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Company Spotlight: XOI Gac Superfruit

 

 

XOI is a social venture founded by two Brown University students. XOI introduces gac fruit - a Vietnamese superfruit with 70 times more lycopene than tomatoes, and 10 times more beta-carotene than carrots, to the US. These antioxidants have been shown to improve prostate, heart, eye, reproductive and skin health.

Unlike the distinctive taste found in most superfruits, Gac is easily compatible with other ingredients, allowing it to appeal to groups with different flavor preferences.

Our business model is centered on working with ethnic minority farmers in Vietnam to cultivate and process Gac fruit in order to generate economic and social value for these indigenous communities.

 

Nutritional Benefits

Unlike purple superfruits— such as acai berry or pomegranate— the Gac fruit) is packed with a different group of antioxidants (carotenoids) that gives it its vibrant orange color. Gac fruit contains these powerful antioxidants:

- 70x more lycopene than tomatoes
- 10x more β-carotene than carrots
- 40x more vitamin C than oranges
- Omega fatty acids and vitamin E
- 40x more zeaxanthin than corn

 

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The Origins of the Gac Fruit

For decades, the Gac fruit was used in a festive sticky rice (xoi gac) that is eaten during Vietnamese New Year celebrations and weddings. This dish serves as the inspiration for our name, XOI-- both as a reminder of the fruit's origins, and as a denotation of the joy experienced at occasions where xoi gac is served. Our aim at XOI is to bring this celebration to you through our natural Gac fruit products and to the ethnic minority farmers that we work with-- every day of the year.

The Gac fruit is also used in Chinese medicine to enhance immunity, vitality, balance, and skin healing.

Learn how to make this iconic sticky rice with XOI's Gac fruit Powder from our comprehensive list of recipes!

 

 

Company: XOI Company
Brand: XOI
Origin: Vietnam / USA
Category: Gac Fruit Products
Claims: The world's richest natural source of lycopene and beta-carotene
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: www.xoicompany.com

 

 

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Packaging Spotlight: Marou Chocolate, Heart of Darkness

 

 

Designed by
Rice Creative
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

 

Brief

Tan Phu Dong, a tropical river island in Southern Vietnam, is the origin of some of the most precious cacao on the planet. Marou Faiseurs De Chocolat have discovered the rare and fleeting supply, making two new and perpetually limited Chocolate bars from it. First came "Treasure Island,” a popular 75% cacao bar. Going a bit darker and maintaining the literary titling, Marou created "Heart of Darkness,” the 85% cacao version. Complete with a introduction written by celebrated author, Lawrence Osbourne, the "Heart of Darkness" package gives one a deeper darker view of it's predecessor. The terrain of the old topographical map is laid down on heavy black paper in a specially mixed silver & black screen printing ink. A hidden golden bat, a Vietnamese symbol of prosperity, hangs auspiciously in the folds of the wrapper. The chocolate has gone on to become "World Champion" at the International Chocolate Awards in 2015. We sincerely hope you can catch one for yourself.

A bit more on the bat:

This bat has been inspired by traditional carvings found on Vietnamese architecture. The bat has played a significant role in Vietnam’s traditional arts and culture. The Sino-Vietnamese word for bat “Fu” sounds identical to the word Phúc (good fortune) making the bat a symbol of happiness and joy. The bat is shown flying upside down, meaning “happiness has arrived”. Also, “a bat descending from the sky” sounds exactly like “happiness descends from heaven”. We found this a well-suited symbol for a truly heavenly chocolate.

 

 

 

 

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Drink Spotlight: Suntory C.C Drink

 

 

Suntory Beverage & Food Limited released C.C.Lemon in Vietnam early this July via its subsidiary, Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam Beverage Co., Ltd. Since its 1994 debut in Japan, C.C.Lemon, a carbonated soft drink containing vitamin C, has enjoyed huge popularity among a wide range of customers.

In recent years, Vietnam's soft drink market has been growing at a dramatic rate and is expected to continue soaring. Generating approximately 30% of total soft drink sales, soda products make up of the largest segment of the market excluding mineral water. The soda segment is expected to grow even further as it keeps pace with the rest of the thriving soft drink market.

Aiming to catch this swelling soda wave, Suntory launched C.C.Lemon with an eye to expanding its operations in the growing market, promoting it as healthy soda containing vitamin C with a fizzy sensation that delivers an exhilarating experience.

 

 

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About the company

Infused with the corporate DNA of the Suntory Group, "Yatte Minahare—Go for it," Suntory Beverage & Food is a company that never shies away from a challenge.
This philosophy is undoubtedly the driving force behind numerous initiatives we are implementing to expand our business further worldwide.
We believe a global company draws no lines between domestic and overseas markets.
By fully leveraging product development capabilities built up over many years, we will continue to create a range of unique products that satisfy the tastes and needs of customers around the world, not just in Japan.
We will aim to expand our businesses and core brands in our existing markets of Japan, Southeast Asia, Europe and Oceania, as well as to extend our reach into emerging market areas by aggressively pursuing M&A opportunities.
Above all, we recognize that we have to strengthen our global presence in order to deliver new growth with these strategies.
We are committed to giving customers even tastier products that are loved all over the world.
This thinking will drive ceaseless efforts to realize our bold vision of becoming the world’s leading soft drink company.

