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Purple Stuff Turns Cola into drinkable Clouds

Using Ultrasonic Waves

HOUSTON, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Funktional Beverages, Inc. has designed a can that turns its Purple soda line from liquid into a gas cloud that you can inhlale. The flavors of the all Purple sodas are sucked through a straw and fill the mouth with the flavor and the nose with aroma of the drink. The drink is available in Grape, Cola, Berry, Lemon-Lime and Green Apple.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140416/75755)

The soda clouds can also be poured into a glass and will stay there a full minute for you to drink before they disperse into the room as if from a vaporizer.

The technology is old; but the application is new. The bottom of the can has a few AA batteries and a small ultrasonic device with a screen above it and the liquid on top of the screen. Press a button and the soda pours out its drinking clouds of awesome flavors and no calories!

"The initial prototype was the size of a bread box because we needed powerful ultrasound generators, explained Darrell Duchesneau (CEO at Funktional Beverages, Inc). I finally got good enough to use parts from a Sonic toothbrush."

The purpose of the invention at first was the novelty of changing the physical state of your drink from liquid to gas; but it became obvious that the ability to taste your drink without consuming any calories would be a great health aid.  The hardest part was getting the volumes of aerosol clouds correct so you could 'taste' the clouds rather than breathe them.

The vapor Purple Stuff is a cloud of droplets of liquid suspended in the air," he explains

We are working on getting the clouds to hold color; as a white cloud of Purple Stuff is not acceptable or different enough for a patent. We want purple Stuff sodas to stay Purple whether liquid, frozen or in a vapor form.

The device works by vibrating a metal plate at ultrasonic frequencies that atomize the soda. Purists would say nebulize; but I talk the way that makes sense to me.

The drink is not heated for evaporation, so it produces a cool mist.

The ultrasonic pressure waves atomize not only the soda; but also ingredients in the drink, including vitamins B3, B6, B12 and L-Theanine

(the active ingredient in green tea).

Purple Stuff sodas in a cloud are light, sippable, and  bursting with flavors.

They are better than flavored air!

The average droplet size in the soda mist was measured at 5.8 micrometers, which should prevent the device from being re-used for the inhalation of medicine and alcohol; but we are not that far in testing the abuse of the device.

Vibrating Soda Technology (VST)

We believe that this is a new and significant innovation in beverage consumption. The creation of a package; where the consumer can determine the physical state he wants to have his drink, is a potential game changer.

There may be a time in the near future where you buy a soda, and press the button on a can or bottle to make it slushy, cold, hot or Vaporized! The soda of the future will probably be powered by a watch battery and a small processor with a plate that can heat, chill or use ultrasonic waves that turn your drink into a heavenly cloud of taste and smells.

Purple Stuff will be using this technology for viral marketing and demonstration purposes but does not have the scale to make this project economically feasible in consumer drinks.

As soon as the rich guys get it FDA approved, have human clinical trials, educate the market, and have them produced in China for a dollar more than our current packaging; we will join them on the shelves.

In the mean time; ask your Purple Stuff Rep to pour you a cloud to drink.

Media Contact: Darrell Duchesneau, Funktional Beverages, Inc., 281-224-1865, [email protected]

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