CHICAGO -- Eighteen packaged beverages, including eight alcohol drinks, eight nonalcohol and two energy shots, were named among Convenience Store Products' Hot 100 list of the publication's most-clicked products.
The Hot 100 was generated by tracking the most clicked products on CStoreProductsOnline.com from Dec. 14, 2016, to June 20, 2017. Convenience Store Products is a sister publication to CSP.
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100. Gallo Family Vineyards Sweets
Gallo Family Vineyards’ slightly fizzy wines with natural fruit flavors are available in Sweet Peach, Sweet Pineapple and Sweet Berry flavors. Gallo Family Vineyards Sweets are an ideal addition to any summer gathering, according to the company. It offers varieties from pinot noir crafted on California’s North Coast to malbec from Argentina, with a mission to provide customers with world-class products from growing regions all over the world.
97. Core Organic fruit-infused beverage
USDA-certified organic, Core Organic fruit-infused beverages contain 5 calories per serving and are made without artificial ingredients or sugar. The drinks contain less than 1 gram of sugar per serving with as much antioxidants as a half-cup of blackberries or cherries, all derived from white tea extract and maqui berry. An 18-ounce bottle is available in six flavors for an SRP of $2.49.
96. Delicia Whipped
E. & J. Gallo’s Delicia line combines the characteristics of a malt beverage with favorite decadent dessert flavors. Delicia Whipped offers the cool taste of whipped cream: cool and refreshing with a touch of vanilla. Strawberries and Cream starts with the taste of fresh strawberries followed by layers of rich cream for an overall light and refreshing finish. Red Velvet offers a rich flavor reminiscent of red velvet layer cake. All flavors are 5% ABV.
86. Kayco Beetology
Kayco is introducing a line of functional, craft beet beverages called Beetology. Made with beets, the lineup of organic, cold-pressed juices comes in five varieties: Beet + Lemon + Ginger; Beet + Veggie; Beet + Tropical Fruit; Beet + Berry; and Beet + Cherry. Beetology is packaged in six 8-ounce bottles per case and is available for an SRP of $3.99 per bottle.
71. Truly Spiked & Sparkling Colima Lime, Grapefruit & Pomelo and Pomegranate flavors
Offering a light, refreshing alternative to wine, light beer and cocktails, Truly Spiked & Sparkling is made with 100 calories and 2 grams of carbs per serving. Containing 5% ABV, the drink is gluten-free, with each batch crafted using no artificial flavors or sweeteners. Containing alcohol made from cane sugar, it’s available in Colima Lime, Grapefruit & Pomelo and Pomegranate flavors in six-packs for an SRP range of $9.99 to $10.99.
69. AriZona Beverages Shaq Fu Punch
Following the launch of Soda Shaq, Shaq Fu Punch is the second variety to launch from a partnership with former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal. Vitamin C-fortified and containing 10% real fruit juice, Shaq Fu Punch delivers a crisp and fruity taste in three flavors: grape, strawberry and pineapple. At 90 calories per serving and with no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives, the variety is available in 20-ounce bottles with an SRP of $1. The three Shaq Fu Punch labels feature vibrant colors that correspond with each flavor.
63. Ice Dog slushie
Ice Dog, rolling out in a Cherry Limeade flavor, is a ready-to-drink, 4-ounce, 100% juice pouch that transforms into a healthy slushie when frozen, according to the manufacturer. Packaged in a stand-up pouch, Ice Dog contains 100% juice, all-natural flavor, no artificial color or added sugar and is low in calories. The product contains vitamin A, B12 and 100% daily value of vitamin C, and is also regarded as a good source of fiber.
62. BPI Sports 24/7 Protein w/Energy Shot
Convenience Valet, in partnership with BPI Sports, is introducing a new line of sports nutrition supplements for fitness enthusiasts, as well as for consumers looking to promote healthy living. Products include 24/7 Protein w/Energy Shot Berry Punch flavor in a 3-ounce bottle with 15 grams of protein per bottle. The variety is available for an SRP of $3.79. The company offers retailers a 12-shot inner pack while six inner packs (72 shots) are also available.
