Welsh mineral water company Radnor Hills has received a ‘highly commended’ award by judges in this year’s The Grocer New Products Awards in the Soft Drinks & Mixers category for their Radnor Infusions Lemon & Mint.
Launched at the start of 2020, Radnor Infusions is an infused sparkling drink, with all-natural flavours and extracts. It is sugar and sweetener free and made with British garden mint flavour and Lemon & Mint extracts.
The Grocer New Product Awards rewards outstanding innovation in the UK Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector in both food and non-food categories. Judges of the awards shortlisted over 200 products for consideration across 31 categories, including Sports Bars & Snacks and Reduced Sugar.
The judging panel, which included food industry experts and members of the public, praised Radnor Infusions Lemon and Mint for its refreshing flavour, as one judge said,
“I can see consumers converting to this as a healthy alternative to other soft drinks. Great fresh flavour and I can definitely taste the mint. I haven’t seen this flavour combination in the market before, it feels refreshing and cleansing. It’s a very grown up low calorie drink that I can see being really popular at lunchtimes and buying in bulk for the fridge.”
Commenting on the award William Watkins, Farmer and Managing Director of Radnor Hills said:
“We are delighted and proud that our Radnor Infusions Lemon and Mint has received a highly commended award in this year’s The Grocer New Product Awards.
“We infuse our Welsh spring water with extracts of lemon and essence of mint to create a drink with no calories, preservatives, sweeteners, or sugars but has lots of really natural flavour and refreshment.
“It is especially encouraging to see the judges pick up on many of the things on which we pride ourselves, particularly the flavour combination. We couldn’t be more pleased.”
Based in Knighton, Powys, Radnor Hills is an award winning spring water and soft drinks manufacturer and is an independent family owned business. The company bottles a diverse range of spring water, flavoured spring water, sparkling premium presses, fruit juices and school compliant drinks.
Radnor Hills is passionate for making the simplest of things taste great and its ranges include Radnor Hills Spring Water, Radnor Splash, Radnor Plus, Radnor Infusions, Radnor Juice, Fruella Hydrate, Heartsease Farm, Radnor Fizz and Radnor Fruits. The brand support team also provides a successful bespoke product development service to private label customers.
Congratulating the company on its commendation, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths said:
“I’d like to congratulate Radnor Hills on its achievements in this year’s The Grocer New Product Awards. It is great to see our producers doing so well and being recognised for the hard work and commitment they put in to producing quality produce.
“The Welsh food and drink industry is a vital part of the economy and seeing so many of our producers from across Wales get recognised in awards such as these, proves that food and drink from Wales has a deserved reputation for quality and taste, despite the challenges they are currently facing.”
For more information about Radnor Hills and its product range visit: radnorhills.co.uk