Convenience Store News

MAR 2017

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22 Convenience Store News | MARCH 2017 | WWW.CSNEWS.COM NEW PRODUCTS High Brew Cold-Brew Coffee High Brew Cold-Brew Coffee is a new line of all-natural, ready-to-drink cold-brew coffee beverages from High Brew Coffee. Using 100-percent Fair Trade Arabica beans and slow roasting them, High Brew Cold- Brew Coffee beverages have twice the caffeine and none of the acidic backlash of hot-brew coffee, according to the maker. Flavors cur- rently offered include Double Espresso, Mexican Vanilla, Salted Caramel, Dark Chocolate Mocha, and Black & Bold. Also launching soon will be Creamy Cappuccino + Protein, which provides 12 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber per serving. High Brew Coffee Austin, Texas (844) 265-3278 [email protected] Gushers Sour & Gushers Flavor Mixers General Mills Convenience rolls out two new Gushers brand products, Gushers Sour and Gushers Flavor Mixers, to convenience stores nationwide. Gushers have a chewy outer shell that, when bitten into, provides a "gush" of flavor. Gushers Sour flavors include apple, cherry and grape. Gush- ers Flavor Mixers, which feature one flavor on the outside and another on the inside, include strawberry-peach, orange-cherry and raspberry-lemonade flavor pairings. Both products come in a 4.25-ounce bag for a suggested retail price of $2.19. General Mills Convenience Minneapolis (800) 767-5404 Smart Choice Whole-Grain Orange Pineapple Muffin Now made with white whole-grain flour, the Smart Choice Whole-Grain Orange Pineapple Muffin is better than ever, according to its maker, J.S.B. Industries. The Smart Choice line of whole-grain bakery products is designed to provide healthy, nutritious and delicious options. Each 3.6-ounce muffin provides two grain equivalents under nutritional standards. Because of the white whole-grain flour, the new Smart Choice Whole-Grain Orange Pineapple Muffin offers the same visual appeal and taste of traditional muffins, the company noted. They come individually wrapped and frozen, packed 48 to a case. J.S.B. Industries Chelsea, Mass. (617) 846-1565 [email protected] Java Master Retail Roaster The Java Master retail roaster enables in-store roasting, giving retailers a leg-up in the coffee category, according to the com- pany. The fully automated, on-site roaster not only gives customers better-tasting coffee, but roasting on-site pro- vides stores with the aroma of freshly roasted beans. Cof- fee is best enjoyed between four and 14 days after being roasted. The electrically powered Java Master unit, which uses convection technology, can roast one- to 5-pound batches of coffee in less than 10 minutes. The company also notes that retailers can save money by purchasing the lower-cost green beans that have a shelf life 40 times lon- ger than pre-roasted coffee. The Java Master retail roaster measures 17 inches in width, 25 inches in diameter, and 70 inches in height. It comes with a lifetime warranty. Java Master Wixom, Mich. (248) 669-1060 [email protected] Strongbow Orange Blossom Hard Cider To celebrate the spring season, Strong- bow Hard Apple Ciders is introducing Strongbow Orange Blossom. The new flavor delivers a fresh, spring-like, orange blossom aroma with a touch of sweetness and a juicy apple finish, according to the company. Strongbow Orange Blossom contains no artificial flavors or colors, and is gluten-free. During the month of March, Strongbow Orange Blossom will launch in six-packs, as well as limited-edition mini can four-packs. It will also re- place Strongbow Ginger in the 12-bottle Strongbow Variety Pack, joining Strongbow Gold Apple, Strongbow Honey, and Strongbow Cherry Blossom. Heineken USA White Plains, N.Y. (914) 681-4100

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