DaVinci Gourmet launches flavored beverage syrup with immune health benefits

February 8, 2021
Sebastian Krawiec

The global syrups and sauces brand, DaVinci Gourmet, launched its new Beverage Boost to the U.S. market. Beverage Boost is a naturally flavored beverage syrup formulated with Wellmune to support immune health.

The global syrups and sauces brand, DaVinci Gourmet (Beloit, WI), launched its new Beverage Boost to the U.S. market. Beverage Boost is a naturally flavored beverage syrup formulated with Wellmune to support immune health. Wellmune is a proprietary baker’s yeast beta 1,3/1,6 glucan supported by over a dozen clinical studies.

“Consumers are expecting more from their food and beverages. At DaVinci Gourmet, we saw this as an opportunity to meet our customer’s demands by incorporating Kerry’s own Wellmune ingredient into an easy-to-use DaVinci syrup that can seamlessly add immunity support benefits into beverage creations,” explains Kimberly Kurth, senior brand manager of DaVinci Gourmet, in a press release. “It’s an exciting innovation between two global brands, made possible by Kerry’s diverse Taste & Nutrition portfolio, and one that just can’t be matched by competitors.”

“Wellmune helps deliver on consumer demand for safe, effective and research-supported immune health products. Consumer research gives Wellmune’s immune support a high believability rating, with nearly three-quarters of respondents indicating interest in purchasing a product containing this immune booster; in short, consumers understand and trust the benefits,” adds John Quilter, vice president and general manager at Kerry, in a press release. “Couple this with the fact that it can easily be incorporated into a variety of products and you now have a perfect partner for food and beverage innovation.”

Beverage Boost is now available through foodservice distributors and operators. Beverage Boost is slightly sweet, with subtle hints of creamy, vanilla sweetness. One serving, which amounts to two pumps, is just 20 calories, and delivers the recommended daily amount of Wellmune to deliver immune health benefits. Possible applications include smoothies, juices, and coffee, to name a few.