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Review: Evolution Fresh Kombucha

As previously reported, Starbucks-owned Evolution Fresh is getting into the kombucha category. The six initial flavors of organic kombucha include Ginger Lemon Honeycrisp, Mango Pineapple, Spicy Greens, Ginger Greens, Turmeric Pineapple Coconut, and Pink Grapefruit.

Review: Wonder Drink Prebiotic Kombucha

Adding prebiotic content to kombucha is Wonder Drink’s latest attempt to differentiate in a category that has seen competition stiffen amid a seemingly never-ending supply of new product entries.

Taste Radio Ep. 124: Milk Street/America’s Test Kitchen Founder: ‘Nothing is Authentic’… Food Is a ‘River That Keeps Moving’

Christopher Kimball, the founder of Milk Street and America’s Test Kitchen, explained his perspective that, at its core, there is nothing “authentic” about food, which he views as a “river that keeps moving,” shared his stance on buzzy trends and why flavor is what’s missing in the discussion about organics.

Review: Komodo Adds New Flavors and Updated Packaging

Komodo is a line of coconut water-based energy drinks that is designed to be a low calorie offering for “those who care about what they put in their bodies.” The brand’s revised flavor lineup (Komodo was a single SKU when we first looked at it back in 2016) consists of three SKUs: Original, Pineapple, and Mango.

Elevator Talk: Liquid Death Aims to Beat Energy Drinks at Their Own Game

In this week’s episode of Elevator Talk, meet Liquid Death -- a water brand that’s looking to make healthy hydration a rebellious experience. Tune in to hear Mike Cessario, Founder of Liquid Death, discuss how the Los Angeles-based brand is using its cool factor to target young consumers looking to stay hydrated in a fun and edgy way.

Review: Fizzy Fox Sparkling Shrub

Fizzy Fox is an upstart line of sparkling shrub drinks that are currently available in three flavors: Pineapple Mint, Berry Cinnamon, and Carrot Ginger Turmeric.

Gallery: July’s New Product Launches

In this gallery, we spotlight a handful of notable new product launches from July, including new plant-based SKUs for Rebbl and Forager Project, a single-serve bottle from Dahlicious and shelf-stable cold brew coffees from Marley.

Elevator Talk: Poppilu Looks to Bring Consumers Back to Lemonade with Antioxidants

In this week’s episode of Elevator Talk, meet Poppilu -- a brand that’s trying to disrupt the refrigerated juice category starting with a health-forward lemonade. Tune in to hear Melanie Kahn, Founder of Poppilu, discuss how the Chicago-based brand is using aronia berries and fresh ingredients to bring consumers back to lemonade, touting high antioxidants and less sugar.

Review: Simply Soupreme

Simply Soupreme is a line of ready-to-drink soups that recently took home the prize at the BevNET Live New Beverage Showdown 15.

Review: WTRMLN WTR’s Summer 2018 Line Extensions

As previously announced, WTRMLN WTR is extending their “BLNDS” line of flavored watermelon waters with four additional flavors for summer 2018. These flavors, which include Mint, Cucumber, Cayenne, and Blood Orange, will be available in the same 12 oz. bottle that is used throughout the line.

Taste Radio Ep. 121: Acclaimed Chef Rick Bayless: “I Want the Real Deal”

Acclaimed chef and entrepreneur Rick Bayless discusses why authenticity has been the guiding principle throughout his career and is an indispensable asset in the food business. Susie Fogelson, who for 15 years guided marketing efforts for the Food Network explains why transparency is an opportunity for brands to tell a story. Meet Jamie Meltzer, the founder of upscale fruit jerky brand Watermelon Road, who was victorious in NOSH Live’s Pitch Slam 4.