Announced earlier this Summer as having receiving backing from investment firm CAVU Venture Partners, Waterloo Sparkling is an upstart line of zero calorie flavored sparkling water that has its eye on the national market.
For now, Wandering Bear is offering a single variety, Straight Black, which is, as the name suggests, straight USDA Organic and Fair Trade cold-brew coffee that doesn’t have any added sweeteners or flavorings.
While Bizzy aren’t the only cold-brew coffee to migrate into shot form, they have certainly done a great job of crafting something that’s well executed.
Most third wave, independent, and premium coffee roasters have tried to steer clear of pumpkin spice, so it’s somewhat against the grain for La Colombe to attempt this. That means that there’s additional pressure on to make it something really special.
Doctor D’s is a line of water kefir beverages that are infused with fruit juices for flavor. The products, which are produced in Colorado, are marketed for their probiotic content and great taste.
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.