Seasonal Green Mountain Golden French Toast

With Winter upon us, Green Mountain Golden French Toast is now available! 

 
 
Enjoy the comforting flavors (and sensational aromas!) of warm, buttered French Toast.

Order now, why supplies last! Golden French Toast is sold in K-Cups (code GMKGFT) and 2.2 ounce fractional packs (code X139). 

New To Flavia – Tomato Soup!

Introducing Seeds of Change Tomato Soup! It’s delicious, and only 50 calories!

 
 

This product is exclusively for offices with Flavia single-cup brewers. That’s right: in addition to coffees, teas, cocoa, and cappuccino, you can now brew a hot cup of soup with your Flavia machine! And unlike some of its competitors, your Flavia drinks brew without coming into contact with the machine at all, eliminating any concerns about clean-up or cross-contamination between brews.

Order using code FLTS. Seeds of Change Tomato Soup is packed in self-merchandising kits designed to sit atop your counter or merchandiser. 14 packets per box; 5 boxes per case (for a total case count of 70 drinks).

Introducing Mars Drinks Real Milk Froth

Attention Flavia users – some changes are coming to the “Fabulous Froth” line of two-pack drinks.

Fabulous Froth Mocha is being discontinued by the manufacturer.

However, Fabulous Froth Original is back and better than ever – with a new name: Real Milk Froth. Reformulated for better taste, use Real Milk Froth Powder in combination with any drink in the Alterra Coffee or Bright Tea lineup to create a delicious cappuccino or latte. And at only 50 calories, it’s a guilt-free office indulgence!

 
 

To brew a two-pack drinks with your Flavia machine, first use the Real Milk Froth packet, and then insert your favorite coffee or tea filterpack when prompted. Experimentation and creativity are encouraged!

Celebrate The Holiday Season With Green Mountain

The Holiday season is perhaps the most popular, as far as Green Mountain’s seasonal coffees are concerned. Three different holiday coffees are available, all for a limited time!

 
 

Green Mountain Gingerbread is available in K-Cups (code: GMKGING) and 2.2-ounce fractional packs (X348).

Green Mountain Holiday Blend is available in K-Cups (code: GMKHOL).

Green Mountain Spicy Eggnog is available in K-Cups (code: GMKEGG).

Swiss Miss K-Cups Price Reduction!

Good news for K-Cup lovers! We are reducing our sell price on Swiss Miss K-Cups (code KSMC).

 
 

We are now pricing Swiss Miss K-Cups the same as the Café Escapes line of cocoas. With Green Mountain’s Café Escapes production currently disrupted, try Swiss Miss as a replacement. Packed 24 per box, 96 per case.

Alterra Donut Shop Dark Now Available!

Alterra Donut Shop Blend has become one of Mars Drinks’ more popular offerings since its 2013 debut. But many clients, especially in our New York market, have a taste for something darker. 

Introducing Alterra Donut Shop Dark! The latest “dark and intense” coffee exclusively for the Flavia single-cup brewer.

 
 

Order now using code ALTDSD. Donut Shop Dark is priced the same as the rest of the Alterra coffee lineup, and packed 20 per rail, 100 per case. Merchandiser window labels are available upon request.

NYC Foam Container Ban Overturned

Technically, New York City instituted a ban on the sale of foam cups, plates, bowls, and containers in July – although we have been in the midst of a six-month grace period with no enforcement. Now, a judge has thrown out the ban entirely. 

New York Times: Judge Strikes Down New York City’s Ban on Foam Food Containers

New York City’s ban on plastic-foam food containers, the once-ubiquitous vessels for Chinese takeout and curbside halal food, has been overturned, rejecting a signature environmental initiative of two mayors and clearing the way for an industry-backed plan to buy and recycle the items.
 
 

CDC offers a variety of cups, plates, and bowls – in all sorts of sizes and materials. Whether you are interested in paper, plastic, foam, post-consumer fiber, biodegradable, or something else – consult with our office refreshment experts on the solution that best meets your needs and budget.

