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Drink Spotlight: Spiked Sparkling Water is Trending This Spring: Introducing NEW Truly Spiked & Sparkling Lemon & Yuzu



BOSTON, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Truly Spiked & Sparkling today announced the launch of its newest style, Truly Spiked & Sparkling Lemon & Yuzu, now available nationwide. Truly Spiked & Sparkling has caught fire amongst drinkers and has quickly become the go-to spiked sparkling water, a category poised to be this spring and summer's biggest alcohol trend.

Truly Spiked & Sparkling is a clean, refreshing alternative to wine, beer and cocktails, and offers many of the attributes health-conscious drinkers look for today at just 100 calories, 1 gram of sugars, 5 percent ABV, and is naturally gluten free.

New Truly Spiked & Sparkling Lemon & Yuzu features a Japanese fruit called yuzu, which has been trending in the U.S. culinary scene. Yuzu is known for its refreshing taste, distinct aroma and a subtle tartness that isn't found in other citrus fruits. Truly Spiked & Sparkling Lemon & Yuzu combines this unique flavor with the more familiar lemon for an overall bright, refreshing and citrusy drink.

"I'm constantly looking for flavor inspiration in food and cocktails, and the yuzu fruit's distinctly tart flavor profile has always intrigued me," said Casey O'Neill, a member of the innovation team behind Truly Spiked & Sparkling. "When I started experimenting with ingredients for our newest style, I knew it was time to bring yuzu into the mix, since its unique qualities are a perfect fit for Truly Spiked & Sparkling which is known for its light, refreshing taste with just the right amount of sweetness."

Yuzu's unique properties and versatility boast a variety of uses making it a popular choice among food and beverage enthusiasts. Some fun facts about this trending fruit: a yuzu contains three times more vitamin C than a lemon1; its fragrance is known to promote relaxation2; and naturally, makes a great addition to cocktails to help sweeten them while not overpowering.

Spiked sparkling waters like Truly Spiked & Sparkling satisfy the desire for a refreshing drink without the added sugar, calories, or artificial sweeteners, and gives Americans the options they seek for a well-balanced lifestyle without impeding on their wellness regimen. A survey commissioned by Truly Spiked & Sparkling and conducted online by Harris Poll revealed that nearly five in 10 (45%) drinkers agreed that following a wellness routine makes it hard to be social because events often revolve around unhealthy food and drink.

The new Lemon & Yuzu style is part of Truly Spiked & Sparkling's growing line of spiked beverages, including Colima Lime, Grapefruit & Pomelo, Pomegranate, and Sicilian Blood Orange.

Truly Spiked & Sparkling Lemon & Yuzu will be available nationally in packs of six 12-ounce bottles for a suggested retail price of $9.99. (All prices vary by location). For shop locators and purchasing details, visit: http://www.trulyspikedsparkling.com/. Find Truly Spiked & Sparkling on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter.

About Truly Spiked & Sparkling
Truly Spiked & Sparkling is a clean, crisp and refreshing spiked sparkling water with a hint of fruit. The innovators behind Truly Spiked & Sparkling worked tirelessly to develop a beverage that was not only delicious, but a spiked option with lower calories and carbs. With just 100 calories, 1 gram of sugars, and 5% ABV, Truly Spiked & Sparkling is crafted with simple, naturally gluten-free ingredients and contains alcohol made from cane sugar. It is available in five delicious styles: Colima Lime, Grapefruit & Pomelo, Pomegranate, Sicilian Blood Orange, and Lemon & Yuzu.

This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of Truly Spiked and Sparkling from June 23-27, 2016 among 1,964 adults ages 21 and older, among whom 1,293 are regular alcohol beverage drinkers. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact Suzanne Pace at Suzanne.pace@bostonbeer.com.

Truly Spiked & Sparkling is from the Hard Seltzer Beverage Company, LLC, an affiliate of the Boston Beer Company.

1 http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/11/14/superfood-yuzu-vitamin-c-waitrose_n_4273876.html
2 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4048973/






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Juice Spotlight: Sansu Yuzu Fruit Drinks



Yuzu is a rare, exquisite citrus that carries hints of mandarin orange, lime & grapefruit with unique floral undertones.

It has three times the Vitamin C of an orange and an abundance of flavonoids that act as powerful antioxidants.

For over 1,200 years, Yuzu has been grown in small quantities on the coasts of Korea & Japan.




Yuzu has three times the Vitamin C of an orange. As such, Yuzu is consumed as a preventative home remedy for the common cold in Korea,
an age-old tradition which continues to this day.

Yuzu is infused into Japanese hot springs during the snowy winter months. This is an ancient winter solstice tradition.
The oils in the rind make the skin radiant and relax the mind.

