Readers name their favorite new beverage of July
YOLO Shots surfaces as readers’ favorite new product
Similar to last month’s poll, readers continue to show interest in cannabis beverages. In the Readers’ Choice: New Product poll for July, Beverage Industry readers selected YOLO Shots: CBD-Infused Caffeine Shots as their favorite new product release.
With 28 percent of the vote, YOLO Shots, a brand of Sunday Scaries is available in three varieties: Coconut Lime, Sour Fruit Punch and Tropical Pineapple. Each shot blends functional ingredients to deliver a boost of energy sans the restless feeling, the company says. Each bottle contains 50 mg of CBD, 200 mg of caffeine derived from organic green coffee beans, ginseng, taurine and vitamins B12 and B6, it adds. Packaged in 2-ounce bottles, YOLO Shots are available for purchase on sundayscaries.com in 12-packs for a suggested retail price of $69
For second place this month, readers chose Pineapple Mango HYDRATE Coconut Water. A brand of Laird Superfood, Pineapple Mango HYDRATE Coconut Water is a blend of freeze dried pineapple and mango with Laird Superfood’s freeze-dried coconut water and Aquamin mix, the company says. Containing 72 trace minerals, the beverage has no added sugar or artificial ingredients. The company suggests mixing one tablespoon of HYDRATE with eight ounces of water, or adding to smoothies and other beverages. HYDRATE is available in select relaters and online at Lairdsuperfood.com for a suggested retail price of $14.95 for an 8-ounce bag.
And rounding out the Top 3 this month is REZ Restoration Beverage. REZ, a brand of Recovery Brands LLC, is available in three flavors: Fruit Punch, Watermelon Peach and Orange Mango. REZ is a natural restoration beverage that contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, the company says. Made with plant-based ingredients, REZ features glucosamine, turmeric, antioxidants, electrolytes, and vitamins and minerals, it adds. REZ contains zero sugar, 10 calories, 1 gram of carbohydrates, and is non-GMO, vegan, gluten free and kosher. The new beverage currently is available in more than 1,500 stores across the United States as well as online via Amazon.com for a suggested retail price of $2.49 for a bottle.
There are never a shortage of new product releases, so be sure to check back Sept. 11 for the launch of the Readers’ Choice: New Product poll for June. Voting will end at 11:59 p.m. ET on Sept. 23.