Reviews

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.

Review: Zpirit Infuzed Water

The concept behind Zpirit Infuzed Water is something that we haven’t seen before: adding fruit chunks to a flavored water.

Reivew: Daily Greens Half Pint – New Varieties

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.

Review: Happy Tree Maple Water Ginger

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.

Review: Giggle

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.

Review: Rau Chocolate

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.