Review: Root 9

Root 9 has unique positioning and flavor, but the real hurdle is separating it from the energy drink pack and making consumer’s buy into a ginseng-oriented beverage.

Review: Sambazon 100 Juices

As BevNET reported earlier this month, Sambazon, which markets a range of acai-based beverages, gave its yet-to-be-launched “Reduced Sugar” sub-line a makeover. The rebranded “Sambazon 100 Juices,” named for its use of at least 100 acai berries per 10.5 oz. bottle and 100-calorie or less formulation, come in three varieties, two of which are included in our review.

Review: King Coconut Water

King Coconut's front label calls attention to its use of coconuts that are “hand picked from the island of Sri Lanka” and that its coconut water is “never from concentrate.” For us, that seemed to be an attempt to set the stage for a coconut water that was going to excel in the flavor department.

Review: Amy & Brian Coconut Water with Grape

Amy & Brian has added a new grape flavored variety to its coconut water line. The product uses a purple accent on its 17.5 oz can, and while the color is certainly synonymous with grapes, we wonder if consumers who aren’t familiar with the Amy & Brian's brand will recognize the product as coconut water.