As another year packed with new beverage launches comes to a close, we present our monthly gallery of new products from December, which features debuts from a number of new drinks that align with some of 2018’s most notable trends, including CBD, keto, plant-based milks and nitro coffee.
2018 was the year that confirmed oat milk’s rise to prominence in the plant-based dairy alternative category, and next year will begin with another new product launch in that segment. Silk’s new oat milk line Oat Yeah will be available starting next month at retailers including Target, Walmart, Publix and Sprouts in three varieties: Plain, Vanilla and Chocolate.
Organic beverage company Sol-ti is jumping into the CBD race with the launch of three infused teas, each with 18 mg of hemp-derived CBD per 12.5 oz. glass bottle. Flavors include Peach Lemon, Ginger Lemon and Hibiscus Lime.
PJ's Coffee of New Orleans
Coffee house chain PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans, which claims to be the “creator of the Original Cold Brew Iced Coffee,” has launched a new nitrogen-infused variety of its signature cold brew, available in Original and Southern Pecan flavors. The drink will be available in 8 oz. cans in all PJ’s Coffee locations nationwide.
Launching at Whole Foods in January, plant-based nutritional drink Koia’s newest line extension, called Keto, combines 12 g of plant protein with 14 g of MCTs from coconut oil for a potent ketogenic diet-friendly pick-me-up in three flavors: Chocolate Brownie, Caramel Creme and Cake Batter.
Sipp Sparkling Organics
As part of a comprehensive rebranding for the company, Sipp Sparkling Organics has launched Sipp Infusions, a low-calorie and low-sugar sparkling water. Sweetened with organic agave nectar, the line contains 2 g of sugar and 10 calories per 12 oz. can and is available in three flavors: Cucumber, Basil & Lime, Strawberry, Lemon & Thyme and Pineapple, Vanilla & Sage.
MOJO Cold Brewed Coffee
Massachusetts-based MOJO has unveiled a new package design for its line of New Orleans-inspired cold brew coffees with the tagline “Grab Life by the Beans.”
Extending its mantra of “drink water, not sugar” to a younger demographic, flavored water brand Hint has launched a kids’ beverage in 200ml Tetra boxes. The line contains no juice, sugar, sweeteners, calories or preservatives and is available in four flavors: Watermelon, Cherry, Blackberry and Apple.
Don’t call it a comeback, but after a few years out of production, New Jersey-based Push Beverages has revived energy drink Liquid Lightning, presenting the line in a new 12 oz. can and replacing high-fructose corn syrup with pure cane sugar.