New Diet Coke Flavors by Coca-Cola Is Aiming at Millennials

New Diet Coke Flavors by Coca-Cola Is Aiming at Millennials

As the war on sugary drinks continues in the states and overseas, the soda giant Coca-Cola Co. announced it will be releasing four new flavors under its Diet Coke product line, last Wednesday in a press release. These will join the classic “O.G. Diet Coke” flavor launched in 1982.

The new flavors are Diet Coke Ginger Lime, Diet Coke Feisty Cherry, Diet Coke Zesty Blood Orange, and Diet Coke Twisted Mango, which will hit the shelves sometime in January. These come with the introduction of a modern new look for, now, the five-beverage line.

The design sports a sleek silver can with a solid-colored stripe (or “High Line” as it was named by James Sommerville, VP of Coca-Cola Global Design, and his team). Each “High Line” color represents a different flavor and the shape of the can resembles the same size and shape of DASANI Sparkling cans.

“This visual evolution elevates the brand to a more contemporary space, while still using at its foundation the recognizable core brand visual assets,” said Sommerville in a release.

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Frozen Fresh Alaska Seafood is Making Waves with Top Quality and Sustainability Practices

Frozen Fresh Alaska Seafood is Making Waves with Top Quality and Sustainability Practices
  • Alaska frozen fresh seafood maximizes sustainability, availability, and flavor of fish and shellfish supply.

  • Chefs Dustin Trani and Drew Johnson "slack it out" teaching C-CAP students how to properly prepare frozen fresh Alaska seafood.

Ever heard of cryogenic or blast flash freezing?

This process helps to preserve seafood at the peak of freshness.

“Flash freezing is able to prevent damage or breakdown of proteins and lipids, two major things we need to keep in our seafood in order to preserve quality,” Michael Kohan tells a class full of culinary students.

Kohan is the technical director for Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) and flew down to Long Beach, Ca. to help educate young students participating in a culinary training organized by Careers through Culinary Arts Programs (C-CAP).

In these trainings, like the one featured in this episode of On Foodable Side Dish, mentors like Dustin Trani, Executive Chef for J. Trani’s Ristorante in San Pedro, Ca., and Chef Drew Johnson of Kincaid Grill located in Anchorage, Ala., come together to give back and share their wisdom with the future generation of culinary professionals.

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Watch Foodable Shows on Most Downloaded App at Launch on AppleTV

Watch Foodable Shows on Most Downloaded App at Launch on AppleTV

This week, news about the Amazon Prime Video app becoming the most-downloaded app in the first week of its launch on Apple TV were announced.

After Apple and Amazon settled their differences earlier this year, Amazon began to sell the Apple TV on their retail website and Apple finally launched the Amazon Prime Video app in early December.

“TechCrunch” confirmed the news, which “was first reported by the site BestAppleTV.com.”

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Blue Apron's CEO Steps Down, CFO and Former Under Armour Executive To Take Over

Blue Apron's CEO Steps Down, CFO and Former Under Armour Executive To Take Over
  • Blue Apron's CEO, Matt Salzberg, steps down and is now an Executive Chairman for the company.

  • Blue Apron is searching for a new CFO since Brad Dickerson stepped in new CEO role, for the meal-kit company.

News of Blue Apron’s CEO stepping down came earlier this month, when it was announced the co-founder of the meal-kit company, Matt Salzberg, would be leaving behind his post to Brad Dickerson, previously Blue Apron’s CFO, to fix the company’s financial troubles.

The company has been suffering production problems and is projecting slower sales growth.

Salzberg won’t go away completely, though. He will remain involved with the company as an executive chairman as Blue Apron begins to look for a replacement for the vacant position Dickerson left behind.

“We still have the ability to drive much more efficient margins going forward, and that gives us more ability to spend more money on things like marketing,” Dickerson told “Bloomberg” in a phone interview. “Margin is really the key to unlocking the future, both for near-term and long-term success.”

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How Chipotle Can Reclaim The Top Spot in Fast Casual

How Chipotle Can Reclaim The Top Spot in Fast Casual
  • Chipotle's Sentiment scores have increased and decreased in line with the fast casual stock market prices. 

  • Chipotle needs to build brand advocates, develop a new message around food safety, and go back to food sourcing basics, & Paul Barron gives more tips. 

Just a few years ago, Chipotle was the darling of fast casual. They could do no wrong. The never-ending lines were a sign of prosperity. However, with multiple outbreaks of E. Coli, Norovirus and rats literally falling from the ceiling, the burrito chain has faltered and it hasn’t been able to regain its momentum since.

On this episode of Plugged In, industry expert Paul Barron outlines all the missteps Chipotle has made and draws out a plan to get Chipotle back on its feet. One of which is getting rid of their poorly performing queso. “Not every brand can hit home runs on every single thing they do,” Paul urges. Between that and claiming responsibility in more than just a press release, Paul explains that Chipotle still has a chance to win back the hearts and stomachs of diners everywhere.

Watch the episode above for some tough love and hilarious insights.

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