Bruce Cost Ginger Ale is a brand that has, at least in terms of their ability to develop top notch ginger based sodas, really developed into one of the preeminent craft soda brands that’s on the market today.
Purity Organic, which is one of the longer running brands of organic beverages, has had product entries into a variety of categories, including juice, tea, and coconut water. One thing that the company has never had is a sparkling beverage, which, at the time of this review, is something that seems like a logical and somewhat timely idea.
For this review, we’re taking a look at three of the four flavors, including Ginger, Berry, and Peach (Green was not yet available). The products are USDA Organic and packaged in a 15.2 oz. glass bottle. Plus, these being products from Suja, they contain cold-pressed juice that ranges from 3 percent to 8 percent in terms of volume.
We’ve seen a handful of companies attempt to create butter or MCT oil enhanced coffee products, but, whether intentionally or simply because of missteps in their packaging design, most of them have done so with a very technical and educated consumer as their target.
Following the same format as their maple-based soda and seltzer products, Sap!’s Birch product is made by blending organic birch sap with sparkling water and citric acid.
Having been acquired by PepsiCo in late 2016, Kevita is continuing to forge ahead with new line extensions. Their latest products are these two additions to their USDA Organic certified Master Brew Kombucha lineup: Roots Beer and Blueberry Basil.
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.