More Starbucks K-Cups Now Available

The premium Starbucks K-Cup lineup has proved to be very popular since its debut, and now the array of offerings has grown by 50%! Breakfast Blend (medium roast) and French Roast (dark roast) are now available!

 
 

The full Starbucks K-Cup lineup, with our product codes, is listed below:

  • KSBV – Starbucks Veranda Blonde    
  • KSBB – Starbucks Breakfast Blend 
  • KSBCV – Starbucks Café Verona     
  • KPPD – Starbucks Decaf Pike Place 
  • KSF – Starbucks French Roast 
  • KPP – Starbucks Pike Place     

Pumpkin Spice K-Cups Now Available

Of all the seasonal K-Cups, Green Mountain Pumpkin Spice is far and away the most popular each and every year. We just received our allotment for this Fall, so order your share now before this limited-time treat is sold out for 2015! Order using code: GMKPUMP.

 
 

Green Mountain Pumpkin Spice will also be available in 2.2-ounce fractional packs (code: X395), although we have not yet received delivery to our warehouse. We expect to have ground Pumpkin Spice available for sale to our non-Keurig customers within 1-2 weeks.

Cinnabon K-Cups Replacing Cinnamon Roll

Green Mountain has announced a SKU change to its K-Cup lineup. The popular Cinnabon brand is coming soon to a Keurig machine near you!

 
 

Cinnabon Classic Cinnamon Roll K-Cups (code: GMKCINB) are now available for purchase. This new flavor is priced the same as the standard Green Mountain K-Cup coffees, and packed 24 per box, 96 per case.

Cinnabon K-Cups will replace Donut House Collection Cinnamon Roll K-Cups. We have a limited supply of Donut House Cinnamon Roll K-Cups left in stock – once our currently supply sells out, it will be discontinued. 

However, the rest of the Donut House Collection line of K-Cups – Donut House Coffee, Donut House Decaf, and Donut House Chocolate Glazed Donut – will still be available. This SKU change only affects the Cinnamon Roll K-Cups.

Alterra Pumpkin Spice Season Is Here!

Alterra’s one and only seasonal coffee – Pumpkin Spice – is always a hit with our Flavia customers. And once supplies are sold out, all we can say is: “wait ‘til next year!” Order now using code: ALTPS.

 
 

Alterra Pumpkin Spice is sold in self-merchandising kits, meant to sit atop your counter or Flavia Merchandiser as a temporary offering. Each kit contains 16 filterpacks, for a total case count of 80.

Alterra Italian Roast To Replace Espresso Roast

Mars Drinks has re-named their Alterra Espresso Roast product to Alterra Italian Roast (new code: ALTIR). Over the next few days, we will run out of Espresso Roast product in our warehouse and begin shipping product with the new Italian Roast packaging.

 
 

The product is exactly the same “Dark and Intense” coffee; this is just a name change.

GMCR Spring-Summer Seasonal Coffees

This year, Green Mountain is offering two different Spring/Summer seasonal coffees and both are now in stock and ready for you to order – Island Coconut and Summer Sunrise!

 
 

Green Mountain Island Coconut is available in K-Cups (code: GMKIC) and 2.2-ounce fractional packs (code: X89).

Green Mountain Summer Sunrise is available in K-Cups only (code: GMKSS).

Enjoy Peet’s Coffee With Your Flavia Brewer!

Mars Drinks is bringing another big-name coffee brand to its Flavia single-cup brewer lineup. You can now order and brew Peet’s filterpacks!

Three different Peet’s coffees are now available for use with your Flavia machine:

  • Colombia Luminosa, described as “mild, sweetly aromatic, and smooth” (code: FPCL)
  • Café Domingo, described as “smooth, balanced, and medium bodied” (code: FPCD)
  • French Roast, described as “intensely bold and smoky” (code: FPFR)
 
 

Peet’s is a premium option for our Flavia clients. Peet’s filterpacks come 20 per rail, 80 per case. 

And of course, we continue to offer Peet’s beans and ground coffee for traditional coffee brew systems!

Top-Selling Mars Drinks of 2014

Yesterday we analyzed our 2014 K-Cup sales. Now it’s time to look at our other major single-cup category: Mars Drinks for Flavia brewers.

