's Best of 2012 is pleased to announce its Best of 2012 award winners. Selecting from a pool of nearly 300 new product introductions, brand revamps, and line extensions, an overarching theme of health and wellness dominated this year’s list of winners. From cold pressed, high-pressure processed juices, to beverages infused with emerging functional ingredients, to natural energy drinks, the 17 award winners represent brands that have become key drivers of innovation in the beverage industry.

Evolution Fresh

Product of the Year


Best Functional Beverage

Hiball Energy

Best Energy Drink or Shot

Just Chill

Best Relaxation Drink or Shot

Guayaki Sparkling Yerba Mate

Best Carbonated Soft Drink


Best Tea or Tea Based

BluePrint Juice

Best Juice or Juice Based

Sambazon Protein

Best Smoothie or Meal Replacement


Best Product Revamp

MiO Energy

Best New Powder, Tablet, Mix

Sparkling ICE

Best Enhanced Water

Boxed Water is Better

Best Packaging Design


Best Packaging Innovation

Coco Cafe

Best Coffee or Coffee-Based Beverage

Harmless Harvest

Best Coconut Water

Red Bull Stratos

Best Marketing Campaign