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Beer Spotlight: Introducing RODENBACH Fruitage



The Only Fruit Infused, Low ABV Beer That's 100% Authentically RODENBACH

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Feb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- RODENBACH Brewery, makers of world class renowned sour beers in the traditional Flanders red style, today announced its latest innovation with the arrival of RODENBACH Fruitage.

RODENBACH Fruitage gets its name from aged-old brewing techniques, combined with fruit infusions.  It's an instant classic – comprised of 25% authentically aged RODENBACH (2-year matured beer from oak standing Foeders) blended with 75% young RODENBACH ale, with added fruit of cherries and elderberries.  With an ABV of 4.2%, RODENBACH Fruitage is light and refreshing, perfect for easy drinking and to be enjoyed year-round.

First Time RODENBACH is Offered in Cans in the United States

Tested in draught format late last year to rave reviews from consumers and beer professionals alike, RODENBACH Fruitage is the first and only RODENBACH offered in slim, 8.5oz cans, and the first time any RODENBACH is available in cans in the United States.  This innovation follows years of research and requests from consumers and beer professionals who have been requesting a RODENBACH beverage in a can format.

Available in 4-packs, it is approachably priced as compared to other premium imports, with a suggested retail price of $6.99.  Shipping begins in April, 2017 and will be on store shelves in late May, 2017 – just in time for the warm summer months.

"This is an exciting new innovation in our legendary portfolio of beers, and we're thrilled to offer this product in the United States," said Rudi Ghequire, master brewer of RODENBACH brewery.  "RODENBACH Fruitage is a light and refreshing beverage that is full of flavor, perfectly balanced and compliments a variety of foods and occasions."

"RODENBACH Fruitage opens the door to a new generation of craft beer drinkers to the legendary RODENBACH portfolio," said David van Wees, General Manager, Latis Imports., US Importer for RODENBACH Brewery.  "Consumers are seeking alternatives to the heavier beer selections, and RODENBACH Fruitage offers a lighter style of beer that is both refreshing and filled with flavor, in keeping with authentic RODENBACH brewing practices."

About RODENBACH Brewery
Brewed in Roeselare, Belgium since 1821, BROUWERIJ RODENBACH is the maker of the original sour ale and the leading craft brewer of mixed-fermentation Flanders red-brown beer.  Aged in the brewery's 294 oak casks ("foeders"), master brewer Rudi Ghequire uses a process called "positive selection" to craft a perfectly balanced and delicious beer that has received awards and accolades from beer lovers around the world.

About Latis Imports
Latis Imports is the US Division of Bavaria, N.V. an independent family-owned brewery, run by the Swinkels family for seven generations.   It is the only major brewery in the Netherlands that brews its beer with pure, natural mineral water from its own springs.  Its portfolio of brands includes the iconic Brouwerij RODENBACH, PALM brewery and a variety of imported beers including Hollandia, Habesha, Bavaria and others.  Purchased by Bavaria, N.V. in 2016, Ridgefield-based Latis Imports is run by 25-year beer industry veteran David van Wees, who is responsible for expanding the Bavaria N.V. portfolio throughout the US market.













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Drink Spotlight: Stella Artois Lager cans

Stella Artois, announced the launch of its new Stella Artois Lager cans, a first for the brand. The sleek new cans offer consumers a new way to entertain with the sophistication and luxury of Stella Artois this spring and summer.

Stella Artois (12 pack) and Stella Artois Cidre (4 pack) cans are now sold nationwide and line priced with Stella Artois bottle packs

About the company

Stella Artois is a Belgian beer of distinction. Distributed across the world, it is a premier beer experience –rich Saaz hops mingle with slightly bitter Alfa hops and a unique Stella Artois yeast, creating a pleasantly distinct, crisp and slightly bitter taste that has helped make Stella Artois the #1 Belgian beer in the entire world.



