Functional Beverages

Coca-Cola reformulates Glacéau vitaminwater with stevia in GB

Coca-Cola reformulates Glacéau vitaminwater with stevia in GB

By Ben Bouckley

Coca-Cola has reformulated Glacéau vitaminwater for the British market by revamping packaging and reformulating its eight-strong range with a stevia-based sweetener that cuts sugar levels by 30% and cuts the calorie count by 30 per bottle. 

Provexis winner criticises EU health claims enforcement

Provexis winner: EU health claims enforcement may dish rotten tomatoes

By Steve Morrison

Steve Morrision was the COO at Provexis when the UK start-up won the EU‘s first ever article 13.5 health claim for its blood circulation-boosting tomato extract called Fruitflow in 2009. The now-consultant has serious qualms about how the EU’s health...

Hot New Beverage Concepts for 2013: Episode Two

Hot New Beverage Concepts for 2013: Episode Two

By Ben Bouckley

Adomas Pranevicius, CEO of MyDrink Beverages, gives BeverageDaily.com readers the further lowdown on new non-alcoholic drinks concepts that could set the market alight in 2013.

Hot New Beverage Concepts for 2013: Episode One

Hot New Beverage Concepts for 2013: Episode One

By Ben Bouckley

The CEO of beverage development and innovation company MyDrink Beverages tells BeverageDaily.com why his firm's new non-alcoholic beverage concepts for 2013 could take the market by storm...

Experts don't buy new Pepsi’s fat-busting claims

Experts don't buy new Pepsi’s fat-busting claims

By RJ Whitehead

“I know what people are thinking as they head out for a Big Mac, large fries and cola: why not make it a lighter meal and opt for diet- or zero-calorie Coke—or now, a Pepsi Special?” reasons Rashi Chowdhary, a Dubai-based nutritionist. 

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Stevia sweetened Pepsi NEXT hits Australia in cola first

By Ben Bouckley

Pepsi NEXT has been launched in Australia, but intriguingly the drink has been formulated with stevia for this market to achieve a 30% sugar reduction, rather than the 60% effected with other sweeteners in the US.

Al Ain Dairy claims first UAE juice launch with stevia

Al Ain Dairy claims first UAE juice launch with stevia

By Ben Bouckley

The United Arab Emirates’ largest dairy and juice producer Al Ain Dairy tells BeverageDaily.com it is the first company in the region to introduce stevia into juices produced in the country.

Senomyx announces dual-purpose sweetness enhancer for HFCS and sucrose

Senomyx announces dual-purpose sweetness enhancer for HFCS and sucrose

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

San Diego-based flavor firm Senomyx has discovered a new taste modifier ingredient that can enhance the sweet flavor of both high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and sucrose, allowing food manufacturers to use less of either sweetener in formulations.

Del Monte says yes to stevia drinks

Del Monte says yes to stevia drinks

By Rod Addy

Del Monte has launched a Naturally Light low calorie range in the UK using stevia as a sweetener, containing only half the sugar and calories of standard fruit juice and juice drinks.

Mining the stevia leaf: ‘Reb A purity is the old way of thinking’

Mining the stevia leaf: ‘Reb A purity is the old way of thinking’

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Combining different sweet components from the stevia leaf – in a similar way to combining artificial sweeteners – may be the next step toward improving the flavor of stevia-sweetened products, says PureCircle’s vp of global marketing and innovation Jason...

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Coke confirms new French stevia sightings through major EU launches

By Ben Bouckley

The Coca-Cola Company has confirmed to BeverageDaily.com that it has launched stevia-sweetened varieties of Sprite and Nestea in France with 30% less sugar – the first roll-out using its headline brands on a major market since European Commission (EC)...

Beverage brand loyalty in freefall as consumers turn 'super fickle'

Beverage brand loyalty in freefall as consumers turn 'super fickle'

By Elaine Watson

With brand loyalty in the beverage aisles “in freefall” manufacturers have to work harder to excite consumers with new ideas from retro-style acid phosphates to drinking vinegar and Horchata, according to market researchers at The Hartman Group.

Stevia: Moving beyond the ‘holy grail’ hype

Stevia: Moving beyond the ‘holy grail’ hype

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Hype about the promise of stevia created inflated expectations – but the market has evolved in response, according to stevia supplier PureCircle’s vice president of global marketing Jason Hecker.

Usurped?

Cheaper steviol glycosides by fermentation on the horizon

By Jess Halliday

Steviol glycosides produced by fermentation could be on the market in the coming years due to advances made by Swiss company Evolva and Californian R&D partner Abunda Nutrition, which it plans to acquire.