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AWARE Beverages Inc. II: Shelf Life Improvement
AWARE Beverages Inc.
AWARE Beverages Inc. is a Toronto based company run by 3 partners. One of their premiere brands is SoCIAL LITE Vodka (“SoCIAL LITE”). The SoCIAL LITE Vodka coolers are low calorie, full-flavoured alcoholic beverages. There are currently 3 SKUs on the market; Lime Ginger, Lemon Cucumber Mint, and Pineapple Mango. These products are made with natural fruit juices, which require pasteurization. Despite the pasteurization, the products do not have a substantial shelf life. George Brown College’s Food Innovation and Research Studio (FIRSt) is collaborating with SoCIAL LITE to improve the ingredients included in the current line of products to increase their shelf-life, and shelf stability. Throughout this process, FIRSt will also complete a Blood Orange SKU that was partially developed by FIRSt in an earlier project.
Principal Investigator Rob McCurdy, M.Sc., Senior Food Scientist, FIRSt, and Co-Principal Investigators Candace Rambert, B.A., Culinary Technologist, FIRSt, and Emily Lim, BSc, Junior Food Scientist, FIRSt will use their extensive industry experience to complete this project, while working with a student from George Brown College’s Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts. This project is funded by SoCIAL LITE, and the Ontario Centres of Excellence – College Voucher for Technology Adoption (OCE – CVTA).
- AWARE Beverages
- Candace Rambert
- Emily Lim
- Robert McCurdy
- Food and Beverage Innovation
- Food Innovation and Research Studio (FIRSt)