Reviews

Review: Metabrew Combines Coffee and Dairy-Free MCT

What Metabrew has essentially done is take the concept of Bulletproof coffee (coffee and MCT-rich grass fed butter, in the case of Bulletproof) and turn it into a dairy-free offering with added cacao and stevia.

Review: Greater Than Continues Its Evolution

Greater Than, a coconut water-based sports drink, has been through several iterations since it was launched in 2010. The formulation, packaging and branding have all been changed, which is pretty much par for the course for any product that’s trying to carve out a niche that doesn’t already exist.

Review: Invo Evolves to Organic Coconut Water

While going organic may help Invo stay current and competitive, the market has changed quite a bit. There are more brands competing in the ultra premium coconut water space. And, perhaps more importantly, this segment of the category has eliminated “raw” as an attribute, and there are now a variety of approaches to achieving the level of flavor required to play in this space.

Review: Is Sunup’s Unroasted Green Coffee a Hot Ticket?

Eliminating the roasting process, which is basically what gives coffee its signature flavor, results in something very different: Instead of a dark, bold, and sometimes acidic flavor, Sunup’s Green Coffee is light and slightly fruity.

Review: erva Yerba Mate

As far as yerba mate drinks go, Guayaki is certainly the bar -- and it’s even the brand that, according to the company’s web site, got the founder hooked on mate. So how does Erva stack up? The liquid is really enjoyable -- to the point where we wanted to quickly gulp down the entire bottle.

Review: Califia Farms Nitro Cold Brew

Califia Farms Nitro Cold Brew is a dairy-free offering that is, at least as far as we know, the first nitro cold brew offering to incorporate almond milk (and macadamia milk).

Review: LIVE Sparkling Drinking Vinegars

LIVE has done a nice job of creating one of the more market-ready vinegar-based offerings that’s currently out there. While it’s hard to say exactly how big the potential is for a product like this, it certainly seems like something that can tag along with their kombucha products, at least in some retail outlets.

Review: Starbucks Finally Joins the RTD Cold-Brew Space

Compared with what’s already on the market, this product isn’t exactly an innovative offering. But its execution is clean and the product is enjoyable, which allows Starbucks to be in the game with something that can certainly hold its own.

Review: BluePrint Kombucha

The BluePrint Organic brand has been on an innovation tear as of late, releasing a host of new beverages that include both juice products and vinegar drinks. Its latest effort is this one, a four flavor line of organic kombuchas.

Review: Pressery Bone Broth — Bone Broth Meets Cold-Pressed Juice

For Pressery, which produces HPP cold-pressed juices and drinking vinegars, a line of bone broths might not seem like the most logical brand extension. After all, the company's other lines are purely vegan and bone broth takes the company into the carnivore realm.

Review: Genius Drops HPP and Gets a New Package

From a packaging perspective, the new green label more effectively catches the eye than prior efforts. You are almost immediately drawn to the “Original Coconut Smoothie,” which is both the flavor name and the descriptor of what’s inside the bottle.