Tea makes up a much stronger percentage of Mars Drinks sales, at 23.1%. Coffee still accounted for the bulk of the sales, at 69.1%, with Indulgence drinks contributing 7.8%.

 
 

The top selling SKU, as usual, was Alterra Colombian, racking up an impressive 12.7% of sales. The rest of the top ten for 2014 are listed below:

  • Alterra Colombian (ALTCO)
  • Alterra French Roast (ALTFR)
  • Alterra Hazelnut (ALTH)
  • Alterra Espresso Roast (ALTER)
  • Alterra French Vanilla (ALTFV)
  • Alterra House Blend (ALTHB)
  • Alterra Morning Roast (ALTMR)
  • Dove Hot Chocolate (FLCH)
  • Bright Tea English Breakfast (BTEB)
  • Bright Tea Select Green (BTGT)

Top-Selling K-Cups of 2014

We sold over 16 million K-Cups in 2014, so it’s only natural to be curious what the top sellers were.

87.9% of our K-Cup sales were coffee, 11% Tea, and 1.1% Indulgence drinks.

Green Mountain as a brand made up two-thirds of the sales, with the next most popular brand being Starbucks, at 6.8%.

 
 

Out of over 100 SKU’s, amazingly, Green Mountain Dark Magic alone accounted for 9.2% of K-Cup sales! Below is the rest of the top ten drinks of 2014:

  • Green Mountain Dark Magic (GMKDM)
  • Green Mountain Fair Trade Colombian (GMKS)
  • Green Mountain French Roast (GMKF)
  • Green Mountain Breakfast Blend (GMKBB)
  • Green Mountain Hazelnut (GMKH)
  • Green Mountain French Vanilla (GMKFV
  • Coffee People Donut Shop Original (KDONUT)
  • Green Mountain Nantucket Blend (GMKNAN)
  • Celestial Seasonings Green Tea (GMKGT)
  • Starbucks Pike Place (KPP)

Get The Best Price With Equal Yellow!

Due to a cost increase from our suppliers for Splenda, we have to raise our price. But, in the spirit of looking out for our loyal customers, we always seek out cost-saving alternatives. We are pleased to announce that we now carry Equal Yellow (2000-count, code: EQY2) and we are offering it for $4.00 less per case, compared to Splenda.

 
 

Splenda is a commercial name for an artificial sweetener called sucralose. Equal yellow is also sucralose – enjoy the same taste and save some money!

So now that we know that the “yellow” sweetener packets are sucralose, what about the “blue” and “pink” packets, you wonder? Equal Blue is an artificial sweetener containing aspartame, dextrose, and maltodextrin. Sweet & Low (pink) is primarily made from saccharin.

Of course, we carry them all… in addition to traditional sugar packets!

Mr. Nature Introduces New Packaging

Please be aware that Mr. Nature, one of our top-selling snack brands, has updated its packaging. The contents of the packages are exactly the same, so don't be alarmed when you see the new artwork. 

 

Mr. Nature: New Look, Same Great Nuts & Mixes

 

Mr. Nature products we currently offer include:

  • Unsalted Trail Mix 60/1.75 oz (MIX)
  • Unsalted Mix 'N Yogurt 60/1.75 oz (MIX1)
  • Unsalted Fruit Mix 60/1.75 oz (MIX2)
  • Fat-Free Oriental/Rice Cracker Mix 60/1.5 oz (MIX3)
  • Unsalted Energizer Mix 60/1.75 oz (MIX4)
  • Unsalted Aloha Mix 60/1.75 oz (MIX5)
  • Raisins 100/1 oz (SMR)
  • Salted Cashews 100/1 oz (CASH)
  • Unsalted Cashews 12/3.25 oz (CASHU)
  • Unsalted Raw Almonds 12/3.25 oz (ALMRU)

Check out this PDF from the manufacturer to see which Mr. Nature snacks are certified kosher.

If you haven't tried Mr. Nature products in your office, we suggest you give them a taste. Offer a healthy, shelf-stable snack to your staff in attractive, single-portion packages. Contact us today to learn more!