Reviews

Review: HeyDay Cold Brew Coffee

Austin, Texas-based HeyDay is an upstart line of cold-brewed coffee drinks that appears to be aiming directly for the mainstream. The brand also has the calorie-conscious consumer in mind, with four flavor varieties that range from 15-80 calories per 12 oz. can.

Review: Planet Fuel

Planet Fuel is a line of non-carbonated organic juice beverages that were created with the tween and teen consumer in mind. The aim is to offer something that is an alternative to the bevy of unhealthy and uncool beverages that target this age demographic. Did it succeed?

Review: Vita Coco Coconutmilk

As a category, coconut milk hasn’t been the most exciting dairy alternative option out there, at least in part due to the category having a plethora of off-tasting and poorly branded products. From our perspective, Vita Coco's product is leaps ahead of just about everything that it competes with.

Review: Caribé Juices

When we first met Caribé juices back in 2015, the company was focused on positioning their products as “Exotic” juices. While this copy still remains, it’s much smaller, and flavor profiles have evolved and been repositioned.

Review: “For Grown Ass People” Cold Brew

For Grown Ass People is a single SKU line of ready-to-drink cold brew coffee that’s made using a 24-hour steeping process. While the liquid itself is enjoyable, there isn’t really a meaningful differentiation between this product’s liquid and other well-brewed small batch cold brews that we’ve sampled.

Review: Hello Water

Hello Water is a line of naturally sweetened flavored waters that contain added fiber. On the surface, this sounds pretty straightforward. However, each flavor is named with a verb: “Smile” for Mixed Berry, “Laugh” for Lemon Lime, and “Love” for Cucumber Lime, which we feel is a bit of a distraction.

Review: Immordl Nitro Super Coffee

Seeing “nitro” and “coffee” in on the front of the bottle, we were expecting something that was pretty typical of that particular category. But that’s far from the case.

Review: Stumptown Sparkling Cold Brews Mix Up Some Incredible Flavor

Born from experimentation at their cafes, Stumptown’s latest effort is, at least in our opinion, its most innovative and audacious offering to date. On the surface, the concept of blending carbonation with cold brew might not sound that exciting, but what it has created is much more interesting.

Review: Califia Farms Goes Organic with Homestyle Nut Milks

With multiple product launches already in 2017, Califia Farms is a company that has been on a seemingly never-ending cycle of innovation. One of those new offerings is the company’s first USDA Organic nut milks, which they’ve called “Homestyle.”

Review: Temple Turmeric’s Expanded Shot Lineup

Much to our excitement, Temple Turmeric recently announced that they were expanding the shot lineup to include three flavors: Turmeric Shot, Red Ginger Shot, and Fire Shot. Like all of Temple Turmeric’s products, these flavors are loaded with great stuff.

Review: Fogdog “Hydrodynamic” Cold Brew Tea & Coffee

Fogdog is Bay Area-based startup that is launching the industry’s first hydrodynamic cold brew coffee and tea. What is hydrodynamic cold brew and how is it any different from any other cold brew out there?

Review: Pressery Sparkling Drinking Vinegars

Like the rest of Pressery’s product offerings, these are USDA Organic certified and feature a straightforward list of ingredients. Each is made with water, cold-pressed juice (9-14 percent), coconut vinegar, and maple for sweetness.