Reviews

Review: Forager Probiotic Cashew Smoothies

Forager has a launched a pair of cashew milk-based smoothies that are infused with probiotics. Available in Banana Date and Strawberry Banana varieties, the products are a nice extension for Forager's nut milk line.

Review: Alta Palla

Alta Palla is a new brand of organic and fair trade-certified sparkling juices. Produced by the makers of Hiball, the juices come in four varieties. We sampled the Lemonade and Grapefruit products for this review.

Review: Juicera

Cold-pressed and HPP juice brand Juicera has revamped its packaging and added two new varieties: Simply Orange and Coconut Lemon Water. Without question, the new look is cleaner and more polished looking. However, it’s somewhat easy to miss the Juicera logo.

Review: UVO

UVO is a first-of-its-kind “sun protective supplement” drink that claims to provides 3-5 hours of sun protection. It’s a function that’s definitely going to require a significant leap of faith to trust the functionality of this product (if it doesn’t work, you get sunburned, right?).

Review: Found Watermelon Basil

Found’s latest flavor is this one, Watermelon Basil, and it very much follows in the footsteps of the brand's other flavors.

Review: Black mp Living Water

Black Living Water is a bottled water beverage that blends water from the Rocky Mountains with fulvic and humic acid, probiotics, trace minerals, and electrolytes. At a pH of 10, this product also qualifies as an alkaline water.

Review: Jones Birthday Cake Soda

Jones Soda’s Birthday Cake Soda is a limited-edition variety that was designed to commemorate the brand’s 20th anniversary. Since it’s also BevNET’s 20th anniversary and Jones Soda was one of the first startup brands that we covered, we figured it was appropriate to give this a try.

Review: Revive Kombucha – New 10 oz. Bottles

Revive Kombucha has shifted to a new 10 oz. bottle as its primary package. While the original 16 oz. swing-top bottle has its time and place, this is just a much slicker looking and more practical format.

Review: MatchaBar

MatchaBar, a small chain of matcha cafes based in New York City, has launched a new line of ready-to-drink beverages. MatchaBar's eponymous product line comes in three varieties -- original, fuji apple ginger and peach, each containing two grams of ceremonial grade matcha.

Review: Monfefo

Packaged in a 1.7 oz. shot bottle, Monfefo (‘mon-fee-fo’) is a high pressure processed (HPP) blend of that is made with three simple organic ingredients: ginger, lemon, and honey. The result is something that’s flavorful and intense, but also very fresh tasting.

Review: Purity Organic’s Super-Premium Teas

Purity Organic has launched a new line of super-premium teas. Packaged in 14 oz. glass bottles, the line includes five varieties: three formulated with matcha, one with guayusa and one with mate.

Review: Bruce Cost Original Spicy GB

Bruce Cost’s Original Spicy GB is the company's most recent offering in an 8.4 oz. can. Compared with its 12 oz. line, this seems like a much more appropriate portion. From a flavor perspective, this is still very much the Bruce Cost Ginger Ale that we know and love.

Review: Love Beets with a Hint of Ginger

This variety of Love Beets starts with a base of organic beet juice, just like the brand's other varieties. From there, the company has added what it describes as a “hint of ginger,” despite ginger juice being labeled as 6 percent of the formulation. While it’s definitely more than a “hint,” the product isn’t really spicy.

Review: Lemoncocco

For all of the wild and crazy products that Jones Soda has come up with since its inception (e.g. Turkey & Gravy Soda), we were quite surprised to see Lemoncocco land on our desks. The product, which is non-carbonated, is a play on a classic Italian lemon and coconut drink.