August 29/San Luis Obispo, Calif. -- Greg and Ilsa Toepfer turned a home remedy for the stomach flu into a thriving beverage manufacturing business. Despite the challenges of starting a business amid a sour economy in 2007 & a near catastrophic collapse of their business two years ago, the Toepfers' perseverance is paying off as national retailers such as Target are now carrying the drinks.
Inspired by the age-old B.R.A.T. Diet (bananas, rice, applesauce and toast), the Toepfers put a new spin on the old home remedy for the flu, vomiting and diarrhea by combining an organic brown rice base, bananas and apples into a soothing new drink called the B.R.A.T. "feel better drinks." The drinks are packed with electrolytes, zinc, calcium, vitamins and nutrients.
The B.R.A.T. feel better drinks are currently available at grocery and national food stores, including select Target stores, Stop & Shop, GIANT, H-E-B, Schnucks and Amazon.com.
The B.R.A.T. drinks come in three flavors -- Original, Chocolate-Honey, Vanilla, & Cinnamon Toast.