight: Honest Tea Splash

 

 

Honest Tea is excited to welcome some new members to the Honest family. An evolution of our Honest Kids pouches, Honest Splash is a great fit for older kids, or kids on the go, who need the convenience of a larger, re-closable container while still meeting the needs of parents who want to provide lower-sugar beverages.

 
Honest Splash is available individually or as 6-bottle multipacks in 3 delicious varieties – Berry Good Lemonade, Goodness Grapeness, and Super Fruit Punch.

 

 

Company: Honest Tea
Brand: Splash
Category:  Juice
Origin: USA
Packaging: 12fl oz
Claims: Low Sugar
Varieties: Berry Good Lemonade, Goodness Grapeness, and Super Fruit Punch.
Websitehonesttea.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Product Spotlight: Organic Avenue Chia Energy Drinks

Organic Avenue wants you to naturally boost your energy

After a long winter, it’s only natural to be on the lookout for ways to shrug off the cold and step into spring feeling refreshed. The celeb-favored lifestyle company Organic Avenue suggests sipping on one of their new natural energy drinks: Hibiscus Chia Glow and Matcha Chia Glow. These two health beverages have quickly become best sellers among women seeking post-workout hydration as well as more vim and vigor.

Hibiscus Chia Glow ($7)  

Much like a sweetened ice tea, this beverage is sweet, refreshing and a bit tart! The chia seeds will keep you hydrated while the Hibiscus is high in Vitamin C and antioxidants.

Ingredients: Purified Alkaline Water, Lemon, Coconut Sugar, Mint, Hibiscus Powder, Chia Seeds

Matcha Chia Glow ($7)

This creamy beverage is mildly sweet with a hint of spice. Matcha is a green tea containing caffeine, so it will give you an energy boost. This is a super healthy way to start your morning.

Ingredients: Purified Alkaline Water, Pumpkin Seeds, Matcha Powder, Coconut Sugar, Vanilla Bean Powder, Chlorophyll, Cardamom, Himalayan Salt, Chia Seeds

Company: Organic Avenue
Brand: Organic Avenue
Slogan: Love
Category: Energy Drinks, Functional Drinks
Origin: USA
Claims: Organic, Unpasteurized
Packaging: Bottle
Varieties: Hibiscus, Matcha
Website:  organicavenue.com

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Product Launch: Ginger Grouse Ginger Beer

Enter Ginger Grouse, a new alcoholic ginger beer (4.0% ABV) created by the lovely team behind The Famous Grouse whisky.  Sold in 500ml bottles as well as on draught in selected outlets, Ginger Grouse is the first alcoholic ginger beer to be made available to buy on draught.

Company: The Famous Grouse
Brand: Ginger Beer
Category: Alcohol, Beer
Origin: UK
Packaging: 500ml
Alcohol Volume: 4%
Website:  thefamousegrouse.com

 

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Product Spotlight: Juice Press Cleansers

Using formulas that are jam-packed with 100 percent organic produce, Juice Press’s Six Juice Cleanse is loaded with living enzymes and the full spectrum of required nutrition; protein, carbohydrates, H2O, fats, vitamins and minerals. “These nutrients will keep all of your necessary functions stimulated and working as they should throughout the cleanse,” says Marcus Antebi, founder and CEO of Juice Press. “Kale has become a popular ingredient since it is high in iron and fiber, low in calories and is a great anti-inflammatory. Ginger and lemon promote immunity and help increase blood flow. Pineapples and apples both aid in the digestive process, help fight off viruses and provide an extra boost of energy.”

Company: Juice Press
Brand: Juice Press
Slogan: Cultured Milk
Category: Cleansers
Origin: USA
Varieties: Complete Source, The Meal, Sweet Potato Pie, Spicy Citrus, Tomato Gazpacho, Gravity
Claims: 100% Organic
Price: $60.00 USD per Day
Website:  juicepress.com

 

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Packaging Design: King Kava Drinks

Two New Yorkers, Ben Berdan and Nick Haycock had a dream to create a tasty relaxing drink with Kava, the plant native to Fiji, Vanuatu and Tonga.

We took their initial branding, made it better, and created a label series with flavor extensions  for their brew. We also created a sell sheet for their marketing and distribution purposes.

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