3 Water is a product that blends spring water with electrolytes and caffeine (50mg) and enhanced to achieve a pH balance of 7+ (slightly alkaline). The result is a beverage that the manufacturer hopes will be viewed as the “perfect water.”
The flavor of Beet Performer, which is marketed as a "performance beverage," is exactly what you’d expect: beets, beets and more beets. It’s something that will be polarizing, starting from the second you see the dark red liquid.
Billed as a “Matcha Green Tea Hemp Milk,” Daily Greens’ Symmetry is one of the more unique flavors that the company has crafted to date.
There's a lot to like about Rebel Kitchen's two-SKU line of coconut milk blends. The question is, has the company done enough to round out what is, for most consumers, an acquired taste for coconut milk?
Earlier this year, Forager launched a new line of 28 oz. multi-serve nut milks that, like all Forager products, are made with organic ingredients and high pressure processed. From our perspective, these are some of the best tasting nut milks that we’ve sampled.
This flavor of Reed’s Culture Club Kombucha is made with water, sugar, oolong tea, yerba mate, organic coffee and kombucha culture. From a taste perspective, the combination of the tea, coffee, and a slightly vinegary flavor isn’t quite something that we’d naturally gravitate towards, but it works.
It is well known that contracts between producers of alcoholic beverages and their independent distributors are subject to extensive state regulation. Less understood are the network of state laws – sometimes called “relationship laws” – designed to protect local, independent distributors of non-alcoholic beverages.
The food and beverage industry was recently reminded that specific criteria needs to be met when using the word “healthy” on product labels. That reminder came in the form of an FDA warning letter sent to Kind LLC, the maker of Kind snack bars.
Invo has extended its line of high pressure processed coconut water products with a new Sencha Green Tea variety. It’s an interesting product in that the flavor notes go back and forth between the tea and the coconut water to the point where you can really taste each flavor in its almost unadulterated form.
In a custom production process that includes "pressure brewing" the coffee, Black Medicine markets a line of three ready-to-drink iced coffee products. Having sampled the brand's mocha and latte varieties, we were floored by the smoothness, balance and flavor of the coffee.
Red Thread Good markets a line of USDA organic and fair trade cold-brewed coffees that come in both ready-to-drink and concentrated varieties. In our review of the brand's Purist and Dreamy products, we think the company has done well with formulation, but the product’s logo could use a bit of refinement.
With a "shot" of dry ingredients including toasted oats, chia seeds, almonds and honey, wrapped around the neck of its 11 oz. bottle, Slingshot offers a unique take on the traditional yogurt drink.
Formerly known as Life Force Juice, Jubali is a line of organic and cold-pressed juices and smoothies. Featuring a number of playfully named and rather unique formulations, Jubali has done a nice job with its juice blends. As for the packaging, we think there's some room for improvement.
In the traditional sense, “Half & Half” is a blend of equal parts iced tea and lemonade. Red Jacket’s riff on this breaks from this playbook a bit, blending guayusa tea, lemonade and apple juice to create this product, Joe’s Clean Half & Half.