Top Natural Carbonated Soft Drinks Explained!

Natural drinks including water with added flavor or sports drinks with added vitamins, seems to be the newest trend in healthy eating and a simple Google search will let you know just how many companies are jumping on this money making band wagon.

Natural & Fresh Food & Drinks tracks the widespread take-up of the healthy eating trend, its active adoption by two-thirds of all consumers and how this has in turn created the large, fast-growing market for natural food and drinks products. As consumers’ attitudes and beliefs evolve the report examines how the latest market developments will create winners and losers over the next five years.

Consumer interest in health is up around 80% of US and European consumers report that they are concerned about food and health issues and two-thirds have taken active steps to eat more healthily in the past year alone. Eating fresh food is the key this is believed to be important by a staggering 90% of people.
Increasing consumer interest in fresh food is not matched by more new product launches in fact whilst 7% of new products were marketed as fresh in 2000, this had fallen to just 4% in 2006. But since ‘fresh’ can cover a number of possible consumer benefits there are many ways of developing relevant products in the future.
From virtually nothing in 1980, organics accounted for 4% of new product launches in 1990 and 7% by the 2006. This remarkable growth in product availability is of course mirrored in the sales statistics: organics in the US and Europe grew from a US$18bn (EUR15bn) market in 2000 to US$32bn (EUR25bn) in 2005.

But the newest member of the healthy fresh food tend is the one that seems to be trend only up.  This includes mixes to add to your own bottled water, bottled water with added favor or carbonation, and drinks with added vitamins.

There are now even cola kings taking a plunge into the natural product market. Pepsi Raw is the latest carbonated soft drink from the famous company Pepsi.   Pepsi Raw, a new carbonated soft drink that does not have artificial ingredients will be introduced by Pepsi Cola.  If you enjoy the carbonated cola drinks, you may want to try the new drink which comes from Pepsi UK and will be initially be available in UK only.

UK upgraded pubs and clubs employees, are getting some guide line in order to serve the drink, before the release of this natural drink .  If the natural Pepsi Raw is a winner in its first test areas (seven major British cities), then the drink will make its way further around the country and beyond.  The seven cities where the carbonated drink can be found include London, Manchester, Glasgow, Brighton, Birmingham, Leeds and Liverpool.  Coca Cola will surely be watching to see if this natural trend is a success for Pepsi.
The fruitier flavor of Pepsi Raw is reportedly an excellent drink on its own or as a mix for spirits.  Hence, the release of the product in the clubs and pubs in important to the acceptance of the drink as a natural carbonated mix alternative.  The color of the drink is a dark brown compared to the blackish brown of a regular Pepsi cola drink.  Unlike the artificial-chemical-filled version of Pepsi, the natural flavored Pepsi Raw does not have the regular arsenal of artificial colors, higher sugar content and acidic ingredients that are contained in the regular Pepsi cola drink.

Pepsi Raw contains natural ingredients like coffee leaf, sugar, natural caramel coloring, apple extract, grape tantric acid, sparkling water and natural gum Arabic.  In comparison, the ingredients of regular
Pepsi include high fructose corn syrup, sugar, artificial colorings, phosphoric acid, caffeine, citric acid and natural flavors.

With less carbonation, the drink does not have as much of a fizz factor.  However, the natural Pepsi raw contains nine fewer calories than the unnatural version, which has 126 calories per 300-ml can.
There has not been a major new Pepsi product for over ten years.  The natural Pepsi Raw soft drink is a great new direction for the Pepsi Company.If Pepsi Raw is successful in grabbing a decent marketshare, then Pepsi will become major player in soft drinks that are natural and carbonated.


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