DaVinci Gourmet Natural Smoothie Mixes allow cafés, convenient stores and restaurants to easily capture extra dollars from busy patrons in need of a flavorful, wholesome snack to consume on-the-go.
Beloit, Wis. (PRWEB) May 20, 2015
To support foodservice operators and specialty coffee retailers looking to meet the growing consumer demand for healthy, portable menu options, DaVinci Gourmet® announces expansion of its Natural Smoothie Mixes line to include the Red Harvest blend.
Today, 84 percent of consumers age 18 to 24 want to see more restaurants offering smoothies. Further, 28 percent of smoothie drinkers identify that health is the main reason they buy smoothies. This coupled with the rise in snacking — 48 percent of all eating occasions are snacks — makes a great case for operators looking to add a smoothie menu.
“Today’s customers are unwilling to sacrifice health for convenience,” said Zeynep Akkan, senior brand manager for Kerry Foodservice Beverage Brands. “DaVinci Gourmet Natural Smoothie Mixes allow cafés, convenience stores and restaurants to easily capture extra dollars from busy patrons in need of a flavorful, wholesome snack to consume on-the-go.”
DaVinci Gourmet Natural Smoothie Mixes line includes five fruit flavors and three wholesome fruit and vegetable blends for foodservice. The newest fruit and vegetable medley, Red Harvest, blends the superfruit power of Acai berries, the rich flavor of pumpkin, pear and pomegranate for an on-trend beverage patrons will enjoy. In addition, operators can choose from two other signature vegetable smoothies: the Sunshine Blend, a tropical smoothie blend of carrot, pear, orange, mango and pineapple, and Gratifying Greens, a green smoothie medley of spinach, pear, apple, melon and kiwi.
Made with no added sugar, artificial colors or preservatives, these healthy smoothie mixes are lactose free as well as gluten free. In addition, each smoothie contains up to four servings of fruit per 16 ounce serving. Operators can now provide the nutrition that customers want with the convenience of shelf-stable packaging and one-step preparation. Simply pour the mix over ice and blend, or use in a granita machine by pouring contents of two mixes with two parts water and freeze per machine instructions.
To learn more about DaVinci Gourmet Natural Smoothie Mixes, visit DaVinciGourmet.com/Smoothies or call 1-800-640-6779. To learn more about how to add healthful cues to an operation’s smoothie menu, read Kerry’s recent Liquid Lowdown article.
Kerry develops, manufactures and delivers innovative taste systems, functional ingredients and integrated solutions for the global food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets. Kerry has more than 30 manufacturing facilities across the United States. Kerry’s food and beverage brands include Golden Dipt®, Golden Ladle®, Snowflake® Coconut, Wingers® Hot Sauces, Kerrymaid®, DaVinci Gourmet®, Big Train® and Oregon Chai®.