Old Orchard Brands Teams With Chiquita to Introduce Real Fruit Smoothies

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. Old Orchard Brands, the nation’s second largest frozen fruit juice manufacturer, announced that it signed a licensing agreement with Chiquita to produce frozen fruit smoothie concentrates.

The Chiquita Frozen Fruit Smoothies will be available in recyclable 12-ounce plastic cans which provide three, eight-ounce servings when blended with ice and water.  The product will begin shipping this month and has a suggested retail price of $2.69 per can, or less than a dollar per serving.

“Until now, consumers craving a fresh fruit smoothie had to visit a smoothie bar or purchase multiple ingredients to make one at home,” said Judy Chen, group leader of marketing and business development at Chiquita Brands International.  “Chiquita Frozen Fruit Smoothies are made with Chiquita bananas and real fruit to deliver a delicious and refreshing smoothie experience at a great value.”

The products boast all-natural content; they contain no artificial coloring or preservatives, and are gluten and dairy free.  Each smoothie serving contains at least 1/2 cup of fruit and 100 percent of the recommended dietary allowance of Vitamin C.  The line includes popular flavors such as Strawberry Banana, Banana Colada, Peach Mango and Mixed Berry.

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