Company: Stella Artois
Brand:  Cidre
Slogan:  Stella Artois
Origin: Belgium
Category:  Cider
Packaging:  11.2fl oz cans
Claims:  Made with hand-picked apples
Variants: View product range here
Price:  Coming soon
Where to Buy: Worldwide
Website:  http://www.stellaartois.com




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Packaging Spotlight: Bonnie & Clyde Gin


Designed by
Bert Heynderickx
Lembeke, Belgium


3D Product Visualization of the beautiful and delicious BONNIE & CLYDE Gin range of Deluxe Distillery in Belgium. Concept & Label Design by Deluxe Distillery




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Snack Spotlight: Generous Victor Vanille Vanilla Butter Shortbread Cookies


Before Victor Vanille started baking cookies, he was a man of the sea. At least, that's what he tells everyone. His heroic stories of glorious travels and glamorous parties on tropical islands do sound a little bit too spectacular. What we do know for a fact, is that he lost his sea legs and his heart in Madagascar, to a staggering beauty called Mahavanille, who was selling homemade cookies on the beach. Now they live a life of cookies, spreading vanilla love all the way to Brussels.

INGREDIENTS: butter, buckwheat flour, cane sugar, potato starch, tapioca flour, salt, vanilla. Thickening agent: xanthan gum.

NUTRITIONAL VALUES/100G: Energy 524Kcal/2194Kj; Proteins 5.8g; Fat 34.6g, of which saturates 19.8g; Carbohydrates 57.1g, of which sugars 21.3g; Salt: 0.04g.

ALLERGENS: milk and lactose. May contain traces of nuts.





Company: Generous
Brand:  Generous
Origin:  Belgium
Category:  Cookies
Packaging:  42g
Claims: Organic, Gluten Free
Variants:  View Range Here
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy:  Stockists
Website: generous.eu






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Cereal Spotlight: Sweet Switch Antioxidant Cereal Bar





Cereals (oat flakes, corn flakes, extruded rice, puffed rice), chocolate (cocoa mass, dietary fiber, sweetener: maltitol, cocoa butter, fat-reduced cocoa powder, emulsifier: soy lecithin, sweetener: steviol glycosides, natural vanilla flavouring), sorbitol syrup, canola oil, maltodextrin, soy protein, freeze dried orange, sweetener: steviol glycosides, emulsifier: soy lecithin, acidity regulator: citric acid, flavour.
Chocolate contains min 72% cocoa solids.







Company: Sweet Switch
Brand: Sweet Switch
Origin: Belgium
Category: Cereal
Packaging: 12 x 150 g / carton,
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: Sales Points
Website: www.sweet-switch.com





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Sweet Spotlight: Baru Red Berry Marshmallows


Our berrylicious combo of honey & vanilla bean marshmallows wrapped in Belgian dark chocolate and sprinkled with red berry fruitiness. Store cool, dry (and out of sight!)
This product contains soya, milk and may contain traces of nuts and gluten.



About the Company
We are a small company with a sense of fun and magic. Made by hand in small batches, our dedication to using premium ingredients and our traditional Belgian expertise ensures that everything we make is both full of flavour and creativity.

At BARÚ, innovation and indulgence are rolled into one. From our deep aromatic house blend cocoa powder, complemented with an array of tiny dark Belgian chocolate figurines, to our fluffy marshmallows or chai spices, everything is sure to bring a smile to your face. All natural, no flavouring or any other funny business.

Our ultimate goal is to provide feel good indulgence, a moment of swirly inspiration!




Company: Baru
Brand: Baru
Origin: Belgium
Category: Chocolate
Packaging: 120g (9 pieces)
Varieties: View Range Here
Price: £ 6.40
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator









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Drink Spotlight: AmanVida Amanprana Gula Java Cocoa organic



✔ Organic and Fair World cacao
✔ The perfect energy drink
✔ Suitable for diabetics
✔ Rich in energy and antioxidant


Gula Java Cacao enjoy its sweetness and smooth caramel flavour at any time of the day. Add 1 rounded tablespoon (15g) of Gula Java Cacao to 1 glass of milk or grain drink. For hot or cold cocoa bursting with energy.


Where is the difference?

The composition of several substances in Gula Java Cocoa (low-fat chocolate milk) is apparently optimal. Gula Java Cocoa supplies both high levels of carbohydrates and low but sufficient levels of protein during sports performance. The University of Virginia (Harrisonburg) established that adding proteins to high-carbohydrate sports drinks, helps to extend a person’s maximum exercise ability by 29% and by as much as 40% during heavy exertion.
Gula Java Cocoa (organic coconut sugar) contains low-fat cocoa as well as high-mineral (electrolytes) coconut blossom sugar including a cinnamon and vanilla booster; it is rich in carbohydrates and contains sufficient proteins that are easily absorbed; its GI of only 35 ensures a well-balanced release of energy and its high antioxidant value (ORAC of 2200) protects athletes from oxidation stress during and after exercise.
Make Gula Java Cocoa (organic coconut sugar) your healthy performance drink or your ideal energy drink… It is both tasty and easy to drink.



