WESTWOOD, Mass., April 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Blossom Water LLC introduces Blossom Water Version 2.0, a transformational evolution of the category-creating essence water that is distinguished by appreciation and use of blossom botanicals. More than ever, Blossom Water checks all the boxes in addressing those core values that mainstream, discriminating buyers seek: a drink that is healthful, convenient to consume and, above all, truly enjoyable.
With Version 2.0, Blossom Water ups the ante as a better-for-you beverage. While a touch of sweetener remains indispensable for carrying the lively yet nuanced flavors that are Blossom Water's hallmark, this new version has been reformulated to more than halve the original's already low calorie and sugar content. Through a proprietary, next-generation sweetener blend, each serving is nowonly 10 calories and 2 grams of sugar ─ with 0 (zero) compromise on taste. Moreover, in the spirit of offering an even cleaner label, erythritol and agave have been eliminated. Version 2.0 also provides a new and valuable functional benefit for supporting immune health. With this game-changing enhancement, Blossom Water is the only shelf-stable RTD beverage providing clinically proven immune support efficacy on a par with that of probiotics.
Immunity has become an area of paramount interest for food and beverage consumers, in keeping with the trend toward a more preventive approach for protecting health. Surveys show immune support to be consumers' second most desired functional benefit, behind only general health and wellness. That's not surprising since a strong immune system is the best defense for maintaining wellness and vitality. Natural immunity can be operating at less than full strength due to a host of factors: dietary or sleep deficiency, age (children, for example, don't have fully developed immune systems) or just plain stress brought on by today's fast-paced way of life. To help address the need, Blossom Water Version 2.0 includes Staimune®, an FDA GRAS functional ingredient that was developed by Ganeden, now part of Kerry Group.
"Staimune® is Kerry's most recent innovation for maintaining and supporting a healthy immune system. It's made with inactivated GanedenBC30®, a probiotic strain that has rigorous scientific backing and has earned widespread consumer trust. In keeping with its probiotic heritage, Staimune interacts with immune cells lining the digestive tract. These cells constitute fully 70% of the immune system, and Staimune helps ready their response to system challenges and stressors when it's taken regularly. So consumers might want to consider a product like Blossom Water as part of their daily hydration regimen. Blossom Water will be the first water to incorporate Staimune, and we at Kerry are really excited to see this partnership bloom."
—Michael Bush, Executive Director at Kerry and formerly President & CEO at Ganeden
To signify these fundamental improvements, as well as aid convenience and versatility, Blossom Water Version 2.0 sports completely refreshed packaging. The label is now dramatic matte white, suggestive of the heightened wellness value, while strikingly superimposed flower and fruit watercolors convey the same dedicated commitment to flavor. Instead of glass, the bottle is now 100% recyclable, BPA-free PET for better portability (lighter weight with no breakage worry) that fits with busy lifestyles and a wide range of occasions for consumption. Finally, the logo's blossom image is thrown into sharper relief, clearly tying to the brand's original inspiration and ongoing vision for development.
That vision is on display with the expansion of Blossom Water's product line to include mango hibiscus, a new flavor that fuses succulent, mellow mango with the gentle, berry-like zest of hibiscus. Touted as "the king of fruits" in Asia and South America for its luscious juiciness, mango is gaining favor in the U.S. with growing influence of more ethnically diverse Millennials. At the same time, hibiscus in food and drink has begun to catch fire in the country. Whole Foods Market ranks floral flavors as #1 on its list of top 10 trends for 2018, and further singles out hibiscus as a "hot part of the trend." Blossom Water's hibiscus comes from Hibiscus sabdariffa that's sustainably grown by local farmers in Sudan and Nigeria, who handpick and sun-dry the ruby red bases (calyces) of the flowers after bloom. Hibiscus has been consumed as a beverage for hundreds of years across Africa, Asia and Latin America. In Northern Africa, for instance, weddings and other special events are toasted with a glass of karkade, water infused with hibiscus calyces and sweetened with honey. In Southeast Asia, the calyces are frequently made into a syrup and poured over ice. And throughout Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean ─ where hibiscus is often called Jamaica ─ agua de flor de Jamaica is popular as a refreshingly crisp drink to help beat the heat. Harmonized to bring out the best and most complementary attributes of each, Blossom Water'smango hibiscus delivers a delightfully balanced sweet-tart taste and fresh fruit nose.
Interested journalists are invited to request a free sample of Blossom Water Version 2.0 or to inquire for more detail by directly contacting Blossom Water LLC.
About Blossom Water
Blossom Water LLC defines a new category of essence water distinguished by appreciation and use of blossom botanicals. Inspired by nature, Blossom Water infuses pure spring water with natural flower botanicals, pairing them with natural fruit extracts to develop unique varieties with taste and aroma of distinctive appeal. Five flavors are offered: lemon rose, mango hibiscus, pomegranate geranium, plum jasmine and grapefruit lilac. Only 10 calories per serving, they are a delicious alternative to plain water, or can replace high-sugar sodas and juices when seeking an enjoyable, better-for-you drink. Blossom Water is additionally enhanced for health, providing scientifically proven functional benefit to strengthen immunity, the best defense for maintaining wellness and vitality. Each bottle contains as much immune health support as 1 billion CFUs of probiotic, from the strain Bacillus coagulans GBI-30 6086. Available at retailers coast-to-coast as well as online, Blossom Water drinks are certified non-GMO and free of gluten, caffeine and sodium. They have no artificial flavors, sweeteners, colors or preservatives, and they are vegan and kosher. Learn more at http://drinkblossomwater.com and via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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