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Solves Strips Brings Distinct Delivery Method to VMS Products

Coca-Cola Adds Festive Flavors to Coke, Sprite With the holidays on the horizon, Coca-Cola is introducing two limited-time flavors: Coca-Cola Cinnamon and Sprite Winter Spiced Cranberry, currently available nationwide. Coca-Cola Cinnamon previously has been available in the United Kingdom in a zero-sugar version. The flavor, which is hitting American shelves for the first time, combines the classic Coca-Cola taste with cinnamon, and comes in 7.5-oz. and 12-oz. cans, as well as in 20-oz. bottles in select areas. Sprite Winter Spiced Cranberry combines Sprite’s lemon-lime flavor with a warm spice blend and tart cranberry. This is the latest in Sprite’s holiday flavors, which were first introduced in 2013 with Sprite Cranberry. The beverage is available in 2-liter bottles, 12-oz. cans and six pack 7.5-oz. cans.

Solves Strips and its line of dissolvable products are looking to breathe new life into VMS through its delivery method. The company recently introduced Solves Strips Revive Energy Strips, which join its lineup of three other wellness-focused strips and its breath freshener product. Revive Energy is an oral thin film that contains 80 mg of caffeine, as well as vitamins B5, B6 and B12 to offer consumers energy without the added sugars, the company said. Solves Strips also offers electrolyte, melatonin and vitamin D dissolvable strips. The melatonin product contains 3 mg of melatonin and features a peppermint flavor; the electrolyte strips are grape flavored and include potassium and sodium; and the vitamin D strips are lemon flavored and contain 125% daily value of vitamin D. Solves Strips Alpine Crisp Dissolvable Strips offer a breath-freshening option in a spearmint flavor. The company said Solves Strips are aimed at consumers who may have difficulty swallowing pills or who prefer an easier method of administering vitamins.

Silk Adds Sugar-Free Option to Oat Yeah Lineup Silk is set to deliver a less sweet oat milk option. The Broomfield, Colo.-based company unveiled a new addition to the Oat Yeah Oatmilk line — The 0g Sugar One. “Silk has the largest unsweetened portfolio of any plant-based beverage brand. In fact, consumer interest in options with 0 g of sugar has doubled in 2019. By introducing an oat milk with 0 grams of sugar, we continue to bring innovative options to meet ever-evolving consumer preferences,” said Travis Hayes, brand manager at Silk. “Oat Yeah The 0g Sugar One combines an ultra-creamy

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texture and balanced taste for versatility. It’s delicious when sipped cold on its own, it serves as an excellent dairy milk alternative in recipes, and it can be used to add a tasty dollop of foam to your morning coffee.” Delivering its well-known taste that’s inspired by dairy milk, but without the sweetness, The 0g Sugar One also is free of dairy, soy, cholesterol, artificial colors and flavors, the company said. The product is Non-GMO Project Verified and retails for $3.99.

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