Coke NZ has done it again

Coke New Zealand has done it again, taking out a slew of awards at the annual non-alcoholic New Zealand beverage awards in Taupo, with Schweppes Classic Ginger beer taking home the prized Supreme award.

Coke New Zealand has done it again, taking out a slew of awards at the annual non-alcoholic New Zealand beverage awards in Taupo, with Schweppes Classic Ginger beer taking home the prized Supreme award (pictured).

The Awards night is a showcase to promote high quality, innovative non-alcoholic beverages that are produced in New Zealand every year. The judging panel is comprised of independent beverage experts, the awards criteria can be viewed on the New Zealand Beverage Council website.

The awards feature stiff competition from kiwi beverage manufacturers from right across the country, Coca-Cola Amatil New Zealand Managing Director Chris Litchfield delighted to see his team recognised for the outstanding contribution they make to the industry, “There is no doubt that we have one of the most passionate and highly engaged teams of any company in New Zealand. Innovation is at the core of everything we do and clearly highlighted by our success at this year’s NZBC awards.”

“What’s even more satisfying is seeing the team recognised for our Corporate Social Responsibility award and our efforts to educate consumers about our products and promote healthy lifestyles. We take that responsibility very seriously and will continue to work with our valued stakeholders on more proactive solutions.”

List of Coke New Zealand NZBC Award winners:

Schweppes Classic Ginger beer received Best New to Market, Best Carbonated Beverage and SUPREME AWARD (larger producer) –with one judge saying “Great tasting ginger beer, a real fun alcohol alternative”.

Baker and Halls Lemon and Barley won the Best Low Calorie Beverage-“Elegant bottle matches quality of flavour, a traditional classic.”

A new award category this year was the Corporate Social Responsibility Award which we are delighted to say Coke NZ won with its constant efforts to help address obesity, and support healthy active lifestyles. "A very conscientious effort by Coke NZ to address energy intake of young people with a combined product and activity programme."

Gold Certificate award for Schweppes Spicy Ginger beer in the carbonated category.

Silver Certificate awards for- Fuze Tea-Peach in the Tea based beverage category; Deep Springs Naturals Apple and Feijoa and Pear and Passion fruit in the Lifestyle category; Keri Pulpy Orange and Mango, and Keri Juice Spicy Tomato and Zico Coconut Water in the Long Life Fruit juice category; Kiwi Blue Lightly Sparkling Lime in the flavoured water category; Schweppes Old Fashioned Lemonade in the Carbonated category and finally Baker Halls Low Calorie Lime in the Low Calorie category.