|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2010
WIT Beverage Company Begins Shipment of Exciting Line of Jelly Belly Gourmet Sodas
100% Cane Sugar, Naturally Flavored, Caffeine Free
Redding, CA (April 26, 2010) – WIT Beverage Company announces that their new line of bottled Jelly Belly Gourmet Sodas are now available for purchase. The line celebrates the unique and beloved Jelly Belly jelly bean flavors that are known throughout the world.
Jelly Belly Gourmet Sodas are made with only 100% cane sugar and are caffeine free. The use of pure cane sugar as the sole sweetener bucks the industry trend and sets Jelly Belly Gourmet Sodas apart from most soft drink makers who rely on high fructose corn syrup.
Since Jelly Belly prides itself on using the best ingredients in their products, these gourmet sodas are made with only all-natural flavors. There are currently ten available flavors which have been expertly blended to match the flavor of their corresponding Jelly Belly jelly bean. The current flavor line up includes: Blueberry, Crushed Pineapple, Green Apple, Sour Cherry, Lemon Drop, Juicy Pear, Strawberry Jam, Tangerine, Very Cherry, and French Vanilla.
Jelly Belly Gourmet Sodas are shipping now and come in 100% recyclable 12ounce glass bottles. The line is sold in individual bottles and in 4-packs. All cardboard used for packaging is made from recycled 35% post-consumer waste paper. Jelly Belly Gourmet Sodas are currently being sold through the CITY Beverage network and Superior Beverage in the Chicago market and have full distribution in the state of Wisconsin.
About WIT Beverage Company
Headquartered in Redding, California, WIT Beverage Company markets and distributes premium beverages throughout North America. Brands represented by WIT Beverage Company include Jelly Belly Gourmet Sodas, Goose Island Craft Sodas, Caruso’s Legacy Gourmet Sodas, Clearly Canadian Beverages, and Black Bear Beverages. WIT Beverage Company products are sold through mainstream supermarkets chains, specialty stores, and off/on-premise accounts.
About The Jelly Belly Candy Company
The family owned candy manufacturer has been in operation since 1898 and is currently run by the fourth fifth and sixth generations of the candy empire. Known for decades for making candy corn, the creation of Jelly Belly® jelly beans brought the company worldwide prominence after Ronald Reagan was seen eating them on the presidential campaign trail in 1980. Jelly Belly jelly beans were soon being given to international diplomats and became the first jelly bean in space. The company currently makes 50 Official Flavors, the largest selection on the market, plus 100 other gourmet candies including gummies, chocolate covered treats, and seasonal sweets for the major holidays. Headquartered in Fairfield, California, the company operates three plants in Illinois, California and Thailand.