The new normal of cutting back and the growing popularity of the staycation has increasingly drawn consumers towards products that provide a moment of escape from daily life. VIB’s (Vacation in a Bottle) Happy Relaxation Drink is a mango-lime flavored, carbonated beverage formulated to promote relaxation through amino acids and B vitamins. The product is vitamin- and mineral-fortified, low in calories and salt, and caffeine-free. The package shape is reminiscent of a spray-on sunscreen bottle and displays an inviting beach scene. VIB’s (Vacation in a Bottle) Happy Relaxation Drink seeks to transport consumers to a tropical place, and, with an innovative formulation and packaging, the product looks the part.

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