78.5% coconut blossom sugar(1,2), 20% low-fat cocoa powder(1,3), 1% vanilla(1,3), 0.5% cinnamon1, 390g, Bovis 9.500, -30 Yin, GI 30
1 organic, 2 Fairworld, 3 Fairtrade




About the company:

“AmanVida” consists of two words: Aman and Vida. In Sanskrit, the classical Indian written language, ‘Aman’ means peace. Vida is Spanish and stands for life. Together, AmanVida refers to a peaceful life.

- AmanVida means a conscious choice of:
- natural cosmetics
- natural body care
- organic and raw food
- fair trade products
- natural supplements
- natural textiles
- ecological and sustainable products



Company: AmanVida
Brand: AmanVida
Slogan: Endurance + Energy
Origin: Belgium
Category: Energy Drink
Packaging: 390g / 1300g
Claims: Organic
Variants: View Range Here
Price: Gula Java Cacao 390g bio €13.95 / Gula Java Cocoa 1300g, organic €37.95
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: amanvida.eu





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Supplement Spotlight: Purasana Superfood Wheat Grass Raw Powder



Wheatgrass is being harvested while the plants are still young, these contain in their growth a unique composition with everything our body needs to function optimally. The wheatgrass of Purasana is being cultivated organic and outdoors where the combination of natural sunlight and rich fertile soil promote the assimilation of in the developing young herbs.



Special qualities & uses:
- detoxicant (chlorophyll)
- more than 80 different types of enzymes
- repairs the digestive tract
- contains lots of alkaline material
- satisfies daily requirement of green vegetables
- 3.5g = complete portion organic vegetables
- does not contain gluten
- ideal for supplementing shortages



Flavour properties & use:
- rather soft and round at the start, neutral and very typical
- dissolve in liquid of your choice
- add to soups
- use in a shake or smoothie; you can also add other Super Foods
- can be sprinkled over dishes





Company: Biovita
Brand: Purasana
Slogan: Your Natural Protection
Origin: Belgium
Category: Dietary Supplement
Packaging: 200g
Claims: Enzymes, Gluten Free
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Coming Soon
Website: purasana.be







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Drink Spotlight: Alpro Fresh Almond Unsweetened


How nutty will you go? With lightly roasted Mediterranean almonds, spring water and no added sugars, you can enjoy the taste of Almonds in a drink. Add a nutty twist to your breakfast or favourite recipes reassured in the knowledge that it’s low in calories and free from saturated fat. Nuttily healthy & nuttily nice! Just so you know, this product is made from Almonds, without soya


• Made with almonds without soya
• Pure & natural taste of lightly roasted Mediterranean almonds
• Low in calories
• Source of vitamin E, which is an antioxidant
• No added sugars
• Free from saturated fat
• Source of calcium and vitamin B2, B12, D
• Full of plant goodness
• Free from lactose and dairy free
• Free from animal fats
• Free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives
• Suitable for vegans



Water, Almond (2%), Calcium (tri-calcium phosphate), Sea salt, Stabilisers (Locust bean gum, Gellan gum), Emulsifier (Sunflower lecithin), Vitamins (Riboflavin (B2), B12, E, D2)





About the company:

Alpro is the leading pioneer in plant-based food. The company is the European market leader in soya-based food products (drinks, margarines, desserts and yoghurt and cream alternatives). In 2012, Alpro expanded its range with drinks made of almonds and hazelnuts, and recently also of rice and oat.

Alpro is a company with a vision; a vision of a world where more of what we eat comes directly from plants – planet friendly, sustainable and healthy. Our voyage of discovery started over 30 years ago with naturally nutritious soya, turning it into plant-based alternatives to milk, yogurt and cream, meat and margarine, so that anyone and everyone could enjoy delicious plant powered foods. Now almond and hazelnut drinks have just been added to our ever-growing list – we’re still exploring!



Company: Alpro
Brand: Almond Drink
Slogan: Nature's nuts!
Origin: Belgium
Category: Dairy Alternatives
Packaging: 1 Litre
Claims: Low in calories, Free from animal & saturated fats
Variants: View Range Here
Price: £1.69
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: alpro.com






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