The Punishment continues as THE PUNISHER Energy Water Drink comes to HOT TOPIC

Garden City, New York, UNITED STATES

GARDEN CITY, N.Y., May 18, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- NuBev, Ltd., an affiliate of Continental Beverage & Nutrition, Inc. (OTCBB:COBN), announces that The Punisher Energy Water Drink is to be sold nationally through HOT TOPIC, a significant specialty retailer with more than 400 shopping mall locations in 48 states, specializing in music, apparel and gift items that are marketed towards 15-29 year old consumers. The first of the three Punisher Energy Water Drink flavors, Punisher Punch, will soon be available through HOT TOPIC stores throughout the United States. HOT TOPIC, which also retails through its website (, is publicly traded on NASDAQ.

The Punisher Energy Water Drink is a unique new beverage that is a combination energy drink and nutritionally enhanced water. It is a non-carbonated, flavored, and sweetened water drink, with a proprietary nutritional energy formula, and is preservative-free. The first flavor to be introduced is Punisher Punch, and is packaged in a 20 ounce, re-closable plastic bottle, with The Punisher logo prominently displayed on the bottle. 3-D images of The Punisher Energy Water Drink may be seen at: (

Currently, HOT TOPIC is briskly selling other Punisher related items, including apparel, jewelry, and The Punisher soundtrack from Wind-up Records. Wind-up, home to mega-sellers Creed, Evanescence and the soundtrack to "Daredevil", released the "Punisher" soundtrack March 23. The motion picture, The Punisher, starring Thomas Jane, John Travolta, and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, was released April 16, and has been a success for Marvel and Lions Gate Entertainment.

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