 

 

 

Company: Suntory
Brand:  C.C Lemon
Slogan:  Suntory
Origin:  Japan
Category:  Soft Drinks
Packaging:  330ml can, 390ml bottle
Claims:  Healthy soda containing vitamin C with a fizzy sensation
Variants:  View product range here
Price: Coming soon
Where to Buy:  Vietnam, Japan
Website: http://www.suntory.com/softdrink/index.html

 

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Drink Spotlight: Total Happiness Protein Power Mango Juice Blend & Tea Infusion

 
Protein Power Mango

Ingredients

Infusion of Persimmon Leaves, Mango Puree, Lime Juice (From Concentrate), Longan Juice, Orange Juice (From Concentrate), Organic Raw Cane Sugar, PhytoGac*, Pea Protein, Rice Protein, Organic Green Coffee Bean Extract, Acerola Powder, Natural Flavors.

*PhytoGac is the proprietary Gac Aril of TH Herbals

 

 
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How is Total Happiness Naturals Tea infused?

Our tea infusions are brewed fresh in small batches just like you brew your tea at home. Fair-trade tea leaves are infused with hot water to steep out all of the healthy compounds, like antioxidants, tannins and flavonoids. These natural infusions in addition to pure tropical juices are the basis of our drinks, which gives them a rich, delicious taste and makes them so healthy. Read More

 

 

 
About the Company
A Message From Madame Thai Huong, Chairwoman

I started Total Happiness Naturals to bring the healthful fruits and botanicals of Southeast Asia to the United States. In Southeast Asia, Gac Fruit also known as the “fruit from heaven” and Centella, the “fountain of youth” are two revitalizing foods that are part of our healthy, plant-based diet, yet are virtually unknown in America. Total Happiness Naturals is my opportunity to share these treasures with you. Utilizing the world’s most advanced technologies, we introduce some of Southeast Asia’s most valuable botanicals.

My passion for bringing health and well-being to others began when I chose to change the fact that there was no fresh milk available in my home of Hanoi, Vietnam. By establishing farms in the countryside on the outskirts of Hanoi, I am working to make fresh milk available to every child in Vietnam.

Our bodies will be good to us if we nourish them with the nutrients and vitamins that they crave. Gac Fruit can provide some of those vital nutrients, including antioxidants, Lycopene and Beta-Carotene. Centella cools down your inner heat. Whether you’re looking for protein power, energy, a vision boost, a relaxation or heart health support, Total Happiness Naturals’ beverages can provide you with those benefits in just a few sips. Here’s to good health, because I believe that leads to total happiness.

 

 

 

 

Company: TH Herbals, U.S., Inc.
Brand: Total Happiness Naturals
Origin: USA
Category: Tea
Packaging: 12 fl oz (355 ml)
Claims: Non GMO.
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: totalhappinessnaturals.com

 

 
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Drink Spotlight: Total Happiness Naturals Vision Boost Blackberry Juice Blend & Tea Infusion

 

 

 

Vision Boost

Packed with nutrients and antioxidants, our Vision Boost is powerful, healthy, and tangy sweet. Go ahead. Drink it and you’ll see.

 

Ingredients
Filtered Water, Blackberry Juice (From Concentrate), PhytoGac*, Passion Fruit Juice (From Concentrate), Organic Raw Cane Sugar, Hibiscus Extract, Acerola Powder, Natural Flavors.

*PhytoGac is the proprietary Gac Aril of TH Herbals

 
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The Gac Fruit, or Red Melon has been called the “fruit from heaven” in Asia for centuries because it is believed to encourage longevity and well-being.

 

 

 

How is Total Happiness Naturals Tea infused?

Our tea infusions are brewed fresh in small batches just like you brew your tea at home. Fair-trade tea leaves are infused with hot water to steep out all of the healthy compounds, like antioxidants, tannins and flavonoids. These natural infusions in addition to pure tropical juices are the basis of our drinks, which gives them a rich, delicious taste and makes them so healthy. Read More

 

 
About the Company
A Message From Madame Thai Huong, Chairwoman

I started Total Happiness Naturals to bring the healthful fruits and botanicals of Southeast Asia to the United States. In Southeast Asia, Gac Fruit also known as the “fruit from heaven” and Centella, the “fountain of youth” are two revitalizing foods that are part of our healthy, plant-based diet, yet are virtually unknown in America. Total Happiness Naturals is my opportunity to share these treasures with you. Utilizing the world’s most advanced technologies, we introduce some of Southeast Asia’s most valuable botanicals.

