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Company Spotlight: Regular Girl Prebiotic Drinks




Prebiotic Fiber and Probiotics for the Woman

Whose Life is Anything but Regular


Life is rarely what you'd call regular. You're on the go all the time but still want the freedom to enjoy weekends away, exciting foods and a cocktail or three. Your head nods yes, but your gut disagrees.
No worries, Regular Girl is here to help.



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Prebiotic Fiber

Regular Girl contains 6 grams of clinically proven Sunfiber®, a perfect food source for the good bacteria in your gut. It moves through your system at just the right pace without the drag of creating excess gas or bloating.*



Regular Girl contains 8 Billion CFU of clinically proven Bifidobacterium lactis that works in harmony with our Prebiotic Fiber, forming a union that maintains regularity and promotes wonderfully balanced intestinal health.*



Just sprinkle one serving of Regular Girl into your favorite non-carbonated cold beverage or food and the comfort of a balanced day is yours. You won't taste the difference, but you'll feel the benefits.


Company: Regular Girl
Brand: Prebiotic Drinks
Origin: US
Category: Supplements
Packaging: 15 sachets per bottle
Claims: The perfect food source for the good bacteria in your gut.
Variants: View product range here
Price: 15 sachets $29.99, 20 sachets $34.99
Where to Buy: US, Buy Online
Website: https://www.regulargirl.com/









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Industry News: Chobani Launches Dips And Drinks


Chobani Meze™ Dips offer a special savory experience full of globally inspired flavors to enjoy anytime

Drink Chobani™ offers delicious portable protein that's rejuvenating, refreshing, simple and made with only natural ingredients


NORWICH, N.Y., March 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --  On the heels of the its Chobani Flip™ success, Chobani, LLC, America's #1 Greek Yogurt brand, announced today its expansion and investment beyond the yogurt aisle with two new products that build on the Mediterranean tradition of shared spreads with Chobani Meze™ Dips and delicious, portable protein with Drink Chobani – all true to Chobani's food philosophy of using only natural, non-GMO ingredients with no artificial preservatives.

Rooted in the rich tradition of the Mediterranean table and inspired by global flavors, Chobani Meze™ Dips feature real veggies, herbs and spices blended with creamy Greek Yogurt. With 80 percent less fat and 65 percent fewer calories than leading hummus* products, all while being made with only natural ingredients, Chobani Meze™ Dips are perfect for dipping vegetables, chips or pretzels.

Drink Chobani™ yogurt beverage is made with only natural ingredients including real fruit and probiotics, for an easy-to-drink option perfect to take on-the-go and an excellent source of protein.

"For us, when it comes to food, innovation means sticking to our roots, using simple recipes and only natural ingredients to build on our momentum and guide us into new areas that could use some better options," said Peter McGuinness, Chief Marketing and Brand Officer, Chobani. "Chobani's founding mission is to make better food for more people and as a brand we're expanding into two new categories like drinks and savory dips to give consumers what they're looking for: delicious, nutritious, natural food that's accessible to everyone."

Chobani Meze™ Dips
Chobani Meze™ Dips is a unique creation inspired from Turkish-born entrepreneur, Hamdi Ulukaya, Chobani founder and CEO as well as curated creations of the Chobani SoHo® Café, a one-of-a-kind Mediterranean café in NYC. This new product is crafted in the tradition of Mediterranean "mezé," a Turkish term for a tasty, flavorful snack, with recipes that blend everyday tastes with artisanal palates, offering an everyday snacking option.

The four Chobani Meze™ Dip flavors include:

  • Roasted Red Pepper – a sweet and slightly hot mix of fire roasted peppers
  • Three-Pepper Salsa – a bold blend of green peppers, chili peppers & jalapeno peppers with tomatoes and herbs
  • Chili Lime – a thick, tangy blend of lime and light spice, with notes of ranch-style herbs
  • Smoked Onion Parmesan – a smoky mix that combines bold onions with the rich, nuttiness of parmesan cheese

Chobani Meze™ Dips will be available nationwide beginning June 2016 in the chilled deli aisle at grocery stores and retailers in 10oz containers.

