Reviews

Review: WTRMLN WTR – WTRMLNSLCE

As announced in August, WTRMLN WTR is getting into the sports drink category with the launch of WTRMLNSLCE. The move not only diversifies the company’s offerings, but it also puts it into a much higher velocity category than it has existed in previously.

Review: Welch’s Sparkling Plus Energy

Welch's Sparkling + Energy is “looking to reimagine the energy drink category around great taste," but, unfortunately, that's about the last thing that this product introduction does for the either the category or for the company.

Review: La Colombe Nitro Cold Brew Shandy

La Colombe’s latest offering is a nitrogen-infused blend of coffee and lemonade, which is the company’s first product to feature citrus.

Review: Koia Fruit Infusions

Launching with three flavors, including Chocolate Banana, Mango Crème and Strawberry Crème, Fruit Infusions are soy and dairy free, low in sugar (6g), and high in protein (18g from hemp, brown rice, and pea proteins).

Review: BRWD Refreshing Energy Drink

BRWD is an upstart line of energy drinks that is made exclusively with naturally sourced ingredients, including barley malt extract. The product line is launching with two SKUs: Cherry + Rhubarb and Citrus + Ginger.

Review: Ethan’s MCT Shots

Announced in August, Ethan’s MCT Shots is the follow up to the brand’s line of apple cider vinegar (ACV) shots that they launched last year.

Review: Picnik Adds New Coffee Skus + Matcha

Earlier this summer, Austin Tex.-based Picnik announced three flavor extensions to their line of MCT oil enhanced beverages: Extra Bold Coffee, Vanilla Latte, and Gold Milk Matcha.

Review: Shaka Tea Gets Refreshed Packaging

Earlier this year, Hawaii-based Shaka Tea announced it was revamping its branding and adding new distribution. This summer, the revamp is now a reality and the product is packaged in a modern looking 14 oz. bottle.

Review: RISE Brewing Company’s RTD Lattes Shine

We taste three new flavors from Rise Brewing Company: Mocha Latte, Oat Milk Latte, and Classic Latte, each of which is packaged in a 7 oz. slim can with a widget that allows the products to be shelf-stable but still have an authentic nitro experience.

Review: Dirty Lemon +CBD

Functional beverage maker Dirty Lemon, which has operated a direct-to-consumer business model since the company's inception, recently announced the introduction of a new CBD-enhanced product offering.

Review: Cuvee Nitro Horchata Coffee

Austin, Tex. based Cuvee Coffee, one of the first companies to create Nitro cold brew in ready-to-drink form, has continued to push forward when it comes to launching creative and innovative offerings. This product, which is an horchata flavored coffee, continues that trend.

Review: Evolution Fresh Kombucha

As previously reported, Starbucks-owned Evolution Fresh is getting into the kombucha category. The six initial flavors of organic kombucha include Ginger Lemon Honeycrisp, Mango Pineapple, Spicy Greens, Ginger Greens, Turmeric Pineapple Coconut, and Pink Grapefruit.

Review: Wonder Drink Prebiotic Kombucha

Adding prebiotic content to kombucha is Wonder Drink’s latest attempt to differentiate in a category that has seen competition stiffen amid a seemingly never-ending supply of new product entries.

Review: Komodo Adds New Flavors and Updated Packaging

Komodo is a line of coconut water-based energy drinks that is designed to be a low calorie offering for “those who care about what they put in their bodies.” The brand’s revised flavor lineup (Komodo was a single SKU when we first looked at it back in 2016) consists of three SKUs: Original, Pineapple, and Mango.