5 Packaged Beverages We Saw at the 2019 Eby-Expo Midwest

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Packaged beverages were firing on all cylinders at this year’s Eby-Expo Midwest, a trade show hosted by distributor Eby-Brown, Naperville, Ill. They came in all forms, ranging from energy drinks and milky protein shakes to sweet fruit juices and bubbly sparking waters.

Here are five beverages that Convenience Store Products noticed at the expo …

Photographs by Convenience Store Products Staff

1. Stacker 2


Stacker 2, an energy brand known for its energy shots and capsules, showcased its new Stacker 2 Energy Drinks at the expo. These beverages come in 12-ounce cans and are available in five flavors: Enraged Raspberry, Sinful Citrus, Pounding Punch, Gyrating Grape and Kickin Classic, all of which are also available in sugar-free formats.

2. V8 Energy Sparkling


Campbell's featured its V8 Energy Sparkling line at the show, calling attention to the lightly carbonated drinks as a better-for-you energy-drink alternative. The drinks are available in four flavors: Blackberry Cranberry, Orange Pineapple, White Grape Raspberry and Kiwi Melon, all of which contain 80 milligrams of caffeine from green tea. V8 Energy Sparkling beverages are available in 12-ounce single cans and 8-ounce four-packs.

3. Gas Monkey Energy Tropical

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Energy-drink producer Gas Monkey displayed the newest flavor of its line of energy drinks, Energy Tropical, at the show. The lightly carbonated beverage combines mango, passion fruit, pineapple, lemon and honey flavors in one 8-ounce can. Other Gas Monkey flavors include Regular and Lite.

4. Simply Smoothie

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Simply Beverages showcased its Simply Smoothies at the show, which come in three fruit flavors: Strawberry Banana, Mango Pineapple and Orchard Berry. Each variety is available in 11.5-ounce and 32-ounce bottles and is made with 100% fruit juice.

5. 5-hour Tea


5-hour Energy displayed its Lemonade green-tea energy shot at the show, as well as two new flavors: Peach Tea and Raspberry Tea. Each 1.9-ounce shot is free of sugar, artificial colors and aspartame.