UK – PepsiCo’s Naked Juice brand has released two new smoothies in the UK to provide more variety to consumers seeking an easy way of incorporating a variety of fruits into our daily lives.

The new products, Naked Rainbow Machine and Naked Berry Lean, feature a range of fruits and vegetables and incorporate a number of Vitamins such as C, E, and B1.

Naked Rainbow Machine features a mix of fruits and vegetables including red apple, mango, kiwi, blackberries, blueberries, banana, beetroot and elderberry.

The drink which jons the brand’s Naked Machine range also  incorporates vitamins C, E, B1, B2 and B6.

Meanwhile, the Naked Berry Lean smoothie joins Naked’s Lean range of ‘lower-sugar smoothies’ and is made with strawberries, raspberries, elderberries and apple juice.

The brand claims that the drink contains 40% less natural sugar and 40% fewer calories than other smoothies on average.

“Packed with a spectrum of carefully selected fruits and vegetables, boosted with vitamins, and bursting with Naked flavour, our new Naked Rainbow Machine is the perfect pick-me-up to enjoy as part of a healthy diet and an easy way of incorporating a variety of fruits into our daily lives,” said Charlotte Ashburner, senior marketing manager at PepsiCo.

Pepsi Mango: Pepsi’s first addition to its permanent beverages lineup in five years

As new smoothies land in the UK, PepsiCo’s most popular beverage brand Pepsi  has launched Pepsi Mango in the US, marking the brand’s first new permanent flavoured cola in five years.

“Our team has created a surprisingly perfect match with Pepsi Mango, combining the delicious taste of Pepsi cola with the flavor of a sweet, juicy mango,” Todd Kaplan, vice president of marketing for Pepsi, said in the release.

The company says that the new drink will be available in both regular and zero sugar options.

“Mango is one of the most popular fruits in the world, and it serves as the perfect complement to Pepsi, creating an irresistible combination that our fans can enjoy everywhere throughout the year,” Todd Kaplan added.

Pepsi is however not the first to launch Mango flavour in cola beverages. That honour goes to Coca-Cola which piloted the combo with Twisted Mango Diet Coke in 2018.

The product was however a failure and is no longer available in markets across the globe.

Most reviews showed little enthusiasm for the flavor combo with some thinking it was too sweet, some found it pointless and still others found it surprisingly refreshing.

However, unlike its predecessor, Pepsi Mango seemed to have got it right, with some food bloggers such as the Thrillist terming the drink as “the unsung hero of the cola family.”

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