Lemoncocco™ represents a new beverage category that was inspired by the distinctive refreshment stands found along the streets of Rome, Italy. Flavored with the extracts of Sicilian lemons and a splash of coconut cream, Lemoncocco™ is a natural beverage, lightly sweetened with a touch of cane sugar. With only 90 calories per 12-ounce serving, Lemoncocco™ is an accompaniment to lunch, dinner or as an afternoon refresher. It is both dairy- and gluten-free.
Quietly launched in 2015 in the San Francisco and Seattle markets, Lemoncocco™ has been strategically distributed by Italian distributors. Following the success of this quiet launch, Lemoncocco™ will now expand into more North American markets throughout 2016.
Jennifer Cue, CEO of Jones Soda Co., and who is married to an Italian from Rome, was introduced to the beverage on one of her many trips to Italy.
“We are very excited to bring this classic Italian refresher to North America,” Ms. Cue stated. “When I tasted the beverage for myself and saw the enthusiasm for this drink in Rome, I realized the potential of this unique beverage back home. Our version of Lemoncocco™ is less sweet than that found in Rome and to me is more on trend with evolving tastes of the North American palate. While this refreshing blend is a natural choice for patrons of Italian restaurants and specialty shops, it is a perfect pairing for any type of lunch or dinner. And since Lemoncocco™ makes an excellent mixer for cocktails, it is great for happy hour as well.”