Tea continues to be one of the fastest-growing categories in the mainstream beverage set, up nearly 10 percent over the past 52 weeks. A lot of this is being driven by Lipton Pure Leaf and Gold Peak, which has a strong presence in both chilled and ambient areas.
Made with water, coffee, cacao and stevia, Steamm’s Organic Raw Cacao shot is a simple, yet intense tasting, product. Steamm is certainly not the first to do a bottled coffee shot, but it is the first that we’ve seen focus on quality ingredients.
As far as packaged iced coffee beverages go, La Colombe has definitely succeeded in creating something that’s unique and innovative with its Draft Latte.
Red Ace, a maker of organic beet-based liquid supplements, has introduced two new varieties: a turmeric-enhanced product and another blended with kale and spinach.
Chameleon’s Caramel variety is the latest flavored offering in the brand's line of cold brew coffee concentrates. It’s launching exclusively at Target stores in spring 2016, and it very much follows in the footsteps of Chameleon's other flavors.
The latest flavor variety in Zola's coconut water line is this one, Chocolate. Chocolate-flavored coconut water has become somewhat of a staple coconut water offering and Zola is clearly looking to add something that’s immediately marketable (rather than bleeding edge innovation) to its line.
Based in New York City, Wandering Bear Cold Brew is a blend of freshly roasted 100 percent Arabica coffee and cold-filtered water. Packaged in a 96 oz. bag-in-box format, Wandering Bear targets a niche (resealable multi-serve), that is served by few, if any, cold brew coffee brands.
Cawston Press sparkling juice drinks are produced using a base of fresh-pressed apple juice and blended with other flavors. Cawston's Ginger Beer, Rhubarb and Cloudy Apple offerings are nicely executed in terms of formulation and packaging -- but do they have enough to stand out from competing products?
Last month, Naked Juice leapt into the cold-pressed juice category with a new line called Naked Pressed. We’re pretty impressed with what Naked has been able to create -- it’s a huge step above the brand's flagship line.
Promoted as "inner transformation in a bottle," Sattva is a new line of Ayurvedic-inspired beverages. Made with a range of adaptogenic herbs, the drinks are intended to reduce stress and increase energy.
Pressed Juicery has launched two new varieties, including a green juice made with green chard, mustard greens, turnip greens, spinach, coconut water and jalapeno, and a "matcha milk" seasonal variety that is made with hemp seeds, moringa and spirulina, among other ingredients.
Positive Energy markets a line of juice and tea products that are enhanced with 100 mg of caffeine from green coffee beans. As the name suggests, the beverages are being positioned as energy drinks.
Made with an organic and high pressure processed blend of water, tigernuts, dates, cacao powder, lemon and sea salt, this product is Tigernut Horchata's tastiest offering to date.
Califia Farms Better Half, which comes in both Original and Unsweetened varieties, is the company's take at a dairy-free coffee creamer. For us, the company's blend of almond milk and coconut cream makes for a winning combination that is better than each on its own.