Review: Doc’s Tea

Formerly known as Dr. B’s Tea, Doc’s Tea is a line of rooibos tea drinks that uses monk fruit as the primary sweetener. In addition to the rebrand, the company removed xylitol from the drinks and replaced it with cane sugar. The new formulation, is for the most part, good especially considering that it has only 10 calories per 12 oz. bottle. On the branding side of things, however, calling it “Doc’s Tea” seems like a questionable move.

Review: Harmless Harvest Dark Cacao

While chocolate-flavored coconut water is certainly not a new thing, Harmless Harvest’s approach brings an innovative twist to the concept. The product, which, like Harmless Harvest’s flagship coconut water is high pressure processed and promoted as “raw,” contains only two ingredients: organic coconut water and organic cacao extract.

Cracking Costco: Insights on Sampling, Roadshows

With club/warehouse quickly emerging as an important channel for natural beverage companies, Kirstin Everard, a marketing & promotions expert, shares critical information on how to maximize the usefulness of Costco’s in-house sampling and Roadshow programs in a new video series on BevNET Food and Beverage University.

Review: Carolina Wild

Made with 100 percent muscadine grape juice from concentrate, Carolina Wild is essentially what you’d expect from a super premium single varietal grape juice: tart, slightly tannic, and moderately sweet. It’s an impressive flavor that will definitely transform what you think about bottled grape juice.

Honest Tea Becomes First Coke Brand in K-Cups

Honest Tea is the first Coke-owned brand to develop a line of K-Cups for use in Keurig’s hot brewing unit. Intended to be brewed over ice and served cold, the launch of Honest Tea’s new single-serve “pods” comes months before the expected debut of Keurig’s cold beverage system, one that will enable consumers to prepare a variety of cold drinks, including carbonated ones, at home.