Drink Chobani Beverage
Drink Chobani beverage pushes the brand into a new territory, offering a smooth and simple yogurt drink for a rejuvenating and refreshing burst of flavor on-the-go, featuring pure, delicious flavors including Mixed BerryStrawberry BananaApple Cucumber Spinach, and Mango.

Drink Chobani™ will be available nationwide beginning July 2016 at grocery stores and retailers in 10 oz. bottles.

For more information on Chobani Meze™ Dips and Drink Chobani™ beverages, including where to find and purchase these products throughout the country, visit www.Chobani.com.

About Chobani
Maker of America's No. 1–selling Greek Yogurt brand, Chobani, LLC, was founded on the belief that people have great taste — they just need great options. Chobani produces high-quality authentic strained Greek Yogurt products made with only natural ingredients from its plants in New Berlin, N.Y., and Twin Falls, Idaho and South Victoria, Australia. Chobani is committed to using milk from regional farms and strengthening its surrounding local economies. Chobani gives 10 percent of its annual profits to charities worldwide through the company's charitable foundation. All Chobani products — including Chobani® Greek Yogurt, Chobani "Flip"™, Chobani Greek Yogurt Oats, Chobani Tots® and Chobani Kids® and Chobani Simply 100® — are kosher certified, contain five live and active cultures, and are made with milk from cows not treated with rBST**, with most of its products offering more protein than regular yogurt*** Chobani products are available nationwide in the U.S. and Australia, and in countries in Asia and Latin America. For more information, please visit www.chobani.com and www.facebook.com/chobani.










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Supplement Spotlight: Bootea Shake



We never recommend meal replacement shakes at Bootea. The Bootea Shake is VERY different! I'm the perfect shake to help you lose weight.

I'll satisfy your hunger whilst offering a delicious, natural, vitamin fuelled drink. I'll leave you feeling fuller, keeping your mind off snacking and helping you eat less calories! Simply mix me (1 sachet of powder) with 250ml water for a gorgeous tasting mixed berry drink.

Take me in-between meals to help reduce hunger and appetite.



- 14 servings of a fruity tasting shake powder with glucomannan, green tea and a vitamin B mix.

- Free from artificial sweeteners, colours, preservatives. Contains Natural Flavour. - Source of fibre & vitamins.

- While using Bootea Shakes, we recommend drinking 1 - 3 glasses of water before meals.

- Bootea Shakes can be used both during your teatox or as an individual supplement.

- We recommend using the Bootea Shaker to mix your shake.






Skimmed Milk Powder (Milk Protein), Fructose, Blackcurrant Juice Powder, Inulin, Glucomannan, Thickener (Tara Gum), Natural Colour (Black Carrot Extract) Natural Flavour, Guarana Extract, Green Tea, Sweetener (Steviol Glycosides), Vitamin B Mix (B3, B6, B12).

For beneficial effect consume 3 sachets daily together with 1-2 glasses of water before meals.



About the company

We are a UK based health supplements company that has a desire to promote an active, healthy and balanced lifestyle.

In doing so we hope to assist the overall health and wellbeing of our customers by spreading messages and information regarding nutrition and exercise.

We will never promote or encourage our customers to go on a 'diet' as we believe that healthy eating is a lifestyle and not a short term fix.

Bootea products are not only a great way to kickstart a healthier you but can also be added into an already active lifestyle.



Company: Bootea
Brand:  Bootea Shake
Slogan:  Bootea
Origin: UK
Category: Supplements
Packaging:  14 servings
Claims:  Free from artificial sweeteners, colours, preservatives.
Variants: View product range here
Price:  £24.99 GBP
Where to Buy: UK, Buy Online
Website: http://www.bootea.com/



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Company Spotlight: SQZ Shot Flavors



Everybody loves shots! – But nobody loves making them.

Get the party started with a simple ‘SQZ’, shake and pour. Make shots in seconds without measuring or mixing.

Be your own bartender anywhere the party takes you!

To make a shot, simply combine SQZ, ice and your favorite liquor. Shake and serve!



