Mill Creek’s Terra Kai Organics starts selling in Costco

Mill Creek’s Terra Kai Organics has announced that it has reached a deal to sell its drink mix in Costcos in the Northwest. (Contributed illustration)

A Mill Creek business that makes a juice drink mix made from organic fruits and vegetables announced Thursday it’s now selling its product on the shelves of Costco.

Terra Kai Organics, which launched eight months ago, also has reached deals to distribute its product, Júce, with Vitane Pharmaceuticals and United Natural Foods, a leading distributor of organic and speciality foods.

“The inspiration for Júce was simple — we wanted to create an easy and affordable way for everyone to get their fruits and veggies in an on-the-go environment,” said Adrian Vicente, founder and CEO of Terra Kai Organics. “I am grateful to our retail partners and loyal Júcers who have played a significant role in our success.”

Now, Terra Kai Organics says it is being sold in 700 locations worldwide. Terra Kai also distributes its drinks online with Amazon, Costco and Vitamin Shoppe.

Júce is made with 35 USDA certified organic fruits and vegetables and other ingredients. The business says Júce is 100 percent vegan, soy free and gluten free with no GMOs, preservatives or artificial flavors.

Júce can be mixed with water or added to smoothies. Currently, Júce is available in a garden berry flavor with additional flavors coming soon.

Vicente said he used to eat fresh produce from his grandparents’ Pacific Northwest farm. As an adult with a busy schedule, living in the Puget Sound region, he found it difficult to find affordable organic fruits and vegetables. He envisioned Júce as a supplement to a healthy diet.

Júce is available at Costco Warehouse stores in Washington, Oregon, Utah, Montana, Idaho and Alaska, and online at Costco, Amazon and Vitamin Shoppe.

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