WATERBURY, Vt. — Keurig Green Mountain Inc. is close to pulling the trigger on its new soda maker.
In emails this week to interested consumers, the company, best known for its single-serve-pod coffee brewers, announced, “Keurig Kold is launching soon, and you’re invited to be the first in line to get yours.”
Pairing promotions of its own Tierney’s Iced Tea and Waterful Sparking Water brands with stalwart Coca-Cola, Keurig reminded the faithful, “Soon you’ll have the freedom to make a Coca-Cola, a Diet Coke, a Dr Pepper or a new favorite that you have yet to discover, fresh made and perfecting chilled at the touch of a button.” From there, the company encouraged consumers to visit its webpage for more information.
The long-discussed soda machine will launch “this fall” with online sales first with 16 brands, as previously reported in CSP Daily News, including six of its own and 10 familiar names via the company’s partnerships with Coca-Cola Co. and Dr Pepper Snapple Group.
Following the online debut, Keurig will add retail availability through 2016 at suggested price points ranging from $299 to $369.
At launch, Keurig Kold pods will be available in the following name brands:
- Canada Dry
- Coca-Cola Life
- Coca-Cola Zero
- Diet Coke
- Dr Pepper
- Glaceau vitaminwater
- Gold Peak Tea
And Keurig proprietary brands:
- Waterful flavored water in three flavors
- Flyte sports drinks in three flavors
- Seraphine sparkling water in to flavors
- Tierney’s Iced Tea in three flavors
- Red Barn craft soda in three flavors
- Flynn’s craft soda in two flavors