WHAT ARE SQZ Shot Flavors?


Here at SQZ Shot Flavors.. the idea is simple: to provide a drinking experience that is fun, original and most importantly convenient!! There are tons of other mixes out there, but they all come in large, cumbersome bottles and the flavors are mostly identical. We felt the world needed a product that could help entertain, while being totally different from anything else on the market. Now anyone can be a bartender at the next party.

Our product is the first portable, liquid shot concentrate that is designed to be mixed with your favorite liquor. We take a popular recipe and re-create the same flavors in a one stop squirt bottle that’s perfect for BBQ’s, parties, tailgating, pools, beaches, boating, or a night out with friends.



Company: SQZ Shot Flavors
Brand: SQZ Shot Flavors
Slogan: Flip•SQZ•Party
Origin: USA
Category: Shot Mix
Packaging: 3.4 fl oz (100 ml)
Claims: flavors are mostly identical, designed to be mixed with your favorite liquor
Variants: Blue Kamikaze, Red-Headed Shot, Washington Apple, Sex-On-The Beach
Where to Buy: Store Finder
Website: sqzshotflavors.com






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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Sant – dried superfruit infuses into a fresh beverage



Sant creates experiences that promote balance in minds, bodies, the environment & communities. First up, the superfruit beverage.


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The fruit, Garcinia indica, is super.  It's been used in Ayuervedic medicine for 1000's of years to prevent & treat illnesses and to balance the mind & body. It has Garcinol, HCA, xanthones; vitamins B1, B3, B9, B12, C; maganese, magnesium, and potassium and 5x more antioxidants than Kale.


• Promotes digestion
• Regulates sleep and mood
• Increases muscle tone and manages weight
• Strengthens heart
• Stabilizes cholesterol
• Cleanses skin
• Decreases inflammation
• Neutralizes ph levels
• It makes you feel good!


pic 2Simply drop fruit in water. It really is that easy.

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How long does it take the fruit to infuse?

The fruit can infuse for hours.  Since the fruit is organic and sun-dried, the fruit’s moisture content varies, which affects the infusion time.  I try to tell the earth elements to be exactly the same everywhere we grow and the sun to emit the exact same temperature when we dry, but the messages don’t seem to be getting through. There are some things you can control though.  If you want a faster infusion make the temperature of the water hotter or add more fruit up front.  You can also keep a pitcher infusing in you fridge to drink whenever you like.

What will the $$$ go to?

The money raised will go to the farmers and the women self-help groups to harvest this years crop.  The crop can only be harvested 1 month out of the entire year.  So we need to get enough fruit for the entire year, now.  $10,000 is the minimum we need, but more funds equals more fruit for everyone to enjoy.

Our stretch goal is $60,000

pic 4We work with farmers and women self-help groups in India.

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Visit www.idrinksant.com

Visit Their Crowdfunding Page

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Juice Spotlight: Nature Rain



Nature Rain drinks are thick juices packed with fruit and sweetened with agave honey. They are available in six varieties: mango (35 percent fruit), strawberry-mango (40 percent), blackberry-raspberry (48 percent), cranberry (25 percent), cranberry-mango (40 percent), strawberry (50 percent), and limited edition passionfruit (14 percent). All the juices are a source of antioxidants and prebiotics.



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About the Company
Nature Rain is a company based in Guadalajara, Mexico, which produces 100 percent natural juices. All their products are free from artificial additives to allow consumers to receive the full benefits of the fruits. The company recommends their juices to diabetics and those on a strict diet.




Company: Nature Rain
Brand: Nature Rain
Origin: Mexico
Category: Juice
Packaging: 430ml bottle
Claims: 100 percent natural; free from sugar and other additives
Variants: 240ml bottles of passionfruit and strawberry-mango
Price: $29.90 MXN
Where to Buy: Supermarkets
Website: www.naturerain.mx




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Dairy Spotlight: Santa Clara Cappuccino Milk



Lechita (meaning little milk) from Santa Clara is a small carton of ice cream-flavored milk for kids. However, this product line has a difference — along with the three regular flavors of chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla, Lechita also comes in capucchino [sic] flavor, once again reflecting the Mexican love of coffee.

