UT students create award-winning energy drink

A group of five University of Tennessee food science and technology seniors has won third place in a national competition sponsored by the Dairy Research Institute for their drinkable yogurt beverage Wired Berry. Pictured are Abby Roach, Kristen Higginbotham, Megan Cole, and Liz Newman. Kayley Ray is not picutred. (Source: utk.edu)

A group of five University of Tennessee food science and technology seniors has won third place in a national competition sponsored by the Dairy Research Institute for their drinkable yogurt beverage Wired Berry. Pictured are Abby Roach, Kristen Higginbotham, Megan Cole, and Liz Newman. Kayley Ray is not picutred. (Source: utk.edu)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A group of students at the University of Tennessee has won third place in a national competition for creating a new energy drink.

The five food science and technology seniors created "Wired Berry," a drinkable yogurt, for the competition sponsored by the Dairy Research Institute. It is described as a healthy alternative to sugary, carbonated energy drinks.

The students' goal was to create a healthy energy supplement targeted to college students and young adults. They settled on a blend of strawberry and blueberry purees with low-fat plain yogurt.


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