The tide is turning in the soft drinks sector as consumers are increasingly moving away from hi-sugar, fruit flavoured drinks in favour of more natural alternatives using fruit juice with no added sugar or artificial flavourings, preservatives and colouring.
For a long time now, restaurants have been offering healthier food and drink options for their more health-conscious diners, providing healthy side salads and fruit-based desserts instead of chips and stodgy puddings.
They are offering more fruit juices drink options instead of sugar-laden fizzy drinks with their children's menus, as well as fruit smoothies to help kids get their 'five-a-day'.
Smoothies and juicing for health
Over the past few years, a growing trend for drinking smoothies and juicing fruit and vegetables at home has taken the health world by storm.
The rise in demand from consumers for a healthy and convenient on-the-go source of nutrition has led to drinks manufacturers creating a whole new range of natural, fruit-based drinks that will appeal to adults with little time to spend shopping for fresh ingredients and making smoothies or juicing fresh drinks every morning.
Creating drinks for the more discerning customer
While the idea of being able to simply shop for a ready-made fresh-fruit smoothie or juice drink is very appealing, especially for time-strapped adults and busy parents, when customers take a closer look at some of the drinks on offer, they will find a juice drink that is made with commercial fruit juice or concentrates that are not as healthy as they first think.
Many commercial drinks manufacturers will use fruit juice blends with added sugars, sweeteners and artificial colourings. However, these days of savvy health-conscious consumers, these ingredients can be off-putting because the customer will see their health being compromised and see no benefit in drinking them.
The high sugar, high-fructose and artificial ingredient content of ready-made drinks can make them unhealthy and can increase the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and liver disease.
When less is more
However, when you source your supplies through a trusted fruit juice supplier such as JC Dudley, you can buy a consistent, high-quality source of fruit juice that can make the base of your drink without any added sugar, artificial sweeteners or colourings.
Our modern techniques can deliver you with a shelf-stable range of fruit-based products that are ideal for producing smoothies or fruit-juice drinks for the more discerning consumer that are looking for minimal ingredients in their healthy drinks.
JC Dudley also produces a high-quality range of fruit-based ingredients suitable for cocktails, healthy fruit desserts and other food and drink items.
High-quality ingredients, ethically sourced
Made from 100% naturally grown fruit, our fruit juice concentrates and bases contain no artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives. We source directly from our chain of growers, helping to support their business ethically and sustainably to ensure they thrive and grow.
Our unique processing techniques mean that we can supply fruit-based ingredients that deliver maximum nutritional value full of vitamins, antioxidants, electrolytes and minerals.
JC Dudley is a family business that specialises in supplying food and drink manufacturers with a wide variety of cost-effective, healthy, natural ingredients that would be difficult, if not impossible, to source elsewhere.
You can find out more about us, or contact our friendly team to discuss your fruit juice supply needs. We are here to help!