Lechita is made from reduced fat milk and contains vitamins A, D3, B1, B6, and B12, calcium, iron, zinc, and folic acid to promote healthy growth in children.



About the Company
Santa Clara was founded in 1924 in Pachuca, the capital city of Hidalgo, beginning as a milk delivery business for homes in the area. The company expanded its line to the ice creams it is known for today in 1985, and the first store opened the following year. In 1988, Santa Clara further extended its line of products to yogurts and cheeses, and today produces a wide range of dairy products.



Company: Santa Clara
Brand: Santa Clara
Origin: Mexico
Category: Milk
Packaging: 200ml carton
Claims: Rich in vitamins that promote healthy growth in kids
Variants: Chocolate, strawberry, lactose-free vanilla
Price: $7.00 MXN
Where to Buy: Santa Clara and some supermarkets
Website: www.santaclara.com.mx








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Beer spotlight: The Return of Carta Blanca and Superior



Carta Blanca and Superior are making a comeback after several years of being unavailable in Mexico City. These two popular Mexican beers were previously available only in a few states but are now, once again, being sold across the country and on sale for a lower price than most mainstream beers.


Carta Blanca is a gold beer with 4.5 percent alcohol. It was first created by Cuauhtémoc Breweries in Monterrey, Nuevo León, in 1890. The beer won prizes a number of festivals around the world including in Madrid, Brussels, Paris, Munich, and Rio de Janeiro.


Superior hails from Orizaba, Veracruz. Cuauhtémoc Breweries brought Superior Rubia, a blonde beer, to market in 1902 and Heineken México launched Superior Negra, an amber version, 110 years later in central and southern Mexico.




About the Company
Heineken México produces the majority of commercial Mexican beers including Dos Equis, Bohemia, Tecate, Indio, Sol, and Noche Buena (only available over the Christmas season).


Company: Heineken México
Brand: Carta Blanca and Superior
Slogan: The blonde that everyone wants (Superior Rubia)
Origin: Mexico
Category: Beer
Packaging: 335ml bottle
Price: $9.90 MXN
Where to Buy: Various stores
Website: www.cuamoc.com









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Drink Spotlight: Secret Squirrel Cold Brew Coffee


Secret Squirrel Cold Brew Coffee is more than just a bizarre name. It is a coffee concentrate that requires no brewing and can be mixed with both hot and cold water as well as milk. The product is brewed over 18-24 hour periods using filtered water and ground beans, resulting in a “smooth, rich coffee flavor”.


If you haven’t already bypassed this post to get to the product page, this stuff is available in two or three-bottle packs; each of which can make between 4-7 drinks, depending on the size and strength. It may also be the “secret” pick-me-up squirrels need for their busy days battling bird feeders.

Who are you guys?
The regular people with a passion for coffee, coffee culture, and creative expression


Where did the name come from?
Growing up in Washington DC area a secret squirrel among our friends was the same as an "inside scoop" - knowing a shortcut around traffic, or the hideaway parking spot, or the unknown electrical outlet in the coffee shop. It only seemed fitting for this centuries old method for brewing coffee that few people know about be a Secret Squirrel for brewing coffee.

The other inspiration for the name is that the reason that squirrels are so fast and jittery is that they are secretly drinking coffee.


How many servings in a bottle?
A 16oz bottle of cold brew coffee concentrate makes 6-7 8oz drinks or 4-5 12oz drinks. Really depends on how you like it - strong to mild.


How long does it last?
The the cold brew process locks in the flavor of beans very well. Taste wise It'll keep for 8-10 weeks in the fridge.

When you get your bottle put in the frig to be sure it stays fresh for as long as possible



Company: Secret Squirrel
Brand: Secret Squirrel
Origin: USA
Category: Coffee
Packaging: 16oz bottle
Claims: Cold Brew
Price: $20.00 (2 x 16oz)
Where to buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: secretsquirrelcoldbrew.com










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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)

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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