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Food Spotlight: The Curious Creamery Kicks Off Summer Season With New Alcoholic Ice Cream Mixes



HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., July 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the return of BBQ weather, poolside hangouts, and frozen summer treats, The Curious Creamery has launched a brand new line of ice cream mixes, this time with liquor enthusiasts in mind. Our new line, The Boozy Creamery, provides a revolutionary way to make alcoholic ice cream at home, no ice cream machine required!

With our Boozy Creamery ice cream mixes, as recently featured in Food & Wine, you no longer have to choose between your nightcap and your night snack. Simply pour our mix into a bowl, add your choice of milk, water, or other liquid, then one ounce of your liquor of choice. Blend and freeze overnight, and your tasty treat will be ready by morning.

Some product highlights include:

  • No High Fructose Corn Syrup and No Trans Fat
  • No Artificial flavors, Colors or Preservatives.
  • Naturally Gluten Free. 0g Lactose.
  • Easy prep & clean-up, only takes about 5 minutes!

The Boozy Creamery is introducing the new line with five amazing cocktail inspired flavors: Mint Mojito, Margarita, Irish Mudslide, White Russian, and Piña Colada. We're giving you a million reasons to enjoy the season while indulging in the boozier things in life.


About The Curious Creamery™
The Curious Creamery lets dessert lovers unleash their sweet inhibitions by creating ice cream flavors and varieties exactly the way they want – no ice cream machine required. Whether it's sinfully decadent taste or a better-for-you blend, The Curious Creamery Ice Cream Mixes and Ice Cream Cake Mixes give you the freedom to create a frozen dessert experience that's uniquely yours. An environmentally responsible company, The Curious Creamery uses no artificial ingredients and never any added colors, flavors or additives in its products. For more information including recipe ideas and retail locations, visit us at www.thecuriouscreamery.com


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Industry News: Gaslamp Popcorn Hosts Contest to Fund One Fan’s Wish List for an Endless Summer



Gaslamp Popcorn, California’s locally crafted popcorn brand, has announced its “Endless Summer” campaign, which asks fans to dream big and bring their summer wish lists to life.

This season, consumers will be able to share pins from Gaslamp’s “Endless Summer” Pinterest board for a chance to win a grand prize of $1,000 to use toward their own summer wish list. Additionally, the grand prize winner will receive a case of Gaslamp’s featured summer flavor, Malibu Mix. Fans can enter the contest an unlimited number of times via Facebook.

Residents of California, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico can enter the contest by submitting the required form on Facebook. For details, see Facebook and Pinterest at Facebook.com/GaslampPopcorn and Pinterest.com/GaslampPopcorn.

Consumers can enter the “Endless Summer” contest now through June 30. To learn more about Gaslamp Popcorn, visit www.GaslampPopcorn.com.



To schedule an interview or speak with a Gaslamp Popcorn representative, contact Dean Heid, dheid@rmdadvertising.com or 614.794.2008.







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Drink Spotlight: Rooibee Red Tea Summer Peach



Delicious, naturally caffeine-free, Certified Organic rooibos tea! Enjoy the subtle sweet, refreshing flavor of rooibos tea.  Chill, shake, and sip!

Rooibee Red Tea gets its mend refreshing flavor from the rooibos (Pronounced ROY-BOS) plant that grows only in South Africa.  Similar to green tea, red tea delivers antioxidants, including two unique only to rooibos.



Nutrition Facts
Calories 110
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbs 30g,
Sugars 29g
Protein 0g 0%
Naturally Caffeine-Free
Naturally Sweet
USDA Organic
Recyclable Bottle
Oregon Tilth Certified



About Rooibos Tea and Where it is Grown
Our Certified USDA Organic, refreshing red tea is rich in antioxidants and is naturally caffeine-free. Steeped from rooibos leaves, this tea is a delicious and healthy option to stay hydrated. 

Grown in the Western Cape of South Africa, rooibos tea is packed with antioxidants and nutrients. The rooibos tea, (pronounced ROY-BOS), the word actually means “red bush” and it is what many refer to as “red tea.” It is not a tea in the standard definition, but rather a legume similar to peas, beans and lentils. Rooibos contains endless health benefits that South African families have revered for generations. Rooibos naturally contains no caffeine, and unlike black or green tea has very little tannins or bitter qualities giving it a subtle sweetness.

It is high in two powerful antioxidants: aspalathin and nothofagin. These powerhouses may help fight against heart disease, inflammation, high blood pressure and cholesterol. Its unique minerals include magnesium, calcium, manganese, zinc and iron that benefit the nervous and skeletal systems and may help with digestion, metabolism and circulation.

