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Tailwind Nutrition launches Chocolate Mint Recovery Mix benefiting Friends of CAIC

December 4, 2023

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Ryan Simonovich Verde Brand Communications

Durango, Colo. (Dec. 4, 2023) — Tailwind Nutrition, the leading provider of simple and complete sports nutrition products for athletes, has launched Chocolate Mint Recovery Mix, a seasonal, limited edition flavor of Tailwind Recovery Mix that benefits  Friends of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (FoCAIC).

Chocolate Mint Recovery Mix is a limited run so once it is gone, it’s gone! What better way to spice up Tailwind’s fan favorite Chocolate Recovery than with the dynamic duo that is chocolate and mint! Get ready for another day in the backcountry while kicking your feet up by the fire and sipping on a taste of cozy.

“We are proud to partner with Friends of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center for this limited edition flavor. Chocolate and mint are the perfect combination to help recover after a day of winter fun,” said Chris Jacobs, chief revenue officer for Tailwind Nutrition.

Tailwind Recovery Mix is the first recovery drink of its kind based on a “perfectly complete protein” with the right types and amounts of carbohydrates and electrolytes for a full and total recovery. The easy-to-use mix contains 3x more complete protein than whey protein isolate and 2x more than chocolate milk – which means more usable protein is going towards the damaged muscles that need it, instead of your kidneys, which don’t. In addition, Recovery Mix is completely vegan-friendly.

The launch of Chocolate Mint Recovery and partnership with FoCAIC highlight Tailwind’s increased efforts to educate winter sports participants about the importance of hydration and recovery–even when it’s cold outside. Staying hydrated and maintaining caloric intake at the resort and in the backcountry can help reduce fatigue, increase mental clarity, as well as help avoid negative reactions to altitude.  Tailwind’s individual single serving packets make its suite of products–Recovery Mix, Endurance Fuel, and Rapid Hydration– easy to stash in backpacks and pockets for easy access.

The Chocolate Mint flavor will be sold online at and is available in four-pack bundles for $10. The four-packs will be wrapped in paper rather than plastic, further contributing to Tailwind’s sustainability efforts.


About Tailwind Nutrition

Since 2012, Tailwind Nutrition has been manufacturing all-natural endurance nutrition products that are free of GMOs, dairy, soy, and gluten, are easy to digest, and support an athlete’s fueling and recovery needs during exercise. Every year, Tailwind launches limited edition flavors and donates a portion of the proceeds to  non-profit partners. Owned, operated and manufactured in Durango, CO, Tailwind Nutrition’s specially formulated drink mixes help athletes perform and compete at their highest level without the worry of food allergies or sensitivities. Tailwind is all you need, all day. Really. For more information visit

About Friends of CAIC

The Friends of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center is a 501(c)3 organization that was created to support the CAIC, while contributing to avalanche awareness and education throughout Colorado. Since 2014 we have invested just over $2.4 million into avalanche safety. This money has funded Know Before You Go, developed avalanche safety videos and signage, created outreach for new and existing users, built new web and mobile applications, and supported the CAIC’s forecast operations. For more information visit