Soylent is continuing its evolution from being a bag of largely tasteless powder into a full-fledged beverage brand. Their latest offerings, Cafe Vanilla and Cafe Chai, are their best-tasting and best-looking products to date and prove to be a really great showcase for what Soylent can do.
Matero, which is a sparkling yerba mate drink, is a very straightforward product that was, according to the company’s website, inspired by the German drink Club-Mate.
Sail Away's cold brew coffee is currently available in two varieties: Unsweetened and Sweetened. The products, which are processed with sterile filtration and require refrigeration, are produced using a 24-hour cold-brewing process. The result is something that’s extremely smooth.
“Swizzle” is a carbonated version of Up Mountain's original non-carbonated switchel. It has all of the same key flavor attributes: tang from the apple cider vinegar, sweetness from the maple syrup, and a decent amount of spice from the added ginger.
Limitless is a company that produces both cold brew coffee and matcha, but here we’re starting with its flagship line of ready-to-drink cold brew coffee beverages.
Brew Dr. Kombucha, a rapidly growing kombucha player based in Portland, Ore., has recently added two new flavors to their lineup of organic kombucha: Mango Habanero, which is a seasonal offering, and Mint Lemonade.
La Colombe has launched its first non-coffee offering: a Chai Draft Latte. This product attempts to do to chai what their draft latte did for coffee: take a high quality, cold-brewed chai and give it that fluffy and light texture of a nitro.
The product is marketed as a “refreshing blend of herbs and minerals expertly formulated to kickstart your digestive system and promote radiant, lasting digestive health.” To accomplish this, the company added a host of herbs, including chamomile, ginger, juniper berry, milk thistle, dandelion root, cinnamon bark, and peppermint leaf, along with minerals, flavors, and sugar.
The product, which features watermelon, cherry, and lime, is a well-crafted formulation that does a great job of using classic summertime flavors.
Available in two flavors, Hibiscus Berry and Vanilla Chai, Organic Tisane Alkaline Tea is a low-calorie herbal tea that was designed with hydration in mind. Brewed using alkaline water (with 8.0 pH+), the products have rooibos tea at their base.
Bontá Hydration is a line of functional beverages that feature ingredients that are part of the Mediterranean Diet. Right off the bat, what the company is pitching seems a bit complicated. The products, while sporting a polished layout, nevertheless is complicated enough to require you to pick up the bottle and examine it.
When we first tried Forto’s Espresso offering back in 2015, we weren’t immediate converts. Almost two years later, thanks to new flavored offerings Vanilla and Mocha, Forto has definitely grown on us.
Humblemaker Coffee Co. is a California-based company that produces high-quality coffee products. The company is also cause-oriented, with both membership in 1% for the Planet and the creation of a “#tenforautism” campaign.
Jared’s Probiotics comes to us from an Oklahoma City-based company that markets probiotic-enhanced food and beverage products. Water kefir, which is the source of the probiotic content that the company is marketing, is at the heart of these drinks. However, the products are quite easy to consume and they can all hold their own as far as craft sodas go.