With all those powerful properties, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be one of the first to offer the benefits of rooibos in a convenient ready-to-drink bottle. In true Rooibee Red Tea style, we added extra goodness and included a full-serving of vitamin C and certification of USDA Organic.

Since we first launched in 2009 at farmers markets in Louisville, Kentucky, Rooibos Red Tea has become a staple in healthy homes across the nation. We love helping others stay hydrated and healthy with our organic, low-sugar teas that you can grab on-the-go. We hope you’ll take advantage, enjoy the refreshing flavor and join the movement! #InspireWellbeing.



• Naturally Caffeine-Free
• Rooibos Tea
• Gluten-Free
• Non-GMO
• Kosher
• Antioxidants
• BPA-Free
• Naturally Sweet
• Good Source of Vitamin C
• USDA Organic



Company: Rooibee Red Tea
Brand: Summer Peach
Origin: U.S
Category: Iced Tea
Packaging: 16.9 fl oz.
Claims: Organic, caffeine-free, gluten-free and non-gmo.
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: 12-pack $22.54
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: http://www.rooibeeredtea.com/



Rooibee Red Tea Unsweet



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Packaging Spotlight: Thatcher’s Somerset Haze Now in Cans


As we turn our thoughts to taking it easy on long, hot, summer days with a chilled cider and some outdoor eats, Thatchers Cider has introduced its new premium cloudy cider in 440ml cans.

Somerset Haze is a totally new style of apple cider. Crisp, with a sweet finish and naturally hazy appearance, Somerset Haze appeals to lovers of apple cider, as well as those young adults who prefer a sweeter style, lower strength cider (4.5%).

Crafted from apples varieties including Discovery, Falstaff, Gala and Jonagold, Somerset Haze is a truly laid-back cider, perfect for summer drinking. It’s great with food too, and chef Tim Maddams has created new outdoor eats recipes – Pulled Chicken Burger with Hazy Ketchup, and BBQ Bacon Chop with Beetroot Slaw.

It is the juice of the Jonagold apple that brings a natural haze appearance to this cider. To waken the Haze, gently roll the can or bottle before opening.

“Somerset Haze gives those drinkers who are looking for an easy drinking, cloudy cider the opportunity to experience the premium taste of Thatchers,” explains Martin Thatcher, fourth generation cidermaker at Myrtle Farm. “Haze has the heritage of four generations of cider making behind it and we believe it will fill the gap for an authentic, sweeter, lower abv premium cloudy cider.”

For more information go to:  www.thatcherscider.co.uk






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Beer Spotlight: Coors Summer Brew



MillerCoors officially announces the launch of Coors Light Summer Brew today. The brewery has infused citrus flavors into the light beer for a “summery” taste.

“Summer is too short and we know that when it finally arrives, our guys have a lot they’re trying to fit into each day,” said Sarah Ross, senior director of marketing for the Coors Family of Brands. “We wanted to roll out some new ways to really up the refreshment factor and grab the attention of beer drinkers. It doesn’t stop with the new seasonal flavor; our cutting-edge design series this year has people looking twice and the ‘Splash’ packaging builds on this excitement.”

Coors Light Summer Brew will be available for a limited time in 12 packs of 10 ounce cans featuring the “splash” design.




Company: SAB Miller
Brand: Miller Coors
Origin: USA
Category: Beer
Packaging: 10oz can
Claims: Limited Edition
Alcohol Volume: 3.9%
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: coorslight.com







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Coffee Spotlight: Starbucks Seasonal Brezza Blend


This new light-bodied coffee is as easygoing as its Italian translation would suggest. A medium-roast coffee with notes of fresh herbs and sweet lemon. Brezza is a juicy, elegant, cheerful blend-wonderful hot or iced.


The blend includes three different coffees that add their own elements to the summer taste—from sunny Colombia, Papua New Guinea with a juicy taste; and East Africa where the herbal notes are added. The product’s name also syncs with the summer time—the name Brezza means “breeze” in Italian.


Starbucks Brezza Blend is supposed to be used for making traditional coffee as well as for making iced beverages, where coffee with sweet lemony notes pairs with lemon, orange, caramel, and golden raisins.

Tasting Notes
Bright & Herbal

Enjoy this with:

Chilled gazpacho and a cool summer breeze.





