BERKELEY, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- First came the margarita, now one
of the leading U.S. appliance manufacturers is hoping Americans will leap on
the Licuado bandwagon. The Licuado (pronounced lee-kwa-doh) is the latest
Latin crossover drink to capture American taste buds. Popular across Mexico
and the Spanish-speaking Americas, this milk and fruit-based blended beverage
has become the "drink del dia" in California, Texas and other parts of the
Beginning this month, leading consumer products giant Sunbeam Products,
Inc. will promote Latin Licuados with its popular Oster(R) brand beehive
blenders. All Oster(R) Contemporary Classic Combination units -- with
portable Blend N Go(TM) cups -- will contain a GOT LICUADO? recipe pack-in CD
featuring Oster(R) spokesperson and celebrity chef, Michelle Bernstein.
"Although Licuados are rooted in Latin culture, they've become popular
with all groups and ages," says Lori Gonzalez, Marketing Director, Oster(R)
Global Appliances. "This promotion is one way the Oster(R) brand inspires
consumers to be creative and innovative."
The California Milk Processor Board (CMPB) -- who created GOT LICUADOS?
based on their popular GOT MILK? tagline -- predicts this traditional
non-alcoholic Mexican beverage will become the next burrito.
"Licuados are making their way out of Hispanic restaurants and into
mainstream kitchens," says Jeff Manning, CMPB executive director. "And
Oster(R) is leading the way."
"The Oster(R) Blend N Go(TM) cup and Licuados are perfect for a nutritious
snack or light meal," continues Gonzalez. "The possibilities are endless."
In fact, Licuados are all about creativity and fun. Whether it's the
traditional milk and fruit blended drinks, or more innovative concoctions
using "pumpkin pie filling," or "peanut butter," Licuados are limited only by
the imagination. Licuado recipes are available at www.oster.com or
www.gotmilk.com -- or consumers can create their own masterpieces by blending
milk, ice and favorite fresh fruit and flavorings.
The Oster(R) Licuado promotion is an exclusive partnership with Costco
Stores. Licuado demonstrations will take place at 187 warehouses nationwide
during the 2004 peak summer blending season.
SOURCE The California Milk Processor Board