Reviews

Review: Brighter Sparkling ACV Tonic

Brighter is a line of sparkling beverages that feature raw apple cider vinegar as the hero ingredient. The products are lightly sweetened with maple syrup and have only 20 calories (and 5 grams of sugar) per 8 ounce can.

Review: Cleen:Craft

Cleen Craft is a line of hemp enhanced carbonated soft drinks that come in a variety of classic soda flavors. The products are sugar sweetened and include 16 mg of hemp extract as well as velvet bean (mucuna pruriens).

Review: Maple Mama

Maple Mama is a USDA Organic certified sparkling beverage that is sweetened -- but not flavored -- with maple syrup. Instead, the products come in four fruit-based varieties, including Ginger Lemon, Strawberry Kiwi, Blueberry Pomegranate and Raspberry Lime.

Review: Spark by The Hemp Division

Spark is a line of sparkling CBD beverages from The Hemp Division, a division of premium tea company Harney & Sons. The product is available in two flavors, Orange Mango and Tangy Lime, both of which have 20 mg of CBD per 12 ounce can.

Review: Health-Ade Plus

Health-Ade Plus, which was announced in mid August, is a line of USDA Certified Organic kombuchas that are enhanced with functional ingredients. 

Review: Brew Dr. Kombucha Tranquil with CBD

Announced in July, Brew Dr. Kombucha’s latest product launch is also its first to include CBD. The Tranquil line includes three flavors in 14 oz. glass bottles: Ginger, Berries and Herbs, all of which contain 25 mg of CBD. 

Review: Free Rain

Free Rain is a line of sparkling waters that are enhanced with functional ingredients and feature a unique flavor profile. The current lineup includes three SKUs: Tart Cherry & Siberian Ginseng for Energy, Blood Orange Ginger and Ashwagandha for Focus, and Blackberry & Passionflower for Calm.

Review: Sap Sucker

Sap Sucker is a new line of organic sparkling tree water beverages that are made in Canada. The product is launching three flavors: Lime, Lemon and Original.

Review: Fountain Sparkling Water with CBD

Fountain’s Sparkling Water with CBD is zero calorie, unsweetened, and comes in three flavors: Lime, Grapefruit, and Cucumber. Each 12 oz. can is enhanced with 20mg of CBD from full spectrum hemp.

Review: Fluid Cold Brew

Fluid Cold Brew is a line of cold brew coffee drinks enhanced with electrolytes. The product is marketed as having hydration and energy benefits and the formulations are low calorie and sugar free.

Review: Greater Than Launches New Chocolate Flavor

Greater Than, which launched in 2009 as a coconut water-powered sports drink line, is back with a new flavor: Chocolate. While still using  coconut water as its base, this variety takes a more subtle approach and its primary positioning is as a recovery drink. 

Review: High Brew Nitro Cold Brew

Fresh off of a packaging revamp, High Brew Coffee is also launching a new product, Nitro Cold Brew. The product comes in a single unflavored and unsweetened SKU that utilizes a nitrogen “widget” inside the 12 oz. can.

Review: Riff Alter Ego

Alter Ego, which is the counterpart to Oregon-based Riff Cold Brewed’s eponymous line of cold brew coffee drinks, is a line of sparkling cascara (aka coffee fruit) beverages that are positioned as natural energy drinks.

Review: Aura Bora

Aura Bora is a new line of zero-calorie sparkling waters that are flavored with extracts from herbs, fruits and flowers. The product line features five unique varieties, including Lemongrass Coconut, Peppermint Watermelon, Basil Berry,Cactus Rose, and Lavender Cucumber (which we did not sample).