DaVinci Gourmet has introduced new smoothies made without artificial sweeteners, colors or preservatives. According to a news release, the smoothies include two servings of fruit per 8-ounce finished drink and are geared toward the foodservice industry.
"With healthy eating on the minds of many customers, smoothies are a hot trend right now," Marc Simon, senior brand manager for Kerry Foodservice Beverage Brands, said in the release. "Whether you serve one of our seven delicious flavors solo or add in other ingredients such as rolled oats, flaxseed or yogurt, our new DaVinci Gourmet Smoothie mixes lay a great foundation for any operator to build a diverse, nutritious frozen beverage menu."
DaVinci Gourmet offers smoothie mixes in five fruit flavors, such as Very Berry and Mango, and two fruit and vegetable blends, including Gratifying Greens. All varieties are offered in 64-ounce shelf-stable packaging. To prepare, operators pour the mix over ice and blend, or use in a granita machine by pouring contents of two mixes with two parts water and freeze per machine instructions.