Yuzu has been featured prominently in 17th century medicinal journals written in the Far East.
Its noted key benefits were detoxifying the stomach and healing irritable skin conditions.




Flavonoids are organic compounds recognised for their powerful antioxidant activity in vitro. Like Vitamin C, they are known to reduce cell damage due to oxygen. The beneficial effects of consuming brightly coloured fruits, vegetables and red wine have sometimes been attributed to flavonoids.

There are two particular flavonoids, Hesperetin and Naringenin, whose health benefits have been substantiated by scientific research publications available to the general public. Yuzu is a key source for both of these flavonoids.

A flavonoid thought to have beneficial effects on skin irritations, blood circulation and inflammation

A flavonoid thought to play an important role in promoting carbohydrate metabolism and modulating the immune system




The chart below is based on US Department of Agriculture data
published in June 2013.


SANSU – Yuzu  the exquisite supercitrus » HEALTH   BEAUTY




About the company:

Sansu was founded in London in 2013 to introduce Yuzu to a new audience.

Yuzu’s scarce production quantity and high costs have limited its usage to Japanese cuisine and Korean teas. However, we hope to make this rare, exquisite fruit more accessible in a ready-to-drink format.

We are the first company in the world to create fruit drinks which use raw Yuzu juice as its core ingredient. And of course all our juice ingredients are not from concentrate.




Company: Sansu Drinks Ltd
Brand: Sansu
Origin: UK
Category: Fruit Drinks
Claims: no preservatives, no artificial ingredients and no artificial sweeteners.
Variants: Yuzu & Strawberry, Yuzu & Pear, Yuzu & Blueberry
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Stockists
Website: sansudrinks.com









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Packaging Spotlight: Juice of Classic Japanes Fruits by Ideabrand

Designed by IdeaBrand , Russia.

The package was designed in a minimalist style based on the flag of Japan to convey the essence of traditional oriental culture. The names of fruits in Japanese written in calligraphy style and hieroglyphs duplicating them serve as product markers. Simple image of a fruit on a white background does not dissipate attention. Colors of fruits and lids visually differentiate flavors from each other and allow to find required product on a shelf with ease.









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Product Launch: inSpiral Adds Two New Flavors to Their Line of Kale Chips

inSpiral Visionary Products- Kale Chips

inSpiral’s Raw Dehydrated Kale Chips were the winner of the 2012 Free From Food Awards Raw Food & Superfoods category and won 2 gold stars in the Great Taste Awards 2012. Vegan, raw, wheat free, cholesterol free, sugar free, Soya free and flavoured with only 100% natural ingredients, they are the perfect guilt free superfood snack!

inSpiral Kale Chips have exploded in popularity in the past year – featured in Elle UK, Stylist Mag, Elle Russia , Vogue and Health & Beauty periodicals – and are currently the number one selling product in UK Wholefoods Markets.
Health and vitality are constant areas of media interest. The ‘raw food’ scene has really taken off with many film and music stars ‘going raw’. Raw food provides the body with the enzymes and nutrients destroyed when food is cooked above 42°C. Enzymes are the body’s workforce; they aid digestion and facilitate the conversion of food into cell tissue.
We eat to fuel our bodies. The best way to do this is with optimum nutrition ingredients such as superfoods which have unrivalled nutrient-calorie ratios. The best way to keep these ingredients ‘alive’ is to keep them raw through dehydrating.
Back to the Kale Chips…Imagine a bag of green curly kale – officially the most nutrient-dense vegetable per calorie with more iron than beef and more calcium than milk – shrunk to the size of a packet of crisps, with the same satisfying crispy crunch but only 50-60 calories per 35g packet!
A moreish, all day snack, inSpiral Kale Chips are made from organic Kale, hand massaged in a raw organic cashew based sauce – made from soaked nuts for optimum digestion – and 100% natural ingredients and superfoods. Slow dehydrated, the result is a satisfying raw snack that is dried, not fried, so contains none of the heated oils or trans fats associated with crisps.

Wasabi Wheatgrass Kale Chips are rich in chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals, vitamins and enzymes that aid detoxification.

Cheesie Purple Corn Kale Chips contain purple corn, a Peruvian superfood rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants. The ‘cheesie’ flavour comes from de‐activated nutritional yeast.

Baobab & Onion Kale Chips include baobab, king of the superfruits -rich in macronutrients, antioxidants, and essential minerals.

Cacao & Cinnamon Kale Chips flavoured with antioxidant-rich raw cacao, sweetened with low GI, mineral rich 100% natural coconut palm sugar and combined with cinnamon, a great source of calcium and vitamins C and K.

