Crio Bru Celebrates 2000 Stores and National Cocoa Day Giveaway

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Rapid Six-Year Growth for Unique Beverage Category Coming to Fancy Food Show San Francisco

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Crio Bru today marks its sixth year of growth topping 2,000 retail outlets nationwide now serving its unique brewed cocoa beverage. The Vitamin Shoppe is the newest member of the Crio family of retail partners promoting Crio Bru, initially in 40 stores from coast to coast. To celebrate National Cocoa Day, the holidays, and its sixth anniversary, Crio is giving away select products this month on its Facebook page.

Vitamin Shoppe is a multi-channel, specialty retailer and contract manufacturer representing 850 nutritional brands based in Secaucus, New Jersey. More than 700 stores sell vitamins, minerals, specialty supplements, herbs, sports nutrition, homeopathic remedies, green living products, and beauty aids.

Marking six years in business, Crio has expanded operations to deliver eight delightful flavors, including Pumpkin Spice and Peppermint for the holidays. (Tweet This) Crio Bru brewed cocoa beverage (video) is roasted through the company’s patent-pending process using cacao (cocoa) beans from Ecuador, Ghana, Dominican Republic, and Venezuela.

“Word has spread throughout the U.S. about Crio and we are thrilled to stock Vitamin Shoppe shelves to meet growing demand,” states Dr. Eric Durtschi, CEO and founder for Crio Bru. “We celebrate National Cocoa Day and our six year success with some cool customer Facebook giveaways to say ‘thanks a ton’ for enjoying hundreds of tons of Crio Bru to-date.”

With headquarters in Utah, Crio Bru’s notoriety is growing with more distribution deals soon to be announced. Highlighted in Forbes and on Shark Tank, the company is a national winner in the Grow America startup competition. Crio Bru is listed in Consumer Reports’ “15 Healthy Snack Ideas” after its introduction at the Fancy Foods Show in New York City.

Crio Bru (booth #700) may be sampled January 22-24 at Fancy Food Show in San Francisco.

About Crio Bru
Crio Bru is a brewed drink made from 100% cacao beans (cocoa beans), roasted to perfection. It is distributed both online and through a rapidly growing network of more than 2000 locations in almost every state. Named after the most prized of cacao beans, the Criollo, Crio Bru astounds the taste buds with its complex chocolaty flavors and subtle aromas of the world’s finest cacao beans. It is 100% natural and 100% pure.

Crio Bru is an ultimate superfood. It is low in calories and contains no sugar, no fat, no dairy, no sodium, no cholesterol and practically no caffeine. Yet, it is extremely high in antioxidants, theobromine and a host of other vitamins and minerals.

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