Kerry has released its Botanicals Collection ZERO 2.0, an enhanced next-generation range of high-quality, authentic botanical extracts containing 0% ethanol, designed specifically for global rapid growth for the low and no-alcohol beverage markets.
Applications include low and no-alcohol drinks and mocktails, regular alcoholic beverages and almost any beverage application in which a low level of alcohol or a unique taste experience is desired.
This portfolio of tastes enables drink manufacturers to maintain a low (or zero) alcohol content and permits a “0.0%” claim. In comparison to other ethanol-free technologies, the Collection ZERO 2.0 range is more stable, with no haze, no sedimentation and a more complex botanical taste and mouthfeel.
The range of possible distillates in the 2.0 generation includes fruit, floral and spice and brown tonalities such as passionfruit, rosebud, elderflower, caraway, black pepper, cumin, cocoa and coffee. It uses a proprietary extraction and distillation processing technique, delivering significant benefits (such as being preservative-free) while aromatic profiles.
Francis De Campos Ferreira,Global Taste Portfolio director for Selected Extracts at Kerry, said, “Taste is extremely important to all consumers of low and no-alcohol beverages. Our exciting second generation Kerry Botanicals Collection ZERO 2.0 range delivers not only the fresh notes from the first generation but also now more complex flavors that remind us of those found in traditional alcoholic beverages. Another important consumer concern is that these types of drinks be naturally sourced, so it’s important to note that the ZERO 2.0 product range is created using all-natural, sustainable botanical sources.”
Ferreira continued, “There is a rapidly growing global trend to moderate and control alcohol intake, and consumers are seeking authentic-tasting beverage options that address this desire. This has resulted in enormous growth in the global market for these kinds of beverages that is expected to continue for years. Producers able to offer tasty and healthier upscale beverage choices will see a significant and growing market opportunity in the years to come.”
Ferreira concluded, “Due mainly to the fact that many no-alcohol drinks (like mocktails) resemble juices, consumer expectations are currently not being met by the prevailing no-alcohol options. Increasingly, consumers want the upscale experience of the glass, ice, and taste—simply without the alcohol content. The Kerry Botanicals Collection ZERO 2.0 portfolio delivers a premium drink that tastes great.”