MiO
Product typeBeverage mix
OwnerKraft Heinz
Introduced2011; 13 years ago (2011)
Websitemakeitmio.com

MiO is a liquid beverage mix owned by Kraft Heinz, which intends it as an additive to flavor water, carbonated water, and other beverages. In 2019, MiO launched a line of powdered beverage mixes in addition to its liquid offerings.

Ingredients

MiO products are artificially colored and sweetened with concentrated syrups.[1] Caffeinated variants of the MiO brand are marketed as MiO Energy. This version of the product contains 60 mg of caffeine per serving. MiO is listed as containing less than 2% natural flavors. Other listed ingredients are citric acid, malic acid, sucralose, acesulfame potassium, potassium citrate, gum arabic, sucrose acetate isobutyrate, Red 40, Blue 1, and potassium sorbate.[2]

Canada

The MiO Energy variant of MiO is not sold in Canada. MiO Electrolytes, however, is available in Canada.[3]

Advertising

MiO advertising initially centered on The Second City character Sassy Gay Friend, portrayed by comedian-actor Brian Gallivan. Gallivan had already created comedy videos that featured this character in stories from literature or history (such as Romeo & Juliet). He began adding short dialogs about the product into these clips. His slogan for the product was "Flip it. Tip it. Sip it!" In two later "man on the street" style videos, he demonstrates the product to passers-by.[4]

MiO later started an advertisement campaign with the slogan "Make it Yours, Make it MiO".[5] This advertising featured animated animals discussing the product.

See also

References

  1. ^ kb (April 12, 2011). "MiO Versus Hint: No Contest", NaturalAsPossibleMom.com.
  2. ^ "MiO Fruit Punch Liquid Water Enhancer Product Page". Kraft Heinz. Retrieved 2021-04-09.
  3. ^ "MiO". Kraftcanada.com. 2012-03-26. Retrieved 2013-03-03.
  4. ^ Zoe Galland. "Kraft MiO ads bring in Second City's 'Sassy Gay Friend'". ChicagoBreakingBusiness.com.
  5. ^ youtube ad. "Television Advertisement". youtube.com.