CONCORD, N.C., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- S&D Coffee, one of the largest beverage manufacturers and distributors in the country, announced the addition of True Lemon® to their beverage service line.
Manufactured by True Citrus, True Lemon® is made from a unique, patented process that cold-presses and crystallizes lemon juice and oils to provide consistent, fresh-squeezed taste without the waste or labor of using fresh lemons. Shelf-stable and with a small storage footprint, True Lemon® offers foodservice operators a high-quality, 100 percent all-natural alternative to fresh wedges, juice packets and bottled lemon juice.
"We are always looking to enhance beverage service offerings and provide our customers with means to grow their beverage sales," said John Buckner, S&D Coffee's Director of Marketing. "True Lemon® is a great solution for our customers who want to improve their beverage service by providing lemon with their hot and iced tea service but haven't yet because of the many issues associated with fresh lemon wedges. True Lemon® delivers consistent, fresh-squeezed lemon taste without any labor or waste, and eliminates the sanitary concerns that both consumers and operators have about fresh lemon wedges that are left in bowls throughout the day. Also, because it is 100 percent natural and it tastes just like a fresh lemon, True Lemon® is a superior product to typical lemon juice packets so it is a win/win for operators as well as customers."
Pennies per serving, True Lemon® is made from 100 percent natural ingredients and has no preservatives, sodium or gluten and has zero calories, zero grams sugar and zero carbohydrates. Its fresh-squeezed taste and ease of use make it "the better way to lemon" for many foodservice operators.
"We are very excited about new partnership with S&D Coffee," said Al Soricelli, CEO of True Citrus. "More and more foodservice operations are now using True Lemon® in place of lemon wedges or lemon juice packets, and we are thrilled that a company with S&D's outstanding reputation for integrity, quality and excellent customer service sees the value of True Lemon® for their customers."
Available in an easy-to-use shaker and sachet packets, S&D Coffee's route drivers will have True Lemon® ready for sale in April.
Headquartered in Concord, NC and privately held, S&D has grown from a small company to one of the largest beverage manufacturers in the United States. The company provides coffee, iced coffee, iced tea and juice to more than 80,000 commercial customers throughout the country through an extensive national network of approved distributors and a traditional route delivery network. In 2009, S&D integrated its new Food Innovation and Ingredients business, and is quickly becoming a market leader in coffee, tea and botanical extracts. The firm is dedicated to quality and is ISO 9001:2008 certified. For more information on S&D Coffee, please visit www.sndcoffee.com.
About True Citrus
Baltimore-based True Citrus Co. manufactures and distributes 100 percent natural, cold-pressed and crystallized citrus products for retail and foodservice including its flagship products, True Lemon® and True Lime®. Each True Lemon® serving has zero calories, zero carbohydrates, zero fat and no artificial sweeteners, preservatives, gluten or sodium. In addition to True Lemon®, True Citrus offers True Lime™, True Orange™, True Lemon® Lemonade, True Lemon® Raspberry Lemonade, True Grapefruit™ and True Lemon® Lemon Iced Tea. True Citrus retail products will be available in about 20,000 grocery stores across the country by March 2012 and are available through all major foodservice distributors. For more information, visit www.truecitrus.com.
SOURCE S&D Coffee