U.S. consumers have fallen in love with fresh fruit smoothies. Chiquita Brands International, Cincinnati, partners with frozen fruit juice manufacturer Old Orchard Brands, Grand Rapids, Mich., to make their at-home preparation a snap with an affordable, blend-and-serve smoothie made with all-natural ingredients.
Chiquita Frozen Fruit Smoothie concentrates contain no artificial sweeteners, coloring or preservatives, and are gluten and dairy free. Each smoothie serving contains at least one-half cup of fruit and 100 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin C. Packaged in a recyclable 12-oz. plastic container, the product can be found in the frozen section of grocery stores. Available in four flavors -- Strawberry Banana, Banana Colada, Peach Mango and Mixed Berry -- each can produces three 8-oz. servings when blended with ice and water, an ideal choice for consumers who want the great taste of a smoothie but seek an affordable option for convenient at-home preparation.
“At retail storefronts, the average cost of a smoothie is between three and four dollars each,” says Mark Saur, president of Old Orchard Brands. “An 8-oz. serving of Chiquita Frozen Fruit Smoothie is well under a dollar and provides a full serving of fruit, so it’s a great way for consumers to integrate fruit into their diets.”
Suggested retail price is $2.69 per can.