Reviews

Review: Madrinas Cold Brew Coffee

Madrinas Cold Brew is made by Madrinas Brands, whose Horchata and Cafe con Leche were the subject of a review back in 2011, is a line of ready-to-drink Fair Trade cold brew coffees. Currently available in two flavors, Cold Brew Black and Cold Brew + Milk, the products are packaged in 15 oz. cans.

Review: Revive Kombucha Ups Its Game with Refined Labels and Packaging

Revive Kombucha's packaging, which was previously either a swing-top heavy glass bottle or a growler, was always the part of the brand that needed the most improvement. The new 11 oz. bottles, which are what we’re reviewing today, are a huge step forward.

Review: Rawpothecary Probiotic Waters

Rawpothecary, a Brooklyn-based manufacturer of high pressure processed juices and smoothies, has launched a new line of products labeled as both Probiotic Water and “Probitonix." They’re low-calorie, organic offerings that blend water, vegetables and/or fruit, probiotics, and, in two of the varieties, stevia.

Review: Vive Organic Wellness Shots

Vive Organics is a recently launched line of cold-pressed organic shots that the company calls “Wellness Shots.” The company describes them as plant-based formulations featuring ingredients that “we know to be beneficial” that have been cold-pressed and are delivered in the “closest possible form to the living plants they originated from.”

Review: Bolthouse Farms 1915 Protein

Announced prior to Natural Products Expo 2016, Bolthouse Farms has extended its 1915 line of organic beverages to include three plant-based protein drinks.

Review: Nooma

Nooma is a new entry into the sports hydration category. Its key selling points are its coconut water-based formulation and its low-calorie content. On the surface, the products seem to do what many other coconut water based sports drinks have attempted to do: straddle the sports drink category without actually calling the product a sports drink.

Review: Komodo Energy

Komodo is an energy drink that uses coconut water and an all-natural formulation as its key points of differentiation. It’s sweetened with sugar and stevia and has 50 calories per 12 oz. can.

Review: Uncommon Coffee Roasters Cold Brew

Uncommon Coffee Roasters, which is a Saugatuck, Mich.-based coffee roaster and cafe operator, has launched this line of dairy style cold-brew coffees that are offered in three flavors: Straight, Cold-Brew Coffee with Chocolate Milk, and Cold Brew Coffee with Half & Half.

Review: GoldenBrew Tea

The premise behind GoldenBrew Tea, which hails from Portland, Ore, is to create micro-brewed organic teas. The company's attention to ingredient detail starts with using whole tea leaves rather than “fannings” (leftovers from higher grade tea) used by other tea brands. The teas are sweetened products with either honey or agave.

Review: Tio Gazpacho Rosado

This variety, which blends watermelon, red pepper, cucumber, tomato, lemon, sea salt, cilantro, olive oil, white wine vinegar, black pepper, and cayenne, has that bright flavor that we love about the original Tio Gazpacho, along with the refreshing flavor of watermelon.

Review: Bizzy Coffee Concentrate

Bizzy Coffee is a St. Paul, Minn.-based startup focused on the cold brew coffee category. The company's initial offering comes in the form of a shelf-stable concentrate, which is USDA Organic certified and contains no calories or sugar.

Review: Ginjan

Based on a 1,000-year-old West African recipe, Ginjan is a beverage that features ginger, pineapple, lemon, vanilla and anise as its key ingredients. The product is also sweetened with sugar, which results in a total of 30g of sugar and 120 calories per bottle.

Review: Just Chill Zero

Just Chill, which is a “calming drink designed to help reduce stress and enhance focus,” recently launched a zero-calorie extension. Unlike Just Chill’s other flavors, which have 70 calories per can, this product contains no sugar and uses a blend of erythritol and stevia.