My passion for bringing health and well-being to others began when I chose to change the fact that there was no fresh milk available in my home of Hanoi, Vietnam. By establishing farms in the countryside on the outskirts of Hanoi, I am working to make fresh milk available to every child in Vietnam.

Our bodies will be good to us if we nourish them with the nutrients and vitamins that they crave. Gac Fruit can provide some of those vital nutrients, including antioxidants, Lycopene and Beta-Carotene. Centella cools down your inner heat. Whether you’re looking for protein power, energy, a vision boost, a relaxation or heart health support, Total Happiness Naturals’ beverages can provide you with those benefits in just a few sips. Here’s to good health, because I believe that leads to total happiness.

 

 

 

 

Company: TH Herbals, U.S., Inc.
Brand: Total Happiness Naturals
Origin: USA
Category: Tea
Packaging: 12 fl oz (355 ml)
Claims: Non GMO.
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: totalhappinessnaturals.com

 

 

 

 

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Drink Spotlight: Total Happiness Energy Boost Wild Passion Juice Blend & Tea Infusion

 

 
Energy Boost Wild Passion Juice Blend & Tea Infusion
 


Ingredients

Herbal Infusion (Filtered Water, Wild Passion fruit), Passion fruit juice (From Concentrate), Organic Raw Cane Sugar, PhytoGac*, Green Tea Extract, Passion flower Extract, Acerola Powder, Natural Flavors.

*PhytoGac is the proprietary Gac Aril of TH Herbals

 

 

 
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How is Total Happiness Naturals Tea infused?

Our tea infusions are brewed fresh in small batches just like you brew your tea at home. Fair-trade tea leaves are infused with hot water to steep out all of the healthy compounds, like antioxidants, tannins and flavonoids. These natural infusions in addition to pure tropical juices are the basis of our drinks, which gives them a rich, delicious taste and makes them so healthy. Read More

 

 

 

 

Company: TH Herbals, U.S., Inc.
Brand: Total Happiness Naturals
Origin: USA
Category: Tea
Packaging: 12 fl oz (355 ml)
Claims: Non GMO.
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: totalhappinessnaturals.com

 

 

 

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Packaging Spotlight: Excelso Single Origin Coffee

 

 

Designed by
Rice Creative
Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam

 

 


Brief

Excelso, one of Indonesia’s largest coffee franchaises approached us to re-think and re-design their packaging line. Excelso produces 100% Indonesian Single Origin Coffee from the lush islands between the Indian Ocean & the North Pacific Ocean.

Young Indonesians are on the go. They seek out membership and the opportunity to be a part of something original and true. Always at the vanguard of culture, technology and social developments they don’t just represent Indonesia’s future, they’re driving it, while evolving the countries identity. Bigger international coffee chains would like to take advantage of a “local pride” movement, however, only Excelso can fully own that. With 100% of it's sourcing, manufacturing and packaging on Indonesian soil, Excelso is truly a local brand for Indonesians to be proud of. No concept would be clearer or stronger for Excelso, than one that reminds the consumer where the coffee came from. Indonesian pride would be the driving force for the brand to proudly boast it’s Single Origin Coffee, and hence our clear direction for the new design. Proudly Indonesian coffee for Indonesia.

Images shot by Wing Chan

 

 

 

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Packaging Spotlight: SPICY Herbs & Spices

 

Designed by
Huy Tran
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

 

Brief
This is my final year project.
The objective is to create promotion for the SPICY brand's herbs & spices products.

 

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Soft Drink Spotlight: Coca Cola 2014 Festive Drinks

 

Coca Cola has launched a line of seasonal packages to mark different festivals in a number of countries. Included in this seasonal offering are Coca Cola Peace, Prosperity and Success

 

 

 
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Coca Cola Peace Drink is widely consumed during 2014 festive season. It is the most celebrated holiday in Vietnam. It's a time for sharing good fortune, happiness and new years wishes with family and friends. Comes in a 330ml aluminum can.

 

 
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Coca Cola Prosperity Drink is widely consumed during a festive season. It is the most celebrated holiday in Vietnam. It's a time for sharing good fortune, happiness and new years wishes with family and friends. Comes in a 330ml aluminum can.
 

 

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Coca Cola Peace Drink is widely consumed during a festive season. It is the most celebrated holiday in Vietnam. It's a time for sharing good fortune, happiness and new years wishes with family and friends. Comes in a 330ml aluminum can.

 

 

 

Company: The Coca Cola Co.
Brand: Coke
Origin: Vietnam, Thailand
Category: Soft Drinks
Packaging:330ml Can
Claims: Limited Edition
Variants: Prosperity, Peace, Success
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Coming Soon
Website: coca-colacompany.com

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