Reviews

Review: Betera

Betera is a line of zero-proof sparkling botanical cocktails that are packaged in 12 ounce glass bottles. The line features three flavors: Elderflower-Lime, Rhubarb-Hibiscus and Ginger-Orange.

Review: Tiger Seed

Tiger Seed is a line of USDA Certified Organic beverages that feature non-carbonated formulations and are sweetened with agave. The line has three flavors, including Gingerade, Turmeric Tea and Matcha Mint.

Review: Ouli Tisane

Ouli, which is a sister brand of Dona Chai, is a line of super premium herbal teas that contain 10 calories or less with no added sweeteners. The product line presently includes three flavors: Turmeric Cherry, Cardamom Mint and Elderflower Fennel. 

Review: Golden Tiger

After launching several years ago, Golden Tiger is back with a new formulation and an updated package design for its line of turmeric-based juice drinks. The three-SKU  line, which features 100 mg of bioactive curcumin per bottle, is also now USDA Organic certified.

Review: Hrbvor

Hrbvor, which is short for “herbivore,” is a new sparkling beverage made with a cold-brewed infusion of organic leaves and flowers, including moringa, hibiscus, lemongrass and peppermint. The line is sweetened with raw honey, erythritol and monk fruit.

Review: Chirp Sparkling Energy Water

Chirp is a line of zero calorie sparkling water drinks that are enhanced with L-theanine and 50 mg of caffeine from white tea. The product, which was announced in April, is available at Target. The lineup includes five flavors: Blackberry, Golden Mango, Pink Grapefruit, Black Cherry (which we did not sample) and Watermelon, all of which use natural flavors and have no sweetener added. 

Review: Lucky Elixir

Lucky Elixir is a line of premium craft brewed kombucha from North Kansas City, MO. The products are raw and refrigerated, and are packaged in 12 ounce cans. 

Review: Culture Pop Soda

Launched this spring by a trio of industry veterans, Culture Pop is a line of mid calorie sugar sweetened sodas that are uniquely flavored and enhanced with probiotics. The initial lineup includes four flavors: Orange Mango Chili & Lime, Wildberry & Peppercorn, Ginger Lemon & Turmeric and Watermelon Lime & Rosemary.

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.