Former Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis is set to launch a CBD-infused beverage this spring designed for high-performance athletes. The Defy beverage will be the first in a collection of CBD products.
Increased demand for fortified drinks – along with the emergence of new technologies which increase productivity – are helping make beverages the fastest growing sector in the F&B processing machinery market in the US.
Consuming one liter per day of yerba maté – but not green tea – may increase levels of an antioxidant enzyme linked to HDL (good) cholesterol for obese and overweight people, says a new study from Brazil.
Cannabis-infused beer alternatives from Two Roots Brewing Co. are coming to California dispensaries. The Two Roots brand debuted THC and CBD options last summer in Nevada, brewed as alcohol-stripped craft beer.
Brooklyn Crafted (BC) has built its New York brand with its own spin on ginger ale, drawing on the gutsy flavors from its Chinese roots. It’s now exploring other exotic flavors with a new calamansi citrus drink.
Sparkling botanical blend Petal - a cross between herbal tea, soda and functional water - has reformulated its core line of drinks less than a year after launching in May 2018. The new recipe is sweetened with organic agave, rather than stevia.
Kombucha continues to grow in popularity, capitalizing on trends like fermentation and functional ingredients. It’s also branching out beyond the tea market and into alcohol with hard, beer-alternative options like Flying Embers.