Mother Kombucha is a line of small batch “living teas” that are produced in Florida and are available in both keg and bottled format. For the purposes of this review, we’re taking a look at their five flavor RTD lineup, which includes four kombucha varieties and a fifth variety that’s a switchel.
Utilizing activated charcoal as its key ingredient, Glim describes itself as an “alternative water.” The product, which is made with filtered water, natural flavor, charcoal powder, citric acid, and stevia, has zero calories or sugar.
Earlier this year, Zola announced “Zola 2.0,” which featured new ownership and a plan for to restage both its packaging and a broader line of products. The recently announced Zola Hydrating Energy line is the company’s first new offering since this announcement.
Ethan’s Apple Cider Vinegar Shots, which are the work of Ethan Hirshberg (yes, he’s the son of Stonyfield Farm chairman Gary Hirshberg), are an attempt to take the health benefits of apple cider vinegar and deliver them in a manner that’s both palatable and authentic.
SunUp has updated its packaging and added two new varieties, Sweetened with Cane Sugar and Sweetened with Stevia, to go with the original (now called Unsweetened). Utilizing a 15 oz. can with a bright green backdrop, it certainly has a more vibrant and eye-catching appearance.
Humm’s seasonal offering for Summer 2017 is this product, a 14 percent juice-based kombucha that blends their kombucha with grapefruit juice (along with apple, pear, grape, and orange) and hops to create something that’s quite enjoyable.
Inside the bottle is a blend of organic dandelion root, organic dandelion leaf, and organic dandelion flower to create an herbal base that’s used across the brand's four flavors. The company positions the products as prebiotic teas with medicinal benefits, which is a different pitch than what you’ll find with traditional teas.
With a tagline of “Juice up your cold brew,” Upruit sets the stage for an approach to cold-brew coffee that offers a pretty unique twist from what’s on the market today.
Soylent is continuing its evolution from being a bag of largely tasteless powder into a full-fledged beverage brand. Their latest offerings, Cafe Vanilla and Cafe Chai, are their best-tasting and best-looking products to date and prove to be a really great showcase for what Soylent can do.
Matero, which is a sparkling yerba mate drink, is a very straightforward product that was, according to the company’s website, inspired by the German drink Club-Mate.
Sail Away's cold brew coffee is currently available in two varieties: Unsweetened and Sweetened. The products, which are processed with sterile filtration and require refrigeration, are produced using a 24-hour cold-brewing process. The result is something that’s extremely smooth.
“Swizzle” is a carbonated version of Up Mountain's original non-carbonated switchel. It has all of the same key flavor attributes: tang from the apple cider vinegar, sweetness from the maple syrup, and a decent amount of spice from the added ginger.
Limitless is a company that produces both cold brew coffee and matcha, but here we’re starting with its flagship line of ready-to-drink cold brew coffee beverages.
Brew Dr. Kombucha, a rapidly growing kombucha player based in Portland, Ore., has recently added two new flavors to their lineup of organic kombucha: Mango Habanero, which is a seasonal offering, and Mint Lemonade.