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Fever-Tree has added three naturally flavoured sodas to its portfolio, designed to be mixed with low-calorie spritzes and long drinks.
Pink Grapefruit Soda, Lime & Yuzu Soda and Italian Blood Orange Soda have all been created with premium ingredients from around the world, including Sicilian blood oranges, Tahitian limes from Mexico and Japanese Yuzu.
Each of the soda flavours have less than 40 calories per serve.
“Australians are looking to lighter, healthier drinks over summer, and at the same time, we’re seeing a resurgence of simple, fuss-free drinks, in the bar and at home,” said Fever-Tree Australia brand ambassador Trish Brew.
“Enter Fever-Tree flavoured sodas, elevating popular serves to create delicious and sophisticated low-calorie drinks.”
Constellation Brands has launched lower-in-alcohol wine brand State of Light, with an initial three varieties all sourced from New Zealand.
The Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé wines have 35 per cent less calories and 45 per cent less alcohol, according to Constellation Brands, as the range looks to target those shifting towards mindful drinking or considered consumption of alcohol.
“To achieve the reduced alcohol content in State of Light wines, a vacuum steam distillation winemaking
 Fever-Tree’s new sodas are now available from from First Choice Liquor, Vintage Cellars stores and selected pubs and bars nationwide for RRP $8.49 per 4x200mL pack.
    process called the ‘spinning cone method’ is used, which carefully separates and preserves each varietal’s distinct regional characteristics whilst de-alcoholisation takes place,” said head winemaker Brett Fullerton.
State of Light range is now available from RRP $23.00 at liquor stores nationwide.
Jelly Belly Candy Company has released a new chewy, vegan range to its product portfolio.
The Jelly Belly Chewy Candy range contains no
animal gelatine and is made with natural colours across its five flavours – Sour Strawberry, Sour Apple, Sour Lemon, Sour Orange and Sour Grape.
The candies are finished with a sour coating and are shaped in Jelly Belly’s iconic jelly bean form.
Jelly Belly Candy Company was founded in 1898, and continues today to be family-owned and operated by the fourth, fifth and sixth generations of the family.
The new Jelly Belly Chewy Candy range is available in three varieties – a 60 gram assorted sour mix, individual Sour Grape pack, and Sour Lemon and Orange mix.
The assorted mix and individual Sour Grape packs can be found in Kmart, select independent petrol and convenience stores, while the Sour Lemon and Orange mix is in select independent petrol and convenience stores. | January/February 2021 | Food&Drink business | 49
The Wood Roaster in Sydney’s inner west is one of the few companies roasting its coffee beans over locally-sourced wood. This includes its single origin coffee beans, such as its latest release, the Panama Geisha Single Origin whole bean coffee.
The new variety joins The Wood Roaster’s range of single origin coffee – including Wahana Longberry, Colombia Pink Bourbon and Yirgacheffe 100 per cent micro-lot – and is one of the most premium in the roaster’s product offering.
The Panama Geisha features flavours of passionfruit, guava, rose, berries and whisky, and has a malic acidity with a mango tart finish.
To achieve the flavour, cherries, which have had stable fermentation for 18 days, are pulped and dried on raised African beds for a further eight days to “bring out truly unique and punchy flavours”.
Its Panama Geisha Single Origin is available in a 62 gram tin for $37.50, as well as in 250 and 500 gram, and one kilogram resealable packs from $150.
The Wood Roaster’s range of single origin beans and coffee blends are for purchase online or at its Marrickville roastery.

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