Review: Health-Ade Kombucha (New Varieties)

At last month's 2015 Natural Products Expo East, Health-Ade introduced a new sub-line of "Super-Teas," which are infused with a range of functional ingredients, as well as a holiday-themed variety. From our perspective, the new products well-formulated, and a nice extension of the brand.

Review: H2 Rose

With its tagline of “Drink and Be Beautiful,” H2Rose is a product that features rose water and saffron powder as its key functional ingredients. The product, which is 20 percent juice and clocks in at 80 calories and 20g of sugar per 12 oz. bottle, also features sugar, peach juice, stevia, flavors, and malic acid.

AriZona Infuses its Classics with Caffeine

Today AriZona Beverages announced the launch of a new line of energy drinks, infusing four of the brand’s existing flavors - Arnold Palmer, Watermelon, Fruit Punch and Mucho Mango - with 120 mg of natural caffeine via a blend of guarana, green and white tea and green coffee extract.

Review: Cuvee Black & Blue Cold Brew Coffee

Cuvee Coffee, which is an Austin, Texas-based coffee roaster and retailer, is one of only a few coffee roasters producing ready-to-drink, nitrogenated cold-brew coffee (the company claims to be the first to do so). Cuvee's offering is this one, Black & Blue, which comes packaged in an attractive 11.2 oz. can.

Cold Brew Coffee Finds its Mojo in Mass

In an increasingly crowded field for cold brew coffee, Mojo is a super-premium offering that founder Ann Brainard views as differentiated by its taste -- she compares it to “melted coffee ice cream” -- and formulation, which utilizes a recipe cultivated by her New Orleans restaurateur family.

Review: Brain Juice

Brain Juice is a hybrid energy and cognitive shot that’s billed as being “nutrients and energy for your brain.” The product, which is distributed at Whole Foods, has a clean list of ingredients that includes alpha GPC, green tea extract, blueberry, acai, chia gold seed extract, vitamins, amino acids and L-theanine.

Review: Evolution Fresh Matcha-Infused Juices

Last month, cold-pressed and high pressure processed juice brand Evolution Fresh added a pair of matcha-infused varieties to its expansive line of products. Evolution's Organic Citrus Matcha and Organic Coconut Matcha are expertly blended and should find a good following among natural channel consumers.

Review: Hint Kick

In August, Hint introduced Hint Kick, a line of unsweetened, zero-calorie waters infused with 60 mg of caffeine from coffee bean extract. Available in three flavor varieties, including a Lemon Cayenne offering, the beverages are a nice extension of the Hint brand.