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.
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.
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.
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.
The concept behind Zpirit Infuzed Water is something that we haven’t seen before: adding fruit chunks to a flavored water.
Daily Greens has extended its Half Pint sub-line with three new probiotics-infused varieties. Launched at Costco, Daily Greens' Cocoa Loco, Berry Nice and Greenie are excellent additions to the Half Pint line and well-positioned for mainstream retail.
Happy Tree’s Ginger Maple Water is a blend of two ingredients: organic maple water and organic ginger juice. Like the brand's other two varieties, it's high pressure processed (HPP) and low in calories. The formulation is top-notch and perhaps the best tasting maple water product on the market.
Giggle is a line of USDA Organic certified carbonated beverages that are marketed as sparkling water and designed for kids. With 15 calories per 8.4 oz. can, the drinks are great tasting and a nice low-calorie soda option, but Giggle seems to be going after the wrong segment of the market.
Rau has made a few updates to its line of high pressure processed cacao beverages and added a couple new varieties. Now packaged in 12 oz. bottles, the line includes the recently launched semi-sweet and banana flavors.
This variety of Stumptown Cold Brew uses coconut cream for both flavoring and to create a dairy-free version of its cold brew with milk. Made with cold brew coffee, coconut cream and cane sugar, the product has a straightforward but somewhat intense flavor.
The premise behind Suja’s Probiotic Water is a bit different than the brand's other lines, which are all very high in juice content. The beverages start with the leftover materials from Suja’s cold-pressed juices, and from there the company adds water and probiotics, which results in something that tastes like a flavored water.
Soylent 2.0 is the company’s latest evolution of its meal replacement formulation and the first that’s available in ready-to-drink form. Having tried several of Soylent's prior efforts, we can confidently say that Soylent 2.0 (the 2.0 being the version, much like a tech product) is a big step forward.
Bhakti Chai, which markets a line of bottled chai teas, has launched a pair of holiday-themed beverages. The company's Chai Nog and Chai Noir are nicely formulated, but the packaging and branding are, like other Bhakti products, in need of improvement.
Inko’s recently retooled its energy drink line. The new approach is a USDA Organic offering that has 100 calories and 165mg of caffeine per can. This seems in line with current beverage trends, although as a non-carbonated tea-based offering, it’s certainly not your typical energy drink.