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Steuben Foods to make beverages

Steuben Foods will launch a beverage line this summer.

The Elma-based, aseptic co-packing company and manufacturer will sell the product under the Elmhurst Naturals banner.

The first drink series, called Banana Water, is made with banana juice concentrate and comes in three flavors: original, passion fruit and mango. An upcoming group of beverages is called Horchata, modeled after the Latin beverage made with milk, rice, cinnamon and vanilla. Horchata will have three flavors as well: traditional, cocoa and dulce de leche.

Steuben Foods already produces a line of drinks for ice cream chain Cold Stone Creamery called Cold Stone Milkshakers – bottled, sweetened milk products.

Steuben started out as a dairy farm in Queens in the 1920s before partnering with Kellogg’s to make yogurt. It opened its Western New York satellite location in Elma in 1985, where it began making pudding and yogurt. Today, it has more than 20 lines in a 400,000-square-foot facility where it manufactures packaging materials, food products and nutritional supplements.