Press Clips: Big Soda Awaits Reaction to Non-Aspartame Diet Pepsi

Speaking on his competitor’s decision to reformulate Diet Pepsi, Alexander “Sandy” Douglas Jr., executive vice president & president of Coca-Cola North America, said on a Coke earnings call that the new Diet Pepsi will “create a lot of buzz in the category, some of it good, as the good science of the safety of non-nutritive sweeteners gets out in the marketplace and is reinforced.”

Review: Splendid Spoon

Bottled soups have emerged as a noteworthy trend in recent months, and among a handful seen at the recently held 2015 Summer Fancy Food Show was Splendid Spoon. Based in Brooklyn, the company produces a range of plant-based soups -- including a vegan bone broth -- that are cooked, packaged in 16 oz. bottles and promoted as a "drinkable soup cleanse."

Review: Venice Cold Brew

Venice Cold Brew is a product is made with direct trade coffee beans, which are steeped in natural spring water for 12 hours. The company triple-filters the liquid and bottles it. The end result is strong, but smooth, and compared with the rest of the cold brew category, the flavor is definitely up there with the best of them.

Botched Bottled Water Ban: UVM Replies

The study, titled “The Unintended Consequences of Changes in Beverage Options and the Removal of Bottled Water on a University Campus,” discovered an 8 percent increase in all bottles and a 25 percent increase in bottles of sugary beverages shipped to the University of Vermont between the Spring of 2012 and Spring of 2013.

Review: Pressed Juicery Shots

Pressed Juicery recently added a couple of 2 oz. shot products to its portfolio of cold-pressed juices. The Vitality Shot and Wellness Shot are both flavorful, and we like that the company uses a square-shaped 2 oz. bottle, which creates visual continuity with the rest of the brand.