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These are all the posts that have been tagged with juice.

Britvic overhaul

I was recently invited to a Britvic Soft Drinks press event, which introduced us to several innovations from the drinks company including new packaging and products across its brands in the UK. Identifying key trends in consumer behaviour, commercial director at Britvic Soft Drinks, Nigel Paine, explained that the dynamics of adult socialising are changing, […]

Popcorn collaborations

In addition to its low calorie, own label brand Love Popcorn, the Consett Popcorn Company also produces popcorn for a number of retailers. The company recently worked with snack and hot sauce producer Psycho Juice to create the hottest popcorn in the UK – Dr Burnörium’s Psycho Corn – for its Psycho Snacks range. The […]

Surprize treats

Bon Bon Buddies has launched a new kids’ collectable confectionery onto the market. The building block shaped Surprize Qubes offer children a sweet treat, which can be consumed, collected and played with. The Qubes are available with Barbie, Super Mario and Despicable Me 2 branding. Each individual block contains a 10g pack of strawberry flavoured […]

UK juice exports up 40% since 2010

Overseas sales of UK fruit and vegetable juices reached a record £65 million last year. UK juices are now shipped to 96 countries including Spain, Italy, Brazil and America. Apple and orange juice are among the biggest international sellers with £35 million in sales. The demand for UK fruit and vegetable drinks has soared by […]

Natural sports drink

Top has developed a natural sports drink based on fresh whey as part of the Dutch IPC project Food, Sports and Health. A study by Top on the functioning of proteins shows that minimally processed and unheated proteins potentially have a better contribution to muscle recovery after exercise, which leads to better sports performance. Therefore, […]

Innovation themes for juice

A new report on juice drink innovation from specialist food and drink consultancy Zenith International has highlighted nine themes driving new product development and innovation worldwide: functionality, low sugar/calorie, child orientated, new flavour/variety, origin and provenance, limited edition, innovative packaging, new proposition/concept and cross category. The report covers 100% fruit juice, 24-99% juice content nectars […]

Refreshed design

UK brewer Molson Coors is launching a full brand redesign of its original and cherry flavoured Carling British Ciders to boost the range’s position as a premium, modern cider. In research, consumers perceived the new look as being more premium, modern, distinctive and refreshing, and, importantly, found that they are more likely to purchase the […]

Shelf life best practice

Isabel Campelos, senior technical advisor (food safety) at Leatherhead Food Research, explores the interplay of shelf life and packaging.

Cake squares

Premium cake brand Kate’s Cakes has launched its new Cake Squares product range in the UK. The homemade-style cakes, which are available in three flavours, are individually wrapped and sold in packs of five. The three flavours are Chocolate Fudge Cake, a rich chocolate cake topped with buttercream and decorated with double chocolate curls; Classic […]

Campylobacter exploits chicken ‘juice’

A study from the Institute of Food Research has shown that campylobacter’s persistence in food processing sites and the kitchen is boosted by chicken ‘juice’. Organic matter exuding from chicken carcasses (chicken juice) provides these bacteria with the perfect environment to persist in the food chain. This emphasises the importance of cleaning surfaces in food […]

Coconut water trends

Recent efforts to promote coconut water as the natural and healthy soft drink of choice have already moved it into the mainstream in the US. Manufacturers and are now also focusing on developing the European market. Coconut water can be promoted on an all-natural platform, while also offering many of the isotonic benefits of mainstream […]

Beverage flavoured confectionery

The taste of cola, ice tea, tonic and ginger ale is popular around the world – and not only in beverages. Trends from the beverage industry are increasingly spilling over into other segments of the food industry such as confectionery. To meet this trend, Doehler has developed a range of natural flavours and colours as […]

Super Hero packaging

Dutch company Hero (part of the Swiss based Hero Group) is packaging its newly introduced Hero Fairtrade juices in Combidome from SIG Combibloc. The carton bottle is said to pair the best features of a bottle with the best features of a carton pack. Ralf Wijnveldt, channel marketeer at Hero, says, “The prize-winning Combidome carton […]

Country of origin of foods study published

The FSA has published the results of a study to look at the origin of foods claiming to be from the UK and Ireland. The study did not identify any cases of food on sale with misleading country of origin claims. The study, which used a screening technique known as stable isotope ratio analysis (SIRA), […]