Company: Starbucks Coffee
Brand: Starbucks
Category: Coffee
Packaging: 16oz (lb)
Claims: Seasonal
Price: $13.95
Where to Buy: Starbucks Stores, Buy Online
Website: starbucks.com








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Product Spotlight: Citrus Burst Fruit Juices


Citrus Burst™ is a range of high quality drinks containing fruit juice, for a refreshing modern taste. The premium packaging targets the more discerning adult market, where quality not cost is the prime buying motivation.

Although this is not strictly a flavored water, it aligns itself with the current market shift towards still drinks; a market which has been increasing year-on-year since 2001. These thirst quenching soft drinks are healthy and convenient, and packaged in 500ml PET bottles.
Orange Mango Passionfruit
Ingredients: Water, Sugar, Orange juice from concentrate (4,5%), Mango juice from concentrate (1%), Passion Fruit juice from concentrate (0,5%), Citric Acid, natural flavouring, Colour: Beta-Carotene, Stabiliser: Locust Bean Gum.

Summer Fruits
Ingredients: Water, Sugar, Juices from concentrate; Orange (4.1%), Lemon (2.1%), Grape (0.5%), Citric Acid, Juices from concentrate; Raspberry (0.1%), Blackcurrant (0.1%), Blueberry, Elderberry, Blackberry, Sour Cherry, flavouring, vitamin blend: Niacin, Vitamin E, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12, Colour: Allura Red E129, Stabilisers: Pectin and Locust Bean Gum.

E129 may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children.

Orange Lemon
Ingredients: Water, Sugar, Lemon juice from concentrate (6.6%), Orange juice from concentrate (2.2%), Lime juice from concentrate (0.6%), natural flavouring, Citric Acid, Antioxidant: Ascorbic Acid, Stabiliser: Locust Bean Gum.


Company: Purity Soft Drinks
Brand:  Citrus Burst
Slogan: A Great Flavour
Category: Functional Beverages
Origin: UK
Packaging: 500ml
Varieties: Orange Mango Passionfruit, Orange Lemon, Summer Fruits
Website: puritysoftdrinks.co.uk

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Product Spotlight: Leinenkugels Summer Shandy


In 1922, Franz Kugler's Munich tavern was flooded with 13,000 European cyclists. Afraid the beer would run out, he mixed his lager with lemonade and the result was a hit. This soon inspired other beer mixtures like the shandy. Leinenkugel's® Summer Shandy® is crisp, refreshing wheat beer brewed with natural lemonade flavor which makes it perfect for the sun-splashed summer months.

The Summer Shandy will be available on March 1st, 2013.

Leinenkugel´s also offers a Lemon Berry Shandy that is available for a limited time as well.  Light, crisp and perfect for every season. Our Leinenkugel’s Lemon Berry Shandy is Weiss beer brewed with blackberry juice and natural lemonade flavor. And the best part is this Shandy is available year round. So now every season is Shandy season.

Company: Leinenkugel´s
Brand: Summer Shandy
Category: Alcoholic Beverages, Beer
Origin: USA
Packaging: 12oz
Price: $7.99 x 6 pack
Alcohol Volume: 4.2%
Claims:  Limited Edition
Website: leinie.com

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Turbo Tango Re-Launches For Summer 2012

Britvic’s Turbo Tango, with its nitro fuelled rush of orange foam, is back for a second year for a limited period only and is available in a select number of wholesalers.

Providing entertainment and new experiences for Tango consumers in their late teens, Turbo Tango’s return will be supported by digital activity on Tango’s Facebook page called ‘Foam Marks The Spot’ to drive awareness of the brand.

The daily competition sees a Turbo Tango inspired image within a grid and fans can tag where they think the foam will land for the chance to win prizes.

The brand is encouraging retailers to ensure that their core Tango offering is fully stocked and highly visible, as Turbo Tango has a halo effect on sales of the wider Tango range

Full Article @ FDIN

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Beer on Ice? Yeah, That’s Nice

If it's summer, I'm drinking my beer on ice.

I got hooked a few years back when Micheladas became the rage among beer lovers and the cocktail-obsessed. (If you happened to miss the trend, don't sweat it--it's easy: Mexican beer of choice, glass of ice, juice of one lime and then, if you want, a few dashes of hot sauce and some salt on the rim. Addictive.)

One day last June I didn't have any limes handy or bottles of cerveza. But I did have a six-pack of Bud in cans, which is what I pretty much always drink, no matter the season. So I poured a can over ice--and no disrespect to limes or salt and all that, but damn, was it refreshing. Cold, bubbly, bracing.

Yeah, I know--I've heard it all: "You really drink beer on ice?" "Doesn't that water it down?" "Why?!"

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