Israel-based gummy supplement manufacturer, TopGum, has launched Gummiccino, a new line of high-dosage caffeine gummies.
The functional gummies are infused with robusta coffee bean extract, which the company claims “captures the genuine aroma, flavour and colour of coffee”.
Gummiccino delivers a “true functional dose of caffeine,” with each serving of two gummies containing 40mg of caffeine – the equivalent of a standard espresso shot.
The new line of gummies comes in three flavours: espresso, cappuccino and mocha. TopGum says its customer base can customise the Gummiccino matrix by adjusting the dosage, flavour, colour, shape and size.
The product marks the first use of TopGum’s proprietary microencapsulation technology, created to enhance flavour and boost absorption.
Eli Edri, TopGum’s COO and VP of strategic partnerships, said: “Over the last couple of years, we worked on the development of a state-of-the-art microencapsulation technology – called TopCaps – that is uniquely tailored for gummies. This innovative technology allows consumers to savour the flavour and aroma of coffee on the go while energising themselves with a single chewy treat.”
He continued: “Our TopCaps microencapsulation system allows the body to effectively absorb the caffeine by coating the caffeine particles with a natural substance that breaks down in the stomach, not the mouth”.
Amichai Bar-Nir, CEO of TopGum, added: “Until now, coffee-flavoured caffeine gummies have had a limited market presence due to tendencies to develop a bitter flavour. Thanks to our novel TopCaps technology, busy coffee lovers can finally experience the rich flavour of coffee in gummy form, with zero bitterness.”
The Gummiccino is being unveiled at Vitafoods next week, with rollout expected later in the year.
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