62-year-old Oprah Winfrey is set to launch a food and drink company, which will include bottled water, coconut water, energy drinks, and lemonade. The business is being touted to be one of the biggest lemonade stands ever.
It isn’t Oprah’s first go at the beverage business. In 2014, she partnered with Teavana (Teavana Oprah Chai Tea is now sold at Starbucks).
A portion of the tea sales go toward the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation. In 2015, she also bought a 10% stake in Weight Watchers.
Oprah's website explains, "For every Teavana® Oprah Chai product sold at Starbucks or Teavana, Starbucks will donate to The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation. This includes $0.25 USD for each Teavana Oprah Chai prepared beverage, $1 USD per 2 oz. of Teavana Oprah Chai Loose-Leaf Tea, $1 USD per reusable storage tin, $1 per small gift set and $4 USD per large gift set."
In addition to the new Oprah Winfrey beverage line, she also plans to launch a line of fish, meat, dairy, preserved food products, baked goods, spices, vegetables, and fruit.
Oprah may also consider adding pickles, baked beans, sorbet, and bacon to her food line.
Drinks That Are Likely to Be Included in Oprah’s Beverage Business
What drinks are likely to be included in Oprah’s beverage line? Well, they may include the following ingredients:
Oprah is a fan of lemon drop martinis. Lemons are nutrient-rich fruits that are full of antioxidants like vitamin C, carotenoids, and flavonoids. Lemons are great for digestion, heart health, and the respiratory system.
Pomegranates are also loaded with B vitamins, magnesium, potassium, manganese, copper, iron, calcium, and vitamin K. Pomegranates help reduce blood pressure and heart disease risk, benefit digestion, treat joint pain and arthritis, and fight bacterial and fungal infections.
Pineapples are loaded with nutrients like fiber, manganese, vitamin C, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, and copper. Health benefits of pineapple include immune support, bone strength, eye health, and digestion. It also contains the anti-inflammatory agent called bromelain.
Oprah loves her watermelon mint martinis. Although watermelon is mostly water, it is also loaded with nutrients like vitamin B6, and antioxidants like vitamin A and vitamin C. Health benefits of watermelon include asthma prevention, reducing blood pressure, improving hydration and digestion, and decreasing inflammation in the body.
An Oprah Winfrey food and drink company will likely be a hit.
Source: TMZ, New York Daily News