58. Bud Light Rita Fiesta Pack
Bud Light’s Rita series is now available in a Fiesta Pack. The 18-can Fiesta Pack is available in 8-ounce cans and in four flavors: Lime-A-Rita, Straw-Ber-Rita, Mang-O-Rita and Lemon-Ade-Rita. All four varieties offer the taste of a margarita combined with the respective flavors along with a twist of Bud Light Lime. The Fiesta Pack is available for an SRP of $18.99, with all four varieties containing an 8% ABV with calories ranging from 195 to 220.
39. Nesquik Protein Plus
Nesquik's Protein Plus flavored milk contains 13 grams of protein per 8-ounce serving. The variety is made with 28% less sugar than the leading protein-enhanced flavored milk, according to the company. It contains no artificial sweeteners. Similar to all Nesquik ready-to-drink (RTD) products, it’s made with real milk. The variety comes in chocolate and vanilla flavors in 14-ounce RTD sizes.
34. NOHO Shot and NOHO Gold mixer
The NOHO Shot and NOHO Gold mixer are the ultimate beverages for hangover protection, according to the company. NOHO’s award-winning, all-natural formula is loaded with vitamins, minerals and nutrients that the body uses to process alcohol. The varieties do not contain sugar, caffeine or any other stimulant.
33. Drink Happy Brands Jubi shot
A formula that lasts up to 12 hours, Jubi is a powerful nootropic (cognitive enhancer) shot that provides a feeling of stress-free clarity and focus while relaxing the body. The product contains 5-HTP, theanine and a proprietary “happy blend.” The combination of theanine and small amounts of caffeine are clinically shown to help give people a mental edge, the company says.
28. Mike’s Hard seasonal flavors
In response to customers seeking different and refreshing tastes, according to the manufacturer, Mike’s Hard Blackberry Lemonade and Tropical Pink Lemonade rolled out as seasonal varieties. Mike’s Hard Blackberry Lemonade is a tart variety infused with ripe blackberries, while Hard Tropical Pink Lemonade features tropical fruits, such as pineapple and citrus, blended with lemonade.
23. Extra Kinky Pink, Gold and Blue spirits
As part of its Kinky Cocktails line, Kinky Beverage Co. is launching Extra Kinky in 16-ounce cans and in three flavors with an ABV of 8%. Extra Kinky Pink is a fusion of mango, blood orange and passion fruit; Extra Kinky Gold is a blend of peach and tropical fruits; and Extra Kinky Blue is a combination of wild berry and tropical fruits. These varieties join the premium vodka Kinky Pink Liqueur. In addition to Extra Kinky cans, the product line offers 12-ounce bottles in all three flavors with an ABV of 5%.
16. Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer
Smirnoff is rolling out a Spiked Sparkling Seltzer line that is gluten-free and contains 6% ABV. Nutrition labels on the packaging boast the drink’s natural flavor and absence of added sugar, artificial sweeteners and preservatives. Diageo also announced it is changing the name of its U.S. beer business from Diageo-Guinness USA to Diageo Beer Co. USA.
6. Takes 2 to Mango Tea by Snapple
Meet Snapple’s newest permanent addition to its tea portfolio, Takes 2 to Mango Tea. A delicious blend of our tasty black and green tea leaves with ripe mango flavors. Takes 2 to Mango Tea is available in 16-ounce glass single-serve bottles, and six- and 12-pack multipacks.
3. Modelo Chelada Tamarindo Picante
Constellation Brands launched Modelo Chelada Tamarindo Picante, the second ready-to-serve chelada variety to join the Modelo portfolio. It contains traditional Mexican ingredients such as chipotle pepper and tamarind, as well as tomato, salt and lime. The result is a spicy yet sweet taste profile. The variety has an ABV of 3.3% and an SRP of $2.99 for a 24-ounce can.