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DAVINCI GOURMET® INTRODUCES NEW SMOOTHIE MIXES—FEATURING NATURAL FRUIT AND VEGGIE FLAVORS THAT CONSUMERS CRAVE

DVG Gratifying Greens SmoothiesWith 84 percent of customers age 18-24 wanting to see more restaurants offer smoothies1, now is the perfect time to answer the demand with new DaVinci Gourmet® Smoothie mixes.

Made with no artificial sweeteners, colors or preservatives, DaVinci Gourmet Smoothies are made with natural ingredients and contain up to two servings of fruit per 8-ounce finished drink. With these delicious beverage mixes, it is easy for operators to satisfy the health conscious consumer—28 percent of smoothie drinkers identify that health is the main reason they buy smoothies1.

“With healthy eating on the minds of many customers, smoothies are a hot trend right now,” said Marc Simon, senior brand manager for Kerry Foodservice Beverage Brands. “Whether you serve one of our seven delicious flavors solo or add in other ingredients such as rolled oats, flaxseed or yogurt, our new DaVinci Gourmet Smoothie mixes lay a great foundation for any operator to build a diverse, nutritious frozen beverage menu.”

These smoothie mixes also help operators capture sales from customers who are snacking or in-between meals—48 percent of all eating occasions are snacks2. Adding in hearty ingredients to an already healthful smoothie can take a simple drink to a signature meal replacement with the all better-for-you benefits patrons want.

DaVinci Gourmet offers smoothie mixes in five fresh-picked fruit flavors such as Very Berry and Mango or two wholesome fruit and vegetable blends such as Gratifying Greens. All varieties are lactose free, vegan and kosher, and are offered in convenient 64-ounce shelf-stable packaging. To prepare, operators can 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.

Crafted with 100 percent juice, these delicious smoothies are ideal for K-12 menus—meeting School Nutrition Association requirements of a half cup fruit equivalent. With the mouthwatering taste students crave and the better-for-you qualities that make parents happy, foodservice directors can feel good about serving these frozen beverages.

To try new DaVinci Gourmet Smoothie mixes, visit DaVinciGourmet.com/Smoothies or call 1-800-640-6779.

About KERRY

As a company with worldwide reach, KERRY calls on a large number of research and development experts to create distinctive flavors and products that appeal to today’s foodservice market. KERRY’s beverage brands include Jet™, DaVinci Gourmet®, Big Train®, Caffé D’Amore® and Oregon Chai®.

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