Formulated with cold brew coffee and cream sweetened with a blend of stevia and cane sugar, High Brew made its depy at the 2014 Expo West show. The drinks are packaged in 8 oz. slim cans, shelf-stable and come in four varieties — Double Espresso, Mexican Vanilla, Salted Caramel and Dark Chocolate Mocha High Brew Coffee. From both a flavor and packaging standpoint, the review team enjoyed the coffee, though some refinement could be helpful.
Probably like me, you’ve been too busy tending to your own beverage affairs to invest much time following that entangled soap opera involving the feuding co-founders of AriZona Iced Tea.
Infused with 14 nutrients and 6g of fiber, FLUROwater is promoted as “Water + Nutrition.” The formulation of the beverages contains no sugar, preservatives, or dyes. While this is all well and good, it’s not clear how this product is better than other products that are fortified with nutrients.
Durant has long been a fan of the brand, having begun his NBA career with the Seattle Supersonics. The team played about 22 miles from Talking Rain headquarters in Preston, Wash., before relocating to Oklahoma City.
As whodunits go, it’s not exactly Murder on the Orient Express, but the causes for the slow bleed-out of the diet cola business are still worth exploring.
In collaboration with Steuben Foods, Cold Stone Creamery recently launched Milk Shakers, a line of ready-to-drink shakes that come in three decadent varieties. It’s clear that the goal of the brand is to translate the decadent flavors of Cold Stone into a convenient on-the-go product. With flavors that reach 450 calories and 15g of fat per bottle, the line is certainly decadent.
Unilever, a global consumer packaged goods conglomerate, sold the brand to Kainos, but will retain a minority stake in the business.
After surveying beverage retailers across the U.S., senior analyst Bonnie Herzog of Wells Fargo finds optimism in the overcast.
A news publication and several environmentally conscious Californians are questioning Nestle Waters North America Inc.’s actions in Cabazon, Calif., the location of a company-owned facility that produces Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water.
Green juice. Protein-jacked shakes. Oat-based smoothies. Probiotic, drinkable yogurts. With the category having such an unclear identity, meal replacement has yet to define itself.
Using Philippine coconut water, the 250 mL glass bottles of Jax Coco are filed in China. It’s a pretty unique product from a packaging perspective — you really don’t see many products in glass or at this small size. But is the bottle enough to differentiate the brand from other coconut waters?
The $165 million investment has a valuation of $665 million. The agreement includes distribution of the brand’s portfolio throughout mainland China.
While the energy drink category has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of reduced shelf space for CSDs, there is significantly more room to grow.
Marketed as a “Vitality Energy Drink,” is a USDA certified organic energy drink that is made with zero calories and no sugar. On the branding end of things, we’re honestly a little confused as to what this product is trying to be. It feels very much like a product that is attempting to go after night clubs, but the messaging, which includes tagline “The Smart Choice,” seems to be more focused on selling a “better for you” product.