The iconic SLUSH PUPPiE brand has launched its first range of unique, no added sugar resealable freezer pouches exclusively in Tesco stores.
The SLUSH PUPPiE Pouch is a brand-new concept for the UK, offering the much-loved slushy drink in a convenient and mess-free pouch format that can be enjoyed at home or on the go.
Manchester Drinks, the UK based manufacturer of ready-to-drink products, has launched the officially-licensed SLUSH PUPPiE Pouch to the UK market with exclusive distribution in Tesco. The product brings a unique offering to the grocery sector with a convenient freeze, squeeze and drink concept that is exempt from the sugar tax due to its no added sugar recipes.
The pouch is available in 3 fruity variants; Sour Cherry, Blue Raspberry and Strawberry – all made with real fruit juice from concentrate – containing no artificial flavours and suitable for vegetarians, vegans and coeliacs.
The well-known, retro SLUSH PUPPiE branding features on the eye-catching packaging, which is guaranteed to catch the attention of shoppers of all ages.
Richard Benjamin, of Manchester Drinks, said:
‘‘The SLUSH PUPPiE brand has been around for decades and remains hugely popular with adults and children alike, with brand awareness of 72%.
‘‘With the brand already well established in the UK in the dispenser format, we believe the SLUSH PUPPiE Pouch presents a strong opportunity for incremental sales in the grocery retail and foodservice sectors.
‘‘We are delighted to introduce our pouch format which is a simple way for consumers to enjoy their favourite slush drink wherever and whenever they choose. We have been able to match the same great taste of the original SLUSH PUPPiE drink that consumers know and love, with our no added sugar recipes.
“We’ve received hugely positive responses from consumers across the country so far and we are poised to increase distribution for the range across the UK and beyond over the coming months.”
Sonia Morland, Selling Manager for Ice Cream at Tesco, said:
“We are really excited to be launching SLUSH PUPPiE Pouches exclusively at Tesco. Everyone can now enjoy the SLUSH PUPPiE experience whenever they like at home. We hope they will be a hit with customers young and old.”
Each 250ml SLUSH PUPPiE Pouch contains 95 calories and can be frozen in 4 hours, ready to drink in 25 minutes once removed from the freezer. The clean, fuss free pack design is sure to appeal to parents seeking a treat for their children to drink on the go or as a treat for themselves.
The launch in Tesco has marked the beginning of an integrated marketing campaign which will raise awareness of the new pack format to consumers.