Coca-Cola’s health drink makes UK debut following lawsuit over their last ‘brain boost’ juice
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Coca-Cola has launched its first health drink since the ‘brain boost’ juice which landed them in a $345 million lawsuit. The drinks giant released low-calorie, mineral-infused citrus drink Aquarius in the UK last week. There are two flavours to choose from: a lemon flavour containing zinc, or lime with magnesium.
Image courtesy of AquariusThis comes only months after the launch of an ongoing lawsuit over the rights to Coca-Cola’s ‘brain boost’ drink, Fanta Gaba, which is distributed in Japan. Go Gaba drink lawsuit Coca-Cola had been in talks with Mexican businessman José Antonio Del Valle, who pioneered Go Gaba, a drink containing the amino-acid based supplement Gaba. Gaba is widely used in Japanese drinks and is believed by some to have stress-relieving effects. However, for the largest drinks company in the world it has likely been a source of stress. Coca-Cola signed an agreement stating they would not produce or sell any beverage like Go Gaba for at least 30 months from December 2017. When the US company launched Fanta Gaba in Japan in 2018, Del Valle sued them for $345 million. Coca-Cola denied the charge, arguing that it has been developing products containing Gaba since 2006 in Japan.
Infographic credit: Laura ParnabyAquarius: nutritional aims
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