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Angry Orchard debuts new hard cider variety

BY Ryan Chavis

CINCINNATI — Angry Orchard announced the national release of Angry Orchard Green Apple hard cider. The cider, which will appear on store shelves this week, has the tartness of a green apple and is the first year-round style of Angry Orchard hard cider made with American apples, the company said.

"With its bright, fresh apple aroma and notes of honeydew melon and kiwi, Angry Orchard Green Apple is a refreshing and complex cider balanced by tartness characteristic of green apples," said David Sipes, cider maker for Angry Orchard. "For Green Apple, we explored apples from a few different regions, but we ultimately were inspired by the flavors found in culinary apples grown in Washington State. These apple varietals boast a fresh apple flavor balanced by unmistakable apple tartness, perfect for our Green Apple hard cider."  

Angry Orchard Green Apple is available year-round in six-packs for a SRP of $7.99 to $9.99. Other hard ciders made by the company include Angry Orchard Elderflower, available in April 2014, and Angry Orchard Cinnful Apple, a seasonal cider available during the colder months of the year.

 

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Ruffles heats up store shelves with latest addition

BY Ryan Chavis

PLANO, TX — Ruffles, a brand from PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division, announced that Ruffles Deep Ridged Classic Hot Wing potato chips has joined its product lineup. The introduction of the new chips is part of an ongoing partnership between PepsiCo and restaurant franchise Buffalo Wild Wings, which was announced last December.

Ruffles Deep Ridged Classic Hot Wings chips are now available in two sizes: a 2.5-oz. bag for a suggested retail price of $1.49; and a 7.5-oz. bag for SRP of $4.29. The new Ruffles Buffalo Ranch Dip is also available nationwide in a 15-oz. jar for a SRP of $3.69.

 

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Sunny Delight teams up with SodaStream

BY Ryan Chavis

CINCINNATI and AIRPORT CITY, Israel — SodaStream, a manufacturer of home beverage carbonation systems, announced that it has entered into an agreement with Sunny Delight Beverages Co., a producer of juice-based drinks. The companies will co-develop flavors like SunnyD Tangy Original Orange and Orange-Strawberry exclusively for the SodaStream system.

"We are excited that consumers will soon be able to enjoy carbonated versions of our SunnyD flavors made at home with the SodaStream system," said Billy Cyr, President and CEO of Sunny Delight. "This partnership highlights our commitment to evolving our business to reflect the changing trends within the beverage industry, providing consumers with new and innovative ways to enjoy SunnyD."

The products are expected to debut in the United States during the second half of 2014. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

 

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