It seems like I just wrote the new products blog post from July, and here I am with another list of new, Bernick's must-tries for you. That’s the best part of my job, staying current on everything this industry has to offer and watching the brands we love to carry and promote become bigger and better. Here’s what I’m so excited to share with you this month!
16oz. Cans of Pepsi and Mountain Dew
More of what you love, your favorite soda now comes in 16oz. cans. There are definitely people in the world who are either strongly bottle, or strongly can when it comes to sipping the soda they enjoy so much. PepsiCo offers can lovers a size the bottled fans have been enjoying for years!
Ocean Spray PACt Water
“A better water for a better you,” PACt is cranberry extract water that helps cleanse and purify your body. The bottled water contains PACs – or proanthocyanidins - which are powerful elements found deep inside cranberries. Ocean Spray was formed in 1930 by cranberry growers who loved the berry and innovative products utilizing the ingredient. PACt comes in four flavors: Cranberry Pomegranate, Cranberry Mango Passion Fruit, Cranberry Raspberry, and Cranberry Blood Orange.
Klarbrunn Sparkling Water – Three New Flavors
Klarbrunn is “adding a little sparkle to your life” with three new sparkling water flavors to join their portfolio. Klarbrunn has paved the way for sparkling water for nearly 30 years. They are doubling the fun with the new trio’s flavors in Peach Mango, Pineapple Coconut, and Pomelo Grapefruit. Pomelos are part of the citrus family, closely related to the grapefruit but are sweeter without the bitter tang. The sparkling water “fad” is anything but with the volume of carbonated bottled water sold in the U.S. between 2009 – 2014 increasing by 56%.
Mtn Dew Black Label
Deeper, darker Dew, this riff on the classic Mountain Dew introduces dark berry flavor, real sugar, and herbal bitters. A 16oz. can delivers 83 milligrams of caffeine – something 90% of people in the world consume at least once a day. Mtn Dew Black Label is currently being sold on college campuses with a nation-wide rollout scheduled for 2016.
Awake Caffeinated Chocolate
While we’re on the caffeine kick, I thought I’d mention Awake Caffeinated Chocolate. Each bar contains as much caffeine goodness as a cup of coffee or an 8oz. energy drink, and it’s delivered by chocolate! Brilliant. The 3pm slump is real, and one way to combat afternoon grogginess is by snacking. Awake Caffeinated Chocolate would solve that problem; flavors include Milk Chocolate and Caramel.
Vanilla Pepsi and Cherry Pepsi with Real Sugar
No high fructose corn syrup – just natural cane sugar in Pepsi’s Vanilla and Cherry soda flavors. Beverage choices change all the time, and Pepsi keeps up with the changing demand offering a variety of beverages you want, ingredients you trust, and flavors you just have to try. They stand behind the facts in your favorite beverages in their “What We Believe” mission statement.
You can count on a few things in the food and beverage industry – like evolving products and innovation from the brands you already know and love, plus, a commitment to service and expectations from all of us at Bernick’s. We’d love to help you get all these new products!