The unique Swedish drink with added capsaicin, extracted chili heat, is from now on available at a majority of Swedish Life stores. With 354 outlets in total (200 in Sweden), Life Europe is the leading health care chain in the Nordic countries.
– Caliente is perfect to drink chilled, on its own or as companion to any meal. The Caliente drinks are all natural, organic and low in sugar, and a great fit for Life´s product portfolio, says Andreas Fällman, Category Manager at Life.
The drink start-up is aspiring to offer the primary choice for grown-ups who’re after a fun non-alcoholic drink for social occasions. The capsaicin ads character and replaces the strong taste of alcohol. But it also imitates the feeling you get from alcohol to some extent, through stimulus of the award center in the brain. Which in turn kick-starts the endorphins.
From a health aspect, capsaicin is great too. The biggest survey ever made on the topic and published in British Medical Journal in 2015, showed that chili lovers live longer and are healthier. (http://www.bmj.com/content/351/bmj.h3942)