Raspberry Maca Kale Chips are a nut-free alternative, flavoured with antioxidant rich raspberries, energy boosting maca root, sweetened with coconut sugar and cacao butter.


Yuzu & Sesame

Beetroot Baobab & Lime






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Product Spotlight: Genki-Su Japanese Drinking Vinegar

A combination of the Japanese words “genki” (energetic) and “su” (vinegar), Genki-Su’s energizing drinks are made from natural coconut vinegars that have been sweetened with honey and infused with fresh ingredients like pear, yuzu, and ginger. These handcrafted vinegars pack a punch that will wake up your taste buds.

Their Story:

Genki-Su is the creation of two kindred spirits, brought together by serendipity. We are a Ying and Yang of creative souls: one outgoing and energetic(Judy), the other thoughtful and compassionate(Takako). Our dream is to create a product that would bring happiness and well-being to others.

As a child growing up in Okinawa, Japan, Takako drank vinegar every day. Her mother would create different flavors of drinking vinegar in her own kitchen, using fresh fruits and other natural ingredients right from their garden. After moving to the US, Takako only found drinking vinegar that was too sweet or artificial. She soon started making her own.

Genki-Su was born. We have created a delightful line of beverages that embodies the best of Earth’s bounty and all that is natural, quality and tasty. It is with profound pleasure that we share this creation with you.

Experience a Japanese original: drinking vinegar. These are based on co-founder Takako's family recipe with only natural ingredients and no added sugar or artificial flavors. Get ready to enjoy a crisp, refreshing drink that’s curiously tasty!


Company: Genki-Su
Brand: Genki-Su
Slogan: Japanese Drinking Vinegar
Category:  Drinks, Drinking Vinegar
Origin: USA
Packaging: 12 oz
Claims: 100% Natural, Fresh Ingredients, Naturally Sweetened, Locally Handcrafted
Varieties: Nashi (asian pear), Yuzu Kumquat, Ginger Honey, Shizo
Website: genkisu.com




Coconut Vinegar • Yuzu • Kumquat • Honey • Stevia

The crisp, refreshing bite of coconut vinegar -- tinged with fresh yuzu, kumquat and the sweetness of honey. Not to mention triple the vitamin- C of orange all in one glass. You’ll be flying high on energy all day!


3X Vitamin C, powerful Antioxidant, Vitamin P (Helps absorb vitamin C & promote healthy blood flow), fruit acid (it aids in recovery of muscular aches), citric acid (plays a crucial role in digestion).


24 Servings / 12 fl oz (355 mL)

$16.99 USD


Coconut Vinegar • Shiso • Honey • Stevia

Shiso is a herb that is a member of the mint family, important part of Japanese diet and cuisine. This flavor is for you if you’re looking for a crisp, clean taste with subtle hints of basil and mint. We steeped the shiso leaves fresh within two days from a California Farm.


Loaded with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic components. Not only do these agents help make the skin look better, but they can also help improve the overall health of your immune system. The essential oils found in shiso are high in the omega-3 fatty acid ALA.


24 Servings / 12 fl oz (355 mL)

$16.99 USD



Coconut Vinegar • Nashi • Bartlett Pear • Anjou Pear • Fuji Apple • Honey • Stevia

Known as a luxurious fruit with exotic apple-like appearance and pear-like taste. Our Nashi flavor is an infusion of Nashi(Asian pear) along with bartlett pear, anjou pear, and fuji apple to give a more dynaimic bite. It’s light, sweet and nutritious as they are tasty.


Loaded with vitamin antioxidants, vitamin B2, fiber, and potassium, nutrients that work hard for the body. Asian pear can promote good conditions for our colon and even help us nip colon cancer in the bud. Asian pear helps us care for our eyes through its dose of vitamin C, which fills in about 80% of our minimum daily requirement.


24 Servings / 12 fl oz (355 mL)

$16.99 USD



Coconut Vinegar • Ginger • Honey • Stevia

We start with fresh Hawaiian ginger infused in coconut vinegar for over a month, and then add back in pickled ginger chunks that are crunchy, tender, tangy and delicious! The bite of ginger, tang of vinegar and the sweetness of honey create a drink that is just as healthy for you as it is delicious!


Ginger contains chromium, magnesium and zinc which can help to improve blood flow, as well as help prevent chills, fever, and excessive sweat. It improves the absorption and stimulation of essential nutrients in the body. Ginger has been used for thousands of years as a natural treatment for colds and flu around Asia. Ginger is ideal in assisting digestion, thereby improving food absorption and avoiding possible stomach ache. Ginger appears to reduce inflammation in a similar way to aspirin and ibuprofen.


24 Servings / 12 fl oz (355 mL)

 $16.99 USD

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