INNOBEV Awards winners announced

The winners of the 2023 InnoBev Awards were announced on 16 May in an awards ceremony during the 2023 UK Soft Drinks Conference in London and online.

Organised by the food and drink experts Zenith Global with support from category sponsors Saniton Plastic and Salomons & Partners, the seventh annual awards attracted 144 entries from soft drinks innovators worldwide.

The winners

Best Low/No Sugar Drink

  • Candy Can – Sparkling zero sugar candy drinks

Best Functional Drink

  • Nirvana Water Sciences – Nirvana Super Water
  • The Pickle Juice Company – 2.5oz Extra Strength Chilli Lime Pickle Juice Shot

Best Dairy Drink

  • Hunt and Brew – Australia Cold Brew Coffee

Best Energy Drink

  • Buzzed Energy – Buzzed Energy Collected

Best Premium Drink

  • Punchy Drinks Ltd – Punchy Drinks Collected

Best Low/No Alcohol Drink

  • Copenhagen Sparkling Tea Company – LYSEGRØN

Best in Can

  • Radnor Hills – Heartease Farm Traditional Lemonade

Best in Carton

  • Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Ltd – Ambrosial low-ink eco-friendly packaging

Best in Glass

  • AQUA Carpatica – Still Water

Best in PET

  • Berry Global – NEUE Water 100% rPET Bottle

Best Packaging/Label Design 

  • NEUE Water – NEUE Water

Best Marketing/Social Media Campaign 

  • Hunt and Brew – Hunt and Brew Always Hunting (for coffee)
  • PepsiCo Design & Innovation – Pepsi Max x Eintracht Frankfurt collaboration

Best Technology Innovation 

  • Saniton Plastic – Saniton’s Interlocking Bottle

Best New Brand

  • Buzzed Energy – Buzzed Energy collected also

Best Brand Extension

  • Capri-Sun – Capri-Sun Syrup

Best New Drink Concept 

  • PepsiCo Design & Innovation – Nitro Pepsi