Reviews

Review: La Colombe Pumpkin Spice Draft Latte

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.

Review: Purity Organic Sparkling

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.

Review: Suja’s Kombucha is the Real Deal

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.

Review: Picnik Democratizes Butter Coffee

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.

Review: Sap! Adds a New Birch Flavor

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.

Review: KeVita Adds Two New Kombucha Flavors for Summer 2017

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.

Review: Mother Kombucha

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.

Review: Glim Activated Charcoal Water

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.

Review: Zola Organic Hydrating Energy Drink

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.

Review: Ethan’s Apple Cider Vinegar Shots

Ethan’s Apple Cider Vinegar Shots, which are the work of Ethan Hirshberg (yes, he’s the son of Stonyfield Farm chairman Gary Hirshberg), are an attempt to take the health benefits of apple cider vinegar and deliver them in a manner that’s both palatable and authentic.

Review: Sunup Green Coffee Gets New Packaging and Flavors

SunUp has updated its packaging and added two new varieties, Sweetened with Cane Sugar and Sweetened with Stevia, to go with the original (now called Unsweetened). Utilizing a 15 oz. can with a bright green backdrop, it certainly has a more vibrant and eye-catching appearance.

Review: Humm Kombucha’s Seasonal Hopped Grapefruit

Humm’s seasonal offering for Summer 2017 is this product, a 14 percent juice-based kombucha that blends their kombucha with grapefruit juice (along with apple, pear, grape, and orange) and hops to create something that’s quite enjoyable.