Since 1983, beverage producer Rivella has produced and distributed fruit juices and fruit juice products under the brand name Michel. Due to their newly launched product line "Michel Pure Taste", Rivella enters the market of fruit juices for the first time. "Cold fruit juices are a trend. We have never entered this market before now," Erland Brügger, director of Rivella, explains. "A Michel juice will taste even better than all the others. That is why we have deliberately chosen for the best fresh juices, the so-called cold-pressed HPP-juices,' Brügger continues. HPP stands for "High Pressure Processing": a technology that makes fresh food products more preservable by using a gentle high pressure without heating them. "Thanks to this new process and the use of fresh fruits, we can offer our customers the pure taste of fruit and clearly distinguish ourselves from competitors," the Rivella director says.
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The secret of its taste lies in the processing
At present, the largest part of available fresh juices in the refrigerated section is being pasteurised by using heat. Heat has a negative impact on the taste and the vitamins. "Michel Pure Taste" juices are not heated at all. The daily delivered fresh fruits and vegetables are being peeled, cold-pressed, put into bottles and made preservable in a special machine with high pressure. The pressure kills any bacteria. The biggest advantage compared to pasteurising with heat is: vitamins. Nutrients and natural tastes are preserved in the best possible way during this cold process. The juice remains fresh and keeps its pure fruity taste. "Michel Pure Taste" juices are natural, without preservatives, yet preservable, as long as they are stored in the refrigerator.
"Michel Pure Taste" comes in three flavours as of mid-September 2017, namely 'Orange', 'Passion fruit-Banana-Orange' and 'Strawberry-Orange'. The drinks can be found in the refrigerator section in several supermarkets, selected bakeries and coffee bars. Especially for restaurants and hotels, "Michel Pure Taste Orange" and "Michel Pure Taste Strawberry-Orange" will be made available in larger 1 litre bottles.
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