Based in Clearwater, Florida, Min’s Matcha is a small batch matcha brand that is available in six different flavors. For this review, we sampled three of their offerings: Blueberry Bliss, Peach on Earth, and Enlighten Mint (the company’s three other SKUs are “Lite” versions of these same flavors).
Render Foods is a chef driven brand that’s creating food and beverage products. Today, we’re taking a look at the company’s first two beverage lines, both of which utilize upcycled ingredients.
IndiCoco is a three SKU line of shelf stable coconut water beverages that are produced in Thailand. The line includes an unflavored product made with a single ingredient in addition to two flavored offerings.
Purpose Purple Tea is a line of ready to drink purple tea beverages that are Non-GMO verified and, as the name subtly suggests, is built around a social mission that focuses on female tea pickers in Kenya, where the product is sourced.
Pricklee Superfruit Water is a line of still flavored water beverages that are enhanced with electrolytes and antioxidants. Lightly sweetened with agave nectar, each 12 oz. can of Pricklee contains only 35 calories.
Small Barrel Shrub utilizes a base of carbonated water, fruit flavored balsamic drinking vinegar, and coconut water to create a unique take on craft soda. The products have no added sugar and use the sugars in the balsamic vinegar and added coconut water to sweeten the drinks.
Sunomi, previously known as Sip City, is a line of sparkling switchel beverages that is a much improved version of its predecessor. The brand now offers three flavors -- Turmeric, Orange, and Lemon -- all of which feature apple cider vinegar (ACV).
Moti is a new line of ready-to-drink lemonade beverages that use rosewater as the base for its two SKUs, Original Rosewater and Saffron Rosewater. Both are packaged in 10 oz. glass bottles.
Hailing from New Hampshire, King’s Brew Nitro Cold Brew is a multi-SKU line of ready-to-drink nitrogen-infused cold brew coffee drinks that are available in both 7.8 and 12 oz. cans.
NITI (or “Nutrition Is Today’s Intelligence”) Daily Detox is a high pressure processed (HPP) detox beverage available in a single SKU that blends lemon, mint, turmeric, and cardamom to create the brand’s sole SKU.
UbU is a brand of sparkling beverages that includes SKUs that are enhanced with hemp-derived CBD. The company markets two lines -- Hemp Tonic Balance, with CBD, and Natural Energy Focus, which instead features ginseng -- both of which are unsweetened and caffeine free.
Announced this Spring, Weller CBD Sparkling Water is the first beverage product from Weller, a company that produces CBD snacks and powdered products.
Pep Talk is a line of unsweetened flavored sparkling waters that features 55 mg of caffeine per 12 oz. can. The product is presently available in four flavors, including Pink Grapefruit, Lemon Lime, Pineapple Coconut, and Tangerine Blackberry.
Agua Lucha is an upstart line of traditional Mexican-style aguas frescas that feature real fruit and all natural ingredients. The brand’s initial varieties include Limon, Tamarindo, Jamaica, and Mandarina.